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Tonny's 2001 Tahoe build

Discussion in 'Under Construction' started by Tonny, Jun 14, 2019.

  1. Tonny

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    Oké, with my ADD I really need to put on paper what the plans are for the Chevy in the upcoming year. I asked you guys a ton of questions, which really helped. :) I now know which way I want to go and we will see how fast I can accomplish this. I just started working again after having a burn-out in August and barely had an income. So all te money is gone now, also because I got just got my own house. Still not completely there but from next week I will start working full time again..

    The most important things will be on top of the list. I unfortunately :D have MOT in April and will work towards there before throwing any hobby money on the Hoe. Obviously I want it in good shape before the BBP tune will come, but did a lot of maintenance, hopefully there will not be to much with the MOT, but the car is not new so I will really have to wait what comes out of that. Lets go:

    Before April:
    - On the way from America: new spark plug wires from ACDelco
    - New rubber on my new Titan wheels, really want to have the rims sandblasted and powder-coated before the new tires come on but will see if my budget will allow. Have slicks now so need them before the new MOT. Want new alignment with that and hopefully the ride will be smoother!
    - Pre MOT check so I will know what to fix to get new MOT.
    - Finish cabin audio; remove old speakers and amplifier, make a new cable tree for a decent woofer in each door in combination with the Pioneer amplifier+sub in 1. This is all free since I got all the parts already. Just a matter of finishing.
    - Getting the original glass for the sides at the cargo, they are now from plastic but I want the originals back in. The previous owner has the left one and I can get the right one in Belgium.
    - Detailing the Tahoe is always on the list, just need to find the time and a nice place.

    And then probably after April the following things will start;)
    - LPG removal and make wiring stock again and get this changed on the Tahoe license. Will lose a good amount of weight also :cool:
    - Order Autocal V3 + BBP tune
    - Find a freaking e-fan
    - Airaid MIT
    - Dry flow drop in air filter
    - Exhaust muffler, Flowmaster FlowFX
    - Fixing up some parts that are getting rusty
    - The chrome has to go, probably going for mat blackish... Kinda like the plastic black parts.

    There will probably come more to mind but this is kinda the things I will focus on for now!
     
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    Goode Avend Tonny,

    if your 4L60E ever wants to stop working and you want to repair it very well, I can recommend a friend near Aachen, who can make our gearboxes according to your wishes and demands for a fair price.

    he repairs many transmissions from our german forum ( chevy-forum.eu) and that very good
     
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    Guthenabend Bandint,

    Oh danke, that is good to know. Does he also do performance builds? When my trans ever dies, I want it to be capable for more HP!
     
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    We got snow in the Netherlands!! Not that it should be rare, but it's getting more rare each year. But now I know why 4x4 exists. Since I got my Tahoe, I drive it in 2Hi most of the time. Sometimes when it rains hard and I'm in a hurry, I will put it in Auto4wd. And will just run trough the gearbox so now and then to keep things running. But what a difference does it make when you drive 4Hi or 4Lo, I couldn't stop smiling how easy I was driving around town and on the highway!!:D:D

    Buttt, I've been waiting for snow since I got my Hoe, because I really wanted properly swing out the back. Yesterday I had a few spare minutes, gave my phone to a guy on the scene and filmed my trying to drift the Chevy in 2Hi. Lots of fun!!

    Because of the hurry, first clip is in D, second one in first gear:


    And some photo's :)
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    Also took a couple of clips me riding trough my neighborhood. Can put something together if you guys would like.

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    Tonny passing cars like they’re standing still. Looks like fun!
     
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    Hmmm, a Polar bear taking a shit. Nice! Can't say I've ever seen that before.
     
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    I never even noticed that one! Good eye Tony! Always looking for shit huh? Lmao. :)
     
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    Always ;)
     
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    Haha yes just driving 60ish mph while in my previous cars I would probably stay behind that little car, love it. I sometimes thought, should I look for a rwd Tahoe (which I probaby won't find in the Netherlands, but now I'm for sure I want to keep my Hoe for as long as possible. It's almost 2 years for me having this car, longest time for me to have the same car so long!! :)

    Hahaha you guys:D

    Yes the first time I saw a polar bear shit, they don't even show that shit on Discovery Channel or Animal Planet... :hmmm2:
     
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    So today I visited my mate and he already had the spark plug wires in house! Time for some new ones since I just pasted 190k miles with the stock wires.
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    And he has also done some maintenance of my cousins baby, who lives in North Weymouth :) New shocks and absorbers which I immediately saw because of the difference in height.

    Next job for me is to detail the car, put new rubber along the windows and fix the hanging headliner. Will start next Monday on my spare days. Good for me to earn some extra money :)
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