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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #850 on: March 14, 2019, 08:07:54 PM »
Then the stack was reassembled and the snap ring slid home to complete the stackup
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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #851 on: March 14, 2019, 08:09:13 PM »
And placed the heavy half of the gearbox into a fixture so i could paint that half as well. I will reassemble the halves tomorrow
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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #852 on: March 14, 2019, 08:14:27 PM »
I'll install new output seals, both ends before reinstalling it, but when everything is dry in the morning it will be time to silicone the case halves back together.

I got after the exhaust system. pulling it all off once more to get ready for the final installation of the muffla' story. Plus it makes it much easier to get in there.

When the case is bolted up, I'll be able to reinstall the transmission cross menber and the front drive shaft. That is going to get me way down the road on this massive project.

Before it moves under its own power, I will have touched literally everything that moves, rotates, slides, spins, pumps, or any other movement.

Think you can call me on not touching the fuel pump? Not so fast...Truck is going to get a Walbro
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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #853 on: March 14, 2019, 08:15:09 PM »
And a new one of these:
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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #854 on: March 14, 2019, 08:16:25 PM »
This will go Bye-Bye...No more hot pipe over the axle for me.

Have a little surprise in store for the void just behind the axle...Stay tuned.
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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #855 on: March 14, 2019, 08:19:18 PM »
Oh, and one of the gentlemen who purchased a bunch of SquareD parts made this up for me, so I gave it a home:

Square D is really gone. Sold the frame two days ago. All that is left is a hood, two fenders, a wiring harness, snorkel and a bunch of bolts. Everything else has found a new home on other old 1st Gens out there. The frame went to a Marine who when pulling the gas tank out of his truck, discovered his frame was almost rusted in half. It will serve well under its new command!
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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #856 on: March 14, 2019, 10:12:12 PM »
You going to order a dash mat? An overhead gun rack?  I have always liked the once that relocate your visors but never had the guts to tear into a headliner


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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #857 on: March 14, 2019, 10:14:03 PM »
Lots done again.

Sounds like SD came out OK. Glad you got a lot back out of it for what you put in.

I have to do the same pump work to mine still, mine leaked. BTW the pump works all the time, not just 4x4.

If this area here was a little wider (same as the 265?), we could run a 1350 vs a 1310 front universal.
 
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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #858 on: March 15, 2019, 12:06:41 AM »
I know it's a little late but I use the same coolers on Cummins tranny's per trans builders advise. They work well.
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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #859 on: March 15, 2019, 12:16:49 AM »
I know it's a little late but I use the same coolers on Cummins tranny's per trans builders advise. They work well.

Aren't those exchangers not coolers? (same purpose) Ken, I was so wanting to call last night when the camry was giving me cooling issues, but it was late.
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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #860 on: March 15, 2019, 09:20:56 AM »
You going to order a dash mat? An overhead gun rack?  I have always liked the once that relocate your visors but never had the guts to tear into a headliner


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Dash mat? Elaborate?
Needed in the sunnier climes??
Overhead gun rack?? No knowledge>>>
Relocated visors? Why?
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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #861 on: March 15, 2019, 12:09:13 PM »
Heat exchanger/cooler same same, no?
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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #862 on: March 15, 2019, 01:51:19 PM »
You going to order a dash mat? An overhead gun rack?  I have always liked the once that relocate your visors but never had the guts to tear into a headliner


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Dash mat? Elaborate?
Needed in the sunnier climes??
Overhead gun rack?? No knowledge>>>
Relocated visors? Why?
For extra do-dads and things
https://www.carid.com/vdp/shelf-it-black-overhead-storage-mpn-sh2167.html

To Keep glare of the window, reduces the haze buildup on windshields
https://www.covercraft.com/us/en/product/dashmat-custom-dash-cover.DMC




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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #863 on: March 15, 2019, 10:38:19 PM »
You going to order a dash mat? An overhead gun rack?  I have always liked the once that relocate your visors but never had the guts to tear into a headliner


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Dash mat? Elaborate?
Needed in the sunnier climes??
Overhead gun rack?? No knowledge>>>
Relocated visors? Why?
For extra do-dads and things
https://www.carid.com/vdp/shelf-it-black-overhead-storage-mpn-sh2167.html

To Keep glare of the window, reduces the haze buildup on windshields
https://www.covercraft.com/us/en/product/dashmat-custom-dash-cover.DMC




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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #864 on: March 18, 2019, 09:56:39 PM »
Feedback: Overhead console not sold for that year Chevy, at least I couldn't find it...

So tonight I plugged away at the transfer case. First installing some new seals
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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #865 on: March 18, 2019, 10:00:44 PM »
I like the way these case halves turned out. THat KBS paint is super, super hard. Try to scrape a drip off the underside of the case, on the flange and it takes some serious omph to get it removed.
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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #866 on: March 18, 2019, 10:01:52 PM »
Buttoned up and ready to reinstall
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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #867 on: March 18, 2019, 10:04:23 PM »
Reinstalled
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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #868 on: March 18, 2019, 10:12:27 PM »
Front driveshaft and new trans mount in, ran out of time, but only lacking the crossmember to put this one in the bag.
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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #869 on: March 19, 2019, 06:56:56 AM »
Not sure what you mean that an overhead console not sold?

My 01 2500hd has an overhead console and I even took the home link garage door opener insert from a same year suburban to put in it since the trucks didn’t come with built in remote , only a compartment that held a big garage door remote and a door that had a button on it that aligned with the remote button inside so that when pressed it actuated the garage door remote.


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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #870 on: March 19, 2019, 08:21:45 AM »
Charles, thinking he was referencing the aftermarket unit Dave had mentioned earlier.
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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #871 on: March 19, 2019, 10:21:46 AM »
Charles, thinking he was referencing the aftermarket unit Dave had mentioned earlier.
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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #872 on: March 19, 2019, 10:32:43 AM »
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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #873 on: March 19, 2019, 10:38:24 AM »
So, I also ordered the entire roof rack structure yestertag.

This time I am going to use a simple bolt together extruded aluminum product called 80/20 aluminum extrusions.

I will bolt the side rails directly to and through the existing factory rack both anchoring and strengthening that system, and extending the rack into a rectangle from the rear ro almost the windshield.

The included slots will provide infinite possibilities for attaching things like the tent, a basket, lights, the kitchen sink and a milk jug just to get me started.

Seen the back to the future Delorean?? That's the look I am going for with Ravin8 :shocked:
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« Reply #874 on: March 19, 2019, 10:41:01 AM »
Oh, and the winch never arrived. I called to trace it down and found a shipping label had been created, but no further action was ever done. So, they are sending out another one and that should be here Friday ahead of the bumpers

It's coming together nicely!
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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #875 on: March 19, 2019, 08:56:34 PM »
So, I also ordered the entire roof rack structure yestertag.

This time I am going to use a simple bolt together extruded aluminum product called 80/20 aluminum extrusions.

I will bolt the side rails directly to and through the existing factory rack both anchoring and strengthening that system, and extending the rack into a rectangle from the rear ro almost the windshield.

The included slots will provide infinite possibilities for attaching things like the tent, a basket, lights, the kitchen sink and a milk jug just to get me started.

Seen the back to the future Delorean?? That's the look I am going for with Ravin8 :shocked:

Hey don if you are going the 80/20 route before you buy a bunch of stuff let me know I have tons left over from a few projects, it all depends on the size you are going to use

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« Reply #876 on: March 19, 2019, 10:46:55 PM »
So, I also ordered the entire roof rack structure yestertag.

This time I am going to use a simple bolt together extruded aluminum product called 80/20 aluminum extrusions.

I will bolt the side rails directly to and through the existing factory rack both anchoring and strengthening that system, and extending the rack into a rectangle from the rear ro almost the windshield.

The included slots will provide infinite possibilities for attaching things like the tent, a basket, lights, the kitchen sink and a milk jug just to get me started.

Seen the back to the future Delorean?? That's the look I am going for with Ravin8 :shocked:

Hey don if you are going the 80/20 route before you buy a bunch of stuff let me know I have tons left over from a few projects, it all depends on the size you are going to use
Now ya tell me!

I am working the T-10 size 1" X 1" and 1" X 2"

Two side rails of the 2" stuff, 114" long, the front and back in 2", then 6 lateral bars evenly spaced along the length.

I will be using a combination of internal 90 degree and external 90's to assemble and add rigidity to it. From what I see, it should be as stout as a a WW2 battleship but super light.

I also have plastic filler strip to close in wiring that will extend to the various lights I mount up there, and some decorative end caps to make it look professional. Intermediate braces are 46.25" in length and all the tubing and hardware is black.

I could use some for the interior. Would like to assemble a catch-all rack and some other things.
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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #877 on: March 19, 2019, 10:49:38 PM »
So, here are the finish shots of the transfer case. Now that completes the engine, transmission, and transfer case, where everything got touched, rebuilt, replaced, renewed, or something. It's in like new condition
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« Reply #878 on: March 19, 2019, 10:50:47 PM »
And, yes, Tex, I remembered to fill the case with new fluid!
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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #879 on: March 19, 2019, 10:52:48 PM »
There is an ordering to things. I would have assembled the exhaust, but without knowing where the exhaust sits and the relationship between that space and the room needed for step extension/retraction, I had to install the Amp Research steps first
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« Reply #880 on: March 19, 2019, 10:55:23 PM »
These three pics would suggest that I just threw the steps on there with little to no fuss, but that is no where near the truth.

The placement of those hinges requires some painstaking locating and drilling of holes, then an alignment process to make things come out OK. I was very pleased to be rewarded with a perfect fit of everything.
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« Reply #881 on: March 19, 2019, 10:56:01 PM »
So far, so good
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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #882 on: March 19, 2019, 10:57:05 PM »
Then I located the control module according to the instructions, then started to lay out the wiring harness
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Re: 2002 Suburban 2500 build thread, Part 2
« Reply #883 on: March 19, 2019, 10:59:10 PM »
I got some of that hooked up, but most of it remains to be completed. I also lengthened the transfer case breather. It used to vent right on top of the transmission. Now it has found a new home up near the hood line in the engine compartment.

I want to check the trans vent to ensure it, too, can stay high and dry.
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