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#1129612 - Thu Oct 15 2015 02:15 PM Re: 1952 Suburban Update / MNSmith [Re: MNSmith]  
MNSmith  Offline
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So Cal
Thanks Alvin!!



#1135306 - Fri Nov 20 2015 11:29 PM Re: 1952 Suburban Update / MNSmith [Re: MNSmith]  
MNSmith  Offline
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Posts: 2,265
So Cal
Well, let's see. Got some headliner done. I'll give a thumbs up on using ABS as a medium instead of cardboard. Got my trim back from powder coat and installed it. Took it to various shows and got a lot of compliments. I'm going to add a trans cooler up front just because I don't want to cook the trans again. In fact, that is my goal for 2016 along with the regular work. Regular work will be to finish painting the inside. 2016 goals are to install a trans cooler, rear sway bar, and finally purchase the shorter A arms from Fatman and install those. Also, I'd like to finally grind all the outer layers and put it in a coat of epoxy. More pics for your viewing pleasure:

http://www.bunchobikes.com/1952suburban175.JPG
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#1135307 - Fri Nov 20 2015 11:35 PM Re: 1952 Suburban Update / MNSmith [Re: MNSmith]  
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Posts: 2,265
So Cal
BTW, back when the water pump when out, I was sold a wrong rotation pump. Had over heating problems going to one of the events. Changed the pump there. Solved the problem. That there is the explanation on the trans over heat comment. I think all is good now in the cooling area of things but it sure wouldn't hurt to add that trans cooler. Maybe later I will relate the chain of events on that little ol' water pump!


#1135318 - Sat Nov 21 2015 01:03 AM Re: 1952 Suburban Update / MNSmith [Re: MNSmith]  
Achipmunk  Offline
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 15,611
Boiling Springs, S. C. 29316
Mark, you give me bunches of ideas as I have yet to put my headliner in the panel. I did use the ABS firewall cover piece and liked it. Sooo many ideas! That's a good looking headliner.


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

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

#1136395 - Thu Nov 26 2015 08:54 AM Re: 1952 Suburban Update / MNSmith [Re: MNSmith]  
J Lucas  Offline
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Posts: 2,634
South Omaha, Nebraska
Great job on the headliner. thumbs_up

John


J Lucas





1941 Chevy 1/2-Ton
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1959 Chevy Apache 31 Fleetside
1959 Chevy Apache 32 Fleetside
1959 Chevy Viking 40

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#1136703 - Sat Nov 28 2015 02:01 PM Re: 1952 Suburban Update / MNSmith [Re: MNSmith]  
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Joined: Jun 2001
Posts: 1,027
Boones Mill Va
The abs looks far more solid than the cardboard I have seen installed in other "restored" suburbans. Great job!


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1941 Chevy Suburban
1949 GMC Suburban
1945 GMC half ton truck
1946 Chevy COE

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http://s1291.beta.photobucket.com/user/TrknGMC/library/

#1140364 - Sun Dec 20 2015 07:53 PM Re: 1952 Suburban Update / MNSmith [Re: MNSmith]  
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Posts: 2,265
So Cal
So, when the water pump was giving me fits, he motor would cook and the trans would boil over dumping trans fluid on the exhaust. Luckily, no fires. I do have a small extinguisher bolted in the back. When I was at the races, I fixed the water pump and have had no overheating problems since. However, while driving back home from the races, I hit the pass at 70+. Uphill it was booking and the motor stayed cool, but the trans got a little hot. It, again, pushed a little oil out the dip stick tube. I slowed down a bit, things cooled down and I had no problems the rest of the way home. Well, it was, literally, down hill the rest of the way. So, one of the projects I needed to do next was a trans cooler in addition to what is already plumbed through the radiator. Enjoy the pics. The last picture shows the old connection to the radiator with the new connection to the cooler. The choice was make it look pretty or make it service-able. I went with service-able. I can break the connection right there and connect to a trans flush machine when needed.

http://www.bunchobikes.com/1952suburban186.JPG
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#1169691 - Thu Jun 16 2016 05:50 AM Re: 1952 Suburban Update / MNSmith [Re: MNSmith]  
MNSmith  Offline
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Posts: 2,265
So Cal
Well, been spending a lot of time just going in to the shop and staring at the thing. Did a little bit more than just stare at it today. Working on painting the dash.

http://www.bunchobikes.com/1952suburban191.jpg
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#1169800 - Fri Jun 17 2016 01:15 AM Re: 1952 Suburban Update / MNSmith [Re: MNSmith]  
Achipmunk  Offline
Joined: Dec 2001
Posts: 15,611
Boiling Springs, S. C. 29316
Mark, progress is progress, no matter how much, or how little. It will get done! Thanks for sharing.


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

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

#1182861 - Fri Sep 16 2016 04:15 AM Re: 1952 Suburban Update / MNSmith [Re: MNSmith]  
MNSmith  Offline
Joined: Oct 2005
Posts: 2,265
So Cal
No, no. Not sleeping. More paint. Seat riser, dash, door jambs and currently grinding on the inner doors. I'll get pics up soon. Oh yeah, added new side panels. No more cardboard. Now with ABS. Added some walking area / courtesy lighting and speakers. Finalized the spot light install.


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