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  • Finally done - 57 Suburban

    I'm pretty much finished with my 57 Suburban. In case you haven't seen the project thread, it's a truck I bought 15 years ago, got halfway done, piddled with over the years, and mostly sat around taking up space in my shop. I've been cleaning up around here, and I was planning to sell it since I figured I'd never get it done. Then I started working on it again, and decided it's a neat truck and I should finish it. So, that's how I spent the last month, 7 days a week, 12 + hours a day.

    http://www.bangshift.com/forum/showt...-s-57-Suburban

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    This is what it looked like a month ago. It was pretty far along, the chassis was done, the bodywork on the shell was mostly done, but I still needed to fix the doors, and the front sheet metal. And pick an engine, and figure out a few other mechanical details.

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    Here it is today.

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  • #2
    you truly are my hero. I wish I could have made it down to lend a hand....Looks great, cant wait to see it in person.
    If you can leave two black stripes from the exit of one corner to the braking zone of the next, you have enough horsepower. - Mark Donohue

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    • #3
      Looks great!

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      • #4
        That is a great looking truck, magazine worthy! I look at the beautiful interior paint and all I can think of it must have really sucked painting in a confined area.
        Tom
        Overdrive is overrated


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        • #5
          Even got the front end painted, you are the man!
          Previously HoosierL98GTA

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          • #6
            YOU MAKE ME SICK!!

            haha

            That thing looks awesome Jim. Very very nice work.

            Oh yeah, it just needs a hitch now to tow the 55 to Drag Week!! haha
            Last edited by BBR; July 24, 2013, 09:51 AM.
            Life is short. Be a do'er and not a shoulda done'er.
            1998 Mustang GT https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...ix-to-4sixzero
            1983 Mustang GT 545/552/302/Turbo302 http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...485-bbr-s-83gt
            1973 F-250 BBF Turbo Truck http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...uck-conversion
            1986 Ford Ranger EFI 545/C6 https://bangshift.com/forum/forum/ba...tooth-and-nail

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            • #7
              You may be done working but I'm still drooling. I love those trucks but hey don't live here anymore.
              http://www.bangshift.com/forum/showt...n-block-wanted

              http://www.bangshift.com/forum/showt...-Blue-Turd(le)

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              • #8
                Sweet truck...great look, great everything.
                ...

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                • #9
                  Awesome!!.The rumour that no one get things done on this board,are now over..

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                  • #10
                    nice!!!
                    Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                    • #11
                      Looks great!

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                      • #12
                        That is really nice Jim - fantastic job. Robotmobile.
                        Phil / Omaha

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                        • #13
                          Just beeyooteefulll!
                          I'm gonna be drooling for ages!
                          Your dedication is to be admired considering other stuff you seem to do!

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                          • #14
                            You are my new hero! That 'Burb looks great.
                            Nitrous is like that hot chick with crabs. you want to hit it, you're just afraid of the consequences

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                            • #15
                              Having had the pleasure of hanging out with Jim, I can tell you he's all that and bucket o' beer. Nice guy and (obviously) highly talented - and ACTIVE!

                              Jim - do you have a rear seat for it? It would be fun to ride in one of your cars w/o doing the Limbo under the shoulder bar!

                              Dan

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