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"Hank" 1984 Chevy Suburban 2500

Discussion in '4wd Suburban, Blazer and Jimmy' started by BW Customs Co, Aug 5, 2019.

  1. BW Customs Co

    BW Customs Co Junior Member

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    Been lurking awhile...figured I'd share the shop project I've been building on and off for the past year or so.

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    It's a 1984 Chevrolet Suburban 2500. 4x4. Had a 350 and a manual 4spd in it. It was owned by the airport in Great Falls, MT so he had pretty low miles.

    Bedlined the interior and underside. Repainted it Chrysler Commando green. Currently putting 5.3 L83 w/ a 6L80 in it. Using the factory NP208 transfer case which I just rebuilt. Still figuring out what sort of lockers to put in it... leaning heavily towards ARB air lockers front and back. Will have more pictures the further I get along. It's been a slow process between all my other projects.
     
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  2. donnieray

    donnieray Talks to dogs and trucks. Supporting Member

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    Nice project man, welcome to the forum.
     
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    Charlie Mopar by Birth. Chevy by Choice.

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    :welcome:
     
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    Welcome from the Buckeye State.
     
  6. BW Customs Co

    BW Customs Co Junior Member

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    I'm bad about taking pictures in progress but I actually did take pictures of when I fixed the bit of rust on the drivers side rocker.

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  7. BW Customs Co

    BW Customs Co Junior Member

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    It ended up looking like this! Plus bonus picture of a small patch I did on one of the inner fenders.

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  8. BW Customs Co

    BW Customs Co Junior Member

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    I don't smoke so I figured I might as well get creative.
     
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    love the colour choice!
     
  10. BW Customs Co

    BW Customs Co Junior Member

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    I want to get it wrapped it flat olive drab with graphics when it's all said and done hence the color choice. I hate spraying matte / satin colors -- my shop doesn't have a real paint booth so I always get a bit of nibs in the paint...and since you cannot denib and buff a satin paint job....
     
  11. BW Customs Co

    BW Customs Co Junior Member

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    Did some work on the Suburban this week. Still getting all the wiring sorted out. Finally got the shifter back. Looks great. Tap shifting is going to be functional! Started routing the hoses for the restomod air haymaker II.

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  12. BW Customs Co

    BW Customs Co Junior Member

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    Gen V LT L83 almost buttoned up and wired in. Gotta refinish the exhaust manifolds and build the exhaust next. I went with Dirty Dingo accessory brackets and engine mount adapters. Using a 90's chevy pickup powersteering pump with a POL hydroboost kit to replace the vacuum brake booster. Once I get the engine running in the truck (had it running on a pallet) and the body all back together I'm gonna pull the front and rear axle to refinish/rebuild/install rear disc brakes/install front bigger disc brakes.

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  13. BW Customs Co

    BW Customs Co Junior Member

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    Made a bit of progress last week - whole mess of wiring to go through.

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    This is a bad ass build.
     
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    Sweet!
    Where did you get that drivers seat?
     

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