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Project Excursion Killer, Part 2

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David Kennedy
| Contributor
Posted October 29, 2004

Building the suspension, steering, and drivetrain.

Last month we scared Blue Oval fans everywhere by waving the Bow Tie banner and showing you how we swapped a new 8.1L Chevrolet engine into our Suburban pre-runner. This month we wanted to get deep into the buildup of the truck to expose you to some of the desert race technology we used that you could easily apply to your own rig to make it better. We don't expect to see all of you entered in the Baja 1000 next year, but there is something here for everyone. Remember, even though it looks like a '01 Suburban there is actually a '73 GM pickup frame hiding under all that chromoly tubing.

We continue this month by showcasing the craftsmanship of Off Road Unlimited (ORU) in Burbank, California, as they construct the suspension, steering, and drivetrain of a '01-bodied, '73-chassis Suburban. Next month we plan to wrap up the whole project with an in-depth feature of the vehicle in action, showing off the truck as we rip across the desert. We're already exercising our throttle leg in anticipation.

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Sources

Auto Meter Products
Sycamore, IL 60178
815-899-0801
http://www.autometer.com
ARB 4x4 Accessories
425-264-1391
www.arbusa.com
Aurora Bearing
www.aurorabearing.com

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