The next series of entries in my journal will show my progress so far.
Photo 1 shows my Malibu, and behind it from left to right are my 1980 K20 Chevy Stepside Shortbed that needs parted out eventually, the Suburban in this journal, and the formerly mentioned "cherry" 1987 Chevy V10 that I eventually DID buy from my Wifes' twin sister. That truck is my next project.
Photo 2 shows the Suburban just before jacking it up and tearing into the transmission swap.
Photo 3 shows the SM-465 transmission I chose to swap into the Suburban. I'm not really sure what year this transmission is.