My 1989 Suburban with a Westfalia top grafted into it... also dual 360 swivel seats

Regcabguy

Expedition Leader
Oh and by the way (because folks always like debating this), Robert (RAK motorsports) and I argued for a while on the brakes for the rear axle. He wanted to do discs but the e-brakes with the eldorado brakes suck. So I voted for new drums. Robert had to use the backing plates off my of semi float and measure a bunch to get the right ebrake cables. But they work great!

Just explaining why I opted for drums.
They do indeed suck. I put them on my 98.5 Dodge Ram. Marginally better stopping power and a worthless parking brake. Fine build bud!
 

Nosferatu49534

Observer
It is, but it's maliable when heated to the right temp. (Hope I spelled that right.) you tube has lots of cool videos on forming it.
 

303Dizzy

New member
I've been googling about something like this for awhile. So hard to find a Burb with a pop up. You see them on Jeeps, landcruisers, etc. I also love the swivel seats, like a conversion van. I might take on a project like this.
 

4mul8

New member
I saw this parked at work yesterday. Did a search for Suburban + Westfalia and found this thread. I love the interwebs. Awesome project, sir!
 

dbreid

Adventurer
I saw this parked at work yesterday. Did a search for Suburban + Westfalia and found this thread. I love the interwebs. Awesome project, sir!
Thanks! I feel a little badly often having to park in those few outside the parking garage "compact" spots, but the truck is too big to fit in the parking garage. :)
 

ratkin

Adventurer
Love this truck and build thread!

Can you put a link in for the switch pod you found? Looks like it fits these trucks perfectly!

Thanks!
Richard

Here's a shot showing the nice switch pod added to house the ARB switches (compressor, front and rear lockers).

 

dbreid

Adventurer
I looked around at a bunch, and settled on some that were actually built for Land Rovers. Check out: http://www.mudstuff.co.uk

That’s where I ordered mine (and the switches etc). All those Carling switches are great.

I painted the pod to match, of course.
 

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