Truck Thursday: Well, Technically, It Is A Longroof


So, as this olelongrooffan has previously mentioned, I gots me a job that allows me to put nearly 1,000 miles a week on my mini longroof checking out projects in which I am involved all over the southern end of the Sunshine State. One of the attractions to me with this company is that I get to V.I.S.I.T. my old hometown of Naples, Florida on a once a week basis. Although it is about a two hour drive across Alligator Alley through the Everglades, it does mean I get to see my daughter, TheSmartOne, a whole lot more often than I have in the past few years. Plus, I get to see some other pretty cool stuff, at least to me, over in FantasyLand and I hope my fellow Hoons don’t mind this olelongrooffan sharing some of that cool stuff with you.


As this is no Mystery Car posting and all of my fellow Hoons can identify this as a Suburban of General Motors origin, had this olelongrooffan started off this post with the image above of the Mack truck logo covering the 110V engine block heater, would any of us correctly ID’ed this as a Burb? Certainly not I, but then again I suck at those Mystery Car posts anyway.


But meanwhile back to this Burb. It is bright red and straight as an arrow. And, yes, that is the latest itineration of the Waldo this olelongrooffan is sporting these days. I would suspect that should this olelongrooffan cease my destination to destination lifestyle, in the near future my fellow Hoons will be seeing more of it.


For a short time, I thought this Fire Engine Red longroof possessed a diesel under its bonnet. But when I saw this badge on the rear end of that longroof, I presumed it contained a, probably, 4 MPG regular petrol burning V8. A call to the selling party provided no answer as that call went directly to voicemail.


But, I do have this to say about that. The interior of this beast was as bright red as the exterior although the red velour provided this ride many extra bonus points. Yeah, I didn’t see a blemish on any of this 80’s era cloth.


And even though the odo sported 02167.9 miles, I couldn’t ascertain whether this was the actual mileage or had that thing rolled over. The only clue to its age was the worn spot on the brake pedal. This olelongrooffan doesn’t really thing a longroof of this age would have that much wear on the brake pedal had it only 2K under its belt.


This olelongrooffan is going to suggest this 2500 4WD longrooff was once a member of some fire department up in the great state of New York due to the stickers due to the stickers attached to the windscreen and these pads on the roof above the driver’s compartment. If that is the case, the 2K on the clock might be believable but would a fire department have a buggy with all the seating this longroof provides?


But one of the best features of this Truck Thursday feature was located out back. Yeah, the highly desirable barn doors on the rear of this fire engine red longroof remind me of my olestationbus. One of my older brothers, Bus-Plunge, had a tan and brown version of one of these with barn doors. When he purchased a newer generation edition of one of these, it had a conventional roll down window with a drop tailgate. He was watching a pair of barn doors on the bay that is e to swap them in until he realized how difficult that conversion really is. As he says, “No more projects!”

Trust this olelongrooffan when I say this rust free longroof is certainly no project and would totally rock in this 4WD deprived olelongrooffan’s livery.

What about yours?

Image Copyright Hooniverse 2013/longrooffan

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

The maximum upload file size: 64 MB. You can upload: image, audio, video. Links to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other services inserted in the comment text will be automatically embedded. Drop files here

28 responses to “Truck Thursday: Well, Technically, It Is A Longroof”

  1. racer139 Avatar

    Id say some fire department had it not just because of the pads on the roof but also the holes drilled in the dash for the controlls for said perches lights! I had a 86 2wd 1500 with 6.2 diesel, it was stolen or I would still have it, but it would have a cummins conversion by now.
    Is this on a three quarter ton? Id love to have it if it where and I was a bunch closer, then I could use that crossmember and engine mount kit I have sitting around.

    1. dukeisduke Avatar

      It looks like a 3/4 ton to me, but I'd like the see the emblems on the front doors, to see if they say "2500", which would confirm it.

      1. racer139 Avatar

        Longroofian mentions it is. I must have skipped that paragraph the first read through. Is there a price on it?

  2. Alff Avatar

    Kamil, your new family car awaits you in sunny Florida.

    1. dukeisduke Avatar

      This is fast becoming a running joke.

      1. Alff Avatar

        I'm serious, in the sense that I don't want him to make a poor decision. There are far worse things one could buy than this.

        1. jeepjeff Avatar

          Like any of those Landies he keeps talking about. (I kid, I kid…)

          1. Alff Avatar

            Or an Acura MDX!

  3. acarr260 Avatar

    Given the lack of wear on everything other than the brake pedal, combined with the aforementioned fire department clues, I would not have a hard time believing that this really has 2k miles. My Jeep FC in storage has 3k original miles – because it sat parked in a fire station for most of its life (as a water tank truck).

    1. frankthecat Avatar

      Yeah, for years my local volunteer FD had an early 80's Blazer that they used for brush fire response, bought new. Last I saw it, the mileage was only a smidge over 3k miles.

      1. P161911 Avatar

        I remember the local sheriff having a K-5 Blazer in the fleet until at least 2002.

  4. P161911 Avatar

    I was just thinking the other day that a Suburban of this generation, 4WD, 3/4 ton would make a great long-term truck to have and keep. The Trailblazer does get cramped occasionally with 2 adults, one toddler, and 3 dogs.

    1. njhoon Avatar

      That is discovery of scary since I was thinking along similar lines. I was looking towards a diesel for gas mileage. – out would be better than an old jeep wagoneer. – ducks –

  5. MVEilenstein Avatar

    That's the nicest Suburban I've seen in many years. Someone will be very happy to own that.

  6. marmer01 Avatar

    Houston FD has a bunch of red Burbs used as command vehicles. Probably did belong to some small-town FD. A big city probably wouldn't spring for the AWD.

  7. Irishzombieman☆ Avatar

    Bachelor's party. 1996. Eleven guys in one of these. I would think that that would be an experience I'd never forget, except that I can't remember much beyond climbing into the far back seat.

  8. mdharrell Avatar

    So, olelongrooffan, is that car from a few weeks ago a '60 Corvair?
    I don't think anyone else is guessing at this point.

  9. Van_Sarockin Avatar

    Nice, but not red enough.

  10. Delta Sierra Avatar
    Delta Sierra

    Aww, memories. I had a 1987 Suburban for a few years during the mid-90s. Just loved that truck. Blue, with barn doors. And a roof rack. And a double gas tank. You could put 4×8 sheets of ply or sheetrock flat in the back and still shut the doors, very useful in a rainy climate. Snowy area, too – had to use a real broom to sweep snow off it. I owned a store, so needed the hauling capacity. Used to joke that if my business ever went belly-up, we could live in it.

  11. Busplunge Avatar

    " One of my older brothers, Bus-Plunge, had a tan and brown version of one of these with barn doors. When he purchased a newer generation edition of one of these, it had a conventional roll down window with a drop tailgate. He was watching a pair of barn doors on the bay that is e to swap them in until he realized how difficult that conversion really is. As he says, “No more projects!”
    Actually LRF, my 86 Suburban had the tailgate and electric roll down window. My blue '99 2500 has barn doors and cloth interior 149K miles.
    My wife's parents had a red 1987 3/4 ton 2WD that is a mirror image of this one.
    Did I tell you that Lil Jim and Kristin have a 1992 red 4WD 1500 with 130K miles, they are the second owners.
    Here's a shot of them at the B's Nest over the 4th of July
    <img src="; width="400">
    <img src="; width="400"
    Lil Jim wants to take off the running boards, I say keep 'em
    <img src="; width="400"
    Here's the newest addition to the fleet, bought to haul the PVTRN's BMW but it is too hard to put stuff in the back seat.
    <img src="; width="400"
    <img src="; width="400"
    <img src=""width="600&quot;

  12. busplunge Avatar

    heck, LRF, just go to my facebook page, you can see them there.

  13. Lil Jim Avatar
    Lil Jim

    I got a red on red 1992 4×4 with barn doors, pays to live next door to the Busplunge…

  14. Lil Jim Avatar
    Lil Jim

    Also the m880 came in fire engine red and had just over 26,000 on the odometer, and since it didn't have power steering when I got it I believe the miles are legit, lol

  15. Avatar

    Hello would you mind letting me know which webhost you’re utilizing?
    I’ve loaded your blog in 3 completely different web browsers and I
    must say this blog loads a lot faster then most.
    Can you recommend a good internet hosting provider at a reasonable price?
    Kudos, I appreciate it!

  16. basement renovation ideas toronto Avatar

    Hurrah! In the end I got a webpage from where I know how to really take helpful data regarding my study and knowledge.

  17. Kassie Avatar

    Undeniably believe that which you stated. Your favourite justification appeared to be on the web the simplest
    factor to be mindful of. I say to you, I definitely get irked even as other folks think about issues that they plainly don’t understand about.
    You managed to hit the nail upon the top and also defined out the entire thing with no need side-effects , other people could take a signal.
    Will probably be back to get more. Thanks

%d bloggers like this: