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PostSubject: 68 suburban utility build    Sun Oct 16, 2016 10:30 am

This is the beginning to current progress of my build. I'm modeling it close to fearlessfront's sears build, but with my own twist. It has a locked 633, 12.5 hp kohler command, pirelli mud wiser rear tires 25x10x12, carlisle 18x6.5x8 sno hogs on front, and I have a 3k lb winch for up front. I had to modify a bunch on the frame to fit the kohler, it is half again bigger than the original engine. I'll try to get some more pics and updates up when I get to working on it.
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PostSubject: Re: 68 suburban utility build    Sun Oct 16, 2016 10:31 am

Which button do you use to load pictures?
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PostSubject: Re: 68 suburban utility build    Sun Oct 16, 2016 11:28 am


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PostSubject: Re: 68 suburban utility build    Sun Oct 23, 2016 10:47 am





Here are a few quick pics of my rig. The first one is of when it was bone stock, the second is as of late, and the 3rd is of my clutch setup. I'm gonna try to get more pics up of it, but haven't had much time to work on it lately. I'm actually thinking of going big with the build. Maybe thinking of putting the rears on the front and 28's or bigger on the back.  My logic is that I can still get decent speed and not have to pulley swap as much to keep things relaible. More pics will come as I get to work on it. Thanks for following along.
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PostSubject: Re: 68 suburban utility build    Sun Oct 23, 2016 11:40 am

Cool Surburban man! Are you going to paint it?
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PostSubject: Re: 68 suburban utility build    Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:32 pm

I haven't decided whether to paint it or not. I was thinking of going factory colors (orange and white) but I was also thinking of keeping it rat rodish also. Right now I'd really like to get it moving under its own power for now. I am also building a bolens as more of a romper. (Kinda like fearlessfront's murray) the progress should hopefully puck up some here soon as I hope to get power to my barn to have lights and power for tools. I'll get pics up as soon as I get some done.
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PostSubject: Re: 68 suburban utility build    Sat Oct 29, 2016 12:45 am

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I haven't decided whether to paint it or not. I was thinking of going factory colors (orange and white) but I was also thinking of keeping it rat rodish also.
Food for thought:
Orange and white will look sharp, but it's so hard to get an orange and white tractor clean (unless you like the dirty look)
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PostSubject: Re: 68 suburban utility build    Sun Oct 30, 2016 1:16 pm

I've seen a few of those Sears tractors painted blue with 'off-white' rims. They look pretty good tbh
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PostSubject: Re: 68 suburban utility build    Wed Dec 21, 2016 4:42 pm

As of right now, it might be camo colored. It's gonna be a bit longer of a build than I figured, don't have much time these days. My Bolens is getting priority right now, I need something to plow snow with. it even is going to be a bare minimum build, I will try to get a thread started for it here soon. The tire size has changed for the 'burban. its getting 21x10x8 fronts, and 27x12 or 28x12x12 rears. Its going to be a big burly beast of a thing when its done. It'll be similar to fearlessfronts 'burban but it will have my own touches.
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PostSubject: Re: 68 suburban utility build    Fri Mar 31, 2017 5:36 pm

Haven't updated in a while, so here's a quick update. Scored a pair of 27x12x12 power king mud cat tires for the back. Mounted them on an old pair of cub cadet wheels I had, man are they huge. A guy that has an orchard roughly a mile from my house had a full set for sale and thankfully was willing to split the set. Also decided to unlock the rear, turning and maneuverability being the main concern with the new big tires. Everything else is more than likely going to stay as I planned it, unless some drastic happens or I get some new awesome parts. That's all for now.
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PostSubject: Re: 68 suburban utility build    Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:47 pm

Here are some updated pics. The front wheels may or may not stay, haven't decides yet. They're just the diameter of tire I'm going to use.






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PostSubject: Re: 68 suburban utility build    Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:57 pm

Those rears look wild!!! I dig it! What are the dimensions of those suckers on the back?
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PostSubject: Re: 68 suburban utility build    Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:02 pm

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Those rears look wild!!! I dig it! What are the dimensions of those suckers on the back?
27x12-12, dont ask how I know lol

This is sweet man! Cant wait to see it hit some trails! What's the kid pointing at in the pic? lol!
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PostSubject: Re: 68 suburban utility build    Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:51 pm

moparjim wrote:
Scored a pair of 27x12x12 power king mud cat tires for the back.
Oh, I must've missed this post hahaha! Whoops!
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PostSubject: Re: 68 suburban utility build    Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:57 am

Yeah, they're big. That was my plan fromy the get go. I'm actually gonna unlock the rear so the thing will turn. If it gets stuck, it'll have a 3k lb winch to get it out. My boy is fascinated by anything and everything lately, so who knows what he was pointing at. Lmao.
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PostSubject: Re: 68 suburban utility build    Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:12 am

Big tires with a locked rear does make for some turning issues. I remember almost flipping my Red Murray the first time I tried to turn around because I ran off into the ditch. Shocked

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PostSubject: Re: 68 suburban utility build    Tue May 30, 2017 10:03 am

As does the weather, my build plans have changed yet again. I decided that it will stay locked, as it looks like it is going to be mostly a mud machine. I'm just going to get a 6 pinion 633 to swap instead of the current 4 pinion unit. It will have 23x8.50x12 Firestone ags for steer tires, custom fabbed seat/fender mount, and an ss style hood and grille. (fearlessfront style hood) My buddy had a parts tractor that was in pretty sad shape and he needed the older style hood/grille for one of his tractors, so we traded. I've always like the newer hood/grille better anyways, so it works better for everybody. Hopefully going to get back on this build soon, mudding yesterday got me itching to get this one done.
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PostSubject: Re: 68 suburban utility build    Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:12 am

Ended up scoring a parts suburban from a buddy in trade for a Kohler from a craftsman. Took the 633 from it and swapped it into mine, kept the locked one for parts/future build. Hoping to get motivated on this soon, may end up being a winter romp for its first time. Hope to get some pics soon.
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PostSubject: Re: 68 suburban utility build    Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:18 am

Nice! It'd be cool to see this beast tearing it up, haha.
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PostSubject: Re: 68 suburban utility build    Sat Aug 26, 2017 11:52 am

You're telling me. I've been staring at it for the last 6 months and want to see it move on its own.
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PostSubject: Re: 68 suburban utility build    Sat Aug 26, 2017 10:50 pm

I love old suburbans. Can't wait to see it move too!

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