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Old 05-31-2019, 12:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My rescue sub

Year ago i found this really cheap 6.5 suburban that had some engine issues, turned out to be "easy" fix but every week theres something wrong with it.

Lifted the body, decided to paint it dark-grey but the hardware store sold some weird paint that turned white when it dried







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Old 06-11-2019, 12:41 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks nasty, in a right way!

But nice to have another suburban guy from northern Finland... I'm from Oulu area and I have -97 6.5 2500 sub.

Some rust issues right now and welding is ongoing.

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Old 06-11-2019, 12:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Looks nasty, in a right way!

But nice to have another suburban guy from northern Finland... I'm from Oulu area and I have -97 6.5 2500 sub.

Some rust issues right now and welding is ongoing.
I live ~110km north from you. I was going to purposely rust the hood and paint it matte black, but theres already that kind of suburban in my area so had to go with my back-up plan. I was originally looking for a 2500 or a 3500 dually but this one was ridiculously cheap i couldnt let the opportunity to slip away.
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Old 08-09-2019, 09:45 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Some update, new bumper and tires body lift 3" and 3" from chassis or what ever its called.

Need to finish up the bumper, repaint the car (again) and start working on a roof rack.

edit: If anyone knows how much pressure i should keep on these (37"x12.5") tires and how to get rid of the protective paint thats over white lettering, i'd really appreciate it.
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Some update, new bumper and tires body lift 3" and 3" from chassis or what ever its called.

Need to finish up the bumper, repaint the car (again) and start working on a roof rack.

edit: If anyone knows how much pressure i should keep on these (37"x12.5") tires and how to get rid of the protective paint thats over white lettering, i'd really appreciate it.
Look on the side of the tires for recommended tire pressure.
For the protective film covering the letters... I would use a little dish soap or just a bit of a degreaser and some hot water with a brush and the film should come right off.
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Old 11-07-2019, 11:20 AM   #6 (permalink)
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edit: If anyone knows how much pressure i should keep on these (37"x12.5") tires and how to get rid of the protective paint thats over white lettering, i'd really appreciate it.
I would start at around 30-35 psi with those tires if it were me, or whatever the sidewall says, since the suburban probably has some good weight to it compared to the max cold inflation of those tires. Don't forget to rotate those puppies, as they will get choppy on the inner edges easier than a normal all-terrain.

You could also check the pattern the rear tires make (since the rear tires should be relatively square to the ground) at various pressures with ink and paper, like these guys do:
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