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'Crispy' 1989 R2500 Suburban

Discussion in '2wd Suburban, Blazer and Jimmy' started by BBBURB, Oct 23, 2019.

  1. BBBURB

    BBBURB Full Access Member

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    Location:
    Anaheim, CA
    First Name:
    Zeke
    Truck Year:
    1989
    Truck Model:
    R2500 Suburban SLS
    Engine Size:
    454 7.4L
    I have here a Crispy Burb that came straight out of the Palm Springs CA. oven. Its a little cooked from our dessert sun. Paint peeling, dash cracked. Had to drive her 2 hours to get her home. The poor girl almost made it home but she passed out on the freeway only a couple miles from home. Tuned out to be p/owner had set the air cleaner housing right on the injector wire and it finally wore through shorting the system and blowing a few fuses. She was covered in rust. I actually wanted to keep the rusty patina but it was more work than i was willing to endure so I buffed out the rust with a sponge wheel then proceeded to rattle can the thing with some anti-rust primer layers and a couple layers of silver paint can. No more rust.

    This is my first build. She my daily driver now. I have a Harley and a new work van. But this is too much fun to drive and in California traffic people seem to just get out of the dam way for her. :whip: When i put on my left turn signal to merge I almost dont have to even look. People just disappear. :Whoa:

    I paid $1800 for her. Odometer is past mechanical limits. P/o said it has 105,000 but i seriously doubt that. Compression is between 120-140 psi. Came with new tires. Interior old but no tears. Carpet has significant stains (from sodas?).

    Im a little late starting my Under Construction thread here. I got her back in July 4 months ago. Here is her first picture after her bath and some brillo pad on the crusty parts. The roof had a ton of rust took me many hours to brillo :

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    Last edited: Oct 23, 2019
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  2. BBBURB

    BBBURB Full Access Member

    Posts:
    64
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    Joined:
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    Location:
    Anaheim, CA
    First Name:
    Zeke
    Truck Year:
    1989
    Truck Model:
    R2500 Suburban SLS
    Engine Size:
    454 7.4L
    Update after rattle can primer and paint and some new parts...

    New Parts List:
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    ACDelco GF652 Professional Fuel Filter - Jul 12, 2019 - Amazon
    Delphi GN10048 Ignition Coil - Jul 5, 2019 - Amazon
    Accel Distributor Cap & Rotor - July 2019 - Autozone
    Front Disk Rotors - July 2019 - SpeedZone
    Front Brake Pads (Duralast Gold Semi-Metalic) - July 2019 - Autozone
    Monroe 34817 Gas-Magnum Truck Shock Absorber (Front x2) - Jul 21, 2019 - Amazon
    Monroe 34824 Gas-Magnum Truck Shock Absorber (Rear x2) - Aug 3, 2019 - Amazon
    Delphi PS10075 Manifold Absolute Pressure (MAP) Sensor - Jul 11, 2019 - Amazon
    Dorman 20771 PEDAL-UP! Brake Pedal Pad - Jul 30, 2019 - Amazon
    ACDelco 219-607 Professional Fuel Injection Throttle Body Rebuild Kit - July 2019 - Tops Auto Supply
    ACDelco 217-2281 Professional Throttle Body Fuel Injector (x2) - July 2019 - Tops Auto Supply
    Duralast Gold Wireset D801313 - July 2019 - Autozone
    Moog Sway Bar Bushing Kit - August 2019 - O'reilly Auto Parts
    2 x Dorman 38420 Door Striker Bolts - September 2019 - Amazon
    Upper Radiator Hose - September 2019 - O'reilly Auto Parts
    Lower Radiator Hose (Purchased But not Changed) - September 2019 - O'reilly Auto Parts
    Heater Hose x 2 - September 2019 - O'reilly Auto Parts
    Aluminum Thermostat Housing Neck & New Bolts - September 2019 - O'reilly Auto Parts
    TailGate Bolts - September 2019 - Summit Racing
    Duralast Gold Distributor Cap & Rotor (Lifetime Warranty) - October 2019- Autozone

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    Last edited: Oct 23, 2019
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