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    Re: Latest project, well winter of 2021/2022 anyways.


    I like the height, I think it just needs some more wheel and tire to fill the hole

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    Re: Latest project, well winter of 2021/2022 anyways.

    Quote Originally Posted by loudbeard View Post
    I like the height, I think it just needs some more wheel and tire to fill the hole
    This. I thought this opinion was shit until I looked again. Turns out he was right!

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    Re: Latest project, well winter of 2021/2022 anyways.

    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    This. I thought this opinion was shit until I looked again. Turns out he was right!
    Some mini tubs would do it proper, or go the other route and go pro touring. Either is hot. I’d go pro touring.

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    Re: Latest project, well winter of 2021/2022 anyways.

    Quote Originally Posted by loudbeard View Post
    Some mini tubs would do it proper, or go the other route and go pro touring. Either is hot. I’d go pro touring.
    What's that? Or what's the difference?

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    Re: Latest project, well winter of 2021/2022 anyways.

    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    What's that? Or what's the difference?
    Mini tubs are just what they sound like. Enlarged rear fender wells to hang some big meat off the back, but still within a reasonable size. Drag racing, but to quote the Kardashians of male television (Street Outlaws) “small tire cars.”

    Pro touring are your resto-mod drivers. Built to corner and perform better than the original in all driving conditions. If I were ever to take on this sort of project, this is what I’d be chasing.

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    Re: Latest project, well winter of 2021/2022 anyways.

    Quote Originally Posted by loudbeard View Post
    Mini tubs are just what they sound like. Enlarged rear fender wells to hang some big meat off the back, but still within a reasonable size. Drag racing.

    Pro touring are your resto-mod drivers. Built to corner and perform better than the original in all driving conditions. If I were ever to take on this sort of project, this is what I’d be chasing.
    Gotcha thanks. Pro touring ftw.

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    Re: Latest project, well winter of 2021/2022 anyways.

    great progress .. . i think you guys know my stance (pun?), needs moar low gotta remember how small these trucks are, i'd keep both wheel options in the mix until you get the weight settled (another pun?), then go DOWN. i know you're not looking to lay frame but snug is just so tasty 'n fun.

    been on the road a bunch lately and saw a navy extended cab S10 up in VT, it was sitting tight on very similar Boyd's wish i nabbed a pic, had a cowl hood as well. made me miss my Canyon 4x4 project i never finished.

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    Re: Latest project, well winter of 2021/2022 anyways.

    I'm back to work, so progress has slowed to almost nothing. I've been slowly working on the body work below the trim line. I bought the teal paint and hoping to paint the front fender bottoms, bed bottoms and the roll pan this weekend.

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    Re: Latest project, well winter of 2021/2022 anyways.

    Got home from work today a bit early and felt like painting while the weather was nice. All I had to do was wet sand the primer and double check the masking tape. I got both fender bottoms painted, the rear bed bottoms, and the roll pan. The color seems like a good match, tho much more shine to it. Iím going to wet sand it again with 1200 grit and just use a hand rubbing compound to bring out the finish. It should be less shiny and give a slight faded look to the color.

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    Re: Latest project, well winter of 2021/2022 anyways.

    A little more progress today. Realizing now how much time it takes to line up body panels, and how many times you have to take things apart and put them back together to make adjustments.
    I put the roll pan on and the tailgate. Itís not the best fit and I donít care for the gap between the tailgate and the roll pan, but it needs the clearance for the gate to open.

    I put the whole front end back together, fenders, inner fenders, cowl, hood, grill and bumper. I need to loosen the core support mounts and add a couple shims still, another one of those things where Iíll need to take quite a bit apart again to do this.

    The final step for now will be to take the bed back off, replace both cab corners, and repaint the front lowers on the bed.

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    Re: Latest project, well winter of 2021/2022 anyways.

    I was questioning how this was going to look with new paint on some of the parts. Turns out it looks minttttt. Nice work!

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    Re: Latest project, well winter of 2021/2022 anyways.

    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    I was questioning how this was going to look with new paint on some of the parts. Turns out it looks minttttt. Nice work!
    Thanks. It makes it easy when you have 2 tone paint and the body moldings.

    Speaking of moldings, I put a smooth clean chrome front bumper on, but I have the original front bumper with the moldings that match the body moldings. I almost feel I need the original bumper up front, it's still chrome, just has the matching molding to the truck.

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    Re: Latest project, well winter of 2021/2022 anyways.

    looking great ... i agree on the orig bumper with moldings, looked back at previous pics and think it fits the scheme well ... nice job going with a rollpan, looks clean ... to your gap concern, wonder if you could somehow bring that trim/molding line through to make it fit like the orig bumper does. wouldn't want anything thick or gaudy, of course, but a simple line could help (?) it will look different once a plate is on as well so might not be a big deal in the end ... blackout the inner lip/mount point where the gate folds into (?) could create enough shadow to carry the molding/body line from sides.

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    Re: Latest project, well winter of 2021/2022 anyways.

    Quote Originally Posted by typeone View Post
    looking great ... i agree on the orig bumper with moldings, looked back at previous pics and think it fits the scheme well ... nice job going with a rollpan, looks clean ... to your gap concern, wonder if you could somehow bring that trim/molding line through to make it fit like the orig bumper does. wouldn't want anything thick or gaudy, of course, but a simple line could help (?) it will look different once a plate is on as well so might not be a big deal in the end ... blackout the inner lip/mount point where the gate folds into (?) could create enough shadow to carry the molding/body line from sides.
    I agree with everything you said. I pulled the bumper out of the barn today and cleaned it up. Iíll try and swap it tomorrow.
    Agree also on the molding on the rollpan, keeping it small and clean. Even adding trim around the plate could help take the eye off the gap.

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    Re: Latest project, well winter of 2021/2022 anyways.

    Not an S10 small truck guy at all, but this thread rocks!
    Keep it up,Mark!

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    Re: Latest project, well winter of 2021/2022 anyways.

    I'm in the original bumper and slam it club!

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    Re: Latest project, well winter of 2021/2022 anyways.

    Spent the last week wetsanding and polishing the aluminum wheels, and got the new tires mounted today. Pretty happy with the look so far.

    I still need to replace the cab corners, driver side lower door skin, and Iím already wanting the V8.

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    Re: Latest project, well winter of 2021/2022 anyways.

    Dude, that thing is fucking rad.

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    Re: Latest project, well winter of 2021/2022 anyways.

    +1 ^ looks awesome

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    Re: Latest project, well winter of 2021/2022 anyways.

    Looks good...Not sure what's more impressive, the quality of the work or your drive/motivation to do these projects...i'm just lazy as fuck

    I know it's a 20 foot pic, but the hood/roof/pillar paint looks like it came out really nice compared to the original pics. Able to get it back to that condition with just buffing/polishing? or did you need to wet sand 1st?

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    Re: Latest project, well winter of 2021/2022 anyways.

    Quote Originally Posted by FriskyDingo View Post
    Looks good...Not sure what's more impressive, the quality of the work or your drive/motivation to do these projects...i'm just lazy as fuck

    I know it's a 20 foot pic, but the hood/roof/pillar paint looks like it came out really nice compared to the original pics. Able to get it back to that condition with just buffing/polishing? or did you need to wet sand 1st?
    The original teal color all I did was buff it with a fine cutting compound using a drill, the a coat of wet look liquid wax. The paint definitely shows it's age and imperfections up close, but it goes with the rest of the truck. There's actually a fair amount of hail damage to the hood that wasn't noticeable until it shined up.

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    Re: Latest project, well winter of 2021/2022 anyways.

    This is posted on NES and I figured maybe it has R7's name all over it

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    Re: Latest project, well winter of 2021/2022 anyways.

    Iíve been driving this around for the past month, it gets lots of attention wherever I go with it. While the V6 in it runs awesome and sips fuel, the lack of torque gets annoying.
    I finally bought a core engine to rebuild, it doesnít need rebuilding and runs great as is, but why not? Itís an oddball engine, a 1990 GM performance 454 cid crate engine. While itís still low horsepower as it sits, the bottom end and block have some unique upgrades that allow for high HP..forged steel crank, 4 bolt block, forged pistons, etc. Iíll be spending the money on the valve train.. cam, lifters, heads.. to get some upgraded power.
    A winter project for sure to rebuild the engine, and prep the truck. Iím also looking for a NV3500 5spd for it, they are proving hard to find.

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    Re: Latest project, well winter of 2021/2022 anyways.

    Jeep guys tend to snatch up NV3500’s, they’re a good replacement for the garbage Peugeot unit that came in the mid80’s-early 90’s YJ’s.

    Have a look at NV4500LD’s as well. Many come with GM V8 bolt pattern on the bell housing so no need to buy an adapter. Here’s a link to the wiki:
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_...0_transmission

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    Re: Latest project, well winter of 2021/2022 anyways.

    Quote Originally Posted by loudbeard View Post
    Jeep guys tend to snatch up NV3500ís, theyíre a good replacement for the garbage Peugeot unit that came in the mid80ís-early 90ís YJís.

    Have a look at NV4500LDís as well. Many come with GM V8 bolt pattern on the bell housing so no need to buy an adapter. Hereís a link to the wiki:
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_...0_transmission
    Iíve looked into the nv4500, biggest issue is the bulky size and the small space I have to work with. From what Iíve read, the bell housing is to big and requires floor work to fit in an S10.

    I can buy a kit from advanced adapters to make the T5 in the truck now work, and Iíd be fine with it if using a small block, but the torque of the big block will destroy it.. lol

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