MAINTENANCE, REPAIRS - AND MINOR RESTORATION

This is a timeline of all the work I have done on the Suburban since purchase. It's in descending order by date. Click on the links below.

Work completed:

  1. 05/17/2018 - Oil Change at 106,xxx Miles 10W30, Fram TG5 Filter
  2. 05/16/2018 - Replace all 4 headlights surrounds - New from LMC Truck
  3. 05/16/2018 - Replace all 4 headlights - Sylvania
  4. 05/11/2018 - Rebuild the Differential - New crown and pinion and all bearings
  5. 05/09/2018 - Replace dash and instrument cluster air vents - New from LMC Truck
  6. 05/08/2018 - Replace quarter glass metal corner window gasket caps - New from LMC Truck
  7. 05/06/2018 - Install New ARB 2500 Awning and Tent Room - Installed on a Yakima Mega Warrior Roof Rack
  8. 05/05/2018 - Replace Driving and Amber Fog Lights - New Long Range KC 100W Competition Lights
  9. 05/02/2018 - New Front Wheel Bearings
  10. 05/02/2018 - New Shocks - Munroe
  11. 05/01/2018 - New Starter - Dixie
  12. 04/28/2018 - Replace Front and Passenger Door Sill Plates - New from LMC Truck
  13. 04/28/2018 - Replace barn door weatherstrip - New from LMC Truck
  14. 04/21/2018 - Install Newly re-upholstered Rear Seats and Hardware
  15. 04/15/2018 - Paint All Plastic Panels, Window Trim and Metal Seat Backs
  16. 04/09/2018 - Got Back Newly Re-Upholstered 2nd and 3rd seats and all Panels etc.
  17. 03/21/2018 - Restore Rear Oak Door Panels
  18. 02/24/2018 - Remove Rear Seats Interior to Send to the Upholsterer
  19. 05/11/2017 - Oil Change, Air Filter at 104,844 Miles 10W30, Fram TG5 Filter
  20. 05/05/2017 - Install Door Panels
  21. 05/04/2017 - Install New Floor Carpet
  22. 04/29/2017 - Dynamat Entire Floor
  23. 03/14/2017 - Repaint Air Cleaner and Radiator Support
  24. 08/11/2016 - Replaced Valve Seals, Idler Pulley, TBI Base Gasket, Valve Cover Gaskets at 104,100 Miles
  25. 05/28/2016 - Replace the door key scratch guards - extremely hard to find chevy versions
  26. 03/06/2016 - Polishing the Exterior Glass at 103,000 Miles
  27. 09/16/2015 - Differential Oil Change at 101,783 Miles
  28. 09/16/2015 - Oil Change at 101,783 Miles
  29. 09/10/2015 - Tire Cleaning and Letter Repainting
  30. 08/15/2015 - Recharge the Air Conditioning - System took 4lbs! - Aug 2015
  31. 06/12/2015 - Oil, Filter, Spark Plug Change at 101,159 Miles
  32. 05/20/2015 - Gran Prix Side and Rear Window Decal Replacement
  33. 05/15/2015 - Rear Speaker upgrade with Oak templates
  34. 05/13/2015 - Powder Coating the Accessory Light Housing
  35. 05/05/2015 - Oak subwoofer box build
  36. 04/28/2015 - Replace the Headlight/Dimmer Switch
  37. 04/26/2015 - Replace Door Striker Bolts - April 2015
  38. 04/14/2015 - Troubleshooting the Speedometer - April 2015
  39. 03/15/2015 - Oak center console restoration - March 2015
  40. 03/21/2015 - Instrument panel and cluster cleaning and bulb replacement - March 2015

 

FUTURE WORK

Old vehicles are always a work in progress and this Suburban is no exception. Part of the joy of owning an old car is not only driving it, but working on and restoring it. With that comes research, usually through friends, service manuals and of course YouTube. Even though it's in nice shape, there are quite a few things I would like to eventually do. Here is just a few future projects that I will one day sooner or later accomplish in no particular order of importance or priority.

Work to be completed:

  1. Replace the moon visor lights - In progress
  2. Replace the moon visor lights - In progress
  3. Restore the black on the windshield wipers - basically just a respray with matching black
  4. Replace the wheel center caps - new chrome and decals
  5. Build custom license plate bracket - for the rear, to accomodate the trailer wiring connection
  6. Secure the roof rack brackets - some of the clips are loose/broken and need to be replaced
  7. Replace all seat belts - freshen up all seat belts with new OEM, hard to find and expensive
  8. Replace hood insulation - it's original and needs to be replaced
  9. Fix drivers visor strap - it's original, stretched out and sagging

 

NEAT STUFF

Just some research on various topics.

  1. Spot Free Car Wash Rinse Systems

 

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