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Me and my dad's project truck...

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by StockGlock23, Apr 18, 2012.

  1. StockGlock23

    StockGlock23 Hilarious!

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    This is a 1996 Chevy S10 that me and my dad have been working on. We started this project in Aug. 2011 and the latest interior pics were taken this afternoon. The truck is lowered about 3" all around with a fully adjustable 4 link in the rear on a Ford 9" rear end. The motor is a .60 over 454 with a 1050CFM Holley Double Pumper Carb. The motor specs out at 468ci. the way it stands now with the piston rods and the cam. 700R trans rebuilt to handle 1250HP by Bulldog transmissions. There is so much more performance wise and detail wise that I can tell ya, but I am not going to type it all up in here.

    The truck is basically a ground up resto. with definitly non factory parts. haha.
    Shaved door handles, bedpockets, fuel door, debadged, relocated the tail gate handle to the inside of the tailgate. Cadillac Escalade Pearl White, Chrome billet grill (not shown yet) and all new interior. (Leather seats are used out of a 1995 Bravada and are being re-upholstered...
    I am really proud of this truck and am looking forward to posting the final pics of it in a month or so. In the pics we forgot to get a picture of the original truck so I found a similar one off the web...

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    Very nice, I hope you have lots of money for rear tires!
     
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    Awesome work! Looking good. Even better the memory you will have about doing this project with your dad. Looking forward to pics of the finished product.
     
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    Sweet,.........but I was expecting to see it tubbed! All that
    engine & no steam rollers in the rear? Traction is going to be an issue.
     
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    Boogity boogity, get some!

    I'm a S-10 junkie! Nice work!

    I've had about five of them or so and have one torn apart right now but havnt touched it in a long time, they can be money pits lol.

    What's the lift on the cam?
     
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    Looks like you and your father are having some fun!:wow::supergrin:
     
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    I must have missed something. I didn't see any rear brakes.

    Never mind. I saw the caliper mount in one of the photos.
     
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    Not sure if you got low enough for it to be a consideration but I like the custom crossmember instead of a sketchy c-notch and that low 3rd member should keep you from having to tunnel the bed. Your old man has some incredible skills! Learn all you can!
     
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    Very nice! I love it when folks share stuff like this.

    Cherish this project with your dad. Soak in every minute of it. :cool:
     
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    Thanks for all the positive feedback guys! The truck is going to be 100% street driven so he never planned to be tubbed. Dozens of people have made that comment. The cam has .525 in. of lift so it's nothing real wild.
     
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    We are going to build a 79 fiberglass Jeep CJ for me and we are putting atop a 79 K30 Chevy truck frame next. I am going the small block route but shooting for 4-450HP. Wild cam and loud exhaust. Loping, loud, tall, and obnoxious is me goal. All fresh paint and powder coated frame. Will be brand spanking new ground up when I am done.

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    Nice projects guys! I have one going too.

    '86 Bronco II, medium trail rig. Ground up resto, making room for a 400+/- hp small block and C4 trans. 31 spline 8.8 rear, Dana 35 up front, discs all around.

    I started a few weeks ago. Got all the axles out of the donor vehicles and ready to be refreshed, frame is stripped and ready for sandblasting and KBS coating.

    This is the only pic I have on my phone, it was the day I got the body off the frame.

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    Nice work SG23 - when you're done you can put a 500 gallon gas tank in the bed, drive to AZ and kick some big head's *** in a drag race... :rofl:
    Or not. :shocked:
     
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    Very cool project indeed! I'm building a truck with my son too. Nice Jeep project too. Have you considered using one of the newer 5.3l or 6.0l truck engines?
     
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    I tell ya what, I read Eric’s post about the Mustang “race” and I wonder what the outcome would be against the S10. In a 50-“whatever” run I am curious what the outcome would be. It’s kind obvious that with the standard width tires hole-shots will be kinda “smoky.”
    We are going with a non-computerized SBC simply for the ease of build and lower cost. Although the guy who painted my dad’s truck and will be painting mine has a 454 and a 402 in his garage that is kinda calling my name…My dad is 69 years old and he is NOT a ECU kinda guy. We tossed around the idea of a Volvo or VW turbo diesel. Just to be unique. Cost and time drove me away from that idea.
    The Chevy (soon to be a Jeep) has a 14 bolt in the rear with 4.56 gears and a DANA 60 in the front. Trans is a 400T. Pretty much going to be a bullet proof rig. Tons ‘o power, pass everything but a gas station.