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Old June 3rd, 2012, 05:24 PM   #1
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Hey guys I just picked up this new rig the other day its a 86 suburban (heavy duty) our used to be I have a 14 ff for the rear and I'm searching for a good used 60 for the front as the title says I'm gunna cut this thing up, and make it what I want plan on doing the cab conversion in the next month or so.

I'm also doing a cummins swap with an old ve pump cummins 5.9 I'm sure I'll have a bunch of questions to ask as far as best parts vendors or what the best thing to do for motor mounts? I'd like to make my own but I was hoping I could find plans to go off of so I don't have to hack up the cross members I'll post a pic soon

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Old June 3rd, 2012, 06:36 PM   #2
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What part of the title says that you are going to cut it up?
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Old June 3rd, 2012, 06:40 PM   #3
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What part of the title says that you are going to cut it up?
I'm confessed on this also.
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Old June 3rd, 2012, 07:43 PM   #4
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Thanks for catching that I forgot to put pickup in there basically make what others call a suburblanch" as I have heard, I've only seen a couple done
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Old June 4th, 2012, 09:39 AM   #5
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Old June 4th, 2012, 02:50 PM   #6
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Unibody as in you are going to integrate the frame into the body like an XJ, or as in unibody like the mid 60's Ford truck unibodies?

I've thought about doing a boxy avalanche like rig for towing, but I bought a Duramax so I have no need anymore.
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Old June 4th, 2012, 04:45 PM   #7
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Uni-body probably isn't the right term here....chopped Suburban is more like it.

I worked on a guy's K-5 topped '90 Suburban a while back, turned out really nice, Ford 1-tons, TBI big block, TH400/NP203/Ford NP205 doubler.
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Old June 4th, 2012, 06:23 PM   #8
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Yea whatever you want to call it, I have dubbed it humpy because of the roof, I just need to fine a cheap pickup cab to cut up
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Sorry for the cell pic but heres the progress
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what trans you running behind the cummins?
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Mock up 36's I bought from a member on here
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I wondered how the cummins swap was going. I have some questions.
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