Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Mini Dually: 1988 Chevrolet Suburban

The Chevrolet Suburban is this giant monstrosity of a vehicle that combines the awesome power of gasoline with several tons of steel and turns ordinary housewives into combat ready road warriors, but today's Suburban is a serious freakshow before you get to the drivers. Find this 1988 Chevrolet Suburban custom offered for $5,250 in Humble, TX via craigslist. Tip from Skip.



From the seller:

1988 chevrolet suburban 
VIN: 1GNGR26K7JF140707 
condition: good 
cylinders: 8 cylinders 
drive: rwd 
fuel: gas 
paint color: silver 
title status: clean 
transmission: automatic 
type: other 
OPTIONS AND HIGHLIGHTS
350 CI TBI V-8 ENGINE
200R4 AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION
STARTED LIFE AS A FULL SIZE 3/4 TON TWO WHEEL DRIVE SUBURBAN
SECTIONED TWICE, ELIMINATED DOORS THEN BEHIND THE REAR WHEELS
SHORT BED BUILT AND 15 GALLON BEER KEG USED AS A GAS TANK
REAR END CAME FROM ONE TON TOW TRUCK
ALL AIR CONDITIONING REPLACED BUT HAS A SMALL NEED AND NEEDS CHARGING
SIREN AND LIGHT BAR FUNCTIONAL 


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9 comments:

  1. Saw this at the Kruse auction in OKC a couple of years back. It's a freak show alright! The ultra-short driveshaft is pretty interesting.

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  2. 1-ton with that short of a wheelbase must make for a smooth ride. :D Kinda cool tho.

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    1. SImple. Guy REALLY wanted an 80s Bronco.

      But he's into Bow Ties, not Blue Ovals.

      Genetics.

      -Stan (yeah, that Stan...)

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  4. 1) Replace the duallies with drag slicks
    2) Significantly lower ride height
    3) Stand back and smile

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  5. I can't understand the reasoning for the rear end swap but Tony has it right about the rear wheels and lowering. That would have to help with the ride quality.

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  6. This looks like an ideal truck for use as a tow vehicle for a 5-th wheel RV trailer? with minor modifications?

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    1. The dually rear axle is narrowed, and the distance between the wheelwells is very small, so there is no way at all to mount any kind of bed hitch in this vehicle. Never gonna happen. I've seen this one in person a couple years back. It is an interesting truck, but nothing more than a toy, IMO.

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  7. get along little dogies!
    [image src="https://i.pinimg.com/originals/19/94/1c/19941c8a3d104f45c7c5ebd6b6f8f786.jpg" width="400px"/]

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