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Old 04-21-2012, 08:26 PM
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the sun is out, so I will be driving this baby daily, in a month or so
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Whats your daily driver

Hey, I could really love an older Suburban that gets that kind of mileage. I didn't see your pictures until after I had responded to your first post, great looking leather interior.

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Hey, I could really love an older Suburban that gets that kind of mileage. I didn't see your pictures until after I had responded to your first post, great looking leather interior.

Garrell
Thanks! I replaced all the original interior with 2001 Durango electric buckets and bench. Added a 1972 Blazer console also after those pics.
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the sun is out, so I will be driving this baby daily, in a month or so
1981 Kawasaki KZ 550
The Kawazaki looks great, especially for 31 years old! I've got an old '76 Goldwing Ltd that I need to dust off and sell this summer. I just don't ue it enough to keep it.
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My daily driver for the last year has been my '69 Chevy Suburban. Sold my '84 Toyota PU after owning it nearly 25 yrs., and switched to the Burb for more comfort, room, and style.




What year did it get front disc brakes? I had a '68 ages ago, had to do a panic stop because another driver didn't see me. Got it stopped, wasn't too impressed, got back up to speed, light turns red and I didn't know my brakes had faded from the previous stop, no brakes, just horn going through the intersection.
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What year did it get front disc brakes? I had a '68 ages ago, had to do a panic stop because another driver didn't see me. Got it stopped, wasn't too impressed, got back up to speed, light turns red and I didn't know my brakes had faded from the previous stop, no brakes, just horn going through the intersection.
Really not sure when the truck got most the mods it has. I bought it a year ago and other than interior it looked just like it does now. Someone had rebuilt the engine, swapped in the later running gear with power disc brakes and 5x5 pattern, TH400, and HD swaybars front and rear.
I found it locally on Craigslist for $2k, and fortunately saw it within a couple hours of it being posted, so made it there before anyone else.
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Really not sure when the truck got most the mods it has. I bought it a year ago and other than interior it looked just like it does now. Someone had rebuilt the engine, swapped in the later running gear with power disc brakes and 5x5 pattern, TH400, and HD swaybars front and rear.
I found it locally on Craigslist for $2k, and fortunately saw it within a couple hours of it being posted, so made it there before anyone else.
I had meant what year did Chevy start using front disc brakes? The engineers must have known drums of the size they used in 1968 for a vehicle the weight of the Suburban was marginal.
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Right now this is my daily. 98 Formula, LS1, SLP lid, 4L60E with some upgrades, Hooker exhaust, and 2.73 gears.



As soon as I get some shop space opened up this will be the daily. 455, 13:1, XE264HR, 700R4, 3.42 gears in the 12 bolt, Qjet modified to run E85/E100, should be a nice street ride.



This one is in the works too. Low budget, might fix the rust if I get the 65 GTO out of the shop soon, getting a 455 with 11.7:1, Th400, 2.93 gears, another Qjet modified to run E85/E100, and manual everything. Its a LeMans that is getting a bunch of Tempest parts put on because its a parts car for the GTO.

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Someone I know has a 70 pick-up, all stock and on his brake pedal it says "disk brakes".
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Someone I know has a 70 pick-up, all stock and on his brake pedal it says "disk brakes".
Thanks Professor, so I now know at least by 1970.
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I had meant what year did Chevy start using front disc brakes? The engineers must have known drums of the size they used in 1968 for a vehicle the weight of the Suburban was marginal.
They offered them in 1971 on trucks and Suburbans.
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This is my 1998 Grand Prix GTP.
"Dad's 4-door hot-rod" as my daughter calls it.

It's a little older now, showing a little rust and has recently been backed into in the NAPA parking lot.
I love the car ... but perhaps it's time to upgrade a little?


I've been looking at a 2008 Pontiac GXP with the 5.3 V/8.
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Whats your daily driver

I think you are ready for a trade up also. The Pontiac you are talking about are nice cars and that engine is a member of the LS engine family and if you felt the need to go a little faster and it will also improve your fuel mileage as well you can get an HPtune up and probably pickup 25-30 rear wheel HP.
If you have a car spotted that you are interested in then I would pursue that plan big but if you don't have a car in mind look into finding a low mileage 2003-05 low mile GTO. I know they were not the prettiest car ever built but you get performance and the potential for lots more plus good handleing and if they are like my Corvette it will give you an honest 24 to 27 mpg. The late model or second generation GTO taken care of probably will go up in value down the road
How did you find this antique thread, I had a lot of fun with it seeing the different daily drives.

Garrell

*Oh, let me crow a little if you read HotRod Magazine I am mentioed in ab article on page 104 and 105 in this months magazine, Sept. issue!
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