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Re: Rr pe: I must be Crazy to Restore a 47-53 Subu
pplummer #784325 Wed Sep 28 2011 03:57 AM
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Posts: 15,012
Boltergeist
Looking...and sounding good!


1937 Chevy Pickup
1952 Chevy Panel
Pictures in my Photobucket
1950 Chevy Coupe

52 Chevy Panel

I'd rather walk and carry a Chevy hub cap than ride in a Ferd.
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Re: Rr pe: I must be Crazy to Restore a 47-53 Subu
Achipmunk #807081 Thu Dec 15 2011 04:48 PM
Joined: May 2007
Posts: 321
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Truck is DONE. I have a few small nagging things, but I'm gonna call it complete at this point. The fit and finish of the interior is better than any car i've ever restored. If you need an interior guy, he's the best I've ever used.

http://gallery.mac.com/patrick.plummer#100501&bgcolor=black&view=grid

Thanks to everybody who helped me on this build.



Last edited by pplummer; Thu Dec 15 2011 04:50 PM.
Re: Rr pe: I must be Crazy to Restore a 47-53 Subu
pplummer #807091 Thu Dec 15 2011 05:13 PM
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Posts: 113
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Shop Shark

Congratulations,,,, she looks beautiful.

Interior looks awesome. You did such a great job on this rig, thank you for shareing the build up.

Re: I must be Crazy to Restore a 47-53 Suburban
pplummer #807131 Thu Dec 15 2011 07:22 PM
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Master Gabster
Start date: 04/06/09 *
Originally Posted by pplummer
I am literally days away from sealing the deal on a clean 49 that needs restoring. To make a long story short, I've restored 2 AD pickups, and have a 47 in the garage now. My wife tells me she's pregnant, and I decide a Suburban would be more fun to enjoy knowing I have a family on the way. I start doing research and get slapped with all of the typical things. No aftermarket parts, no parts, no Trucks! Dang! A little different than restoring the pickup! I even thought, maybe I should buy a complete 95% or better original restored truck... I keep coming across the same 4 on the internet! Holy Cow. Should I really do this? Knowing what I know, the truck I stumbled across was one that I knew that a friend had in CA and he's willing to sell it to me. (not cheap) but it's complete and no rust. It doesn't even need floors. I'm not afraid of a challenging resto, but I am not sure about this.

I know they're worth some money complete. I'm looking to do near 100% original except for maybe some small things such as a 235 full pressure motor and an open driveline. That's about all. Also, it doesn't have the 2nd or third row seat, and I've read almost all the posts in this forum. Let me know if anybody has either one kicking around that they want to sell.

I've already reached out and spoke with Sully, a fellow member and have been speaking to him about my up and coming challenges. We'll see how this all goes. I'll definitely be reaching out on this build asking for some help if I decide to take the plunge versus previous resto's.

Thanks
Patrick


Complete date: 12/15/11 *
Originally Posted by pplummer
Truck is DONE. I have a few small nagging things, but I'm gonna call it complete at this point. The fit and finish of the interior is better than any car i've ever restored. If you need an interior guy, he's the best I've ever used.

http://gallery.mac.com/patrick.plummer#100501&bgcolor=black&view=grid

Thanks to everybody who helped me on this build.




You impressed the heck out of me! Great job thumbs_up

Re: I must be Crazy to Restore a 47-53 Suburban
GMONIZ #807142 Thu Dec 15 2011 08:02 PM
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Posts: 8,386
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Sweet.


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Re: I must be Crazy to Restore a 47-53 Suburban
Cletis #807213 Thu Dec 15 2011 11:58 PM
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That's really nice !!!


Tim


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Re: I must be Crazy to Restore a 47-53 Suburban
bowtietim #807301 Fri Dec 16 2011 04:20 AM
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 15,012
Boltergeist
Awesome job. Nice work inside as well. The newborn will love the cruise's in it!!


1937 Chevy Pickup
1952 Chevy Panel
Pictures in my Photobucket
1950 Chevy Coupe

52 Chevy Panel

I'd rather walk and carry a Chevy hub cap than ride in a Ferd.
I can explain it to you, but I can't understand it for you smile
Re: I must be Crazy to Restore a 47-53 Suburban
Achipmunk #807735 Sat Dec 17 2011 07:21 PM
Joined: Feb 2008
Posts: 338
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Cruising in the Passing Lane
Beautiful job on the interior. You've done a great job overall. Looks like you're gonna get a lot of attention wherever you go.

Re: I must be Crazy to Restore a 47-53 Suburban
The Ned #808643 Tue Dec 20 2011 09:23 AM
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Posts: 597
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What a fantastic burb! I have an uncle that lives in north carolina that has a 49' clamshell burb that he has been driving since 1966! your sure brings back some great memories!

Re: I must be Crazy to Restore a 47-53 Suburban
10 micron #809498 Fri Dec 23 2011 01:10 AM
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Posts: 439
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Patrick
Great job and I like the color. You should be proud of the quality of the work. Now put some miles on the thing with the family!!


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

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