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Old 04-04-2018, 10:56 AM   #776
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Great. Thanks for the photos. So really the only portion of the fire wall worth using is where the brake booster and pedal mount?
the HVAC system does not fit, the blower motor would be outside the hood and if you tried to move it inboard the AC evaporator would hit the engine.

even if you wanted to use more, you have to keep in mind what gigamanx says, that the position of the pedals and steering column is not the same between the two trucks, the s10 firewall will be about 8 inches too far forward, the steering and brakes about 4 inches too far inboard and 10 inches too low. it would be a lot of work sectioning things around just to use that one piece of sheetmetal (the s10 firewall).

I have done what you are asking about on a 65, I cut the firewall and floor out of a 65 C10 and cut everything off an s10 except the firewall and the floor. on that truck I had to move the firewall and floor back about 4 inches, and raise the pedals and steering and move the steering outboard to line up with the dash. I was able to keep the whole S10 HVAC on that truck so it was a positive thing to do overall, but moving the steering was a lot of work. since you cant possibly use the HVAC, its better to just cut out the parts you can use.
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Old 04-04-2018, 01:03 PM   #777
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Thanks. That's all good to know heading into this project. Is there anyway at all of utilizing the AC from the S10? I was hoping to fit it in somehow and not have to buy a Vintage Air set up.
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Old 04-04-2018, 05:42 PM   #778
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Thanks. That's all good to know heading into this project. Is there anyway at all of utilizing the AC from the S10? I was hoping to fit it in somehow and not have to buy a Vintage Air set up.

nope, not that I have found, and I use every part of the buffalo like the native americans. on the last 49 I used a 03 S10 donor and used a 00 tahoe inside box with the air director removed (no vent/floor/defrost switching). the blend door plugged into the s10 wiring and so did the blower, so I put the factory s10 controls in the glovebox. doing it again, I probably wouldnt. I use the vintage air mini systems now.
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Old 04-17-2018, 06:44 PM   #779
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Anyone know if the 2" spacers that are used for a s10 swap from 5 lug to 6 lug are useful to any other type of swaps or conversions? I just upgraded to a set of 5 lug Ridlers and am trying to find the best place to try to sell them. I may try ebay or something. Just wondering if the lug combo is in high demand elsewhere or if it is a very specific combo.
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Old 04-18-2018, 10:39 AM   #780
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depends if they are 5-4.75 or 5-5. 5-4.75 is the bp on all mid sized GM, `and is the most widely used bp on the market. 5-5 is what the big GM's used. that's your fullsize cars. a little more difficult to move, but still very saleable.
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depends if they are 5-4.75 or 5-5. 5-4.75 is the bp on all mid sized GM, `and is the most widely used bp on the market. 5-5 is what the big GM's used. that's your fullsize cars. a little more difficult to move, but still very saleable.
They are the 5x4.75.

Great info thanks! That will help me when I list them.
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