I wanted one other venture like a gap within the head, however rising up in a sq. physique Suburban has had me wanting one for some time. I’ve owned a number of different Suburbans through the years, however by no means a sq. physique till now! When my buddy Chad Ehrlich put up a video final yr about this cool outdated Suburban I hit him up and requested what it could take to deliver it dwelling. We made a deal and the factor has been sitting there for a couple of yr and a half. Man time flies. LOL
On this video, you’ll see Chad and I do a stroll round this factor earlier than we load it on the trailer and head for dwelling! If you happen to missed it, we additionally did a reside stroll round of the yard to see all of the cool components and automobiles and vans that he has readily available. This place is wonderful and you should purchase no matter you need from Chad in your tasks, so watch the reside tour of the wrecking yard under as nicely!
After we bought it loaded up, Mother, Dad, Otis, and I hit the street to drive 500 miles again dwelling to Texas. We drove out within the morning and again at night time. It took 21 hours for the spherical journey, together with strolling the yard, and was value it. We had a good time and talked about what we’re going to do with this factor quite a bit on the way in which dwelling.
So right here is the plan.
We’re going to LS swap it for certain, with both a 5.3 or 6.0 with a cam improve. The transmission will both be a 4L65E or a 4L80E. I’m planning to decrease it 4 to five inches up entrance and 6 to 7 out again. I’d add airbags to the rear to assist with trailer towing duties as this factor will probably be my light-duty tow rig. My heavy-duty tow rig is a sq. physique crew cab dually, in order that they sort of go collectively.
This truck could be very full so I’m hoping we solely have to exchange just a few objects on the inside, however know for certain that it’s going to want a touch, headliner, and steering column. I’m certain it’ll additionally want just a few small trim items and such, however it’s remarkably full. It’s bought three rows of bench seats, and entrance and rear air-con so we wish all that to work.
On the surface, it’ll want a few beauty issues, like new physique facet trim, a window or two, and a few different trim bits. It additionally has just a few rust spots. They’re a bit worse than I initially thought, however nonetheless comparatively simple fixes as a result of they’re in areas the place patch panels are available.
What do you consider the plan? What would you guys do with it? Do you want my plan or assume it must go in a distinct course? Watch the movies and let me know what you assume!
I’ve recognized Chad Reynolds for a number of years. Each time we get collectively, it at all times appears that poor selections are made!!! Lol!!!
Chad is a good man and we’ve quite a lot of enjoyable at any time when we hang around! When this outdated Suburban got here in a couple of yr in the past, my cellphone lit up about 17 minutes after I posted the video!!! Chad was in love!!!
We work collectively quite a bit and Chad runs quite a lot of my movies on Bangshift.com and it was simple to work out a deal!! Chad introduced his dad and mom up in addition to Otis the store canine and all of us frolicked within the yard and we even did a Dwell on the Bangshift channel in addition to Chad’s pages!
It’s at all times nice to see our automobile associates and I can’t wait to see what Chad does with this tremendous cool, squarebody Suburban!!!!