1967 Chevy Suburban: The Coolest In The CountryPosted in Project Vehicles on January 1, 2011
The entries for our General Tire Coolest Suburban in the Country contest were amazing, with everything from late-model street cruisers to retro wheelers with trail scars to prove it. But there could be only one, and this '67 has taken the title. Each staff member picked his top five 'Burbans, and this classic orange three-door showed up every time. Though not the most extreme wheeler, this truck is a perfect example of a Suburban to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the nameplate.
Joe Stevens had wanted a three-door '67-'72 Burb since he was a small boy. When he finally realized his dream it took two vehicles to make one clean truck. The vision for the truck was a retro-looking 4x4, one that could have been factory-built with big-block power, similar to the highly coveted COPO (Central Office Production Order) '69 Camaros that were optioned with 427 big-block V-8s and heavy-duty suspensions. Joe's '67 has many subtle changes in both aesthetics and performance: unique chrome and paint, taller tires on the painted steel wheels, and a healthy 502 big-block under the cowl hood. It's the perfect hauling machine, with plenty of power and room for people, gear, and towing (can't you picture a polished Airstream trailer behind it?) while keeping the gargantuan style that Suburbans have always been known for-and that makes it the General Tire Coolest Suburban in the Country.
1967 Chevrolet Suburban
- Engine: 502 GM V-8
- Transmission: 700R4 automatic
- Transfer case: NP205
- Front Axle: Dana 44 front, 3.73 gears
- Rear Axle: GM 12-bolt rear, 3.73 gears
- Springs & Such: Rancho 4-inch leaf springs and Skyjacker shocks in front; Rancho 4-inch leaf springs and Skyjacker shocks in the rear
- Tires & Wheels: 35-inch BFG All-Terrains on 16-inch steel wheels
- Other Stuff: Custom Rusty Metallic/GM white paint, cowl induction hood, custom interior/stereo