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Old 05-05-2018, 01:42 PM   #26
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Re: Starting a 52 Chevy 3100 Project.

28tudorAZ, I am sorry about this crap, I will not post again here. Hope to see your project as it comes along.

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Old 05-05-2018, 02:00 PM   #27
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I just get tired of guys that have never done it, and dont plan on doing it, telling other people what a bad idea it is. "I want to use an S10 frame" "DO YOU REALLY want an S10 frame because I heard it slaps your dad and makes you infertile"

brian, will you stand with the guy who takes your advice? Ask any of the hundreds of PMs I have answered, emails I have answered, advice and even hands and welding I have donated, if I stand with my advice. I do. I get texts from guys who buy the trucks telling me its still comfortable and great thousands of miles later. I can give the advice because I have done it, I speak with my actions, not my best intentions.

you are going to finish your truck, then stop talking about it and finish it. dont say its about money if you are telling other guys not to worry about the extra cost. dont tell anyone its about having the time if you are telling guys that extra time isnt important to the result. live the way you talk instead of contradicting your advice with your own project. Truth be told, if I lived in the bay area I would be at your house hounding and even helping you, no matter what your project goals are, because I live the way I talk.
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Old 05-05-2018, 08:44 PM   #28
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Progress made today.
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Old 05-05-2018, 08:56 PM   #29
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does the AC still work? fun fact, you can pull it off the motor charged, remove that inner fender and you can get to the blower housing (the black box) bolts, there is one bolt inside where the fan resistor is, then you can pull the bolts for the compressor, and the little brackets that hold the condenser in the core support and the whole thing comes out. you might have to disconnect one wire from the alternator that runs between the lines. saves you from discharging it and lets you sell it as a working and charged system.
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Old 05-06-2018, 04:03 PM   #30
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does the AC still work? fun fact, you can pull it off the motor charged, remove that inner fender and you can get to the blower housing (the black box) bolts, there is one bolt inside where the fan resistor is, then you can pull the bolts for the compressor, and the little brackets that hold the condenser in the core support and the whole thing comes out. you might have to disconnect one wire from the alternator that runs between the lines. saves you from discharging it and lets you sell it as a working and charged system.
We plan on putting AC in it. So we will probably use the compressor. Its AZ where it is 99 degrees today.
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Old 06-16-2018, 11:33 AM   #31
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Selling the spare parts hasn't really worked out. There is like 10 s10s being parted out on craigslist right now. Started throwing most of it away to make room. My dad cut up the cab and bed so far. Here is the progress so far.
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Old 06-16-2018, 02:46 PM   #32
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Re: Starting a 52 Chevy 3100 Project.

looks good! I have seen a lot of trucks start exactly that way haha

I seem to sell the front clip, tailgate, rear bumper, and some random interior and switches and then chop up the cab and bed and scrap the rest. cant even sell loaded doors at $20 ea any more! get lots of calls for motor and trans, but I use em. the 03 I am starting tomorrow has already paid me $200, but to be fair I got a great deal because it was broken (not running) when I looked at it and it was just a 6 dollar fix.
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Old 06-16-2018, 05:36 PM   #33
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Yeah we sold the motor/trans for $300 and some misc parts all for around $500. So we are in the s10 frame for $800 as of now and after we sell the original frame for $500 we should be into it at $300. Not too bad considering all the money we would have spent modernizing the old frame. So we have a tow bar mounted to the front of it now and magnet taillights. Next step it to cut off all the brackets and diesel fuel the whole frame to strip any wax off of it and power wash it. Then drag it to my house. I bought the metal yesterday to start building the mounts for the cab.
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Old 06-23-2018, 03:40 PM   #34
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Re: Starting a 52 Chevy 3100 Project.

Bought a motor for it today. Its a 91 Chevy 5.7 TBI w/700R4 w/80K Got to drive around in it today and he will be pulling the motor later today. Its in a 84 Chevy and he is giving me everything including the computer, manifolds, exhaust, alternator, power steering, and harness that has already been spliced out for his vehicle.
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Old 06-23-2018, 06:41 PM   #35
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Re: Starting a 52 Chevy 3100 Project.

Nice deal on the motor.

I read Skymangs "how to" and it they say muratic acid to clean the frame of wax. I've not heard that diesel will cut it. Just something to consider.
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Old 06-23-2018, 06:57 PM   #36
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Nice deal on the motor.
Yeah not bad for $1000. I read diesel will break up the wax. I guess we will see. I really do not see any wax on it. Maybe they didn't put any on because its an AZ vehicle?
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Old 06-23-2018, 09:06 PM   #37
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Nice deal on the motor.

I read Skymangs "how to" and it they say muratic acid to clean the frame of wax. I've not heard that diesel will cut it. Just something to consider.
I had a back and forth when I did my frame of the muriatic acid mess. I don't want to speak for skymangs, but I am not sure its an exact science. I used a couple of flap disks and my welds came out great. I tried the muriatic process and it was messy and made no difference to the outcome of the project. I only did one side of the frame before giving up and using a flap disk on the other side of the frame. Just go lightly on it.

Nice score on the engine. Make sure you get everything when you go pick it up. I made the mistake of not verifying my craigslist engine and spent another $2000 to get it to working condition in the truck. Having the matching transmission will help!

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Old 06-24-2018, 07:59 PM   #38
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Thanks for the advice skymanx. Power washed it today.
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Old 06-30-2018, 06:48 PM   #39
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Set the cab down on the s10 frame today.
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Old 06-30-2018, 07:04 PM   #40
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Old 07-12-2018, 12:47 PM   #41
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Well moving the truck to my house this weekend. I did get the front clip moved. He wants the rusted/patina look so I messed around it with it a little bit. Never thought I would purposely make a car rust.
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Looks pretty decently rusted. Now to stop the rust process and seal it up!
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Old 07-12-2018, 02:24 PM   #43
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Bought a motor for it today. Its a 91 Chevy 5.7 TBI w/700R4 w/80K Got to drive around in it today and he will be pulling the motor later today. Its in a 84 Chevy and he is giving me everything including the computer, manifolds, exhaust, alternator, power steering, and harness that has already been spliced out for his vehicle.
That's super cool, I'm running the same TBI and trans combo in my 59. Great to see someone doing something other than an LS swap. Don't get me wrong, LS is cool, but its just over done. TBI is and will always be a reliable route, and you can always add an old school air filter to make it appear carbed.
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When you get the cab mounted, work on the front sheetmetal and mount the hood,
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That's super cool, I'm running the same TBI and trans combo in my 59. Great to see someone doing something other than an LS swap. Don't get me wrong, LS is cool, but its just over done. TBI is and will always be a reliable route, and you can always add an old school air filter to make it appear carbed.
I am hoping to make the TBI work. I figure I am just going to have wire it pretty much from scratch.

Got the mounts built today and took out the old seat brackets. Ran out of wire on my welder so I guess I am done for today.
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nice work! your cab looks to be in pretty good shape
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nice work! your cab looks to be in pretty good shape

Not too bad. Has the usual rust in the rear bottom panels and the panels on the front could be replaced. Someone put some fiberglass and bondo in the rears. I am not going to really mess with it besides maybe fix the cracking and seal it up. My dad wants it running and driving first and then he can slowly do everything else.


Going to try and do the cab mounts today.
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Got the front mounts on.
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Truck is looking great, you guys are making great time on it. Subscribed.
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Thanks. I would really like to see this at least running in the next few months. Spotted everything on and ready for a test fit of the cab.
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