85 s10 budget project

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85 s10 budget project

Postby jdevereaux » Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:33 pm

my names Jamie. I'm new to the site but have read numerous pages of all yalls projects and advice and decided i would toss my truck up here for yall to laugh at or compliment. keep in mind its on the strickest of strick budgets. :hide:

heres where i started out with a $600 truck.
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after i fixed the jacked up springs the PO had messed up
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started sanding down the frame and parts and painted a couple peices
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upgraded wheels and tires.
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scored a sweet deal on a mildly built 350 and th350 with b&m 3000 stall for $500. which included msd box. msd distributor. b&m shifter. gauges and 5 inch tach. with 410 gears and spool.
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nice shot of the rear end finished up
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even managed to get the Fiance involved. gotta love her for that. :thumbup:
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painted the front clip and springs.
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with the help of the Family got the engine cleaned up and ready to install
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engine and trans went in fairly easy!
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me with the engine IN! finally haha :thumbup:
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more pics to come soon.
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Re: 85 s10 budget project

Postby 82Gypsy » Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:43 pm

Welcome to the forum..Looks like your progress is moving along nicely..Keep us posted.
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Re: 85 s10 budget project

Postby TomZ » Thu Mar 07, 2013 8:40 pm

Moving along nicely!
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Re: 85 s10 budget project

Postby asimp90 » Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:40 am

GTA wheels are nice but i liked the others alot, what did you do with them? nice swap looks like it went a long way fast. I'm assuming old coils were heated since you mentioned the springs being "jacked up"
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Re: 85 s10 budget project

Postby Memphis » Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:09 am

Nice progress, can't wait to see it running!!! I like both sets of rims so either way is cool. Welcome don't forget to post the updates! JD
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Re: 85 s10 budget project

Postby jdevereaux » Fri Mar 08, 2013 5:44 pm

i appreciate all the compliments. any advice for anything or parts advice would be greatly appreciated. suppose to be in the 60's all week coming up so hopefully ill get some work done. had to get a short aluminum water pump to get the rad and fan i had to fit. and looking for some interior trim peices.
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Re: 85 s10 budget project

Postby Rickracer » Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:29 am

You might wanna take a look at a serpentine setup, (like the stock S10 4.3 setup), and check out the Corvette Pump/Mercruiser Pulley swap, it would give you LOTS of room and a VERY dependable accessory drive system, :wink: 8)
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Re: 85 s10 budget project

Postby Rodnik » Sat Mar 09, 2013 9:39 am

I like the orange springs -cool , idea . I'm partial to orange. You can never post to many pics. If this is a survey I'm in for the 5 spoke wheels .
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Re: 85 s10 budget project

Postby jdevereaux » Sat Mar 09, 2013 6:27 pm

yea the orange springs were a spur of the moment idea. had orange paint laying around and rusty brown springs... haha besides all black would be a little plain.. and I'm gonna look into the serp set up after i get it all up and going. just trying to get it going since the dragstrip is opening in a couple weeks here. :facej:
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