1999 GMC Yukon, Bone Stock....but that will change as time goes along
Well you should get your wish soon. Tear down of the donor may begin as soon as this weekend. I expect to have it out, cleaned up with new seals and ready to go in by the end of the month. June doesn't look good for the install, so July will be push to drop it into the blazer.
Ok thanks Mat, keep us updated with lots of pics!
Thanks for the pic Mat. I just have to stretch my neck a little to see it.
Ha ha, not sure why it came out that way. Was fine on the computer. I got the engine, tranny and T case out yesterday. Now to clean up the mess. My shop looks like a bomb went off.
Wow it has been awhile since I updated this.....oh yeah it is cuz we have been out playing in the burb instead of building it
I have done a few temp ghetto test things to figure out what I want. Nothing worth posting, just made a file box into a center console to figure out the hgt & size I want, made a temp laptop stand and tried a few versions of the rear setup.
But today I did a real life mod and I love it.
Went from the original hatch struts
Added 4 of the original ball studs for the gas pedal...keeping it Chevy after all.
And ended up with gas struts for the rear hatch....love it! All high tech and stuff....hey I am not a Luddite even if I do like the old iron
My goal is to drive & camp the crap out of the rig until Feb/March...working a ton of overtime to build up the cash stash.
Then shove the 6.2 turbo diesel/700r4 overdrive trans/NP20? transfer case/big axles with disc brakes & lockers/and maybe another inch of lift.....but I want to get it done quickly and be back on the trail.
cigar smoking, wilderness first responding, ham talking night nurse who is overland certified and a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.....
now everyone say "so what where have you been lately?"
Nice to finally see an update on the old Burb Lance. The gas strut is a great idea on the old burbs!
Donít dig into that 6.2L swap too early in March. Crazy Bill and I are planning on a Mojave Rd/Death Valley trip in late March during his spring break. He will be talking to you and Nick about this when you see him at Thanksgiving.
I would love to join you guys on the February Old Iron run but I have anal glaucoma and donít see my arse getting the time off to go that far from home base before March. Although, if you change destinations to the AZ/UT border that might be a different story...BUT Bill can't got because he sold his "old Iron"! Dang quitter!
PS....got a decent picture of you and the Burb at OX12
So what are you doing with those old hatch struts??
1972 K20 Suburban, 5.9L Cummins, Banks Power Pack, NV4500HD, NP205, H.A.D., D60/14FF ARB, Extreme Outback OBA, Warn M12000 Link to build HERE