Weekend Edition – A 1983 GMC Suburban Convertible Conversion on eBay

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What does the term Convertible Conversion mean to you? Is it used when an enterprise turns a hardtop automobile into a fully functioning soft-top automobile, that still passes as a weather-proof transport device, or is it simply a vehicle that once had a hardtop, and now it doesn’t. I have already outlined the former, now is time for the latter in the form of this GMC Suburban that calls Texas its home.

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According to the listing:

I’m selling my favorite truck because it sits way too much now , my work has taken too much of my time. This suburban started as a baby blue all power truck , I removed roof and did all custom work my self . Truck has low miles 70k , this was a farm truck from Dallas Tx. Title is a clear Tx Bonded title because it had been lost at ranch where it came from. Truck is current on stickers and inspection. 6.2 diesel( NON TURBO) runs good , factory 40 gallon fuel tank ,a/c compressor was removed , but truck still has factory a/c parts otherwise in dash. I bypassed heater core because it started dripping , has new filters ,and oil change, new tires, new front drive shaft, new rear drive shaft u-joints, tow bar not included , new batteries from Napa, front seat is blue and rear is red , both are seat covered. all power windows still work, tailgate too, except front doors, speakers were installed in lower doors , has nice pioneer CD, offroad lights , If its black on truck its bed liner . Rear roll bar is removable , front two are not. new brakes , manual glow plug system. I use seat belt light as timer to hold in button. I will post some making of truck pictures as well as final pictures of truck .A RED 83 parts chevy suburban was used as extra body parts, note chevy grill.

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This is definitely a fair weather kind of truck as there is no heat and no A/C, and very little in the way of shielding you from the weather. I would also make sure the areas in which the top was severed from the body are not sharp and finished off if you plan on having kids ride in this machine. The Buy-It-Now price tag is $5,000, which seems rather steep for what you get. Sure, it is a Diesel, showing under 100,000 miles, but it was worth so much more intact. Take a look at the listing and tell me if you find any value in this surgically enhanced Suburban. [sc:ebay itemid=”221249670028″ linktext=”1983 GMC 2500 4×4 Convertible” ]

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7 responses to “Weekend Edition – A 1983 GMC Suburban Convertible Conversion on eBay”

  1. Rust-MyEnemy Avatar

    He appears to have converted a workable Suburban into a scrap one. I feel that a slow golf clap followed by some pointing and laughing may be a more appropriate reward for his work than five grand…

  2. From_a_Buick_6 Avatar

    Top Gear's Espace convertible is starting to look pretty good…

  3. Joe Btfsplk Avatar
    Joe Btfsplk

    If the truck sells, where will the dogs live?

  4. Van_Sarockin Avatar

    He certainly 'converted' that truck. It was tired to start with, and it sort of looks broke-backed now, even if it does have shiny paint. It's a fine idea to do this, but I don't think the seller has really landed the value proposition.

  5. stigshift Avatar

    Probably lets in less water than my old MGB with it's top up, but a ruined ride none the less. 5K? Really?

  6. racer139 Avatar

    The guy who did this needs a punch in the mouth for the sawzall surgery and then another for trying to talk up his hack job and then another for that asking price. And once I knock him down we can all jump on him. While I am a burban fan because of their utility(and the 86 2wd that I had with the 6.2 served me well and was great on fuel) this one is scrap heap bound.

  7. HTWHLS Avatar

    Wow. Damn. Wow. I love Suburbans..and I love guys not afraid to do something different and while I'm not crying 'sacrilege' it seems like this was one of those "let me see if I can do this" type of project. It's not for me but someone may see it differently.

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