01' Burb' Build......

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  1. BigBlue02HD

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    Well.... Meet the new "project"! :thumbsup:

    As most of you know, the RCSB was totaled back in early March. Since then, I'd been back DDing the HD. I enjoyed driving it again. But, as always, I was itching for a replacement DD to keep the mileage/wear/tear off the HD. Once the dust settled from the RCSB settlement..... I was left with some money and I still had the RCSB. As much as I loved that truck, and I debated for a long time about trying to straighten it out and "restore" it, it was bent bad and would take ALOT of time and money to get it back where I'd want it. And, I'd STILL have a reg cab that wasn't ideal for our family of 5.

    So, the search began..... Couple requirements! Early NBS... SUV or EC/CC Silverado?!? Pewter (reuse parts from RCSB). As rust free as you could get for the age. And, fit within my "DD budget"! CL and online searches were bringing up a lot of vehicles... But, bc of their age and life in the Northeast, they were becoming badly rotted out and full of "character" (dents, scrapes, miscolored body parts). By this point I'd pretty much given up on another pickup.... I have the HD for that. Focus was set on Tahoes/Burbs.

    And, then I found it! Within my "budget", 98% rust free, nearby.... The perfect family hauler!!!!

    It's a Pewter 01' Suburban. LS package. Full shale/pewter leather. 2nd row bench. 4wd, 5.3, 3.73s. Factory tow package. "Tinted to match" front windows and a new replacement Flowmaster. Aftermarket 20" rims, with chrome issues, so they'd painted them black. And, the guy demolded/debadged the doors. Other than that, stock!

    Pics.... I haven't had a chance to clean it up yet or take many pics. But, will do in the near future.

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    Plans:

    - HD hood (RCSB)
    - CAI (RCSB)
    - Ford keys/Bilsteins 5100s (RCSB)
    - DIY BL (RCSB)
    - Wheels/Tires (RCSB)
    - Headlights/corners/foglights (RCSB)
    - Stereo (RCSB)
    - Colormatching - handles, mirrors, bumper cap (some parts from RCSB)
    - Black Valance (RCSB)


    Basically.... If you couldn't tell yet?!? I'm building the "family hauler" Burb' version of my old RCSB! :thumbsup: So far.... I love this thing and the kids love it too! Rides and drives great. I don't like the black wheels, at all....Not my style! I'll update this "build" as I make progress transforming this stocker into a clean, mildly modified, DD!
     
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    Awesome plan! Gonna look great with all the rcsb parts. Gonna strip the rcsb and then junk it?
     
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    :shake:

    That's the plan.... Reuse all the best RCSB parts here & there. Then part out, sell the rest, scrap the junk.
     
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    WildChevys In Valor There Is Hope

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    Gonna be a super clean truck!!


    Sent from your sister's house
     
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    Thanks James! :shake:
     
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    sweet deal, whats the mileage on this truck? looks super taken care of.
     
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    I just checked out the rcsb again. Damn it looked good! I have to get mine looking like that.
    I forgot you had factory 20's and 2" spacers. I'm able to grab a set of 20" LTZ wheels with 305/55 terra grapplers for 400 bucks. The only issue with them is the clear is starting to go on them. On the fence with the clear issue.
     
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    Can't wait to see this thing lifted and sitting on the RCSB tires and wheels and HD hood. Going to look sweet!!!
     
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    Thanks guys!

    Yeah I was running 2" spacers on the RCSB from almost the beginning. I've got three sets of tires/wheels to choose from, all from the truck. Stockers/285s, FJs/MTZs, and the GMC 20s/305 Trail Grapplers. Unfortunately in the wreck the one 20/305 was destroyed! So, I've gotta find a single replacement.

    This ones got high mileage, just like the truck had. Burb has 195k. Truck had 193k when I got it and 209k at the time it was wrecked.
     
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    Can't wait to see more progress!!! Kids must LOVE the room!
    I've totally forgotten.... You could get leather on an LS truck back in '01? Thought that was an LT only thing? Or was it swapped in?
     
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    BigBlue02HD TEAM FUEL MOTORSPORTS

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    Nope. All stock. I could've ordered leather on my LS HD if I remember correctly. And, now that I think about it, my buddies 00' Tahoe was an LS with leather as well.
     
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    This shit.
    I like it.
     
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    I want that HD hood.
     
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    Thanks guys! :shake:


    Sorry Bub..... I know you called dibs. But, I found a replacement it'll fit on just fine..... :cool:
     
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    Do the hd hoods bolt straight on the burbs without need for replacing the grille or anything, been thinking about one for the wifes suburban.
     
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    I'm looking forward to see where this goes. I suspect "overboard" is a pretty good guess, LOL.
     
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    Looks good man, looking forward to seeing progress on it.
     
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    On GM cars they switched in 04. My moms old Malibu was an 03 Loaded LS and it had Leather. Her 04 is a loaded LS but only has Cloth.
     

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