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Which brakes are right

Discussion in 'Brakes' started by SeanV, Jan 15, 2021.

  1. idahovette

    idahovette Full Access Member

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    @SeanV thanks for the pics, good looking sub! You have got SOMETHING going on there. Like Goldie said 5 lug 2x, 6 lug 4x and Keith decoded a C20, it all does NOT compute!!!
     
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    Door tag says it’s the 7100 lbs GVWR vehicle, built in June of 77. Wondering if the end of year run has something to do with this weirdness.
     
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    Looks good !

    :waytogo:

    The upper trim piece only is kind of unique, too - I never saw one like that than I recall in person.

    I believe it was a factory option, however.
     
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    Beautiful Suburban!

    No, no, no! Those are awesome and should stay, imho.

    Nope, someone has simply converted the truck to 6-lug. We would need pictures with the wheels off to figure it out from there.
     
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    From what I can gather, that is the Silverado trim level. There is one level higher than that where there’s side trim making an oval and is painted in a two-tone color.
     
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    Ok, I can grab some pictures with wheels off so we can all see what’s going on.
     
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    Normally, the Silverado trim level came standard with upper and lower trim. But maybe that wasn't the case with '73-'77 Suburbans. Sometimes the items included were slightly different than the pickup equivalent. But by '78, upper and lower trim was standard with Silverado trim on a Suburban.

    Or maybe it had the lower trim too and someone removed it. Either way, it's a great looking Burb.
     
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    Thank you sir. With the exception of this brake issue I’m happy with it. Seems to be a fairly original truck with a repaint. Door jambs and tailgate seem original and the undercoating appears to have helped. Story I got was a retired Navy Chief used it to pull his RV in summer. Had a little rust in rear wheel wells that I replaced.
    I also have a 2005 Yukon Denali with a 6.0L that I’m considering transplanting driveline and interior into it. Dual climate control, 4 captains chairs, should be nice. Dropping a stock LS in these trucks doubles their value somehow.
     
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    If the mud flaps have to stay then at least move them up where they belong.lol
     
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    was there any "heavy half ton" options for suburbans??

    my guess is it was a heavy halfer and the rear diff broke and got swapped with an 8 lug
     
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    Imho, that one is too clean and original looking to drastically modify. Trends die eventually, but clean original trucks have always been in demand.
     
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    LOL
     
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    That’s a fair argument. And I am a believer in vintage vehicle deserve vintage engines. Haven’t made the commitment to swap yet, just couldn’t pass up a 6.0L running driving Denali for $1600. Can always flip it needed.
     
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    It's just all those little details make your Burb a nice find. The original and nice door panels with inserts and trim, the all original seat fabric, etc. Yeah, you can go buy reproduction seat covers and panels anywhere (except those rear doors) but they can be spotted as aftermarket from a mile away.
     
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    Also, I try not to be biased. I have '78 454 Suburban that I daily drive and my wife has a '00 Suburban with the 6 liter. Ain't no way in hell I'd go to the trouble of that swap. Stock for stock, they are basically equal for pulling power. The '78 actually has a bit of an edge actually.
     
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