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volvoclearinghouse
volvoclearinghouse Dork
3/19/15 2:33 p.m.

Going to pick up a Suburban in a few hours. Psyched. Watch this space for updates...

Tom_Spangler
Tom_Spangler UltraDork
3/19/15 2:37 p.m.

chandlerGTi
chandlerGTi UltraDork
3/19/15 6:15 p.m.

The Canyonero!

Toyman01
Toyman01 MegaDork
3/19/15 6:30 p.m.

That's 2, maybe the ADD isn't quite beat.

I'm jealous. I've been keeping my eye out for one of those.

volvoclearinghouse
volvoclearinghouse Dork
3/20/15 5:24 a.m.

No pictures yet, got home after dark, and now it's snowing. On the Vernal Equinox, no less.

Happy to report, though, that the hour drive home was absolutely uneventful.

As for the ADD...I just sold a 122 wagon, and have this car on eBay now...and more planned.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/191537387222?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1555.l2649

mazdeuce
mazdeuce PowerDork
3/20/15 6:21 a.m.

It'll be light soon, we need pictures.
I don't really like Suburbans, but I LOVE suburban projects.

volvoclearinghouse
volvoclearinghouse Dork
3/20/15 6:48 a.m.

Happy Spring!

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ebonyandivory
ebonyandivory UltraDork
3/20/15 6:51 a.m.

That's like seeing side-boob. Come on, let's see the whole thing!

volvoclearinghouse
volvoclearinghouse Dork
3/20/15 6:55 a.m.

It's not really that big...

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volvoclearinghouse
volvoclearinghouse Dork
3/20/15 6:57 a.m.

OK...it's pretty big.

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Powar
Powar SuperDork
3/20/15 9:04 a.m.

Sweet! 6.2 or 350?

tuna55
tuna55 MegaDork
3/20/15 9:11 a.m.

Dude, there's this awful white E36 M3 all over it.

The_Jed
The_Jed UberDork
3/20/15 9:23 a.m.

In reply to tuna55:

Wonder what it is... maybe Bravenrace can be convinced to eat some of it.

tuna55
tuna55 UltimaDork
3/20/15 9:24 a.m.
The_Jed wrote: In reply to tuna55: Wonder what it is... maybe Bravenrace can be convinced to eat some of it.

He'd probably bring it to the police station in a baggie to get it identified.

volvoclearinghouse
volvoclearinghouse Dork
3/20/15 9:31 a.m.
Powar wrote: Sweet! 6.2 or 350?

350 gasser. 700R4 (well, technically a 4L60, but still hydraulically controlled) automatic and 4 wheel drive. It just rolled over 176,000 miles on the way home, but don't tell the engine or tranny- it starts and runs like it has 76,000. On the way home, Mrs VCH was following me in her Jimmy, and asked me, when we got home, if the speedometer worked in the 'Burban.

"Yeah, I know...I was going a little faster than I meant to. You can't really hear the engine"

Tuna, being the uber-helpful and awesome Chevy guy that he is, has been advising me on tranny mods for towing. After taking care of the normal maintenance stuff, the plan is to install a Transgo 700 SK Jr kit, a 0.500 Boost valve, and new Dex-Merc IV fluid and filter.

I also have a line on a set of stock wheels and good used tires in the stock size. There's 3 aluminum wheels and one steelie on it now, and bigger-than-stock 31" off-road tires. Since it'll be mostly used on-road, The stock 235/75R15 should be fine. It'll also lower the truck a good inch (important for Mrs. VCH, who is slight of stature), give a bit better gearing (better for the transmission and towing) and make the speedometer not read 3 mph too fast.

Also on the list of "Mrs VCH-pleasing upgrades" will be a set of running boards.

tuna55
tuna55 UltimaDork
3/20/15 9:34 a.m.

It was actually TunaDad.

He's Mr. transmission.

That deserves some truck Rally wheels

volvoclearinghouse
volvoclearinghouse Dork
3/20/15 9:37 a.m.
tuna55 wrote: It was actually TunaDad. He's Mr. transmission. That deserves some truck Rally wheels

Yes, TunaDad. Thanks,

I think the wheels I'm looking at are Rallies. They have the chrome trim ring on them. Like this:

volvoclearinghouse
volvoclearinghouse Dork
3/21/15 8:08 p.m.

Picked up six (6!) Rally wheels from a guy in Pennsylvania with almost as many project cars as I have. Two of the wheels had tires that I'd consider good enough to use, the other 4 wheels had tires that were black, round, held air, and had tread, but...well... Still, $150 for all 6.

Today was spent flushing the cooling system (and changing the t-stat and lower radiator hose) doing an oil change, and replacing the air filter. Not huge progress, but I did also score a $500 BBQ grill for $70 on Craigslist and helped Mrs. VCH make pizza for dinner.

Some prior owner had installed a 160 degree 'stat, which I changed to a 180. Interestingly, there's no external transmission fluid cooler (just the in-radiator one), but there is a honking huge external oil cooler, and even a power steering fluid cooler, both of which appear stock. Go figure.

Huckleberry
Huckleberry MegaDork
3/21/15 8:20 p.m.

The content of this thread in no way lives up to the subject line. I am disappoint.

Kenny_McCormic
Kenny_McCormic PowerDork
3/21/15 8:46 p.m.

In reply to Giant Purple Snorklewacker:

Meh, I was expecting a Grand Wagoneer, but box body Suburban ain't bad.

Tom_Spangler
Tom_Spangler UltraDork
3/21/15 9:14 p.m.
Giant Purple Snorklewacker wrote: The content of this thread in no way lives up to the subject line. I am disappoint.

Unexplained fires are a matter for the courts.

volvoclearinghouse
volvoclearinghouse Dork
3/22/15 9:36 a.m.

No fires, unexplained or not...yet. knock on wood

volvoclearinghouse
volvoclearinghouse Dork
3/22/15 9:36 a.m.
Kenny_McCormic wrote: In reply to Giant Purple Snorklewacker: Meh, I was expecting a Grand Wagoneer, but box body Suburban ain't bad.

Suburban's bigger. But I can add some wood grain on the side if it'll make you feel better.

mazdeuce
mazdeuce PowerDork
3/22/15 9:50 a.m.

If you have 6 wheels, does that mean dual spares? Because that would be awesome.

Gearheadotaku
Gearheadotaku PowerDork
3/22/15 4:00 p.m.
tuna55 wrote: It was actually TunaDad. He's Mr. transmission. That deserves some truck Rally wheels

The aluminum ones one there now were an uncommon, (but not rare) option. I like'em. Nice truck, enjoy!

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