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Old 05-04-2017, 02:12 PM   #601
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Re: S10 Swap how to

awesome news! glad to hear it chris


Mains52, I have hung a motor and trans in the hole using a cherry picker, jacks, and holding my tongue right to weld in mounts. level the frame first, then level the motor 4 degrees down towards the rear. keep a little offset to the passenger side (use the oval holes on the top of the s10 frame to the cast line on your trans) and keep the motor straight in the frame. by the time you set everything where it needs to be, you can tack in your mounts.
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Old 05-05-2017, 03:35 PM   #602
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awesome news! glad to hear it chris


Mains52, I have hung a motor and trans in the hole using a cherry picker, jacks, and holding my tongue right to weld in mounts. level the frame first, then level the motor 4 degrees down towards the rear. keep a little offset to the passenger side (use the oval holes on the top of the s10 frame to the cast line on your trans) and keep the motor straight in the frame. by the time you set everything where it needs to be, you can tack in your mounts.
that seems like a lot of work. i just use a chunk of 2x4 betweenthe oil pan and crossmember and a jackstand under the tailshaft.

if anyone is interested one of my builds is for sale in kc. he's asking 10k, and in my opinion it's well worth it. it is a 52 gmc on an s10 chassis with a 4.3/700 and a disk brake camaro rear. it is currently titled and licensed. this is literally a turn key truck, and you know i build 'em right! here's a link to the build pics https://www.facebook.com/pg/OSGcusto...55911077861390 i'll post a current pic and his # as soon as i get them,
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Old 05-05-2017, 04:07 PM   #603
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here are some pics of when i delivered it.
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Old 05-05-2017, 10:20 PM   #604
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that seems like a lot of work. i just use a chunk of 2x4 betweenthe oil pan and crossmember and a jackstand under the tailshaft.

unless you were lifting the engine into the frame with your bare hands, your way is one step more than mine.
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Old 05-06-2017, 08:31 AM   #605
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unless you were lifting the engine into the frame with your bare hands, your way is one step more than mine.
of course i use a hoist to lift it.
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Old 05-09-2017, 07:31 AM   #606
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of course i use a hoist to lift it.
You guys crack me up.

Joedoh: Thanks for the tips. I was able to get it leveled and lined up. I got my mounts tacked in this past Friday. I used a little of your technique mixed with a little of Skymangs technique.

Skymangs: I very glad to hear you're doing well. I've only been on here a little while but you seem to have a huge support group and following here and I am one of them now . Thanks for all of your tips and info.
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Old 05-09-2017, 12:52 PM   #607
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you bet, just trying to "pay it forward"
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Old 05-11-2017, 08:27 AM   #608
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Skymangs, I would like to use my stock steering column. Is it possible or no?
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Old 05-17-2017, 11:31 AM   #609
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Stock S10 engine question. I have the V6 in a 1988 S10. Do I keep the radiator and fan or do I need to replace those for a slimmer model to fit the Chevy 3100 front clip on? Second question, do I need to move the engine back or forward at all or is it ok in its spot and I just use the cab mounts to get the cab and fenders in the right place around the existing engine?

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Old 05-17-2017, 11:38 AM   #610
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Skymags, im glad to hear your doing better and i want to say thanks for this thread. It would be nice to put everything in a book for reference.

My question is and i dont know how much was covered but what do you do to make your box supports and how you mount them. I might have missed it after read 700+ post on this thread.

Or if anyone knows the post number would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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Old 05-17-2017, 01:21 PM   #611
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skymangs, I saw the 52 GMC while browsing CL yesterday, figured it was one of yours.
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Old 05-17-2017, 11:17 PM   #612
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Stock S10 engine question. I have the V6 in a 1988 S10. Do I keep the radiator and fan or do I need to replace those for a slimmer model to fit the Chevy 3100 front clip on? Second question, do I need to move the engine back or forward at all or is it ok in its spot and I just use the cab mounts to get the cab and fenders in the right place around the existing engine?

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you have to move the motor back about 8.5 inches. you can keep the radiator and fan if you box in the inners for a radiator mount but most guys just use the 19x22 rad and add a trans cooler and electric fan. see my booger thread for mounting the stock s10 rad.

edit: I realized I asked skymangs the same exact question as you before I did my first swap haha. I was hopeful not to move the engine too.
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Old 05-19-2017, 08:46 AM   #613
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Re: S10 Swap how to

As always, thanks for the post JoeDoh. Not sure I could have made it this far without your responses. Funny now that I have the S10 blown apart and I look at your Booger build thread, everything makes sense and looks right. I must be learning something! Any chance you have a picture of the V6 motor mounts? Do I just build an adapter plate with an 8.5" offset or is there more to it?

I'm finding myself with more and more questions simply because I am planning a few steps ahead and working on steps I know I'm good with. Obviously blowing apart the truck wasn't terribly difficult, but I didn't want to damage anything I wanted in the future. Looking ahead, I have to start thinking about what gets fabricated first, what I need to fit back on first, etc.

Just have the passenger side electrical and ECU to take out and the cab can come off.

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Old 05-20-2017, 12:27 PM   #614
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Re: S10 Swap how to

my fenix project is a 91 s10 like your current truck, and I go into detail on how I built and lined up the motor mounts. remember that you need exactly 16.5 inches between the mounts center to center, dont let them get wider as you go back.

also in this thread skymangs does a great job explaining how to hang the motor and build mounts.

on my first one (47 gmc) we built a bolt in adapter plate that moved the engine 6.5 inches, it needed a little more and it didnt make sense to use a plate to do that on the 49
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