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    Default GMC Suburban 1984 Restoration and Bodywork / New Paint.

    Since long time I have this 2 wheel drive GMC Suburban model 1984. Now it is very old and people around me advice to sale it, I have some emotional relation with this vehicle, my heart not get ready to sale it, because if i sale it, they will crush it as scrap and will melt in steel factory Al-Jubail. I decided to restore it.

    Vehicle Condition.

    1) Engine is in very good condition.
    2) Automatic gear working in good condition.
    3) Door locks & window glasses system is automatic and working good.
    4) Interior seat covers & dash board condition is not in good.
    5) Exterior paint condition is not good.


    Scope of work.

    1) Exterior new paint work.
    Old paint color is Beige & Brown and will change to new color Red.
    2) Interior Seat covers & dash board work.
    3) Vehicle is 2WD and I have plan to convert it to 4X4{ but it is very Complicated}


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    This could be a good one restoration project bro...!

    Your car really need a good paint job. It should be complete single paint like new models have such stripes will not look that much good on metallic one. Also pls share some pics of red colour, that u r willing to do.

    Also get an after market front grill, if available, this one is destroying the car looks.

    Idea about making it 4x4 is really good, but it will be a great complicated one.


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    after 3 days in workshop some pics

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    sir yeah jo rear doors par arrows ki sticker sheet hai iss ka koi reason hai? ya koi traffic rta requirement hoti hai as warning please confirm.

    2ndly are you planning only body restoration & cosmetic work only ? ya interior bhi rework planned hai?

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    ali bhai i didnt knew that you have this one as well... this is a jin baba project
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    brother,,, not required by traffic rta......... I just pasted for warning,,,,, as you see back tail red lights are very small as compared to the vehicle..

    and...yes it is in plan that bodywork with new paint color red and interior restoration too.
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    Interesting Project Bro - Will it be a pure stock restoration or modifications / up gradations are also on your cards other than conversion of 4wd?
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    This is THE REAL BEAST TRUCK!!
    i really like this station wagon. I would love to keep & make one, but parts are major issue in Pakistan.
    There are few people in Karachi driving this model 2 door mainly. Believe me They look BEAST on the road.
    It was on a signal stop beisdes new Land Cruiser V8 , & 1 prado, both of them were looking too small & chinky against Suburban
    & i don't know what kinda' Super Engine that guy had installed, it ran away like KING KONG. & Everyone was like WTF !!?? LOLZ..

    This American Beasts needs to be in the REAL Master's HAND, with REAL Skills who can give it REAL Respect n Honor.
    for ideas to pimp it, Here are some example pics for you:
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    what a great project. i owned one of these a long long time ago. I had a 1986 model. The head lights were a bit different from this one.
    Might i make a suggestion? This would be tons of fun if converted into a 'dalla style' truck. just an idea.
    this thing has such great road presence, you can really go all the way with this.
    just my 2 cents.
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    I would second @alijees bro - the rear cabin needs to be chopped off to get a real monster out of it with atleast 37s
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marwanpasha View Post
    This could be a good one restoration project bro...!

    Your car really need a good paint job. It should be complete single paint like new models have such stripes will not look that much good on metallic one. Also pls share some pics of red colour, that u r willing to do.

    Also get an after market front grill, if available, this one is destroying the car looks.

    Idea about making it 4x4 is really good, but it will be a great complicated one.


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    Thanks for Kind word & i appreciate your suggestions and it will be one red color without strips,,,,,,

    for the quality of paint work, the painter which i hire, he is from philippine and he has good working experience in Past in the agencies of Ferrari Cars, SAAB Cars and Citroen Cars, and which workshop we are painting this GMC is former workshop of Citroen agency.

    front grill is already arranged and will be painted in black color.

    idea about 4x4....... complicated and costly too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fouadar View Post
    ali bhai i didnt knew that you have this one as well... this is a jin baba project
    Ha Ha Ha ......i don't know how to change the thread name,,,,,,, please tell,,,, i will change the thread name,,,,,,,,,

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    Quote Originally Posted by machine View Post
    Interesting Project Bro - Will it be a pure stock restoration or modifications / up gradations are also on your cards other than conversion of 4wd?
    it will be repainted, with interior work, some modification on wheels i am looking for little wider wheels than previous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fuma View Post
    This is THE REAL BEAST TRUCK!!
    i really like this station wagon. I would love to keep & make one, but parts are major issue in Pakistan.
    There are few people in Karachi driving this model 2 door mainly. Believe me They look BEAST on the road.
    It was on a signal stop beisdes new Land Cruiser V8 , & 1 prado, both of them were looking too small & chinky against Suburban
    & i don't know what kinda' Super Engine that guy had installed, it ran away like KING KONG. & Everyone was like WTF !!?? LOLZ..

    This American Beasts needs to be in the REAL Master's HAND, with REAL Skills who can give it REAL Respect n Honor.
    for ideas to pimp it, Here are some example pics for you:
    Thanks for kind words & appreciation, also thanks for pics of interior,,,,,

    and i agree with you during driving it's feel like king kong.
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    Cool project....best of luck

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    Quote Originally Posted by alijees View Post
    what a great project. i owned one of these a long long time ago. I had a 1986 model. The head lights were a bit different from this one.
    Might i make a suggestion? This would be tons of fun if converted into a 'dalla style' truck. just an idea.
    this thing has such great road presence, you can really go all the way with this.
    just my 2 cents.
    Thanks for kind words and appreciation,,,, i like your suggestion, and i wish i can do this, but we can not convert it here as "dalla style".....because

    1) Saudi Government not allow any conversion which change the real shape of vehicle as factory setting.
    2) if it convert to dalla style i can not keep this vehicle on my name ,,,,,it has to sale or to transfer to the name of any Saudi national. because here we can own only passenger vehicles, any commercial vehicle we can not buy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NOneed2speedd View Post
    Cool project....best of luck

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    Some more pics after 2 days

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