Honestly never thought of myself as
A Suburban Nut!
When I got back into cycling, it hit me… I want a cool functional Sag Wagon of my own!
The idea behind Goldmember is that I wanted an original looking but modern performing Suburban. I have always liked they style and after finding this one that had been tucked in a barn on the farm for 20+ years, I just had to have it. She also has an alter Ego ‘Super Sag Wagon’ this is a term used by cyclists to describe the SAG (Support and Gear) vehicle that takes care of the cyclist and his bike while out on a ride or race.
Phase One – Drivetrain & Suspension
5 lug Disc brake conversion with dropped spindles & Rear axle swap to 5 lug 3.73 posi with 4 inch dropped springs
This actually turned out to be, front 5 lug conversion with Tubular upper and lower control arms and airbags.
Rear axle swap with 3.73 limited slip, added a disc brake conversion and air bags.
Install complete Accuair Management system
Install Boyd’s Welding aluminum fuel tank with Walbro in-tank pump.
New stock white powder coated steel wheels and new tires
Remove the original 305 and 3spd trans, replacement is a 2002 5.3 engine converted to stand alone, a 4L80E transmission and new driveshaft
Doug’s coated Tri-Y headers and new exhaust
All new tie rods, ball joints, etc…
Phase two – Interior & exterior
Swap in bucket seats and console in place of original bench seat
Install Dakota Digital VHX Gauge cluster
Tilt column to replace factory 3 spd. column shift
Adapt a factory cruise control setup
Install complete sound system
New dash pad
New glove box liner
Re-paint the dash and correct radio opening (using radio delete plate)
GoldMember: Bagged cruiser and SAG Wagon