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Old 12-12-2011, 08:15 PM   #51
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Re: s10 v8

here was my progress from yesterday, finally got the wiper arms off then took off the cowl and the outer fenders then found out someone hit my hood right on the ridge.. luckally it was in a part that i will be able to fix it very easily
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Old 12-12-2011, 08:22 PM   #52
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then heres the depressing day for me and the truck.. i took off the inner wheel wells just to find the bottom of my firewall including the lower mount for the inner wheel well and my dad is saying ill probably have to buy a new cab which i cant afford because it has to be a tahoe cab, and i wouldnt be able to fix the lower fire wall, does any one have any tips? im on a extreamly low budget and wouldnt be able to afford a new cab... that last pic is my driver side rocker, floor board and lower fire wall
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Old 12-12-2011, 08:35 PM   #53
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or ive been researching this for awhile, how much of a pain in the @s$ would it be to remover all the wireing make my own firewall then re-wire the whole cab? im open to all options for this at this point...
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Old 12-12-2011, 10:48 PM   #54
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I know your on a budget, but whole s10 trucks that have decent cabs really arent that expensive especially if you find one with a bad motor. Also why does it have to be a tahoe cab? I never knew there was a difference other than the dashes and that was just a year change deal not model. Plus i am pretty sure you can use a 2wd cab if you just change the hump in oyur cab. Still sounds alot easier than build ing a firewall. The biggest problem you would have building a firewall is bracing it so when you cut everything out the cab itself stays square.
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I know your on a budget, but whole s10 trucks that have decent cabs really arent that expensive especially if you find one with a bad motor. Also why does it have to be a tahoe cab? I never knew there was a difference other than the dashes and that was just a year change deal not model. Plus i am pretty sure you can use a 2wd cab if you just change the hump in oyur cab. Still sounds alot easier than build ing a firewall. The biggest problem you would have building a firewall is bracing it so when you cut everything out the cab itself stays square.
with it being a tahoe its a trim package, i wouldnt be able to fit most of my trim on a sle or a base, because the tahoe is the best trim package mine has a full headliner and wouldnt be able to fit the other trim models due to diffrent roof styles... im hoping if i can talk to myself into just cutting out the rusted parts and welding new sheet metal but idk if i would be good enough to be able to do that
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my new tail gate came in today im just hoping everything fits right on it right because it looks alittle diffrent on the inside
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alright i got the tail gate mocked up to see how it fits and it looks crappy (other words id like to use but not allowed on here) its so far off of allignment and the top goes from flush alittle lower but still flush on the top to rounded and high on the other side and the bottom sticks out to far and i cant move it back any further, anyone got any ideas that will help? i can work with metal shaping and welding wise decently
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screw it, im just returning this tail gate then going to a junkyard and getting real gm parts instead of cheap reproductions
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screw it, im just returning this tail gate then going to a junkyard and getting real gm parts instead of cheap reproductions
Good call! I had one of those on my 91. Everytime you would close the gate it would dent. They are junk!!!!
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Old 12-15-2011, 08:41 PM   #60
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im buying everything now from you pull r parts i got it lined up with my dad that the weekand on my payday im going there getting new fenders tailgate and a cab and if i can still afford it a computer for my 350
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Old 12-15-2011, 08:47 PM   #61
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what year did they start putting the digital clusters in the s10? i want to look for the right year cab to get a anolog cluster
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Old 12-17-2011, 03:00 AM   #62
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well not much to say for today just started cleaning the garage and stripping the junk fenders and tail gate of whatever i needed then i was cleaning out by the engine hoist and the engine im putting in, i cant wait to hear it fire up but i cant until i get the new cab installed. i was talking to a guy at my work and hes done countless s10 v8 swaps and he says you can run the 350 off of a 4.3 computer, what are the pros and cons of doing that? ill probably post pics of the 350 sometime this weekend, its nothing pretty but i plan on building it a little bit once i have a good foundation to set it on
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alright quick question for anyone that can answer, right now the tire and rim set up i have are classic 15' aluminum gm hurricanes with 31/10.50/15 pirelli scorpion A/T on it, if i took off those tires would i be able to fit 32/11.50/15 bf goodrich all terains on those rims?
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Old 12-18-2011, 04:39 PM   #64
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i would have posted this last night but i had to restore my computer after a virus got a hold of it well this is the new power plant for it 350 tbi im just going to clean it up nice and paint a few things on it to make it look better the motor itself only has about 30,000 miles on it so its still a nice engine
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alright ran out of major things to do for now so i jacked it up took off the tires now im going to clean off the drums and paint them a metallic blue then i decided that since im getting a new box anyway and these bolts are seized im just going to cut the mounts off of the box the grind down the bolts
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im almost done with the drums, just doing a really good cleaning and painting, i forgot to take a pic of the first one before i painted it..
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haha this is sweet as hell my parents signed over the title and gave me the s10 for christmas!! this is sweet now im even more exited about getting it drivable again
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where the 4x4 switch is (1st pic) would i be able to change it to a hurst shifter kind of like this?(2nd pic) and what would i have to do an what precautions should i take?
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well plans are changing yet again im working on taking off the peices i want to keep off the cab then taking off the cab box and radiator support then taking out the engine and loading them on the trailer with the rest of our scrap pile and hauling it off to the scrap yard, then pulling together a good chunk of moola and hopefully buying this beauty its a 87 k10 with a 6" suspension lift and 35" tires then a 4.3ltr v6, turbo 400 tranny, 208 t-case, then a dana 44 up front and a 12 bolt in back, im hoping this will work out nicely. what you guys think worth a grand mechanicly and cosmeticly?
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much better than the s10 in my opinion, kind of a weird combo with the v6.. is a v8 swap in order?

i see older door panels.. hmmm i wonder if its been peiced together or what?

I would look it over real good.

P.S. thats a 4 inch lift.
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much better than the s10 in my opinion, kind of a weird combo with the v6.. is a v8 swap in order?

i see older door panels.. hmmm i wonder if its been peiced together or what?

I would look it over real good.

P.S. thats a 4 inch lift.
ya im used to these with a v8 to, and not for awhile its driving good as is right now so i think im going to stick with the 4.3 for now just for mileage since this will be my dd, but then when i can afford it sometime down the road after i finish the s10 i might put in a big block maybe somewhere down the line a 502 or something like that or looking into doing something different with this like maybe putting in a flex fuel v8 or and deisel not quit sure yet
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to be honest the 4.3 and 35s are gonna kill any chance of gas mileage, you would probably get better mpg with a 350. plus, since its an 87 you can retain the tbi for higher mpg.

in the meantime I would leave it alone and drive it.

just curious, does your s-10 have sentimental value or?
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to be honest the 4.3 and 35s are gonna kill any chance of gas mileage, you would probably get better mpg with a 350. plus, since its an 87 you can retain the tbi for higher mpg.

in the meantime I would leave it alone and drive it.

just curious, does your s-10 have sentimental value or?
lol ya otherwise i wouldnt be putting as much as i am into it, weve owend it for about 10 years and my dad used to drive it everywhere before the mounts rusted out so the doors wouldnt shut then i started rebuilding it so he would just have a truck again but then they signed the title to me so its legaly my first truck, hence why i want to keep it in the family just like my 78 cheyenne
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and once that turns into a project im most likely going to ditch the tbi cause i think these trucks are so much better with a carb plus it wouldnt be my dd once that happens
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I think otherwise. TBI over carb offroad the TBI will win every time. if you got it, keep it. I dont like dealing with carbs.

Just thinkin about the s-10, man, you could drive down here, buy another one for 800$, drive it back up there and have a waaaay cleaner truck to start with, probably cheaper too.

of course I understand the sentimentality of it, ive done 3 cab swaps on my swb, the only thing original is the frame and gas tank lol
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