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    Latest project, well winter of 2021/2022 anyways.


    Been itching for a project for a while now that the garage is done. I had picked up a 1987 c10 square body shortbed about a month ago and thought that would be my winter project. I got a stupid offer on it and sold it for double what I paid without putting a dime into it.
    Yesterday I picked up a 1992 square body s10 shortbed with one of the best looking paint patinas I have ever seen. The body needs some tlc, but I have no plans to paint it.
    As it sits, it has a bad frame, but I already have a spare frame with no rust at all.
    My plan is to clean up the new frame, underside of the bed and cab, and find an 8.1L big block/4L80 transmission combo for it. Iíll spend the summer sourcing parts, and hopefully finish it by next spring.
    Iíve already got a bunch of s10 parts from past projects, front lowering spindles, rear lowering blocks, tubular front suspension, etc.
    If I canít find an Allison transmission, Iím going to keep the 5speed stick in it now

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

    I don't see the attraction but to each his own.. What makes the SQ body a thing to have?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MUZ720 View Post
    I don't see the attraction but to each his own.. What makes the SQ body a thing to have?
    Simple classic style for starts, and knowing you’ll get double or triple return on your time and investment is always a bonus.

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

    we have extremely similar tastes sad to hear the '87 went bye, bye but def approve of the replacement ... especially the words 'lowering' in the parts list ... love the shit out of this already, bravvoh.

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    Love rebuild projects, working on something myself... kept me sane (open to discussion) over the winter... Good luck with yours and keep us updated..

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

    Yup this is going to be effing cool! Do you have any pics of the square body you doubled up on?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by csmutty View Post
    Yup this is going to be effing cool! Do you have any pics of the square body you doubled up on?

    It was a great start to a project and already had been lowered the correct way and had all the premium factory options. It was actually the GMC Sierra, not the C10.. tho technically the same truck.

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

    As long as there’s a doner chassis, how about a C6 doner chassis?

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

    I agree... that patina looks great, don't mess with it

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

    Took the donor frame truck apart, stripped the frame of everything removable and started to clean it up. There was minimal surface rust, and I just used a wire cone with the small grinder. Degreased it and power washed everything.


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    The truck with the donor frame , and several other parts needed for this project.

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

    Hold the fuck on, S10's were full frame?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by obsolete View Post
    Hold the fuck on, S10's were full frame?
    Yes, full frame. It's a pretty heavy duty frame considering the size of the truck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R7 View Post
    Yes, full frame. It's a pretty heavy duty frame considering the size of the truck.
    I'd of bet donuts to family members yesterday that s10s were a unibody. This shit you learn.

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

    So Iíve had a lot of free time lately, so this is more of a right now project.. haha Iíve switched gears a little bit and for now have decided to reuse the little v6 engine and 5spd manual. It ran very good when I drove the truck around the yard, and found out by a tag on the block that it was a new GM crate motor in 2018.

    Progress so far..
    1. Frame was cleaned and painted
    2. All new front end, I ended up buying complete upper and lower control arms, new steering components, and 2Ē drop spindles, new ac delco shocks.
    3. All new stainless brake lines, new discs+ calipers and pads up front, new wheel cylinders, hardware and shoes in the rear.
    4. Replaced the axle seals, differential cover gasket and fluid.
    5. New fuel tank, pump, and all new fuel lines.
    6. 3Ē lowering block in the rear, new ac delco shocks.
    7. New engine and transmission mounts, reinstalled both in the new frame.
    8. Cleaned the underside of the cab and painted with a rust inhibitor.

    Iím hoping to maybe place the cab on the new frame tomorrow. I have all new body mounts and hardware, so it should go together easy. The only rust on the cab are both cab corners, I have both replacement corners and from what Iíve read, itís easier to replace them with the cab on the frame.
    I didnít touch the engine, knowing itís temporary, I figured it wasnít worth the time to clean and paint it. Iíll change the oil and filter and call it a day.

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

    excellent work, as always using one of the wheel sets you have or going a different direction?

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    Quote Originally Posted by typeone View Post
    excellent work, as always using one of the wheel sets you have or going a different direction?
    Iíll use one or both sets I have for now. The camaro wheels that came on the truck are decent, and I thought about painting them a satin black. The wheels on the blue truck are 18Ē Boyd Coddington polished aluminum. With those, Iíd polish them again if I use them. I like the Coddington wheels better, the only thing I donít like about them is the back spacing is wrong and thereís 1/2Ē spacers to make them fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R7 View Post
    I’ll use one or both sets I have for now. The camaro wheels that came on the truck are decent, and I thought about painting them a satin black. The wheels on the blue truck are 18” Boyd Coddington polished aluminum. With those, I’d polish them again if I use them. I like the Coddington wheels better, the only thing I don’t like about them is the back spacing is wrong and there’s 1/2” spacers to make them fit.
    nice, good to hear both sets are authentic and usable ... agreed on the Coddington's with a fresh polish, you'll have to mock up and see ... always liked a simple 5-spoke on these trucks.

    you've got me back in my minitruck dream daze with this project buddy also sent me a pic of a mint, dropped, B2000 that was out front of his shop last week. a good friends brother had a super kleen, white, lowered B2000 when we were kids. huge boner ... i was all about the slammed Hardbody's back then, eventually acquired one but 4x4 variant.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by R7 View Post
    I’ll use one or both sets I have for now. The camaro wheels that came on the truck are decent, and I thought about painting them a satin black. The wheels on the blue truck are 18” Boyd Coddington polished aluminum. With those, I’d polish them again if I use them. I like the Coddington wheels better, the only thing I don’t like about them is the back spacing is wrong and there’s 1/2” spacers to make them fit.
    Personally, I think those body styles need a bit of an offset on the wheels. The Camaro wheels just look out of place on it.

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    F-yeah

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    everything about everything is awesome including where you live/barn w' the lift, quality DIY, and that they're not ford's

    can't really do build thread style on the facebook layout either; much prefer them here on NESR

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

    Quote Originally Posted by typeone View Post
    nice, good to hear both sets are authentic and usable ... agreed on the Coddington's with a fresh polish, you'll have to mock up and see ... always liked a simple 5-spoke on these trucks.

    you've got me back in my minitruck dream daze with this project buddy also sent me a pic of a mint, dropped, B2000 that was out front of his shop last week. a good friends brother had a super kleen, white, lowered B2000 when we were kids. huge boner ... i was all about the slammed Hardbody's back then, eventually acquired one but 4x4 variant.
    A friend of mine had a B2000 when we were in high school, they were fun little trucks. I canít even remember how many times he replaced the rear differential.. it was the J hook king.
    When I was in my early 20ís, I had several first generation S10ís over the years, tho we never cared what they looked like as long as they had a big engine and could lay a few hundred feet of rubber.. lol

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

    After owning 3 S10 blazers when I was younger I can't believe they're cool again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by obsolete View Post
    After owning 3 S10 blazers when I was younger I can't believe they're cool again.
    1st Gen (2DR) never stopped being cool ... 2nd Gen

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    Quote Originally Posted by typeone View Post
    1st Gen (2DR) never stopped being cool ... 2nd Gen
    Agreed.

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

    A bit more progress the past few days. Underside of cab was stripped, sealed and under coated. New body mounts and hardware also.
    I couldnít find prebent fuel lines, so I bought copper coated lines in sections and made them myself. Luckily the old lines were still in tact and I could copy the bends. With the fuel tank and lines installed, I wanted to get the engine running again so I could move it in and out of the garage easily. I got a new radiator core support installed, with all the cooling components.
    Once I checked all fluids and doublechecked all the connections, the engine started like it was never even touched. All I need to do now is bleed the brakes so I can move it.

    This evening I also started on the bed repairs. Iíve got most of the replacement patch panels, but a few were not available. Those parts Iíll be cutting from the blue truck bed.

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

    So itís been a busy week. I realize now how much I hate rust.. lol I probably have 40 hours so far just in bed repairs. I replaced all the support rails, all 4 lower body panels on the bed, both wheel arches, and both inner fender wells.
    Today, I finally put the bed on temporarily. I needed to put the bed on to start lining up the cab and body lines, Iíll likely do this tomorrow seeing itís going to rain.
    I also had an older fiber glass roll pan that is clamped on just to see the look.. I like it, but may spring for a newer metal roll pan.
    I still have to do the body work on all the lower panels and repaint them the teal color, as with the roll pan.

    So I know my long term plan is a v8, for set up the suspension accordingly, however with the little 2.8L v6 in it now, itís a bit stiff.. lol The truck sits almost level, with the 2Ē drop spindles in the front, and 3Ē lowering blocks on the rear. I like the level look, but I feel it needs to be lower? I probably wonít make any more adjustments until the v8 is in it this winter.

    I also want the aluminum polished wheels, I think the 17ís will look better than the camaro wheels in the pictures.


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