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    So when is the next gambler race?

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    https://www.facebook.com/events/1938761949704921/

    April 28th-29th. I have my vacations days locked in and I'm ready to go. This one is going to be huge.
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    Need some pit crew? I see your suburban hovering with no rear axle every time I go out to my new shop, btw.

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    It has an axle now! Just need to get home (currently working out of state) and put the brakes on and bleed them.

    I think I have a full ride for this one. Just take whatever wheeler you have able to go!
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    Yeah Dave take anything you have that runs and join in the melee!
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    Update:

    Burb survived the Gambler 500. Did great actually. Cruised 75mph down the highway, hit all the sandy trails, and cruised back to Detroit. Only damage was sand in everything and my rear brake shoes getting 50% wiped out on their first voyage. My friends riding in the back had leg room for days and we had plenty of space for gear, cooler, snacks, etc.

    The Smittybuilt 9500 saved my ass 4 times. One pull was especially bad and I had to double the cable with a snatch block. I twisted the harbor freight trailer hitch mount plate so I'm adding a brace to that so it doesn't happen again. Still, for the money, I'm impressed with that winch mount plate.

    I jumped at a deal on Goodyear MTR 37x12.50x16.5 surplus tires on FB marketplace and ordered some 16.5x8.25 pro comp black steel wheels from 4wd (6 lug). This will be the largest size tire I plan on running with the stock front 10 bolt axle.

    I will re-work the back tire carrier to support a single 37 on the driver side and probably 2 gas cans and a water can on the passenger side.

    I also picked up some box steel to replace my rockers and add some protection for the body. Starting that project once I get my removable trailer fenders done.
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    That sand did get everywhere. The burban looks a bit tall for 35s. I bet 37s will be just right.

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    37's are looking good. I need to trim the front fenders for flexing.

    Next steps are to re-work the tire carrier for a single 37" and I picked up some 2x6 box tubing to make rocker-slider things.
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    It's cruising really nice on unbalanced 37's. Smooth down the road at 75 mph. The burb has been great for drive in movies and car shows.

    I added a roof visor:





    Then I modified the front brush guard to work with my headlights. Before and after:



    I almost have the tire carrier finished. It's still a two piece that connects in the middle and has two hinges. I have a water can coming to replace the one gas can. I need to take it apart now and paint it.





    Next I have square tubing to replace the rockers and I have to cut and notch the transmission cross member for the front driveshaft. It makes an awesome noise when wheeling with some flexing going on.
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    That's one sweet Burban... Nice work on it.

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    Hm what's new with the burb...

    Replaced the rear springs with new springs because I wasn't happy with where it was sitting on my junk yard add a leaf and block. Put quite a few miles on it driving to work and running errands.

    Cut the rockers off and prepped the square tubing to weld on but haven't had time to do that because... *drum roll*

    The motor started ticking in the top end. 210k miles on it (if it's original) and it has needed valve seals since I got it, so no big deal. I'm finishing the prep on my spare TBI 350 to go in before the snow comes. New oil pan, intake gaskets, throttle body rebuild, timing set, rear main seal, exhaust manifold gaskets and everything else that can leak is replaced or resealed.

    Also going to do some other things like replace the NP231C's input seal, 700R4 input seal, notch the transmission cross member for the front driveshaft to clear, and whatever else I find.

    Looks like the next time I wheel the burb will be the 2019 Detroit Gambler 500 at this rate.
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    The longer the truck the more pieces in between that can fail?

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    If it had a rear driveshaft with a carrier bearing, I would agree. But I don't think my extra row of seats is adding too much work.
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