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Things to look for in a late 80's Suburban?

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February 19th, 2012, 8:43 AM   #1  
Things to look for in a late 80's Suburban?

Hi, I'm obviously new to the forum. I'm in the process of looking for a late 80's suburban with the roll-up back window (non-barn style rear doors). It will be my beach rig hear in Oregon. I've never owned a suburban before, I'm mechanically inclined and from the little bit of research I've done I'd like to find 350, 1/2 4x4 if possible.

When I look at these rigs what should I be carefully looking at and checking out prior to buying? Any major problems with these years?

Thanks for the help

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February 19th, 2012, 12:37 PM   #2  
well look over the running gear, one that old will likely either be redone, or in need of being redone... the tailgate your talking about could be a problem, as if i remember correctly, they either worked, or didn't.

can't go wrong with the 350. other than that just look everything over good parts are pretty cheap and not hard to find.


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