1966 Chevy Suburban
From Dave :
Here is our 1966 Chevy Suburban. I don't have any cool story like it's been in my family since new. We've only had it for a year. But now my boys will have those stories in 10 or 20 years. I have a feeling the Burban will be a member of our family for some while. It's our family cruiser.
I do have some info on the history of the truck. It was originally an Arizona State truck, Park Services I believe. It was brought to Ohio a few years ago and given a restoration. It's not a concours job but a nice driver quality. I was told the biggest hole that needed filled was the one in the roof for the flashing light. It is a real solid 40 year old truck.
I have made some changes since we got it. The ride height was the first thing that had to change. Here is a pix of it dropped. While I have nothing against stock trucks, I admire a nice restoration as much as anyone, I could just see the potential this truck had.
First, I changed the tires and got the big and little stagger right. A buddy and I cut the coils to start but it wasn't enough so I had an airbag setup installed.
I won't go all into the details but the suspension has had some work.
Currently, I'm in the process of a 700r4 swap and carb / intake to improve the driveability. Enough of three grand at 60 MPH.
I'll post updates as they happen. I can see many on the horizon but still want the truck to keep its original feel.
Thanks for the great web site.