June 2021 – 1966 GMC Suburban monthly updates

1966 GMC Suburban Frame off resto – MONTHLY UPDATES
Purchased 1-21-2021

Day I brought the Suburban home | January | February | March | April | May | June
July | August | September | October
Some of the parts bought

June 3 – Got the doors almost done inside and out.

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June 2 – Passenger door inside primed

June 4 – Stripped and primed the liftgate Excellent liftgate to start with. Very minor bodywork. No rust.
2K primed it.

June 4-5 – Stripped and bodyworked tailgate. Excellent tailgate. Had some dents and some very minor rust. Will be working the inside next week.

June 8 – Lower inside in prime 1 and outside hatch in prime 2

6-8 – Very clean inner fenders. I had these sandblasted a few months ago, but while working on my 1963 Suburban, these got a little bit rusty, so I wiped them down with Ospho. I also removed all trim, plugs, brackets and other misc off the tailgate, hatch opening.

6-10 Finally worked on the inner fenders. Welded up all the extra holes and smoothed them out. Probably about 15 holes. Also smoother out the underside. They came out great!

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6-10 Inner fenders in second prime. Left door jam almost prepped.

6-17 – Removed the glass from the sliders. These will need some fabrication done. Did the door jams. NO rust. Very clean

6-18
Primed the top of the firewall and cowl along with the underside of the roof panel (above the windshield). Lucky to have ZERO rust in this area. No bodywork either.

6-26 – Todays’ project, I sanded the rear jam, did some minor bodywork and primed it in 2K.
Hopefully within the next 2-3 weeks, I’ll be pulling the body off.
Call Gearworks today in Clearwater. They’ve had my 12 bolt rear since 3-15. I had called them May 1st to get an update and they said it was on a rack and they just got all the parts in the previous Thursday and it shouldn’t take long to get built. Keep me posted I told Bryan. I didn’t hear from them for 3 weeks. So I called them up. Oh, we’re having an issue with the Moser axles. They are backordered.
A guy behind me built his 12 bolt truck in 3 weeks inc new axles. So I contacted Moser, they said they make them to order, it only takes 2 days. So I emailed Gearworks about this. Haven’t heard back. This was about 3 weeks ago to a month. I’ve emailed them at least 5 times within the past 3 weeks. No responses.

I’m not for sure what is going on with this, but since they changed hands a couple years ago, service has definitely went south