My sweetheart was Ok with me taking her out twice in the previous week. We danced, we dined, we left the kids at home. So when I said, “Honey, do you mind if I want to spend some time in the shop today? I know it’s Valentine’s Day.” She was totally fine with it. Nothing […]
Day: February 19, 2009
I found this on the back of the frame. I removed it, I might use it on my Hummer The rest of the truck is still pretty dirty.
I got the last two body mounts off, removed the steering column, brake master cylinder, etc. Then, once I removed the parking brake cable, I got the firewall off.
I made some really good progress on Christmas. Thanks to my wife and I deciding it would be better to let the kids open their presents the night before. She ended up feeling sick on Christmas, the kids were playing… I got to play too.
The delay was caused by life. Things happen, but I finally got myself a good reciprocating saw to cut the body with. If you look closely, you can see the line cut across the roof: Action shot: cutting the pillars liftoff: Here’s when we tore the roof off! Now we can roll with the top […]
The kids were happy to see the doors off. “It looks like a Hummer now!” they said. He hopes I get it done before he’s old enough to drive. So do I! “I want a pink one!”
Here’s a shot with the hood missing. One thing to mention in retrospect, we had only sockets and wrenches and a Black and Decker Drill for most of the body removal. Here’s the mess that the Turbo Hydromatic left behind. It’s sitting in the shop at this point. See… Glass removed from the tailgate. We […]
Here’s the reason the truck only cost me $50. As you can see there’s no engine in her, and the tranny (well, you can’t see) is sitting just above us in the bed of the Suburban.
It started as a 1984 Chevy Suburban…It will end as a Hummer replica.