1966 Suburban Frame off resto – Monthly Progress Reports
Day I brought the Suburban home | January | February | March | April | May | June
Some of the parts bought
1963 GMC Suburban (this will be for sale once done) Bodywork / paint
June 3 – Got the doors almost done inside and out.
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!
6-17 – Removed the glass from the sliders. These will need some fabrication done. Did the door jams. NO rust. Very clean
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.