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Old 01-09-2007, 08:43 PM
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I do like the truck project - and those headers. Dumb question, is the chassis an S-10?

Oh, my AD hood will stand like that.

Yep, it's a 91 extended cab S-10 w/ a 79 Camaro rear end.

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just curious on a few things: why did you use a 79' camaro rearend and was it a bolt in swap.thanks
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Hey flipper, nice start on the truck. Hope to see more pics of it in process. I don't cruise this section of HRBB very often but I might have to start.
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just curious on a few things: why did you use a 79' camaro rearend and was it a bolt in swap.thanks
I needed the width in the rear to move the rear tires out. ....I made the truck fit the wheels instead of the way most people do it.

Not a bolt in. Also I built a 1.5" drop into the spring perches.

The same 79 camaro donated the engine and trans.


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Did you have to cut the frame down some to meet the wheelbase of the truck? I was going to try and use an s-10 reg cab frame and extend it to meet the wheelbase length. Didn't know if I should just hunt the xtra cab and use it instead.
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Wow! I normally don't like the big wheel, low profile tires on hot rods but that looks sweet!

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do you happen to have some pic's of the things you did to the camaro rearend? i have been told people use the s-10 4x4 rear beause the rear the correct width, the stock 2wd is too narrow. do you happen to know if the camaro rear is the same as the s-10 4x4? thanks and stay cool!
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Old 04-18-2007, 11:17 AM
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do you happen to have some pic's of the things you did to the camaro rearend? i have been told people use the s-10 4x4 rear beause the rear the correct width, the stock 2wd is too narrow. do you happen to know if the camaro rear is the same as the s-10 4x4? thanks and stay cool!
If you're looking for a rear end that is the correct width, I used a 9" from a '70 Mustang. With stock fenders, 15X8.5 Torq-Thrusts fit perfectly. With 3" wider than stock 'glass fenders, 15X10 Torq-Thrusts fit nice.

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Old 06-02-2007, 12:43 PM
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The jag seats are gone. I started making my idea for a modified bench seat a reality.

I used sheetmetal to form the seat back and seat bottom..


There is a steel subframe under the seat bottom to help carry my fat ***.


The seat back and bottoms are contoured more like a modern seat and will be padded with a couple of inches of foam. (This is just the first layer. Bottom layers are gonna be dense, top layers something more cushy)


Doing the seat like this gains a bunch of interior space over the stock set-up. My seat back sheetmetal actually touches the back of the cab. I will sit 3-4 inches lower and about 5-6 inches farther back.

I forgot to take my camera with me last weekend.....when I finished the seat.

The seat bottom got a 4 inch thick foam cushion and the seat back got 2 inches.

The whole thing got covered in black vinyl. I'm happy with it.
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Oh yeah, I also cut 10 1/2 inches out of the stock flatbed. The rear-most crossmember is flush with the end of the frame.

I need to mount the tank and fill it with water (to simulate a full tank of gas) and maybe hang a few hundred pounds from the frame before I make a final decision on bed height.

Here's what the tunnel looks like without all of those holes.


I'll try and remember to take my camera next trip

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Old 06-03-2007, 11:42 PM
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thats pretty sweet. i love those chevys i just never seen anyone put one on an s10 chassis. keep it up
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thats pretty sweet. i love those chevys i just never seen anyone put one on an s10 chassis. keep it up
S-10 frame swap is almost becoming common place.

If you like the tucked front tire look....its perfect.

I've got 20x8.5 inch wheels on the front and can turn them.
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thats awesome. a buddy of mine and i are building up his s10 right now with full air suspension. ever think about doing air ride on your truck? personally i think it would look sweet layin in the weeds.
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Old 06-10-2007, 07:15 PM
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Most recent pics.

Here is the seat. .....rust dust comes from everywhere.



Here's my dad making motor noises



Workin' on the flatbed now.


The front bumper is just mocked up for the pic.



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Old 06-10-2007, 11:09 PM
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That last pic sure looks sweet!! Looks like everything is moving along great.
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