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Old 06-29-2005, 10:00 PM
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s10 for $100

theres a first gen s10 down the road from my dads house that i was told last year could be bought for 100 bux......

thing is, its wrecked.....BAD.......its going to need the whole body replaced (with the exception of the driver side front fender....)

i am not sure yet if there is any frame damage.......

it was being driven up until it was wrecked (obviously), so i'm guessing it has a title....

if it has a clear title does anyone think it would be worth buying? im going to go in a week or two and look at it and see if the frame is damaged........

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Old 06-29-2005, 10:47 PM
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around here you can get s10s for 500ish and that is drivable cond.

to buy a s10 that is totally wrecked, i dont think its worth it unless its for parts but what could you even use.
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Old 06-30-2005, 12:12 AM
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Skip on it, unless you need the chassis for another rod you're building.



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I bought an s10 quite a few years ago for $100. It wasn't wrecked but was really rusty. Burned and leaked oil like crazy, at least a few quarts a day. It was constantly running out of oil and engine blew not too long after I bought it. It was a good experiment vehicles. Took the body off the frame with plans to maybe build a decent truck out of, but decided it was not worth it. The 2.8 isn't a very good engine, look for a 4.3 if you can. What was really stupid on that truck was to get the oil pan off, you had to remove the engine I think. If I remember correctly the crossmember got in the way of removing the pan.
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im not worried about the engine.......i will be putting a 305 or 350 in it if i get it.......

i have been wondering if its possible (bolt on) to put a complete 94+ s10 body on the first gen chassis.....
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Why, if you are going to be getting a different engine, and body. Why not just look for a 94 then that has a good body and maybe a blown engine. I think you would be further ahead that way. I am not sure if it would fit and it would be more trouble then it was worth.
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Why?

Don't go for it. Why buy something that's wrecked for $100, when you can buy something in great condition for a couple $100. I bought my 88' Bronco II for $700 and the only thing wrong with it is the parking brake. (I have to yank on the front cable to fully release it after pulling the "release" handle)
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Buy it...

if you need that fender..otherwise it isn't worth squat!!


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Dude, save yourself $100. I know in my area I could find a wayyyy better start old school car, like an early 60's car, for $500-800 with probably an engine still running. A guy close to me is seling an early 60's Ford falcon, running, straight body, just needs interior work for $700. Or you could get 60's trucks, theyre still to be had cheap and are relatively easy to work on and fix!


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i have a 56 chevy pickup......planning to start on it soon.......but i figured if the s10 could be fixed cheap enough it would be a good daily driver......
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there was a 50-54 chevy 4 door sedan up the road that i wanted (was gonna put the body on the s10 frame)

but it was gone the last time i drove by there
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