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Re: Panel body removal [Re: kthomas] #1293755 Sun Jan 06 2019 02:42 AM
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Tim
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1954 3106 Carryall Suburban - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic - part of the family for 15 years
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE - now part of Dave's family
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler.
Re: Panel body removal [Re: kthomas] #1293800 Sun Jan 06 2019 01:22 PM
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marzach Offline
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** I removed my 53 Suburban body less the front clip the same way. Only with two straps. Went back on the frame without a hitch. **

Re: Panel body removal [Re: kthomas] #1294146 Wed Jan 09 2019 06:41 PM
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49bourbon Offline
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I did close to same on my 49 sub but used an engine hoist to lift. I removed front clip and uses the brackets that hold hood struts on firewall in front and rear bumper brackets in back as lift points.You can remove some air from tires if required to reduce lift. Just go slow and be safe as these are heavy.


Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work. - Thomas Edison
Things may come to those who wait...but only the things left by those who hustle."-Abraham Lincoln

Re: Panel body removal [Re: kthomas] #1295985 Wed Jan 23 2019 07:05 PM
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Hobart Todd Offline
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So if I'm looking at the picture correctly there lift points were through the boors in front and then attached to rear some how. Cool picture!

Re: Panel body removal [Re: kthomas] #1296262 Fri Jan 25 2019 09:35 PM
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swizcore Offline
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Figured I'd share this time-lapse of my one-man-show, getting the frame divorced from the cab of my Suburban two weeks ago.

https://video.nest.com/clip/28fda8b73f554d549114e0be9bb9e79d.mp4

The body has since been transferred to my rotisserie but with the sheet metal/plywood construction of the base of the body, I got two 12' lengths of 3x3 3/16" wall tube to run the length of the body for full support. This allows me to keep it mobile for abrasive blasting the underbody as well as do all my sheet metal repairs at the rear corners without the frame rails in the way.

[img]https://i.postimg.cc/zBGGcYh8/IMG-0806.jpg[/img]

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Re: Panel body removal [Re: kthomas] #1296362 Sat Jan 26 2019 06:14 PM
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"Hey! I sound like Darth Vader!!
Neat.

Re: Panel body removal [Re: kthomas] #1296364 Sat Jan 26 2019 07:46 PM
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swizcore Offline
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I'm an idiot, I linked to the wrong video in my prior post. It is now updated with the cab/frame separation time-lapse.

Linked here as well... https://video.nest.com/clip/28fda8b73f554d549114e0be9bb9e79d.mp4

Re: Panel body removal [Re: kthomas] #1296388 Sun Jan 27 2019 01:34 AM
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"Hey! I sound like Darth Vader!!
Even better!

Re: Panel body removal [Re: kthomas] #1296393 Sun Jan 27 2019 01:48 AM
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Cool, keep us posted on your progress with pictures as well.

Tim


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Re: Panel body removal [Re: kthomas] #1296427 Sun Jan 27 2019 02:30 PM
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TrknGMC Offline
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Nice burb! Looking forward to more updates.


Phillip
1927 Chevy Capital 1 Ton truck - basket case
1941 Chevy Suburban - Parts only
1949 GMC Suburban - 10 year project
1945 GMC half ton truck - Driver
1946 Chevy COE - Might restore one day...

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