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Offline Captain Swampy

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Brooke's 87 V10
« on: December 03, 2015, 09:27:21 PM »
This is my daughter's truck. She bought it when she was 14. We missed having it on the road for her 16th birthday by about a month. She's been driving it since August. It's an 87 4X4 350 TBI with 4.56 gears and 33" BFG KO2's. It's a blast to drive. Most of the pics are the wrong size, so it will take a while to resize and post them. Here are some to start though.
1987  350TBI 700R4  4X4  4.56 gears  33" BFG All Terrain


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Re: Brooke's 87 V10
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2015, 09:37:18 PM »
The suburban donated the engine, trans, transfer case, and anything else we could use. 8) She bought it with a blown motor. It was originally a 305/ 700R4, but the kid that had it swapped in a 350 carb/ TH 350 combo. We used the engine harness out of the suburban also, as he butchered the other harness. It's now back to a TBI 350/ 700R4. The engine doesn't have a lot of miles on it, but sat for about 12 years. I put a small cam intended to work with the TBI in it when I rebuilt it. I can't remember what cam I used. The suburban finally had some power and got 13-15 MPG when my wife drove it.
« Last Edit: December 04, 2015, 08:54:26 PM by bd »
1987  350TBI 700R4  4X4  4.56 gears  33" BFG All Terrain


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Re: Brooke's 87 V10
« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2015, 10:18:38 PM »
The first 2 pics are the day we brought it home. The second 2 are as it is now.
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Re: Brooke's 87 V10
« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2015, 10:33:55 PM »
I've never done body work, so I got fooled by slip on rockers and cab corners. The floor looked good from underneath, but rotted from inside because the carpet never dried out.
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Re: Brooke's 87 V10
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2015, 09:28:35 AM »
Holy crap that's nice! I wish mine looked like that haha. Cool project!
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Re: Brooke's 87 V10
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2015, 02:19:35 PM »
It still needs a lot of work. We have a better box but want to fix it and under coat it before we put it on the pickup.
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Re: Brooke's 87 V10
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2015, 05:30:31 PM »
That is fantastic to the three of you.

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Re: Brooke's 87 V10
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2015, 08:22:24 PM »
The engine that was in the pickup when she bought it. We kept the heads, intake, and carb. Other 2 pics are the inner cab corner.
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Re: Brooke's 87 V10
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2015, 10:15:12 PM »
The start of surgery. I had never attempted body work before. I thought the cab was in good shape. That's why Brooke bought this pickup, I know how to do the mechanical work. We also now have a pretty good understanding of body work, LOL. I must thank Curt from Black River Body and Custom. He made many trips to point us in the right direction and borrowed us tools. We could not have done such a nice job without his help. God bless him!
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Re: Brooke's 87 V10
« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2015, 10:20:58 PM »
Removing the cancer. Wondering what the heck we got ourselves into :o
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Re: Brooke's 87 V10
« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2015, 10:39:30 PM »
Brooke cut the spot welds and got the footwell panel out. I used part of the old floor support and made a patch panel. 8)
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Re: Brooke's 87 V10
« Reply #11 on: December 05, 2015, 03:30:12 AM »
Wow, is all that heat damage on the block due to the engine failure, or did you take a torch to some of it? Looks like the cam was cut part way with a torch and half of it beaten out with a hammer  :o

Nice family project. Weren't too many square body drivers in my high school, much less any willing to get into a restoration/repair project...and that was 12 years ago..Good to see some younger blood taking interest.
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Re: Brooke's 87 V10
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2015, 01:47:22 PM »
They had pulled the oil pan, so I sprayed white lithium grease over everything to stop rust. The rod broke taking out chunks of the block and busting the cam shaft. We scrapped the short block, and kept everything else.
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Re: Brooke's 87 V10
« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2015, 07:19:58 PM »
We used POR-15 to help keep future rust away. We used weld through primer also. Weld through primer works good when fresh, but is hard to weld after sitting a few weeks. Sand it off and re-apply if it sits awhile. We mocked everything up with sheet metal screws first. I'll try to find a few of those pictures. We made the patch out of an old door skin that Curt gave us.
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Re: Brooke's 87 V10
« Reply #14 on: December 09, 2015, 08:36:20 PM »
Here's the blown engine that was in it when she bought it. It's amazing how many times it gets assembled and disassembled to get everything to fit nice. I hope all the pictures help someone, I found this site while looking for help with the rocker panels. Thanks to all of you who posted pictures. They helped us a lot. 8)
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