66 Suburban... slowly but surely

66 Suburban... slowly but surely

66 Suburban... slowly but surely

Though the paint shop has spend 100's of hours working the body and blocking it to make this thing look great, it still is without more paint then the firewall.  Along with my 1,000,000 hours of rust repair this thing started to look like it was never going to get done.  So, this update shows that I am really making progress, the Raptor undercoating is done, 3 full kits to get the coverage on everything and I also did the steel interior floor and inside of the firewall so I could have a clean working surface. 

Since I had to drop the frame I'm going to go ahead and wire wheel the entire thing top and bottom and brush paint it with Rusto-leaum Gloss Black so the complete undercarriage will be fairly deluxe.  The Suburban uses rectangular rubber insulators from the frame which I made out of a piece of snow plow blade edging I found, new here's a little secret, when you have to put a hole though 5/8" thick rubber use the next size up brad point drill bit for example for a 3/8" hole use a 1/2" drill bit, but here's the secret... are you ready?  Freeze the rubber blocks for a couple of days before you drill them and they drill just like drilling pine, but don't let them thaw out while your working.

The engine and 700R-4 are ready to go in and the new brake lines are made and will be pulled out before painting, the late model Chevy truck front in has been powder painted and installed along with the drop spindles and the Truck Shop 6 lug front rotors so it's a roller again. 

I'm going to shrink wrap the engine and trans before installing them so the body shop doesn't jack them up while they finish up and get it in final paint. 

I'm planning on having it at the Moorpark Show in October along with the 69 we finished up last month.  Also, I am planning a few surprises at the Moorpark Show so by all means try and get out here for this, it will be worth the drive and time if you can make it.