Last updated Mar 12, 2013
I needed a hot rod that my wife and kids could all fit in and be comfortable. My dad had a '49 chevy panel truck that I loved when I was little, so I figured why not build an old suburban. I had a '41 chevy pickup that I had built with a 4.3L V-6 and 700R4 with a 10 bolt. I sold it to a fellow in Omaha, he had the title and I had the cash when he asked me if I was sure I wanted to do this. Of course I said no, but if I ever found an old fat fendered suburban I would bring it home before talking to my bride about it! He called me a few months later and said he found my sub. He had taken my old truck to a car show in Nebraska City and saw this one in a pasture. He made contact with the owner for me, and I brought it home the next day.
That was 12 years ago!!
383 C.I. Chevy stroker from Blueprint Engines, Dynoed at 430HP, 465 FtLbs!, TH350 with B&M stage II shift kit. 12 bolt rear end.
subbed out the front suspension with a newer 1/2 ton chevy pickup, rebuilt rear with a 12 bolt.I wanted to be able to still pull a boat, camper or car trailer. Indepentant FS, PB, PS, AC graffed into dash from Southern Air, all new wiring from EZ Wiring, Classic Instruments gages,
Newport Engineering wipers, GM shift/tilt column with ign, Leccarra steering wheel, power windows from EZ Wiring,all new chrome, new glass, new rubber, Eagle alloy rims, all leather seats, I did every bit of this truck myself, including my black and brandy wine paint job!
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