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Old 02-24-2007, 12:17 PM   #29
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Ok, Are you ready? This is a budding forum here. A good link and info site here. Another member and link page here. A great place for replacement rubber here. Lots of places for parts. I'll just give you a few. 1,2,3. Yes, I have more.... I'll send them upon request. Hope this helps and if you have any questions just ask.
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Old 02-24-2007, 05:12 PM   #30
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I just returned from picking up the U-Haul car transport so I can pick up the car tomorrow. What a chore that was to find the larger size transport. Apparently U-Haul makes a couple of different sizes -- one is 75" wide and the second one is 80" wide. The wheel-wheel measurement width wise on the Suburban is about 77" so I needed the larger width car transport. It seems most of them are on their way to FL right about now! After much calling around and a couple of false leads, I finally landed one at 5 pm this afternoon. After a small misadventure with hooking up (i.e., the U-Haul center didn't know how to hook it up), I'm now all hooked up with the trailer in my yard and ready to go on Sunday morning.
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Old 02-24-2007, 05:20 PM   #31
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Congratulations Nancy

That is great, dose it have two doors on the passanger side. That will be a lot of work to restore it. I am working for a friend that has a restoration shop here in Fl. for this winter. Good luck, be careful bringing it home. Marvin
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Old 02-24-2007, 06:32 PM   #32
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I happened to be on the local (Vancouver) Craig's list today and this was jumping out at me:

----1957 suburban factory 4wd------ - $5000

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1957 Napco 4wd Suburban. Complete for restoration. Original factory drive train, all glass intact,and clam-shell rear doors. Rare vehicle. Call 604-836-0983.
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Old 02-24-2007, 06:35 PM   #33
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U-Haul can be a major PITA sometimes.....
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Old 02-24-2007, 06:48 PM   #34
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I happened to be on the local (Vancouver) Craig's list today and this was jumping out at me:

----1957 suburban factory 4wd------ - $5000
So, ya gonna go for it Barry?
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Old 02-24-2007, 06:52 PM   #35
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So, ya gonna go for it Barry?
Jeepers guys, I've been thinking about it but my wife would kill me. There's another one that's probably a better deal, the problem is with this stupid stroke crap I can't even finish the 70 Chevelle or the water tank replacement in the FC, so I suspect Donna might get a tad upset if I dragged another project home at the moment. However, I do have friends with acreages where something could hide out for a while I suppose , but boy, would I be dirt when she found out....

1964 GMC Suburban Carryall 350/350 - $3500

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rare, super solid, running, moving, project, NO brakes, needs safety inspection, this one's from washington state, not a rust bucket like all of the ones left at the coast (probably where you are reading this from) Sonora Auto and Boat dl#30478
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I do like this one though although I'd feel compelled to put a big block in it.

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Old 02-24-2007, 07:13 PM   #36
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Hello Try going to: 67-72chevytrucks.com and then
look for suburban sites there are lots of them.

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Old 02-24-2007, 09:08 PM   #37
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That is great, dose it have two doors on the passanger side. That will be a lot of work to restore it. I am working for a friend that has a restoration shop here in Fl. for this winter. Good luck, be careful bringing it home. Marvin
It's a two door model (i.e., one door on each side). The seating setup is actual 3 in the front, 2 in the middle (so that people can pass thru to get to rear) and three in the rear for a total of 8 seats. The middle and rear seats are easily removed, if needed. Brian looked the vehicle over in excrutiating detail for almost two hours before we bought it so he knows what we are getting into. The important thing is he feels confident that he can restore it all himself with the exception of the painting.
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Old 02-24-2007, 09:13 PM   #38
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That's always the best part of restoring an old vehicle, be it Airstream or TV or whatever, is when you can do the vast majority of it yourself, at your own pace, and to fit your budget. There's nothing wrong with using an in-progress vehicle either, it just adds to the fun when it is done.

We'll be watching for updates.

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Old 02-24-2007, 09:35 PM   #39
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The 3 speed trans has poor gear ratios ,while first is pretty normal ,then
second ,theres a big gap between second and third gear .So when towing with it, you will find that second gear is slow going (normal) and shift to third
you find it too tall a gear and you want to go back to second ,but it revs too high .So if you want a manual trans ,go with a 4 speed or 5 speed truck trans
An SM420 is the correct 4 speed for that vehical ,and very heavy duty .
The SM465 4 speed came later and is an excellent choice .Thirdly, a 5 speed
NV4500 from a late GM truck 90s vintage with overdrive would be great.
The SM series trannys will bolt up to the bellhousing no problem as chevy
was always great about that kind of thing .The 5 speed requires a different bell housing I believe and more work to get it installed .That three on the tree
really isn't very strong so towing with it may not be the best choice .
The 4 speeds have the low low first and then the three other speeds ,but the ratios are better suited and more evenly spaced.The good thing is that they are not terribly expensive


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Old 02-25-2007, 05:34 PM   #40
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...we're set to have it painted this Spring, most likely in a black/silver combo (yeah, we don't mind overwhelming people with silver when we go down the road!)
I can't wait to see your painting results. Be sure to post a picture or two!
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The easy part is over with (i.e., paying for it and getting it home). Now the real work begins.
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I'm just home (Feb 25 night)from the Florida State Rally and we successfully pulled our 63 Globetrotter with our 63 Burb about 1100 miles. Its very much like yours. It was a 6, but now has a 305CI V8 and a 350 transmission. We bought it a year ago and it had already been repainted on the outside. I have replaced the suspension and steering with all new parts and partly painted the interior. Plans for it include a new front windshield, complete the interior and swap the engine/transmission to a 5.3 L and 4L60 tranny.

I like LMC for parts that they have. Their web site is easy to order from, good price and quick delivery. They don't have a 60-66 Suburban catalog but do have a 60-66 pickup catalog. Steele is the best source for quality rubber parts. Brothers has some of the Suburban unique parts. So far I have been able to find everything I have needed.

My 2 favorite Chevy web forums are:

Forum Index - The Forums at ChevyTalk - Powered by FusionBB and
The Stovebolt Page Forums

Both have Suburban or 60-66 threads and are fairly active. All my questions have been answered by these guys.

I'll be glad to answer any questions if you need anything.
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