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Offline 90_suburban

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New to me 1991 V1500
« on: August 29, 2019, 06:11:18 PM »
I picked up a new to me suburban. It has the cowboy conversion done to it. Does anyone have any info on some of what was done to them?





I know it has the captain chairs both front and middle. The rear seat folds down to a bed as well. Looks like at one point it had a TV and there is a radio on the drivers side 3rd row. The extra radio has me curious on what all it controls. There is also a door lock switch right inside the rear door where the ac lines run.

Iím not sure what works on it yet. The interior is rough but the major components are there to be able to make new wood panels and modify them as needed.


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Offline JohnnyPopper

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Re: New to me 1991 V1500
« Reply #1 on: August 29, 2019, 06:27:42 PM »
Nice find!

What's under the hood?
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Re: New to me 1991 V1500
« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2019, 06:35:03 PM »
It has the 350 tbi I will have to get it running though. It wonít idle and runs pretty rough. The guy told me the pump in the transmission is going out but the transmission doesnít slip. Itís the 700r4 and not sure the transfer case.




Few interior pictures everyone likes pictures.


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Re: New to me 1991 V1500
« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2019, 06:37:35 PM »
I have an 88 v2500 with a rusted body so I had originally bought a 90 r1500 that I was going to use for a body swap along with a Cummins 12 valve.

Now plans have changed and I will use this body and interior and sell the 90 r1500 once done being itís my daily driver.


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Re: New to me 1991 V1500
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2019, 12:41:55 PM »
Thanks for the pics, looks like a good project!

As for the pump going out, most of the time the filter is clogged and the pump is whining cause it's dry.

Change out the filter and fluid and it should clear up and last a while.
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Re: New to me 1991 V1500
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2019, 11:56:06 PM »
Nice.

To test you sensors use this link
http://forum.73-87chevytrucks.com/smforum/index.php?topic=29996.0

Also is your check engine light on?
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Re: New to me 1991 V1500
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2019, 07:17:08 AM »
Check engine light is not on. I believe the coolant sensor is disconnected cause there is a temp gauge installed on the lower dash. I did try hooking my scanner up to it but it says the ecm is not responding.

I gave up on getting it running. Being I dont plan to use the motor and dont need to drive it. I havent had a chance to look at all of the additional items from the conversion yet. I dont know for sure. But I assume the door lock switch in the very rear is from the conversion and not factory.

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