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Sublime '50 Suburban Project

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Sublime '50 Suburban Project
Posted April 3 2008 04:11 PM by Bob Ryder 
Filed under: Editorials, About Features/Should-Be Features, Trend Observations, Chevy, Classic Truck Trends

Sublime Rendering

It's time to remove the truck cover, roll up the sleeves, and breakout the tools. Sublime, a 1950 phat fendered Chevy Suburban was in the Truckin' spotlight as a project vehicle that was going to be built frame up. After numerous tech articles Sublime was shelved for the past couple of years.

After a unanimous staff vote Sublime is back. After spending many hours at Hot Rods By Dowdy in Dolan Springs, AZ where Dan Dowdy and Dale Taylor performed some unique body mods on ol' Sublime.

Body mods:
Lowered the lid 3-inches
Removed the C-pillars creating two large side windows
Sectioned entire body 3-inches to keep overall look proportional
Pie cut hood 3-4 inches
Shaved door handles, rear barn door hinges, rear taillights, gas filler neck
Frenched headlights
Grafted in a 54 Chevy one-piece wind shield

Ironworks Speed & Kustom Bakersfield, California
Frame mods:
Chris Alston front clip, IFS suspension,
Chris Alston back half, 4-link rear end w/ posi unit
Wilwood disc brakes
Air Ride Technologies pneumatic bag system

Engine Transmission:
Chevrolet LS2
4L80E automatic transmission

Body and Paint:



I will be updating you with more current 411 pertaining to the Sublime project. Stay tunned....

Bob Ryder
Senior Tech Editor
Truckin' Magazine

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