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Old 03-22-2011, 09:53 AM   #1
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Project Patina Burb

I picked up this 1972 burb down in Olive Branch, MS, about 4 hours away from me. It is a really solid burb. A couple of rust spots, but overall it's real solid.

Not a fan of the rear of it too much, but it's growing on me. I plan on drilling out the door handles so I'm not leaving them shaved. The guy has the parts for a 67 front end already and that was a selling point for me.

It has 2 inch drop coils in the front, 4 inch in the rear w/1in block, Drop Shocks all the way around and it's already been C-Notched. Also already has the Adjustable Track Bar installed. He gave me a set of bags to go with it because I've toyed with the idea of just bagging the rear to get it lower. I'll probably try my luck with schrader valves if I do.

Came with all new weatherstripping except for the rear side windows.

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5.3/6.0 LS Engine
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Lower it more!!!
Going to go Blue and White Patina
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Old 03-22-2011, 09:55 AM   #2
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I'll also cut out that dash and put the factory one back in there.

Going to part ways with the seats, don't know what they are worth, but it did come with the hold downs.
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Old 03-22-2011, 11:21 AM   #3
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Look forward to following along Bryan!!!
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Old 03-22-2011, 01:57 PM   #4
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I'm in for the long haul B!
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Old 03-22-2011, 10:51 PM   #5
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Mike, will those bags work? Nobody has answered me on the suspension section.
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Old 03-23-2011, 09:04 AM   #6
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Mike, will those bags work? Nobody has answered me on the suspension section.
Well, here's the deal. I can't find any weight rating for this series of air springs. The 100psi max rating on the bag scares me a little. It has a 9"nominal outside working diameter but that isn't the max diameter. I can't even find anything that says what it's intended use is. If it were mine I'd try it if the diameter isn't too big.
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Old 03-23-2011, 01:24 PM   #7
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the plate is 6.5 inches
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Old 03-23-2011, 01:27 PM   #8
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I saw that. I found every spec. for them except for the weight rating, which is what I thought would be the most important one
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Old 03-23-2011, 03:46 PM   #9
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Subscribed, should be an awesome cruiser. I once went to Olive Branch to pick up a truck. Mine didn't come home on a trailer, but it probably should have
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Old 03-23-2011, 06:03 PM   #10
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Got these off the Good Year website hope it helps

max Dia. @ 100 psig - 10.3"
stroke - 7.2"
min compresed hight - 3.5"
max extended hight - 10.7"

force @ actuator hight limit
PSIG 100 80 60 40
2924 2285 1674 1081

Force @ compressed hight
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Old 03-29-2011, 03:09 PM   #11
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Re: Project Patina Burb

Have 2 agree with u on that dash.....uuuuuuuhhhh yeah



QUOTE=5150;4569479]I'll also cut out that dash and put the factory one back in there.

Going to part ways with the seats, don't know what they are worth, but it did come with the hold downs.[/QUOTE]
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Old 03-29-2011, 05:16 PM   #12
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Old 03-31-2011, 05:53 PM   #13
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Re: Project Patina Burb

Got a little done today.

I started on my fauxtina paint job



I also yanked out the automatic steering column with no tilt and unbolted the dash. I guess I'm going to have to take a sawsaw to it and cut it out. It looks like the just covered it with another piece because I can see the old dash behind it.
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Old 04-02-2011, 06:42 PM   #14
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Finished the other side today with a little help.





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Old 04-08-2011, 06:28 AM   #15
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I have a blue AC dash that is cut out and ready to go for $100 I'm in Clarksville, TN


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I'll also cut out that dash and put the factory one back in there.

Going to part ways with the seats, don't know what they are worth, but it did come with the hold downs.
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Old 04-14-2011, 01:06 PM   #16
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I got the bags bolted in on the rear

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got anything done on this lately
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Old 05-18-2011, 04:51 PM   #18
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Not much, started the patina paint job, but that's about it. I'm having to find the door handles on the third door and the driver's door. It's made me lose a little interest.
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Old 05-18-2011, 05:08 PM   #19
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the front is more than 2 inches... it has stepped lower control arms too. You have a 3 or even 4 inch drop up front once the motor goes in.
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Old 05-18-2011, 05:19 PM   #20
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I'll definitely be getting rid of those lower control arms.
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Old 05-19-2011, 08:25 AM   #21
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Not much, started the patina paint job, but that's about it. I'm having to find the door handles on the third door and the driver's door. It's made me lose a little interest.
Is that something made we can find dimensions for in the factory assembly manual for ya?
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Old 05-19-2011, 09:03 AM   #22
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Nah, I've got the angle grinder out and I'm just going to have to find it.
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Old 06-15-2011, 10:42 PM   #23
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So its been a month since and update ... how is your new ride coming along?
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Old 06-16-2011, 08:25 AM   #24
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Very slow, been working three jobs and I am the promoter of the Southeastern Truck Nationals which is coming up in a month. Also, my wife is 7 1/2 months pregnant. I'm a little busy
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Old 06-16-2011, 08:35 AM   #25
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You are busy =) Congrats on the new kiddo! She's due in July/August? Thats gonna be tough for her in the full heat of the summer.
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