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1972 Chevy Suburban

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The hood and passenger fender are the same panels that were on the rig back in 2001. Also carried over are a portion of the stock firewall, dash, and A- and B-pillars. Aside from about 3½ feet of the center of the stock frame, the chassis now consists of a custom tube-frame setup made from 2-inch-diameter, 0.120-inch-wall tubing. Nowadays the Suburban looks more like an old-school Blazer (the ’72 is Waddell’s favorite), due in part to the cut-down long bedsides. The rig has also been narrowed since we last saw it in 2001. Approximately 2 feet has been removed from the front and rear of the rig and approximately 14 inches has been removed from the center of the machine. The bodywork was completed by Waddell, his buddies, his mother-in-law, and his wife. Up front there’s a Warn 9,500-pound winch, while in the rear there’s a Warn 8274. Gone are the 44-inch tires from 2001 and now the rig is shod with 54-inch Mickey Thompson Baja Claw TTCs mounted on 12-inch-wide Stazworks dual beadlock wheels with custom gussets.

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