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Jeff Seely: 1969 Chevrolet Suburban

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Ken Brubaker
| Senior Editor, Four Wheeler
Posted November 1, 2011
Contributors: Douglas McColloch
Photographers: Sean P. Holman

Top Truck Challenge 2011 Competitors: Show & Tell

Truck class: Big-Block ’Burban
Jeff Seely’s ’69 Suburban is large enough to carry all of the drivers in this year’s Top Truck Challenge, but don’t let its size fool you—this big-block-powered rig is engineered to own the trail. Seely is a mechanic by trade and it shows with a variety of impressive features designed to make the ‘Burban a serious trail player.

The Details

  • Owner name/city: Jeff Seely/Sexsmith, Alberta, Canada
  • Occupation: Mechanic
  • Vehicle model: 1969 Chevrolet Suburban
  • Estimated value: $40,000
  • Engine/aspiration: 502ci Chevy V-8/Quadrajet 850 cfm carburetor, Hedman headers, Flowmaster mufflers
  • Transmission: TH400
  • Transfer case: Divorced NP 205
  • Suspension (f/r): 52-in leaf springs, Pro Comp shocks/Firestone air bags, radius arms, track bar, Skyjacker shocks
  • Axles (f/r): Dana 60, Yukon 35-spline axleshafts, Detroit Locker/GM 14-bolt, Detroit Locker
  • Axle ratio: 5.13:1
  • Wheels: 16.5x9.75-in steel w/DIY beadlock
  • Tires: 44x19.50-16.5 Interco Super Swamper TSL Bogger

Jeff Seely, Team #17

  • Most looking forward to: “The Tow Test. A wide open throttle run.”
  • Not looking forward to: “The Mini Rubicon. I don’t know rocks.”
  • Playing in his iPod/CD player: “Metallica.”


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