Rollie has been a staple customer of Yogi's for many years. He has built many cars and trucks, and is considered an expert in his craft among builders of show vehicles in the Burlington, Iowa area. From body work to upholstery, he does it all. This 1948 Chevy Suburban is one of two he has built over the years. We hope you enjoy this awesome ride, and the story behind it.
I always wanted to do a Suburban, and ended up doing two. This project took three years. I am retired, and am in my shop the better part of 7 days a week. So, this was a full time project.
This 1948 Suburban has been chopped 3" and has its original frame, with some enhancements. The hood and doors are shaved, and the running boards are hand-made to go from back fender to front fender. The dash was cut out and I made an entire new one to cover the A/C equipment. You can see my all-steel hand-made console, and how it was installed so it looks like it was supposed to be there in the first place. The emergency brake and all switches are down inside the console, and there is an armrest for all four seats. The air cleaner is also hand-made and uses an 11" element. This suburban has lots of storage room in back because the gas tank is mounted under the floor between the frame rails.
This Suburban was sold a few years back, and I am now working on a truck. I would like to say that I try to buy as many of my parts as possible from Yogi's because the service and people there are top notch. Yogi and his staff have gone out of their way to make my projects turn out really great. Many thanks to everyone at Yogi's!
Custom Full Length Console
Body: 3" chop with shaved doors & hood
Frame: Original with custom modifications
Engine: Chevy 350 crate motor
Transmission: GM Turbo 350
Front End: Mustang II crossmember
Grill: Hand-made & lowered for clearance
Console: Custom hand-made full length steel,
with concealed wiring & switches
Another Custom Rollie Kinneer Project
All of us at Yogi's thank Rollie for his kind words, loyalty, and support over the years! As long as he keeps building 'em, we will keep supplying him with the best hot rod parts available. Rollie, when your latest project is finished, please come by and show us!