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Hot Rods Happy 85th Birthday to the Suburban

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  1. 65pacecar
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  2. Jalopy Joker
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    a tip of a Fifth to the Eighty Fifth
     
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  3. oldiron 440
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    Who would have thought that it would turn into a 70K kid haller........
     
  4. 65pacecar
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    And it still doesn’t look as good as the original


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  5. No kidding, the new ones don't even come close.

    But I've always been partial to it's ugly sibling the Panel Truck :D.
     
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  6. That's a Chevrolet\GM Suburban. Plymouth didn't produce them for years. Like 1949 or 50?
     
  7. partsdawg
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  8. Flathead Dave
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    I have a Chevy HHR. They are a throw back to the Suburban. But I wish I had a real Suburban.
     
  9. dirt car
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    It's your lucky day if anyone has a craving for a suburban, I have (2) 1946's well lets just call it 1-1/2 as the 2nd. one is a body & frame only, the better of the pair is a tailgate version while the 2 nd. has cargo doors. Optional n.o.s .rear fenders & n.o.s. hood sides available. These are rollers without drive trains. also have a pickup cab.
     
  10. jimmy six
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  11. Steve Danish's race car hauler early 50's
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  12. Derelick
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    My 1956 Suburban

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  13. jimmy six
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    They are Carry-Alls......ask any utility worker..
     
  14. jnaki
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    jnaki

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    https://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/threads/suburbans-carryalls-panel-trucks-whatcha-got.1022609/#post-12589438

    Hello,

    Back when we were young, on those long family road trips, we stayed in various motels and upscale hotels when we could. The motels were great for the two kids, but my mom always wanted to stay in those larger hotels. A couple of them had these suburbans as transportation for the clientele. Drive to downtown, go to the beach, a short jaunt to the local attractions, they were used at the discretion of the resorts and hotels. We never got to ride in one, but saw plenty of people get in one for a short jaunt somewhere. People movers…a resort, courtesy service for all.


    Jnaki

    We went on a recent road trip to Newport Beach for some specific shopping on Lido Isle. We had a great lunch at a restaurant called Woody’s, a 50’s-60’s diner. When we were driving out of the parking lot, we noticed in the adjacent block, a new resort popped up over the last year. What is the form of transportation for the customer service for the clientele? A 46-48 Ford woody, of course.

    Since the Suburban is much larger, the old ones are not as popular as the smaller more nimble Woody Wagons. But in our books, anything older like the Suburban, similar to the black one in So Cal above, would be a lot nicer. Besides, the all black, new Suburbans, are a common sight in So Cal and is usually associated with government agencies or little blond women drivers.
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    A 1946-48 Ford Woody at the new, Newport Beach Lido House Hotel.


    This stock Ford Woody was part of the new resort “feeling” shown to guests at this newly created hotel complex. The new, Lido House Hotel at the Lido Isle section of Newport Beach replaced the old Newport City Hall. It can be seen while driving down the main drag that leads into the Newport Pier beach area and the Balboa Peninsula.
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    “The hotel’s design and iconic architecture celebrates Newport Beach’s Cape Cod aesthetic with elegant twists on a variety of nautical themes. Sitting on the site of former City Hall, Lido House is the old-new centerpiece of Newport Beach.”



     
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  15. 29moonshine
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    I enjoy mine
     

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  16. Flathead Dave
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