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Owned by Cary Smith
Submitted by Renee Henault
"2 Ton Tess"
Bolter # 23676
Pioneer, CA

Talking about this truck
in the DITY Gallery

04 April 2011
# 2879

More pictures of my old truck

From Renee :

This Chevy Suburban belongs to my husband, Cary Smith. A friend of ours found it on Orcas Island, Washington. We bought this old truck to replace the horrible 2002 FORD F250 we had that was constantly broke, and for some reason human beings could not fix!

After many upgrades, this Suburban will be our daily driver.

We live in the mountains (4,000' elevation) and really need 4 wheel drive to be able to get around five months out of the year. So, we looked at all the 4x4 options, and Toyota Landcruiser axles were about the right width. We purchased a donor vehicle, removed the stock running gear, and installed the Toyota axles, new springs, 5 speed transmission, transfer case, and a 1986 Chevy 292 crate motor with an advanced adaptors bell housing and Toyota power steering,

We are trying to keep the Suburban looking as stock as possible while taking advantage of some "modern" technology."

Currently, we are searching for rear sliding windows and a rear seat. The Suburban will get a new dark green paint job soon..


Renee and Cary

Renee also has a 1953 6400 Chevy 2-Ton ("2-Ton Tess") in the Stovebolt Gallery. It's a good story -- you need to check it one out! ~ Editor


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