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Turtle n Peeps

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Posted: 03/16/22 10:49am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Finally finished this thing up after 3 years of hard work.

After racing a friend of mines car for 15 years I told him I would do all the body and paint work on his tow rig Burb for free if he would buy the materials.

We use to use this as a tow vehicle for the race car. It was in great mechanical shape but the body was a mess.

The spec: 350 Vortex engine with RV cam, HEI ign, duel plane intake and long tube headers (about 300HP). Late model 700R4 trans. 12 bolt with 3.73 gears. Huge front power disk brakes with huge rear drum. Power steering. Custom 1 piece drive shaft. 36 gallon custom aluminum fuel tank. Front and rear sway bars. KH trailer brake controller. Huge off-set double core aluminum radiator. Limo tint windows.

It's a bitter sweet ending though. The race car has been sold many years ago and the trailer was just sold yesterday. The vehicle that was made to tow will likely never tow again......at least in this owners life time.

I traveled thousands of miles in this Burb going to and coming from many race tracks. It was always a super nice ride and towed great and never broke down. When this thing is sold someone is going to get a great tow vehicle that will only go up in price and value.
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Posted: 03/16/22 11:00am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Man that came out nice!!!

Instead of the race track maybe take a slower pace on the weekend and cruise over to the local cars 'n' coffee in that thing, it will draw a crowd for sure! I might put some sexier rims on there, maybe 18's....oh that's right, you're in Cali, so get the 26's then [emoticon]

The guy that bought my Suburban was going to use it to tow his car to the track on weekends.

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Posted: 03/16/22 11:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So rare to see one of these old Suburbans. Thank you for posting.


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Posted: 03/16/22 11:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

That is SOOOO AWESOME!!!!!
I LOVE IT.
Congrats on a great job well done.


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Sweet 'Burb!
And stellar looking work!


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VERY COOL!!! Love those rigs, nice job.


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Looks like a jewel


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Great job ! That is a nice ride.


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HUGE radiator !

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