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Downunder R20 suburban

Discussion in '2wd Suburban, Blazer and Jimmy' started by shanegtr, Oct 21, 2018.

  1. shanegtr

    shanegtr Full Access Member

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    Went to have a look at the rims that I posted about above and had a bit of a trial fit up to see how they look. I still like the look, however I think there needs to be a little more sidewall on the tyres. What do you all think?

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    shanegtr Full Access Member

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    I've decided to buy the rims. Just gotta wait until the sellers work rostered days off line up with mine (we both on different remote mine sites)

    In the mean time, the front shocks are stuffed so finally got around to ordering a new set - just waiting for them to arrive. With any luck they arrive on my next lot of days off.
     
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    Very busy at the moment, but thats kinda normal with 4 kids! Got the new rims, but havent had time or the spare $$$ to throw a couple of new tyres onto them
     
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    Had a brain fart the other day, while driving I noticed the charge gauge was showing low volts. Once I got home I kinda forgot about it for a while and when I drove the burb up to my shed to park it up later in the day I jumped out and hit the door lock button, but then remembered about the lack of charge. So I popped the bonnet and hooked my multimeter up to the battery and started the engine. After the engine started the drivers door just lightly shut on its own. Checked the battery volts - yep no charge. Had a quick play and found the source as a fuse holder that had been installed just after the alternator. With that sorted I went to open the door to kill the engine - shit, door locked!:mad: To make it worse I have two sets of car keys, but both on the same key ring which of course was in the ignition.:mad3: Lucky the door hadn't fully shut so I could work some cord past the door seal, after mucking about for a couple of minutes I realized this may take a while, and lucky the bonnet was still open so I could kill the engine. Managed to eventually hook the quarter vent and pull it open so I could get my hand in.
    So now, the second set of keys is now separate to my normal keys.
     
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    It's been a little while since I've made an update here. Back in November I brought some second hand 20" rims, and just yesterday I sold my old rims that where on the burb. So I was happily forced to go out and buy a couple of new tyres that I've been meaning to do for ages. Tyre size is now 275/45/20, smaller diameter then the old tyres I had on it so she sits a little lower to the ground which pleases me[​IMG]

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    really like that color blue on your burb :drool:
     
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    Here’s a couple of photos out in the sun.
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    nabeshin functioning lunatic

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    Did some custom outfit convert the truck back in '89 when it was first taken to Australia? Or was it done by GM Australia after being built in the USA?

    I've seen images of hack job steering conversions before, usually of Japanese cars taken to someplace needing left hand drive.

    Or this:
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    So you were lucky to get such a thorough job done on yours.
     
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    Mine was converted by a private company and is not a local GM Holden conversion. No idea on who did it, but the conversion quality seems ok.

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    Lately I've been starting to post some VLOG style videos on youtube. Done a bit of a run down on the burb for those who are interested
     
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