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Old 07-11-2017, 11:54 AM   #626
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Re: S10 Swap how to

I couldn't see any issues with 1" longer column.
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Old 07-14-2017, 10:03 PM   #627
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On the first couple of pages it is suggested to use a 32" column, would a 33" column be too much? Or can I get away with that?

I've found one I like, but it's the extra inch.

just make sure you fit behind the wheel before you make it permanent. these trucks dont have a lot of room with the stock seat and still are tight (to the steering wheel) with a late model truck seat.
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Old 08-15-2017, 03:32 AM   #628
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I have my 51 cab and body mounted on my 92 S10 frame. I placed the cab mounts 2 1/8" forward of the oval holes. All the bolt holes in the cab line up with the mounts well. I hung my fenders, core support, inner fenders, and hood support. I cut the front frame horns 1/2" off of the steering box as well. When I tried to mount my grille to mock it up, the vertical supports that hold the grille together are hitting the frame rails. Did anyone else have this issue?
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Old 08-15-2017, 10:21 AM   #629
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I have my 51 cab and body mounted on my 92 S10 frame. I placed the cab mounts 2 1/8" forward of the oval holes. All the bolt holes in the cab line up with the mounts well. I hung my fenders, core support, inner fenders, and hood support. I cut the front frame horns 1/2" off of the steering box as well. When I tried to mount my grille to mock it up, the vertical supports that hold the grille together are hitting the frame rails. Did anyone else have this issue?
notch the framerails for grill uprights. i've run into that before. remember, no two of these is exactly the same. that's exactly why no kit will ever fit as good as a custom build!
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Old 08-15-2017, 11:32 AM   #630
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I have my 51 cab and body mounted on my 92 S10 frame. I placed the cab mounts 2 1/8" forward of the oval holes. All the bolt holes in the cab line up with the mounts well. I hung my fenders, core support, inner fenders, and hood support. I cut the front frame horns 1/2" off of the steering box as well. When I tried to mount my grille to mock it up, the vertical supports that hold the grille together are hitting the frame rails. Did anyone else have this issue?
I actually like to cut the framerails back to just before the first bolt hole of the steering box. the steering box actually sticks out past the framerail this way. and not to make it more complicated, but I cut it at an angle or leave the lower part of the framerail longer so I have plenty of room for bumper brackets.

would that give you room for your grille uprights?
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Old 08-15-2017, 03:20 PM   #631
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Shock absorber question-Does anyone here have input/preference for S10 shocks? I've got 2" drop spindles in front and 3" lowering blocks in the rear, so as I understand it I preserve the original dimensions for shock length. I'd like to at least consider air adjustables for the rears in case I carry a heavy load, but handling is more of a priority.

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Old 08-15-2017, 08:38 PM   #632
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I actually like to cut the framerails back to just before the first bolt hole of the steering box. the steering box actually sticks out past the framerail this way. and not to make it more complicated, but I cut it at an angle or leave the lower part of the framerail longer so I have plenty of room for bumper brackets.

would that give you room for your grille uprights?
Thanks guys, I'm sure it will give me plenty of room. It's only hitting by about an inch and a half. I'll take a better look at it on my next few days off. Working nights really puts a damper on projects.
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Old 08-15-2017, 10:19 PM   #633
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Skymangs, do I need to clearance my frame rail on the driver side for my exhaust to clear? I know nobody has mentioned this as I've read this post over multiple times over a year now. I have a 54 that I've used your cabstand design on a 94 LBRC chassis and I've installed an 04 6.0 LS with about 1" behind the passenger head to firewall for clearance and on the driver side the stock rear manifold looks like it's shooting straight for the frame. Am I missing something or will it clear?
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Old 08-15-2017, 10:31 PM   #634
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Skymangs, do I need to clearance my frame rail on the driver side for my exhaust to clear? I know nobody has mentioned this as I've read this post over multiple times over a year now. I have a 54 that I've used your cabstand design on a 94 LBRC chassis and I've installed an 04 6.0 LS with about 1" behind the passenger head to firewall for clearance and on the driver side the stock rear manifold looks like it's shooting straight for the frame. Am I missing something or will it clear?
Check my build in the projects section "Francis the Tow Pig". I moved my engine 1.5" to the passenger side and still had to cut the manifold and change the direction. They are made out of cast steel so you can weld mild steel pipe on them.
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Old 08-15-2017, 10:42 PM   #635
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Will do. Thanks. I'm doing a 6. 0/4l80e combo. Been sitting idle on it for other builds and I'm going to jump on it and have it on the road hopefully by January.
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Old 08-16-2017, 09:29 AM   #636
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Re: S10 Swap how to

I am building my first truck using this website as direction. I don't want to use the in take fuel pump. I can't use a mechanical, so I need something like the rotary vane. Reading the reviews for fuel pumps on Summit/Jegs/Speedway they all are loud and unreliable. I need opinions from those that have a success story
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Old 08-16-2017, 10:08 AM   #637
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Re: S10 Swap how to

I used a carter rotary vane from summit, had it running and I doubt you'd ever hear it even at idle. Yet to have the truck back together to verify all that. The nice thing about the rotary vane is easy to install, cheap and from what I read reliable. It was maybe 50$ or something.
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52' 3100 Slowly in progress, will be painted two toned, have 235 with a t-5, lowered OG frame

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Old 08-16-2017, 10:22 AM   #638
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Re: S10 Swap how to

SHOCK answer, I was enlightened by joedoh on the Belltech drop shocks. Check them out on summit.
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52' 3100 Slowly in progress, will be painted two toned, have 235 with a t-5, lowered OG frame

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Old 08-16-2017, 12:04 PM   #639
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Thanks, 99. I found those yesterday, and I'll probably order up a set today. Tire Rack seems to be the place.
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Old 08-17-2017, 12:07 PM   #640
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i use stock monroe's up front with drop spindles and i can think of no reason to not use air shocks in the rear.
i don't recommend using stock manifolds for that exact reason. any shorty header will work, or if you can find them, trailblazer SS.
and he's right, i've been running a Carter rotory vane in my son's 48 for 5+ years.
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Old Yesterday, 12:16 AM   #641
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On the 1950/s-10 frame swap. Has anyone done a in frame master cylinder/power booster pedal assembly ? Instead of on the firewall ? Similar to what they used in the early 50s. If so what named brand kit did you use that fit the s-10 frame.. No reason to use in frame , other then trying to cleanup and smooth the firewall.
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Had a question guys. My 50 chevy has nothing in the engine bay nor the inside of the cab. I only have the steering column of a 93 s10. It sits on a 94 s10 frame. Do you guys recommend i buy a running vehicle with the engine/trans combo i want and use everything and anything i can from that vehicle? (Seat, driveshaft, trans oil cooler, brake booster...) Or should i just buy the engine/trans pullout and then get the other stuff from a junk yard as i need it? Want to see what route would cause me less headaches. Thanks in advance!
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Old Yesterday, 11:03 AM   #643
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Had a question guys. My 50 chevy has nothing in the engine bay nor the inside of the cab. I only have the steering column of a 93 s10. It sits on a 94 s10 frame. Do you guys recommend i buy a running vehicle with the engine/trans combo i want and use everything and anything i can from that vehicle? (Seat, driveshaft, trans oil cooler, brake booster...) Or should i just buy the engine/trans pullout and then get the other stuff from a junk yard as i need it? Want to see what route would cause me less headaches. Thanks in advance!
I'd say it depends on what your ultimate goal is for your truck. I just tore down my S10 this year and plan to put a V8 engine in it. What's left of the S10? Suspension, steering box and arms, frame, brakes. That's it. I had to get a wiring harness, I chose to get a steering column because a $180 craigslist one looks way better than the stock S10 in an old truck. Ultimately, I'd say there is very little of the S10 still left. Now, part of that reason is because of the engine change, so I didn't need the wiring harness anymore. I also couldn't fit my existing transmission, so I had to source on of those too.

(I do have a 2.8L v6, wiring harness, and matching transmission if you can find a way to ship it to Texas )

If you're already rolling on an S10 chassis with suspension, steering, and brakes, there isn't much value in tearing apart another one unless the plan is to drive with the V6 engine and trans it comes with. If your dreams are for an LS swap with a 4L60E or similar transmission, then an engine and transmission pull with a new wiring harness makes much more sense, IMO.

I am on truck 1 of 1, there are others who have done a bunch of these builds. I believe I asked the seat question before and the S10 seat doesn't fit the Chevy 3100 cab.
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Old Yesterday, 01:35 PM   #644
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i did an under floor master on my 49 (in my sig), but i didn't use a kit, i built my own.
as for the 50, i'd buy a nice 5.3 takeout with a 2wd trans, wire harness, and computer. then sorce everything else. gm g bodies make a good doner.
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