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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #300 on: February 13, 2019, 08:30:45 PM »
Tonight we just have to play "Shiny new parts"

I was busy all day with other things to include one sick Pre-Ranger, and one who is about to wrestle in the state championship and has a bum knee.

So what I can share is all the stuff coming in from the brown and white/purple trucks

Hellwig sway bar, front brakes n' stuff

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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #301 on: February 13, 2019, 08:31:31 PM »
I guess one chinaman axle is about as good as the next...
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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #302 on: February 13, 2019, 08:32:39 PM »
I hope these rotors stay looking like this. But around here, its doubtful
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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #303 on: February 13, 2019, 08:36:53 PM »
And I picked up some new tools

Since the price was right, I'm experimenting with the Harbor freight electric impacts. So I picked up their 3/8 and 1/2" offerings. With 1200 ft lbs of breaking torque, this one isn't far from the Milwaukee I really wanted, but half the price.
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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #304 on: February 13, 2019, 08:55:41 PM »
Have you put so power inverter in the sub.  Mount the chargers in the back of the bus on the side ?


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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #305 on: February 13, 2019, 10:10:02 PM »
There’s a button missing in a square d thread. And an exhaust mani and turbo in a garage...

Sorry to see this direction but understand how it came about.
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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #306 on: February 13, 2019, 11:02:22 PM »
Chief, I bought that harborfraught 3/8 impact because I don’t have air. It has been an amazing addition to the tool bag. Had it for about 2ish years now, I think. I use it regularly and the battery seems to last a long while!

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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #307 on: February 13, 2019, 11:19:36 PM »
Have you put so power inverter in the sub.  Mount the chargers in the back of the bus on the side ?


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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #308 on: February 13, 2019, 11:20:53 PM »
There’s a button missing in a square d thread. And an exhaust mani and turbo in a garage...

Sorry to see this direction but understand how it came about.
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Rog...

I suppose, then that you read my last entry then.

It is really getting gone, and bringing a ton of cash BTW!
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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #309 on: February 13, 2019, 11:21:43 PM »
Chief, I bought that harborfraught 3/8 impact because I don’t have air. It has been an amazing addition to the tool bag. Had it for about 2ish years now, I think. I use it regularly and the battery seems to last a long while!
It's workout starts tomorrow. I am stripping out the suspension. Yippee!
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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #310 on: February 13, 2019, 11:26:14 PM »
Where is this list of parts for sale?


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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #311 on: February 13, 2019, 11:27:10 PM »
So Brian (Bear Claw Bumpers) has been busy designing my bumpers for the burb.

I thought I might go with a new ARB for the front to save time, and his for the rear, but we just agreed that he would design both bumpers with my in accordance with what I want, and weld them up himself, then ship to me. That is such a great timesaving deal, I am going with it.

So the plan yesterday for the front bumper and brush guard looked like this:
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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #312 on: February 13, 2019, 11:29:21 PM »
I asked him to turn in the base like the ARB design and he produced this:
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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #313 on: February 13, 2019, 11:31:28 PM »
The one above is going to be tweaked a bit more, but he offered an interesting alternative. He suggests bringing the bar around the side and then down lower on the side of the bumper. Not sure if I like this, but it is growing on me
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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #314 on: February 13, 2019, 11:32:09 PM »
Where is this list of parts for sale?


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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #315 on: February 13, 2019, 11:42:26 PM »
We don’t even get first crack at the rubble huh?


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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #316 on: February 13, 2019, 11:53:02 PM »
Sad day for RMTWS, but understood. Directions change.

I have looked at those HF tools also, price of the batteries is enough to look!

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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #317 on: February 14, 2019, 06:16:22 AM »
That thing would look pretty mean with a HD truck hood on it


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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #318 on: February 14, 2019, 07:42:58 AM »
That thing would look pretty mean with a HD truck hood on it and give some extra clearance just in case you wanted to throw a 12v Cummins in there.


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What a great idea Tex.

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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #319 on: February 14, 2019, 08:08:11 AM »
You have to swap out the grill also don’t you? Then the bumper space is of and needs lowered to fit the grill?


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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #320 on: February 14, 2019, 01:02:48 PM »
That thing would look pretty mean with a HD truck hood on it


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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #321 on: February 14, 2019, 01:03:18 PM »
You have to swap out the grill also don’t you? Then the bumper space is of and needs lowered to fit the grill?


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I think the hood just sits higher from the same plane Dave.
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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #322 on: February 14, 2019, 01:22:18 PM »
You have to swap out the grill also don’t you? Then the bumper space is of and needs lowered to fit the grill?


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I think the hood just sits higher from the same plane Dave.

Took me way to long to figure out what you were talking about. 

1500 grille should work with the HD hood.  Here is a pic of a 2001 2500HD with a 1500 grille.  The guy bought a 1500 grille and bumper not realizing that they were different.  Installed the grille with no problems and needed to makes some spacers to install the bumper.  He asked me to build him a bumper that would work with the 1500 grille.

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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #323 on: February 14, 2019, 01:27:44 PM »
You have to swap out the grill also don’t you? Then the bumper space is of and needs lowered to fit the grill?


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I think the hood just sits higher from the same plane Dave.

Took me way to long to figure out what you were talking about. 

1500 grille should work with the HD hood.  Here is a pic of a 2001 2500HD with a 1500 grille.  The guy bought a 1500 grille and bumper not realizing that they were different.  Installed the grille with no problems and needed to makes some spacers to install the bumper.  He asked me to build him a bumper that would work with the 1500 grille.

I figured you'd chime in. I didn't know how to properly word that :rolleyes:but I've seen too many HD hood swaps without grill swaps to believe the grill has to be changed. makes sense on the bumper though. GVW and DOT requirements etc. for the HD vs non HD...
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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #324 on: February 14, 2019, 01:29:21 PM »
That two tone looks pretty good to.   It was definitely a good looking body style to GM


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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #325 on: February 14, 2019, 01:44:49 PM »
Really the only difference between the HD and non HD bumpers is how they are shaped to accommodate a the grilles.  The HD bumpers have a little larger/ deeper grille.  In the pic above you see how it is basically a straight line from the bottom of the lights under the grille to the other lights.  On this HD truck the grille drops down a couple inches.  The bumpers really aren't any stronger or anything.


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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #326 on: February 15, 2019, 12:10:34 AM »
OK, so Brian changed the dimensions slightly to sync up with the measurements I just gave him from the burb. Based on that, and moving the outside "Down" bars inboard 2", the final design looks like this:
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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #327 on: February 15, 2019, 12:12:36 AM »
Looks good, would you like me to get you the color code for that blue island so you can paint match it to the bumper?


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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #328 on: February 15, 2019, 12:31:05 AM »
Looks good, would you like me to get you the color code for that blue island so you can paint match it to the bumper?


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Bwahahahaha!!! That would be perfect!!


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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #329 on: February 15, 2019, 09:45:41 AM »
Bear can you edit the color on your solidworks so we can see how awesome it would look?


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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #330 on: February 15, 2019, 11:13:53 AM »
I could investigate some of the rendering tools a little more in depth this evening.   :huh:

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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #331 on: February 15, 2019, 06:02:12 PM »
Blue with some lime green highlights to set if off. 


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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #332 on: February 15, 2019, 06:18:57 PM »
Looks like a winner!!!

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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #333 on: February 15, 2019, 06:20:04 PM »
Sold!!! Will you please go ahead and paint said color and ship, bill to Ken


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« Reply #334 on: February 15, 2019, 06:22:04 PM »


Bingo!!


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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #335 on: February 15, 2019, 06:22:27 PM »
Should have made it pink. Don could use it at the women’s march to clear a
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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #336 on: February 15, 2019, 06:27:26 PM »
nearly identical to mine!

here’s a paint color code.. ya know. for educational purposes and such.


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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #337 on: February 15, 2019, 07:06:23 PM »
nearly identical to mine!

here’s a paint color code.. ya know. for educational purposes and such.


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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #338 on: February 15, 2019, 07:11:31 PM »
I actually had a guy that was going to paint one close to this blue.  It was a little brighter than this.  He had his flares and rockers painted with blue linex on a white truck and said he was going to have the bumper done blue to match.  I thought it sounded ridiculous and the pics were worse.  After seeing it in person it really didn't look that bad and I think if he would have color matched the bumper and a couple other things it would have looked pretty good.

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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #339 on: February 15, 2019, 07:11:35 PM »
Let’s see some more cabinet photos?  Open adjustable shelf’s sitting on the granite?   

That is a much softer blue.  I like it lots better. 


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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #340 on: February 15, 2019, 07:26:00 PM »
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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #341 on: February 15, 2019, 07:28:17 PM »
don’t mean to hi jack. only these 2. i promise




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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #342 on: February 15, 2019, 07:37:25 PM »
The boss is off doing something else like selling parts to Square D so we can play.

Looks good. Did you build the cabinet?


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« Reply #343 on: February 15, 2019, 08:03:24 PM »
That color I can handle.
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« Reply #344 on: February 15, 2019, 08:48:56 PM »
The boss is off doing something else like selling parts to Square D so we can play.

Looks good. Did you build the cabinet?


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i did not.. but my friend who owns a cabinet company here in town did. his dad is an antique dealer who also sells old bricks (silas lucas bricks) and his younger brother does reclaimed hardwood flooring and wood accessories (beams, mantles, large table tops. etc)

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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #345 on: February 16, 2019, 10:59:14 AM »
Should have made it pink. Don could use it at the women’s march to clear a
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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #346 on: February 16, 2019, 11:00:59 AM »
What happened to my thread???

I've been preoccupied with something for the past few days...
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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #347 on: February 16, 2019, 11:22:30 AM »
And, parts continue to come in

Got the injectors from JR

Although they were delivered to me, they were addressed to someone by the name, "Knucklehead!"

Oddly enough I need the 8.1L injectors in the box, so, cool!

Ordered a 13,000 lb winch to fit on that bumper Bear is tooling up, and lift kit is scheduled to be dropped off Monday.

Dunno if I'll have any time to get to this, as some other stuff is taking up all my time at the moment, but I'll update when I get back to it.
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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #348 on: February 16, 2019, 01:27:57 PM »
Chief, bolt back together everything to make a runner for now.

By the other comment you’re far too busy for a build.
Throw the factory wheels back on and drive it for now.
You need to be there for the family right now.

So unless the trip gets delayed or cancelled make this a driver and maybe skip some of what you had planned.

I think with a limited time investment at current point you could have this driving again.
Much farther in not so easy.
I just don't want to wind up missing a digit or limb.  I can sometimes get in a hurry to get results.
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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #349 on: February 16, 2019, 05:10:39 PM »
Hey, I simply addressed it as you told me  :grin:
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