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pics of my 91 s10 project

Postby IIISLACKERIII » Sun May 17, 2009 12:41 am

all right i just got this truck thursday at 4'oclock. i payed $300 for it and as soon as i knew i was getting it i ran home and became a member on here.
the truck was already set up for a 400 sb and a turbo 350 trans, the guy even had a drive shaft made for it.
it has headman headers and cherry bomb glass packs. i know there not the best, but I'm 16 and its gonna be loud.
it has cragar ss rims on it, 15x10 in the rear, and 14x8 in the front, they need a good cleaning but other wise there good.
the day i got it i took the int out b/c it had a mouse living in it and smelled like it died...(later i found that it did in fact die) heres a pic b4 i took it apart
s10 3.jpg

i do not like the bench seat so i made two bucket seat mounts they just raised the floor, the racing buckets i have will fit nice.
it has surface rust but the only holes i found are in the floors, i already fixed the driver side, pass. side tomarrow.
this is b4 the patch
RUST!!!.JPG

this is when i was welding it in.
new floor.JPG

i also took the bed and bumper off today.
the bumper is junk but the bed is good. I'm gooing to roll a peice of 10 gauge tomarrow
the frame is good all the way around, just ground down the rust alittle and i primed and painted it.
the guy i got it from put some big a$$ angle iron braces under the bed
doesnt look good but it will do.
i also ground down the surface rust in some places, it should be I'm prim sunday night, with chances of paint monday. (almost flat black, with a thick red line runing down the side of the truck)
engine and trans will go in in the middle of the week.
i have a sb 400 and a turbo 350 that should bolt right in.
gonna post more pics.
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Re: pics of my 91 s10 project

Postby IIISLACKERIII » Sun May 17, 2009 12:48 am

heres b4 prime
frame.JPG

heres after prime
primed frame.JPG

and heres painted
painted frame.JPG
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Re: pics of my 91 s10 project

Postby IIISLACKERIII » Sun May 17, 2009 12:49 am

heres the 400 that going in it...was going in the t/a behind it but i sold that.
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Re: pics of my 91 s10 project

Postby RatDime » Sun May 17, 2009 7:09 am

Looks good so far man, don't stop!
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Re: pics of my 91 s10 project

Postby 92-383 » Sun May 17, 2009 10:19 am

o boy 16 huh do the words drive it like you stole it mean anything to you :v8shift:
o yah and remember that with tose words come these hows it goin officer hahahaha


but really nice start you got there anything done to that 400 or is it stock
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Re: pics of my 91 s10 project

Postby IIISLACKERIII » Sun May 17, 2009 7:53 pm

i don't know whats up with the 400, it was in my dads nova then he made that car crazy and i got this, i know it was fast in that so i bet it will be better in this. he said that he thinks its bored 30 over.

i got it in primer today, we hired 2 guys to do the body work b/c we didnt want to.
the cab is done, and front clip is, the bed still needs some work. I'm doing that tomarrow.
should be primed by midnight tomarrow
when the mexicans were doing the body work i got the rims like new, i cleaned up the buckets I'm puting in it , and took the front bumper off to get if ready for paint...i got pics, i will try to get som of later
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Re: pics of my 91 s10 project

Postby IIISLACKERIII » Mon May 18, 2009 9:10 pm

ok i want to lower this a few inches...
this kit http://www.stylintrucks.com/part.aspx?p ... id=FROOGLE
its just blocks and smaller coil spring....can i just put some square stock in the rear with some u-bolts from napa, and can i just cut my coils??
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Re: pics of my 91 s10 project

Postby prostreet94s10 » Mon May 18, 2009 9:26 pm

You are better off not to cut the stock springs and just buy the front springs. If you don't get the same amount off both of them it sits lop sided.
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Re: pics of my 91 s10 project

Postby IIISLACKERIII » Tue May 19, 2009 12:40 am

aww true didnt think of that.

I'm going to try it anyways, if i don't like the way it turns out i will buy the kit...
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Re: pics of my 91 s10 project

Postby jody » Tue May 19, 2009 5:27 pm

Just take your time,rushing is when things start getting screwed up....
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Re: pics of my 91 s10 project

Postby Rickracer » Sat May 23, 2009 6:41 am

IIISLACKERIII wrote:aww true didnt think of that.

I'm going to try it anyways, if i don't like the way it turns out i will buy the kit...

Springs are NOT the best way to lower the front of the truck. you'll be much better off with drop spindles, then adjust the spring rate and height for the height and ride/weight transfer characteristics you want. Dropping the front 3" with springs alone will cause alignment AND suspension travel issues. Kinda the same in the rear, drop springs are much better than blocks, IMHO, but blocks will work ok back there as long as you have some sort of traction device. 8)
I'd search for a reasonably priced set of 2" drop spindles, then maybe cut 1/2 to 1 full coil off your current springs for a 3" front drop. And you can buy block kits at Autozone or on eBay for pretty cheap. You really want tapered blocks that correct the pinion angle though, when it's done, you want about 4° down on your pinion angle.
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Re: pics of my 91 s10 project

Postby jasond » Sat May 23, 2009 7:13 pm

Rick, the back of my blazer is lowered with I belive drop springs and 3" blocks. Would an incorrect pinion angle cause a vibration at highway speeds? I though maybe it was because the rear tire aren't balanced, but I'm suspecting pinion angle also. Sorry to hijack the thread. By the way, the project truck is coming along nicely, don't get discouraged, keep up the good work. :thumbup:
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Re: pics of my 91 s10 project

Postby jody » Sat May 23, 2009 7:47 pm

^^^^^^^^yes it will cause that
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Re: pics of my 91 s10 project

Postby Rickracer » Sat May 23, 2009 8:17 pm

jasond wrote:Rick, the back of my blazer is lowered with I belive drop springs and 3" blocks. Would an incorrect pinion angle cause a vibration at highway speeds?

Yes, it most definitely will, 8)
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Re: pics of my 91 s10 project

Postby balidas » Sun May 24, 2009 10:17 am

Rickracer wrote:
jasond wrote:Rick, the back of my blazer is lowered with I belive drop springs and 3" blocks. Would an incorrect pinion angle cause a vibration at highway speeds?

Yes, it most definitely will, 8)


Sounds like you will need either tapered shims, or reposition your rear-end pads, or perches.
When you turn your V8 S10 on, does it return the favour?

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Re: pics of my 91 s10 project

Postby jasond » Sun May 24, 2009 7:22 pm

Where's a good source for tapered blocks? I want to redo the rear, it has air shocks on it to make it sit level.
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Re: pics of my 91 s10 project

Postby Rickracer » Mon May 25, 2009 5:55 am

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Re: pics of my 91 s10 project

Postby jasond » Mon May 25, 2009 2:41 pm

Thanks alot Rick. :thumbup:
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Re: pics of my 91 s10 project

Postby IIISLACKERIII » Mon May 25, 2009 2:51 pm

[smilie=hijacked.gif]...jk
good info, now if thats a block kit to drop it in the rear will this be a good kit to do the truck with?
http://app.infopia.com/Shop/Control/Pro ... rid/127794
what do i do with the coils? do i have to buy a different set of shorted ones?
what is a good set up for the rear, i want it lower, i would like blocks just because there easy, is there any other way thats better??
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Re: pics of my 91 s10 project

Postby Rickracer » Tue May 26, 2009 5:39 am

Spindles are best for the front, but I recommend drop springs for the rear. Blocks give the rear axle too much leverage to wrap the springs up. Either way, a good traction device is a great idea. :thumbup:
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