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#1 DanO OFFLINE  

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Posted November 14, 2011 - 11:05 AM

Hi Guys, haven't been on line in a long time, been having endless computer problems, don't want to bore you with the details, hopefully it's behind me now and I can catch up on all I m issed here.
Anyway, just wanted to share some Pics of the 1961 DB Suburban i just picked up last night. the Fellow I got this from actually saved this DB right off the back of a Pickup truck headed for the Scrap yard! the Kid said it was his Grandfathers' and he was just junkin' it for scrap metal....what a Dummy. Anyway, he saved it but didn't really have any use for it, contacted me and here it is, Saved, Safe & Sound.
I also Posted a video in the members video section comparing my 59 to the 61.

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Posted November 14, 2011 - 12:48 PM

its about time you got back on the stick...............bookem Dano

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Posted November 14, 2011 - 01:08 PM

Nice save, wheel weights and all. :thumbs:

Glad your computer is behaving itself again. Glad you're back.
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Posted November 14, 2011 - 01:24 PM

Thanks Guys...Good to be back in touch. Hope to stay Plugged in!

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Posted November 14, 2011 - 09:38 PM

Welcome back, and I'm glad you were able to get that DB.

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Posted November 20, 2011 - 06:46 AM

Nice old 61 DanO. Have fun with it!

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Posted November 20, 2011 - 10:02 AM

Nice save! Looks like it's been re-powered and butchered a little, but i'm sure you'll have it tip-top in no time! Welcome back DanO!!

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Posted November 21, 2011 - 07:14 AM

Notice that on the front axle the 59 has squared mouints and the 61 has chamfered? I wonder why?
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Posted November 21, 2011 - 07:33 AM

Welcome back, and I'm glad you were able to get that DB.



Ditto.

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Posted November 21, 2011 - 07:57 AM

Notice that on the front axle the 59 has squared mouints and the 61 has chamfered? I wonder why?


Interesting observation. hmm.

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Posted November 28, 2011 - 08:23 AM

Some more the 59 doesn't have the hole in the frame to grease the shift plate, or the welded roll pin to drop oil on the shift collar, well at least my 60 doesn't.
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Posted November 28, 2011 - 09:05 AM

That's interesting, thanks for the info, small details like that are important. Helpful in identifying them too.
This 61 was really Butchered a lot, I am definitely using it as a Parts tractor to complete my '59 but will still keep it intact & running.

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Posted November 28, 2011 - 09:57 AM

Yeah, I am a heck of a delima right now. I got a 60 and 61, both missing the ignition systems. The 61 shows little use, may still be the original battery in it, still has the tits on the original tires, but both fronts are dry rotted and busted, rears are like new!!! :) Anyway the 60 engine has a stuck valve, nasty gas tank and someone broke the welds on the steering column loading it. The 61 shows use, but I wanted to save the oldest one due to the subtle differences. Well after swapping almost everything to make one better of the two I find out the trans seems to be shot in the 60. I have it running and moving but the clutch shaft has to much end play and won't allow the clutch to snap and lock. ERRRRR!!!!!!

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Posted November 28, 2011 - 11:47 AM

BY The Way...Just a little Tip you may find useful if your messin' with a DB Suburban, I found out the hard way (SNAP)

The Left Side Wheels Mounting Center Bolds are REVERSE THREAD....
Left Side = LEFT HANDED

Had to Drill & Tap Mine Today 'cause I Didn't know this little fact ....
5 Minute Tire Change = 2 hours of #$##@&%!!!

Old Iron...........Are you having Fun Yet??????????

Edited by DanO, November 28, 2011 - 12:27 PM.

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Posted December 01, 2011 - 06:52 AM

Messing around some more, my 61 has TR on all of the trans bolts, the 60 doesn't. The 61 has a plate bolted to the left brake handle that is notched and appears to be a brake lock, but is bolted tight so it doesn't turn wihtout a wrench???? I think my 62 has it also. And the hood grills nuts are 3/8 on one and 11/32 on the other :)
As you can tell I am pretty deep it trying to make one nice. The 61 just falls apart like it was just put together and yet I am saving the 60 that i have to fight. Brake, wheel hubs and clutch just came right apart on the 61.

Edited by IWLBCNU, December 01, 2011 - 08:30 AM.





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