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    Project Junk in da Trunk

    So I am taking my 87 suburban and doin some upgrades. Plans are 1 ton axles, custom suspension with the ability to tow heavy loads and be soft, Bumpers and racks, and double transfer or atlas transfer, some interior mods for custom storage. expedition style is what im shooting for and I also daily drive this. Today phase 1 went underway as the rearend was swapped with a full float 14 out of a 91 sub that was factory optioned. 90 and 91 saw the first full floats put into suburbans as GM was trying to get a piece of the public sector vehicle market. This made the swap very easy as the shock mounts and brakes/e-brake were a direct swap. I went thru the entire axle with new brakes and seals and I also had to put new shims in the diff itself (spider and side gears). I have the front 60 to go in next with new brakes and tie rods made from 1.5 DOM and weld in bungs. I am going to do this on monday so pics will follow then.
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    We want pics now
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    Quote Originally Posted by litlmeck View Post
    We want pics now
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    I wondered why it looked like you were working on the Burb when I drove by earlier. Sounds like an awesome project, I'll be watching for sure.

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    oh yeah I want to rum 37 military tires also. Ha rum Ive had a liberal amount of that too.l
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    Turbobrick I put in a new ignition switch and need some duplicate keys made. Oh Hey reno4x4 peeps Turbobrick is the best locksmith around !!!
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    Cool! Can't wait the see what the mad doc comes up with.
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    Sounds like the doc is on to something cool..cann't wait to see pic's...
    Hold my beer an watch this sh!T bro

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    I'll stop by and make you some keys Dr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by litlmeck View Post
    We want pics now
    here ya go for what they are worth lol
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    Are you going to sell that 10 bolt?
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    I like the chrome
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    Quote Originally Posted by WILLD420 View Post
    Are you going to sell that 10 bolt?
    The front? and chrome is all I had right now
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    whew finally got it wrapped up this evening. Left my camera at the shop so I took some pics here at the house. Had to grease the wheel bearings,trunion bearings, replace the studs on the steering arm knuckle,make some studs for the pumpkin side u-bolt plate,make a spacer for under the pumpkin side plate,shorten the driveshaft 1.625 inches, make up the tie rod and draglink, and I had to machine in the groove on the drivers hub for the locking hub retaining ring because it was a full time 4 wheel hub, had to install the locking hubs, put some Aeon hollow springs for bumpstops, and remove the stock pumpkin bumpstop plate, put on new brakelines. All of that cause i wanted fancy schmancy chrome diff covers and wasny about to spend the money to get one for the 10 bolt front. Here are the [pics I have tonite.
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    You get more done in a day than I do in a week....

    BTW, I was asking about the 10 bolt front diff.
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    Im going to sell it to a guy that wants to upgrade his sub to 3/4.
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    You should get the tie rod chromed
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    a soon as I can afford some RuffStuff covers those are going bye bye. Im going to put in an overhead console and a big power inverter next.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr Smash View Post
    a soon as I can afford some RuffStuff covers those are going bye bye. Im going to put in an overhead console and a big power inverter next.
    just a thought have you seen the solid covers from poly performance. only 65.00 each and come with hardware.
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    Tempting but I don't like em much
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    HOLY @&^@&%#*%^#*@^%*&^ deathwobble!!!!!!**** is pissin me off so I am going to eliminate the springs on the kingpins with a Kit from WFO and modify my steering arm.
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    Are you going to add a Blazer Chalet Topper?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CARONE View Post
    Are you going to add a Blazer Chalet Topper?
    If I could find an old vista cruiser I would cut the top off that and graft it on.
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    Here is a pic of the WFO cap installed, the stock steering arm on the other side was drilled and modified to use the set screw type of preload also. Included is a pic of the wheel hub that needed the hub groove machined into it.
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    It's looking good. You'll have to let me know how that roof console works out for you.

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