A 1961 GMC Suburban with a Duramax 6.6L swap putting down 427 horsepower and a whopping 754 pound-feet of torque sounds pretty impressive, right? Now, add off-roading capability and the fact that it was put together by a one-man-team, and you’ve got yourself one of the most impressive retromods we’ve come across in a while.
The builder, Michael Wymer, took on the responsibility for the entire development of this Suburban, from the delightful, turquoise finish, to the fabrication of the custom chassis, which alone is something to marvel over. The project started out as a 2005 GMC Sierra 2500HD chassis, which Wymer shortened by 36 inches.
He also added a lift kit, adjusted the rear wheel openings, shortened the CV axles, and built custom upper control arms. In other words, this wasn’t about just taking the Suburban body and sticking it onto the Sierra frame, but indeed much more than that.
While it is certainly a head-turner, Wymer uses the truck to haul all of his other toys as well as to go off-roading. The fact that the truck can withstand all of this tells us that this was a job done right.
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