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R3vMaster

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Hi all, my name is Roy and I live in the tantallon area.

 

Finally bought my first truck, although it's an SUV. Got a 97 Suburban 350 vortec. Got it as a bit if a project vehicle and just this week got it up to snuff and registered and MVI'd. I plan to use it for camping and hauling but also some light off roading for now, and in the future swap in a dana 60 front and lift it 4-6 inches with 35-37" tires, nothing too crazy. 

 

Looking to get out and give it a shake down on some easier trails and see how the truck and I do. Dont have a lot of time between having a young child and other hobbies but definitely want to get out and find some good spots to get it a bit dirty. 

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Hey Roy welcome to Backcountry, you're at the right place 🙂

Sounds like you've got some fun work ahead of you. I'm also starting on a similar build with my '92 Exploder, although my plan is to keep my build TTB just to be different....for now.

We've got a mighty 'burb build on here, I'm hoping Eugene will pipe up and show you his rig for some inspiration 😉

We have a good no-BS crew here....have monthly club runs and weekly coffee nights around the HRM, so that's probably a good place for you to start.

 

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Welcome! Hope to see you out at some coffees and get to look over the rig! We all love pics here so feel free to post up

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Welcome R3vMaster!  Burbans are welcome!  Not many solid-axle ones are around anymore, nor solid axle swap (sas) ones.  That would be nice to see.  Lots of full-size and GM rig experience on here as well.  As Tom says, pics are good!

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Couple from today, the forum won't let me upload directly so hopefully these work

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Not yet confident enough to have taken it down that hill, I went a bit further up the road past the open gate. I'm sure some people here will be familiar with the area. I didn't see any signs that it is not to be used recreationally so I gave it a bit of a run. 

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where was it?

probably a good call when ur on your own with snow, no winch and street tires :)

 

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2 minutes ago, jay said:

where was it?

probably a good call when ur on your own with snow, no winch and street tires 🙂

 

That was my thoughts. I knew I could get down but getting back up is another story. That was the powerline just off exit 5a hwy 103. 

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we don't get out that way too much, but it looks like something the club would run...hmmmm

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Welcome to the board!! Looking forward to seeing your build!

3 hours ago, R3vMaster said:

Couple from today, the forum won't let me upload directly so hopefully these work

Did you get any sort of error when you tried to upload?

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4 hours ago, autumnwalker said:

Welcome to the board!! Looking forward to seeing your build!

Did you get any sort of error when you tried to upload?

Error -200. 

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Ah ... that is likely due to a very large file size that you are trying to upload.

I'm going to be moving the board to a new server soonish so the issue will likely be resolved at that time. In the meantime, if you shrink your photo pre upload it should work fine.

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Nice suburban, looks similiar to my moms Suburban

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19 hours ago, R3vMaster said:

That's actually a lot nicer than mine, I'd feel bad thrashing that truck. 

Iv got the pair of them for sale for $2850, the second sub is pretty solid too, both 350 vortex, blue one still on the road, parts truck could be put on the road.

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On 6/28/2019 at 10:33 AM, Powerram said:

Iv got the pair of them for sale for $2850, the second sub is pretty solid too, both 350 vortex, blue one still on the road, parts truck could be put on the road.

Sounds like a good deal, if they were square bodies I'd be getting my hands on some cash but between this burban and the wife's Disco, no new projects for quite a while. 

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On 7/2/2019 at 12:32 PM, R3vMaster said:

Sounds like a good deal, if they were square bodies I'd be getting my hands on some cash 

If they were square bodies I'd have already bought them 😉

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If they were square bodies they would be 5x the price :rofl:

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10 hours ago, TomWood said:

If they were square bodies they would be 5x the price :rofl:

That has not played into my scenario @TomWood. Pipe down over there 😉

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