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1992 Chevy Suburban 1500

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True story: The Suburban spent the early years of its life as a school bus in New York. Obviously those days are long gone and nowadays the rig has been signifcantly modifed with a laundry list of off-road-centric items including Boatec front fenders and a fberglass hood. The lightweight hood is held on with four Autofab hood pins and the fenders are attached with two small bolts and four quarter-turn fasteners. The inner fenders are custom fabricated from aluminum and are also attached with quarter-turn fasteners. The hood and fenders can be removed in about fve minutes. The Chevy grille is a stock unit that has been modifed to ft around the rig’s tube chassis and Warn 16.5ti winch. The tube chassis main rails are made from 6x2-inch, 0.120-inch-wall material and they have 3-inch sleeves welded in to reduce chassis fex. The side bars, bumpers, engine cage, rollcage, and spare tire rack are all integrated together. Other exterior mods include front and rear receiver hitches and a full array of lighting including Pro Comp HID forward-facing, Hella rear-facing, and tractor lights serving as rock lights under the front and rear of the rig. Exterior mods also include a BCFab removable roof rack made from 1x0.83- inch HREW tubing and ¾-inch fattened expanded metal for easy bungee cord use. The roof rack was designed with mounts for a propane tank and fve 2½-gallon rectangular water jugs and the rack is mounted a bit forward on the roof to help center the weight between the rig’s axles (empty, the vehicle’s 8,040-pound weight is split almost equally between the front and rear axles). The Sub rolls on 37x12.50R17 BFG All-Terrain T/A KO tires mounted on 8.5-inch-wide Walker Evans aluminum beadlock wheels. Internal Allen hex-drive lug nuts are used on all the wheels and 1.75-inch aluminum wheel spacers are used to match the track width of the rear axle and to eliminate tire rub at full steering lock.

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