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Art & Inspiration Suburban Sighting

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by J.Ukrop, Sep 17, 2021.

  1. J.Ukrop
    Joined: Nov 10, 2008
    Posts: 1,829

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  2. I've got 4 kids so I probably need one too.
  3. Gently beat-up, right color, a number of license plates to confuse, I like the bolted on lower front fender, I would hate to imagine someone getting this and ruined it with body work, paint and LS swap,,,,,,,,,
  4. Healeykid
    Joined: Aug 30, 2013
    Posts: 28


    It is perfect in every way! It nice that it is so authentic and well preserved.

  5. Tman
    Joined: Mar 2, 2001
    Posts: 34,637


    The bagged one is sad. The first one is 100 times cooler
  6. indyjps
    Joined: Feb 21, 2007
    Posts: 4,282


    Looks good, just maintain it and clean it.
  7. catdad49
    Joined: Sep 25, 2005
    Posts: 5,130


    Tman, agreed. I tend to like them Better with some lumps and bumps, something with a little character. The forestry burb has it All, especially with the tow tabs and trailer hitch.
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  8. redo32
    Joined: Jul 16, 2008
    Posts: 1,848


    Joey, Joey, Joey. Easy to spot the difference between '57 and '55-6 Chevy pickup/Suburban, the grilles are different. Only difference between '55 & '56 is the hood ornament and the placement of the fender emblems. This Suburban is a '55, on the '56 the fender emblem is mounted higher on the fender.
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  9. Jeff Norwell
    Joined: Aug 20, 2003
    Posts: 13,315

    Jeff Norwell
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    You can fit your chopper in it!
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  10. Joey, I drove many of those " carry-alls", that is what we called them when I was in the army, 1958-1961. They were 6 cylinder standard shift. No ball of fire, they were real work-horses. They were capable of carrying far more than they were rated for. The yellow one is the one to have. Put gas in it, and drive it as is. I would love to have it.
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  11. jimmy six
    Joined: Mar 21, 2006
    Posts: 9,661

    jimmy six

    Suburban to you….. Carryall to anyone who used them in their work..
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  12. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 15,158

    from oregon

    GM seemed to like the name also!
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  13. Woogeroo
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
    Posts: 1,124

    from USA

    They have switched the 'suburban' name back and forth between GMC and Chevy over the years.

    I think it is the longest running name plate/name of a model produced now, at least in the USA.
  14. bchctybob
    Joined: Sep 18, 2011
    Posts: 3,108


    I had a ’55 Suburban/Carryall years ago. Someone (Gene and Donnie at C&O Hydros I believe) put a 394 Olds and a Hydro in it before I bought it - for $500. It was two tone green and had big tires on widened wheels all around. That beast took my girlfriend and I everywhere with sleeping bags, a cooler and my CB350 Honda in the back. We went to Parker for boat races, the Grand Canyon, Zion, all over the southwest. One of the top five vehicles I’ve ever owned.
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  15. 1oldtimer
    Joined: Aug 21, 2003
    Posts: 8,065


    If you really want a stocker it HARD to find one with all 3 row seats intact and they usually rust on the sides below the side glass at the pinch weld. The Task Force body style is the best :), my personal opinion is less windows the better.....and you still can haul a small motorcycle in the back.

    BIG plus for the original painted small hubcaps.
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  16. 1oldtimer
    Joined: Aug 21, 2003
    Posts: 8,065


    Yup, '55.5 1 piece fender emblem below the body line and '56 2 piece fender emblem above body line.


    This also shows that the 'Burb and Panel BOTH use a front bumper on the rear. I found that out when I was looking for a rear bumper for my '56 Panel, found an online GM body manual and it had the same part number for front and rear bumpers. Weird, my old '64 panel used a 'Burb/Panel ONLY rear bumper.
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  17. I looked for one before buying my 57 pickup, tough to find one in decent shape, of course after buying the truck I have seen a couple pop up.
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  18. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 29,739


    I had a real solid 57 panel with hot 327 back in the mid 70's that was pretty handy. Great swap meet runner stuff hauler. Horrible gas mileage with that engine in it though.
    I'd love to have a 55/57 Burb but sure wouldn't want it stock and damned well don't want one that has the hell beat out of it.
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  19. I had one just like the advertisement back in the '70's. Towed my ot race car to Baja, trailered my newly purchased ot sports car back from Detroit, had many road trip adventures in that thing. Gave it to one of my employees who drove it into the ground. Wish I still had it.
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  20. 283john
    Joined: Nov 17, 2008
    Posts: 826


    Saw this at a car show earlier this summer. Looked like it just left the assembly line.

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  21. Hooligan603
    Joined: Aug 2, 2021
    Posts: 3

    from Michigan

    Ha, ha, ha!!! I don't want all those extra windows, it's easier to hide stuff in a panel!
  22. I love Suburbans! I am on the hunt for one to to my vintage stock car to the races with.

    I really would like a 55-57 3/4 ton.

    Local hero and 1953 N.Y. State NASCAR Sportsman champ Steve Danish-
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  23. Jungle Jalopy
    Joined: Mar 31, 2010
    Posts: 272

    Jungle Jalopy

    Ahhhh, Montana. My birth place is callin’ me.

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