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25 May 2009 Update
Owned by Chris Harmon
Long Island New York
(out near Montauk Point)
From Chris :
Just to bring you up to date on my 1942 Suburban. I have been working on "old Yellow." She's got new brakes with a power booster, new springs, new front end parts, new tires, new Crager mags, dash gauges. I've been driving her when weather permits, and job sites are clean.
Hopefully paint and an interior is in her future.
If anyone knows of adaptor kits to replace the knee action shocks, let me know. They are 67 years old and still working, but I am sure the shoe is going to drop if I keep driving her as I do.
07 January 2005
Hey out there. Here are a couple of photos of my 1942
Chevy Suburban that I just purchased.
The story goes that this truck was one of 2000 Chevy Art Deco trucks built at the Tarrytown
NY plant, sent to a storage area up near West Point and slated to be shipped
overseas for use as an ambulance. Fortunately, a supply Sergeant got in over
his head in a card game with a couple of local boys and only 1999 trucks went
over in that shipment. This one saw us as an ambulance in a small upstate town
and was later bought and the butchery began.
When I bought it, it had been re-powered with a 305 Chevy
with an a.t. It hadn't run in 19 years when I bought it. I have been working
on it little by little. I did get it running and believe it or not, it runs
pretty good. However, it is going to get a 350 crate motor.
I am missing things like mirrors (I am told it was a blackout
model and never had them), emergency brake set up, dash gauges, door gaskets.
The body is actually in great shape [ rear view ] and I look forward
to making a daily driver out of her. Anyone that can offer any insight on this
project can email me.
Thanks for the great site. I came across your site when
I was looking for parts.