The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network







Register or Log In To remove these advertisements.

Go Back   The 1947 - Present Chevrolet & GMC Truck Message Board Network > 47 - Current classic GM Trucks > S10 S15 Luv Blazer > projects and builds

Web 67-72chevytrucks.com


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-30-2011, 10:02 AM   #1
Chevy350V8
Semper Fi!!!
 
Chevy350V8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Sherrills Ford, North Carolina
Posts: 971
Project 98 Sonoma, Work Truck to High School Beater

Ok quick story about my truck. I had a 89 Silverado for a month or two when I first got my licence. But I had no job at the time and gas being $4 a gallon, Had to sell my baby. Anyway So with 3k in my pocket I had some options. We looked at acouple trucks but we never really found anything. Well we went out to look at a 01 s10 and on the way theres a 93 Silverado shorty with a 5/7 on it. We stoped for funnys and then my dad said, " How bout I buy this for me and then I give you my old truck?". Back in 06 he sold his 04 SS Silverado (that was a fun truck ) and his 06 Dodge Viper truck (Funner truck ) and bought this 98 Sonoma with the 2.2 and 5 speed. He new gas was on the rise and he didnt want to mess with having to sell his v8 toys when it was $5 a gallon. The Sonoma was a work truck for turminex (Not sure of the spelling) and for Sears. He got it with 98k on the clock. Fast Forward to 2011 and it has 210k . Ive had some great memories in this bad boy. This is the truck I learned to drive a 5 speed in, and I went for my first date in it last night. Quickie about the wheels, He bought a 69 SS Chevelle with vette rims, restored it (Matching #'s the whole deal), and when the tires on the Sonoma got baled, he remember the vette rims sitting up stairs, Threw them on and thats where I got my vette rims from . Ive done some cheap mods to it so far but nothing major yet . Here are some pics:

When I got it It was in bad shape, it was his W/T for the past 6 years.


This is the only body damage to it
__________________
Brandon...

"IT ONLY TAKES EVERYTHING YOU GOT!!"

Semper Fi
Chevy350V8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2011, 10:03 AM   #2
Chevy350V8
Semper Fi!!!
 
Chevy350V8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Sherrills Ford, North Carolina
Posts: 971
Re: Project 98 Sonoma, Work Truck to High School Beater

I then Bought 4 new chrome rings (It only had 2)


__________________
Brandon...

"IT ONLY TAKES EVERYTHING YOU GOT!!"

Semper Fi

Last edited by Chevy350V8; 05-30-2011 at 10:04 AM.
Chevy350V8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2011, 10:07 AM   #3
Chevy350V8
Semper Fi!!!
 
Chevy350V8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Sherrills Ford, North Carolina
Posts: 971
Re: Project 98 Sonoma, Work Truck to High School Beater

Then The old bench seat went bye bye and I bought some 96 s10 buckets w/ con


Then I got a CD player

__________________
Brandon...

"IT ONLY TAKES EVERYTHING YOU GOT!!"

Semper Fi
Chevy350V8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2011, 10:08 AM   #4
Chevy350V8
Semper Fi!!!
 
Chevy350V8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Sherrills Ford, North Carolina
Posts: 971
Re: Project 98 Sonoma, Work Truck to High School Beater

Got tired of the grey front end so I did some painting


__________________
Brandon...

"IT ONLY TAKES EVERYTHING YOU GOT!!"

Semper Fi

Last edited by Chevy350V8; 05-30-2011 at 10:08 AM.
Chevy350V8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2011, 10:09 AM   #5
Chevy350V8
Semper Fi!!!
 
Chevy350V8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Sherrills Ford, North Carolina
Posts: 971
Re: Project 98 Sonoma, Work Truck to High School Beater

Got some window guards
__________________
Brandon...

"IT ONLY TAKES EVERYTHING YOU GOT!!"

Semper Fi
Chevy350V8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2011, 10:12 AM   #6
Chevy350V8
Semper Fi!!!
 
Chevy350V8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Sherrills Ford, North Carolina
Posts: 971
Re: Project 98 Sonoma, Work Truck to High School Beater

Then I said thats not good enought for me, My nbor has a 94 s10 ss, there whole front end is painted to match there body color, Sooooo........

B4


After, (I also cleaned my headlights)


__________________
Brandon...

"IT ONLY TAKES EVERYTHING YOU GOT!!"

Semper Fi
Chevy350V8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2011, 10:13 AM   #7
Chevy350V8
Semper Fi!!!
 
Chevy350V8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Sherrills Ford, North Carolina
Posts: 971
Re: Project 98 Sonoma, Work Truck to High School Beater

Here is how close my vette rims are to the frame, bout a inch


__________________
Brandon...

"IT ONLY TAKES EVERYTHING YOU GOT!!"

Semper Fi
Chevy350V8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2011, 10:36 AM   #8
dragginmetal
here, just not logged in
 
dragginmetal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Tx
Posts: 1,012
Re: Project 98 Sonoma, Work Truck to High School Beater

Spraying that front end made a big difference. Its looking good.
dragginmetal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2011, 11:40 AM   #9
Chevy350V8
Semper Fi!!!
 
Chevy350V8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Sherrills Ford, North Carolina
Posts: 971
Re: Project 98 Sonoma, Work Truck to High School Beater

Quote:
Originally Posted by dragginmetal View Post
Spraying that front end made a big difference. Its looking good.
Thanks, I hope to get a GM roll pan soon
__________________
Brandon...

"IT ONLY TAKES EVERYTHING YOU GOT!!"

Semper Fi
Chevy350V8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-30-2011, 04:47 PM   #10
Chevy350V8
Semper Fi!!!
 
Chevy350V8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Sherrills Ford, North Carolina
Posts: 971
Re: Project 98 Sonoma, Work Truck to High School Beater

Headlights cleaned up today

__________________
Brandon...

"IT ONLY TAKES EVERYTHING YOU GOT!!"

Semper Fi
Chevy350V8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2011, 05:46 PM   #11
ruffrida2005
Member of the longbed union.
 
ruffrida2005's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Killeen, Tx
Posts: 2,158
Re: Project 98 Sonoma, Work Truck to High School Beater

Looks like a good little truck. What all plans do you have for it?
__________________
Paul

88 GMC Crew Cab dually, 454/T400

64 LWB 400 HP 350/350T Bagged, under construction! Sold most of it!

92 S10 Iron Duke 5 speed, 5/7 drop for now. soon to be bagged. Sold http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...59#post4637759
ruffrida2005 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-06-2011, 08:02 PM   #12
Chevy350V8
Semper Fi!!!
 
Chevy350V8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Sherrills Ford, North Carolina
Posts: 971
Re: Project 98 Sonoma, Work Truck to High School Beater

Quote:
Originally Posted by ruffrida2005 View Post
Looks like a good little truck. What all plans do you have for it?
Not alot , I want to sell it or trade for a 80-87 short bed. I dont wanna do anything to it becuase it might not sell fast if I do. So im just going to keep it clean right now.
__________________
Brandon...

"IT ONLY TAKES EVERYTHING YOU GOT!!"

Semper Fi
Chevy350V8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2011, 04:49 PM   #13
BarryB
Senior Member
 
BarryB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Blountville, Tn.
Posts: 3,905
Re: Project 98 Sonoma, Work Truck to High School Beater

Little truck looks good, amazing how a little clean up and paint can make a big difference in appearance.
__________________
*We could learn a lot from crayons... Some are sharp; some are pretty;and some are dull. Some have weird names; and all are different colours;but they all have to live in the same box.

* You may be only one person in the world, But you may also be the world to one person.

* Some mistakes are too much fun to only make once.

Two rules in life.
1. Never sweat the small stuff!
2. Everything is small stuff!
BarryB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2011, 05:02 PM   #14
Chevy350V8
Semper Fi!!!
 
Chevy350V8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Sherrills Ford, North Carolina
Posts: 971
Re: Project 98 Sonoma, Work Truck to High School Beater

Quote:
Originally Posted by BarryB View Post
Little truck looks good, amazing how a little clean up and paint can make a big difference in appearance.
Thats what my goal was for this truck was to make it look pretty clean. I just can decied on my next truck, Z71 or C10 (67-87).....
__________________
Brandon...

"IT ONLY TAKES EVERYTHING YOU GOT!!"

Semper Fi
Chevy350V8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2011, 09:18 PM   #15
Chris Guthro
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Antigonish Nova Scotia
Posts: 213
Re: Project 98 Sonoma, Work Truck to High School Beater

Go C10, cheap and easy to work on, 80-87
Chris Guthro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2011, 10:35 AM   #16
Chevy350V8
Semper Fi!!!
 
Chevy350V8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Sherrills Ford, North Carolina
Posts: 971
Re: Project 98 Sonoma, Work Truck to High School Beater

Took the bumper off this weekend and fixed the bumper, now its straight. My bed still has a dent but im allmost done with my body work on this truck. I will post pics in a sec
__________________
Brandon...

"IT ONLY TAKES EVERYTHING YOU GOT!!"

Semper Fi
Chevy350V8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-26-2011, 10:38 AM   #17
Chevy350V8
Semper Fi!!!
 
Chevy350V8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Sherrills Ford, North Carolina
Posts: 971
Re: Project 98 Sonoma, Work Truck to High School Beater

Its not pretty by any means but its looking 100% better.
Attached Images
   
__________________
Brandon...

"IT ONLY TAKES EVERYTHING YOU GOT!!"

Semper Fi
Chevy350V8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2011, 04:40 PM   #18
Chevy350V8
Semper Fi!!!
 
Chevy350V8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Sherrills Ford, North Carolina
Posts: 971
Re: Project 98 Sonoma, Work Truck to High School Beater

Well Im only 16, so im not a pro at body work by anymeans but I think it came out good for just me.













__________________
Brandon...

"IT ONLY TAKES EVERYTHING YOU GOT!!"

Semper Fi
Chevy350V8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2011, 04:43 PM   #19
Chevy350V8
Semper Fi!!!
 
Chevy350V8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Sherrills Ford, North Carolina
Posts: 971
Re: Project 98 Sonoma, Work Truck to High School Beater

I bent the bumper back to the stock looking place and sanded it and primed then paint.

before:

after:
__________________
Brandon...

"IT ONLY TAKES EVERYTHING YOU GOT!!"

Semper Fi
Chevy350V8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2011, 06:11 PM   #20
ruffrida2005
Member of the longbed union.
 
ruffrida2005's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Killeen, Tx
Posts: 2,158
Re: Project 98 Sonoma, Work Truck to High School Beater

bumper looks pretty good.
__________________
Paul

88 GMC Crew Cab dually, 454/T400

64 LWB 400 HP 350/350T Bagged, under construction! Sold most of it!

92 S10 Iron Duke 5 speed, 5/7 drop for now. soon to be bagged. Sold http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...59#post4637759
ruffrida2005 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2011, 03:21 PM   #21
Chevy350V8
Semper Fi!!!
 
Chevy350V8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Sherrills Ford, North Carolina
Posts: 971
Re: Project 98 Sonoma, Work Truck to High School Beater

Quote:
Originally Posted by ruffrida2005 View Post
bumper looks pretty good.
Thanks it aint prudy but I called a local yard and $100 for a new one, I think i will stick with this one
__________________
Brandon...

"IT ONLY TAKES EVERYTHING YOU GOT!!"

Semper Fi
Chevy350V8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-23-2011, 01:47 PM   #22
Chevy350V8
Semper Fi!!!
 
Chevy350V8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Sherrills Ford, North Carolina
Posts: 971
Re: Project 98 Sonoma, Work Truck to High School Beater

Got the dent fixed!!! It looks like a truck to be proud of haha, looking for a 2/3 lowering kit.
__________________
Brandon...

"IT ONLY TAKES EVERYTHING YOU GOT!!"

Semper Fi
Chevy350V8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2011, 06:35 PM   #23
66redw/white
made in america
 
66redw/white's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: baton rouge la
Posts: 654
Re: Project 98 Sonoma, Work Truck to High School Beater

good lookin little truck. i guess you decided to keep it then?
__________________
2005 gmc sierra- 4/6, t56, cammed 5.3. 4.10, big bars, and brakes.
sounds good

1964 c10-283 powerpack, 3 on the tree

2004 corvette- lowered, borla, tuned. slow

my old girl
1966 c10- 305v8, t-5 sold
66redw/white is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2011, 04:02 PM   #24
Chevy350V8
Semper Fi!!!
 
Chevy350V8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Sherrills Ford, North Carolina
Posts: 971
Re: Project 98 Sonoma, Work Truck to High School Beater

Quote:
Originally Posted by 66redw/white View Post
good lookin little truck. i guess you decided to keep it then?
Yea, I think im going to, for now anyway. If I ever get rid of it I would sell/give it back to my dad. I bought it off him.
Attached Images
  
__________________
Brandon...

"IT ONLY TAKES EVERYTHING YOU GOT!!"

Semper Fi
Chevy350V8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-04-2011, 02:51 AM   #25
gchemist
BAD BOW-Silverado XST
 
gchemist's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Senior Member from Austin, TX
Posts: 6,432
Re: Project 98 Sonoma, Work Truck to High School Beater

Very nice truck!!
__________________
Gerardo a.k.a. Mad Chemist
Silverado XST videos
gchemist is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:04 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Copyright 1997-2013 67-72chevytrucks.com