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Smithy's Suburban
11-06-2013, 10:44 PM
Post: #31
RE: Smithy's Suburban
Will you be coming/driving this on tuesday? I want to check this thing out!
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11-07-2013, 09:17 AM
Post: #32
RE: Smithy's Suburban
(11-06-2013 10:35 PM)AlvarezMetalWorks Wrote:  I love the look of brand new parts lol. Make me almost not want to dirty them up. That's until I'm behind the wheel and looking at some trail face to face. That when I get the, "I can make it" thought run through my head lol. That's the end of the good looking new parts lol.

I expect everything to have a nice rusty patina by spring, besides dents and scrapes add character.

(11-06-2013 10:44 PM)yellowx16 Wrote:  Will you be coming/driving this on tuesday? I want to check this thing out!

Not sure yet, I've got a lot going on. Trying to work on the truck in what little free time I have. If not Tuesday then next time.

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11-09-2013, 03:09 PM
Post: #33
RE: Smithy's Suburban
Cut off the rear lower shock mounts.

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Welded on new ones up and out of the way. Sill using the factory upper mount.

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At least it's drivable at this point. Rides nice and handles well for a fat pig with no panhard or sway bars. It drives a lot like the scout. I do need to tighten up the steering box, It has enough play to make a clunk noise. Just a touch of bump steer on the highway, but nothing horrible. I plan on adding hydro assist, that should help a bit.


A few pics out in front of the house.

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Now I just have to make it 4wd.

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11-09-2013, 04:09 PM
Post: #34
RE: Smithy's Suburban
Looking good and coming along really well. Looking forward to seeing it with the H1 wheels.

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11-10-2013, 08:38 AM
Post: #35
RE: Smithy's Suburban
The 33s look tiny now

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11-10-2013, 05:19 PM
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RE: Smithy's Suburban
(11-10-2013 08:38 AM)Smithy Wrote:  The 33s look tiny now

Yes they do lol. What size do you plan on running?

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11-10-2013, 06:29 PM
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looks very nice
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11-11-2013, 12:24 PM
Post: #38
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(11-10-2013 05:19 PM)AlvarezMetalWorks Wrote:  Yes they do lol. What size do you plan on running?

37" MT/R

(11-10-2013 06:29 PM)simmonsnick Wrote:  looks very nice

Thanks, still have a ways to go.

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11-11-2013, 03:46 PM
Post: #39
RE: Smithy's Suburban
Are the 33s on 15 inch wheels or 16?

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11-12-2013, 12:17 PM
Post: #40
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Looks awesome! I can't wait to see it. I don't know exactly how hard you wheel but it may be beneficial to look into building a crossmember connecting your front shackle hangers from side to side. It was pointed out to me by a bunch of guys on Pirate that as you flex, it begins to twist the frame at the shackle hanger/body mounts and it will begin to crack the frame where it opens from boxed to just C channel.
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