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Old 02-23-2007, 04:28 PM   #1
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Any vintage Suburban owners out there?

We just purchased a 1964 Chevy Suburban to restore to use to tow our '64 Bambi II. Can anyone recommend any good sources for parts or point us in the direction of any good Suburban forum links.
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Old 02-23-2007, 04:43 PM   #2
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We just purchased a 1964 Chevy Suburban to restore to use to tow our '64 Bambi II. Can anyone recommend any good sources for parts or point us in the direction of any good Suburban forum links.
Not sure if it is good, but here is one of them:
http://coloradok5.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=31
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hey cool apache, what size is it? 15 or 25?

straight six?

manual or auto?

must be 2wd as the 4wd's are very rare, i think nipco did the conversions for the dealers.

did i say way cool?

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hey cool apache, what size is it? 15 or 25
straight six?
manual or auto?
must be 2wd as the 4wd's are very rare, i think nipco did the conversions for the dealers.
did i say way cool?
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Thanks! My heart is still pounding over this find! I really like the ambulance-style doors in the rear rather than the wagon type rear door option. The vehicle actually can seat 8 people (3 in front; 3 in middle; and two in the rear). Parts are easy to get for this year too so that part of the restoration process should be easy.

The engine is the standard high torque 230 six. It is a manual with a 3-speed on the column; 2wd.
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Hey Guys, way too cool! I love it! Send it on down and I can have my friend to do the body work!
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Hey Guys, way too cool! I love it! Send it on down and I can have my friend to do the body work!
Thanks! Did I tell you it still runs?! The gentleman we purchased it from was still using it to drive back and forth to work.
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any guesses on the rear end ratio?

i assume it is a standard ten bolt, 3.55 perhaps.

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any guesses on the rear end ratio?

i assume it is a standard ten bolt, 3.55 perhaps.

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oh happy joy joy!

big radiator? 4 row core?

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Thinking about what color to paint it...

We are thinking about a two-color combination with perhaps blue on the bottom and white on top. I saw one done in yellow and white that I like too. Decisions...decisions...
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oh happy joy joy!

big radiator? 4 row core?

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Not sure about that...didn't count them. The radiator does have a small leak though so I'm assuming we will need to replace it.
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We are thinking about a two-color combination with perhaps blue on the bottom and white on top. I saw one done in yellow and white that I like too. Decisions...decisions...
Silver & white - I envy your find. Inline six chevy engines are one of the best, smooth, running engines there is.
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indigo blue and silver would look good with any airstream imho.

the one on the bottom of your pics looks close.

this is what the reverse would look like.


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Silver & white - I envy your find. Inline six chevy engines are one of the best, smooth, running engines there is.
Silver and white...I like it! A friend of mine mentioned doing it in silver or pewter but I thought the all pewter would be too much with the silver trailer. I think the silver and white would be nice, though.
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