Jon Dalton's 1993 Chevrolet Suburban
Ever see a daily driven ride that looks this good? How about one with 165,000 miles on it? Didn't think so. Please allow us to introduce you to the owner and builder of this beautiful 1993 Chevrolet Suburban.
Fabricator. Bowler. Custom vehicle builder. Jon Dalton could use any of these terms to describe himself. But he chooses to stick to the norm and go with his occupation, Service Manager at Northridge Tire & Brake, in Madison, Ohio.
While Jon spends his professional time handling the day-to-day tasks of a busy, 18-bay auto repair facility, his personal time is spent building a varied collection of custom rides. They include a 1928 Ford Model A rat rod, a 1953 Chevrolet 6400 flatbed and two motorcycles (a 2001 Yamaha R6 and a 2006 Custom Bobber-pictures below). Anything missing from the collection? Says Jon, "A 1958 Plymouth Belvedere, I've always loved Christine!"
But let us not forget the subject of this article, Jon's stunning 1993 Chevrolet Suburban. With a little over 165,000 miles on the odometer, this shining example of truck dedication shows what anyone with some will and a few fabrication skills can accomplish.
Air is supplied to each corner by twin Viair 450C compressors that keep the dual 3-gallon chrome air tanks pumped up. A custom center console holds the system's four rocker switches and two air gauges.
To achieve a cleaner, custom look, Jon covered the front bumper with an SS-style bumper cover from Street Scene and tossed out the factory turn signals for clear units from Car Wear. Further adding to the appearance, he swapped the factory hood out for a steel cowl induction hood from Goodmark and installed an aftermarket moon roof above the cab. The rear bumper was then removed and replaced with a Sir Michael's steel rollpan. Finally, the doors were modified with Street Scene Cal-Vu sport mirrors and the door handles were shaved and smoothed.
"Frank from Frank's Auto Body & Restoration, Bill at Conrad Signs, Boris at Street Machinery, Scott at Northridge Tire and Brake and Jason at Davis Race Cars. But most importantly, my crew of three helpful sons who all lend a hand in the garage and my wife Shannon, who is the best helper a guy could ever ask for."
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