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#1 wrbourget OFFLINE  

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Posted March 23, 2012 - 08:34 PM

Does anyone have a picture of the linkage that goes from the lift handle to the rear lift on a Suburban 551 I found the Clinton 5.5 but one of the biggest things i can't figure out is the way the linkage goes.

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Posted March 23, 2012 - 09:36 PM

I will go look in the morning to see if mine has it and post some pics if it does. I'll let you know either way.
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Posted March 24, 2012 - 08:04 AM

Well, I looked and mine doesn't have the lift cable. We're actually in the same boat as far as the routing goes. Any direct path from the hitch to the lift lever goes straight through the engine????. I did notice that there's a lug for holding the cable guide that attaches next to the seat mounting bracket / spring, but can't tell anything other than that. Sorry that I couldn't be more help. I'm sure that someone will be along shortly to help us both out.

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Posted March 24, 2012 - 06:57 PM

Well, I looked and mine doesn't have the lift cable. We're actually in the same boat as far as the routing goes. Any direct path from the hitch to the lift lever goes straight through the engine????. I did notice that there's a lug for holding the cable guide that attaches next to the seat mounting bracket / spring, but can't tell anything other than that. Sorry that I couldn't be more help. I'm sure that someone will be along shortly to help us both out.

Oh it's a cable i thought it was a rod, well that sure explains a lot.

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Posted March 31, 2012 - 09:18 PM

compleat.jpg without hood.jpg hood.jpg

Started the tear down today, the hood is in pretty bad shape but I'll be able to save it and get it looking like brand spanking new once again.

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Posted April 01, 2012 - 05:47 PM

That hood is pretty rough. Looks like a good start though! Did you figure out the lift cable?

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Posted April 05, 2012 - 10:13 PM

Just getting this thing apart is turning out to be a challenge, i do see where the cable mounts on the one under the seat is just about gone but i had bought some universal E brake cable for an old truck i had and never used I think it will do the trick. I got the front end all apart now and tomorrow i will have some free time get the frame off the tansaxle and hopefully get the tires dismounted.

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Posted April 06, 2012 - 04:42 AM

You have got a good start on it.

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Posted April 06, 2012 - 05:22 AM

Glad you are getting the cable path figured out. Good luck with the project!
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Posted April 06, 2012 - 08:55 AM

Looks like a pretty nice tractor to start with. I redid a 401 a couple of years ago. Jake




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