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    "The Distraction" Why I haven't updated the stereo in my car...

    So earlier this year I decided I wanted to try my hand at building a project "car."
    My last one didn't go as well as I would have liked and ended up with me losing my ass on it.

    So, a month or so ago I bought a 1986 S-10 Standard Cab base model with about 58k on it.



    It had been cut for a convertible conversion, and someone took the convertible parts.





    Luckily, it came with a second cab, extra (power windows/locks) doors, several door panels, the tailgate, headlight parts, clutch, pressure plate, brake parts, etc.



    So, I'm currently trying to get the roof swapped over (and reattached) before the weather gets too cold to use body filler/primer/etc.













    Top is currently tacked on with sheetmetal screws, since I need to adjust a little bit (about 1/16-1/8 on the a-pillars) and then I could work on welding it. Once the top is on and in one piece and I cut up all the extra sheet metal I can move on to part 2...

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    Re: "The Distraction" Why I haven't updated the stereo in my car...

    Part 2 starts with this:



    THAT is my donor vehicle. Pulling the motor (6.0L LS engine) and trans (4L80E) and putting it in the S-10. It's a 2003 Silverado 2500HD extended cab long bed.
    I was originally looking at a 6.0L out of a roll over Denali with a 4l65E AWD trans, but after not hearing from the guy for a few days, I found this whole RUNNING/DRIVING truck for about the same price. I'm pulling the harness, PCM, engine, trans, gas pedal, hydroboost, cluster, wiring, etc for my swap. Then I'm going to pull some other parts and junk it and the scrap for them S-10 cab. That should free up some space in the driveway (because the gold Sierra can go back home.)

    I'm going for something VERY similar to this:

    http://www.pro-touring.com/attachmen...8&d=1232947592

    I plan to run either Argent C5 Z06 wheels, or C6 Grand Sport chrome 5 spokes (depending on the final color...tho I'm leaning toward keeping the stock green.)

    Here's the over all plan so far:

    6.0L engine/4L80E trans
    4th Gen Camaro front brakes (12")
    8.8" Explorer rear end with posi and 3.55 or 3.73 gears (unless I find an 8.5" 10 bolt) both should come with disc brakes.
    Push to start with proximity locking
    Vette wheels (rears something like a 295)
    Caltracs
    ZQ8 rear sway bar/chassis brace
    ZQ8 front sway bar (the 33mm one)
    ZQ8 (or equivalent) steering box (12.7 or 12.8:1 depending on who you ask)

    That's most of it. I plan to use Current Performance mounts, make my own harness, and move the battery under the bed. Probably passenger side so I don't have to move the gas tank.

    But lately, I've been trying to get ready for my trip to Finals next week, so nothing much is happening until I get back.

    Jay

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    Re: "The Distraction" Why I haven't updated the stereo in my car...

    Dude!

    Sweet.

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    Re: "The Distraction" Why I haven't updated the stereo in my car...

    You forgot to add a turbo and me tuning the truck to that list of stuff.

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    Re: "The Distraction" Why I haven't updated the stereo in my car...

    Quote Originally Posted by littlemissGTO View Post
    You forgot to add a turbo and me tuning the truck to that list of stuff.
    I wasn't really planning on a turbo. I plan to run the motor as is for a while, then do a rebuild. Shooting for 400-450ish hp. Should be PLENTY in a small truck. But I'll take you up on the tuning. lol

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    Re: "The Distraction" Why I haven't updated the stereo in my car...

    love me some s10s

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    Re: "The Distraction" Why I haven't updated the stereo in my car...

    Wow. You are not scared of a sawzall.
    I'm tuned in.
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    Re: "The Distraction" Why I haven't updated the stereo in my car...

    So no 8 12" blowthrough?
    Build log: 2011 Chevrolet Impala
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    Re: "The Distraction" Why I haven't updated the stereo in my car...

    Quote Originally Posted by cadaver View Post
    love me some s10s
    Me too, I had my other one from 93-97. I got a Colorado in 05, but it wasn't the same.

    Quote Originally Posted by Notloudenuf View Post
    Wow. You are not scared of a sawzall.
    I'm tuned in.
    As people have said on many car sites "It's only metal, and I have a welder." lol

    Quote Originally Posted by gckless View Post
    So no 8 12" blowthrough?
    Not for 8 12's. I will most likely do a blow through tho. I'm thinking 3 12's, maybe ported.
    The whole point of building this is to build something fun. I may do a custom dash/door panels/etc. as well.

    Jay

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    Re: "The Distraction" Why I haven't updated the stereo in my car...

    Quote Originally Posted by JayinMI View Post
    Me too, I had my other one from 93-97. I got a Colorado in 05, but it wasn't the same.



    As people have said on many car sites "It's only metal, and I have a welder." lol



    Not for 8 12's. I will most likely do a blow through tho. I'm thinking 3 12's, maybe ported.
    The whole point of building this is to build something fun. I may do a custom dash/door panels/etc. as well.

    Jay
    do eet, do eet aaaaaaaaaaallllllllllll

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