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pimpm3 Dork
2/5/16 5:03 p.m.

Will a 17x9.5 square setup fit on a 1st gen s10. Found a set of these with 275's local for $300.00

Bobzilla UltimaDork
2/5/16 5:04 p.m.

I'll give you $450 for that truck. I want that truck and an LR4 in it for CAM/awesomeness

pimpm3 Dork
2/5/16 5:07 p.m.

In other news I ordered a set of motor mounts and the s10 v8 install manuAL for 65.00 shipped.

patgizz UltimaDork
2/5/16 7:00 p.m.

no the vette wheels will not work without giant spacers. like 2"

they fit on a 4x4 but 2wd has different offset

if you want to bite on spacers, i'll sell you a set of 17x9.5 91 sawblades for much less than $300 and drop them off next time i come south to pick up a car

pimpm3 Dork
2/5/16 7:38 p.m.

These came with my chevelle. 2 inch 5x4.75...

Will they work up front with a 17x9.5?

pimpm3 Dork
2/5/16 7:38 p.m.
patgizz wrote: no the vette wheels will not work without giant spacers. like 2" they fit on a 4x4 but 2wd has different offset if you want to bite on spacers, i'll sell you a set of 17x9.5 91 sawblades for much less than $300 and drop them off next time i come south to pick up a car

I may take you up on those any pics?

2/5/16 8:13 p.m.

Double high five for this one

patgizz UltimaDork
2/5/16 9:35 p.m.

the info you need is probably in here


pimpm3 Dork
12/7/16 8:52 p.m.

It has been a long time since I updated the thread so here goes.

Everyone is aware I hope of the TrailerParkcet. It will be donating it's engine to the s10. Not the s10 in the beginning of this post because I sold that one to Dave on the forum.

It is going in the 1992 s10 I bought last year for $600.

Why start with a more expensive truck you ask. Well mainly because it runs and I have been using it as a truck for the past several months. That and it is already a stick which will make my swap easier when it comes time to stuff the LT1 and t56 in it.

Here is the picture from the auction where I bought it.

I dig the wheels and the flat black paint. Not to mention it has the blazer fender flares already which is something I planned to add later. Score!

pimpm3 Dork
12/7/16 9:06 p.m.

The truck drove surprisingly well, but it wasn't perfect. The seat was tore up, the headliner sagged and was composed of a rebel flag with a large mouth bass on it and tape. As if that wasn't enough it smelled like an ash tray. So first step was a little interior refresh.

Total cost to do the headliner was $20.00. That's what I paid for the material at the upholstery shop near the car lot. I had the adhesive in my garage from last year's boat interior project.

Some of you may recognize the color of the interior trim panels. Yes that is leftover rustoleum from the Fiero parking lot disaster...

Much better!

pimpm3 Dork
12/7/16 9:13 p.m.

Here are two pictures of the interior after a good scrubbing. I have a few before pictures that I will have to dig up...

Notice the ripped seat...

pimpm3 Dork
12/7/16 9:22 p.m.

I came up with an an idea! It involved the rear seat from an infiniti that I was going to scrap. Will it work?

Looks possible...

A little welding for the seat back bracket and voila...

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman HalfDork
12/7/16 9:53 p.m.

Currently searching for the flag with the bass on it, I think my build needs something like that.

Robbie UltraDork
12/8/16 12:33 a.m.

You are awesome for putting the infinity seat on the Chevy frame (and other reasons)

pimpm3 Dork
12/8/16 7:34 a.m.

The wheels from the TrailerParkcet have a new home...

The two inch spacers from the Chevelle worked perfectly.

pimpm3 Dork
12/8/16 7:36 a.m.

Monday I hit up the junk yard. I am $100 poorer but in exchange I walked away with a set of zq8 front Springs, a zq8 steering box and both sway bars

patgizz UltimaDork
12/8/16 7:42 a.m.

$100 poorer, or $100 more awesome?

We need to talk shortly, I'm hoping to head your way in a few weeks. Life after challenge has been more insane than life pre challenge

pimpm3 Dork
12/8/16 7:59 a.m.

In reply to patgizz:

No worries you have my number

JohnRW1621 MegaDork
12/8/16 8:24 a.m.

Confederate flag with a large mouth bass pictured next to an American pickup. Wow.

I can't help but think this is the kind of thing you could buy at the flea markets on the main route between Jacksonville and Gainesville.

Add to that photo a 19 yr old girl in Daisy Dukes and a dude with "summer teeth" and you'd have some sort of Southern stereotype.

pimpm3 Dork
12/8/16 6:42 p.m.

Belltech 3 inch drop leaves from ebay. $156.00

$126.00 2 inch drop spindles

$49 each dirt track upper control arms...

There is also a 1 inch block kit in the speedway box. It was like $25.00 or so...

That should net me a 4 inch drop in the back and 3 or so up front with the spindles and zq8 Springs...

patgizz UltimaDork
12/8/16 6:54 p.m.

the formula sounds suspiciously familiar

it's a shame someone stole mine after my buddy got it.

pimpm3 Dork
12/8/16 7:16 p.m.

You and dusterbd13 were the inspiration.

A quick and dirty budget break down...

$1150 Firebird Trans Am

-$735 parts sold =$415 Trans Am balance

$600 truck purchase = $1015

$75 wheels from dusterbd13

$126 Drop spindles

$156 Drop leaves

$100 Junkyard Springs, bars, steering box

$60 motor mounts

$125 control arms / lowering blocks

$100 nitrous setup

$20 head liner

That puts me at $1777.

I still have $300 to recoup not to mention the LT1, T56, LSD and the brakes from the Trans Am that I will swap over.

Billy_Bottle_Caps Dork
12/8/16 7:55 p.m.

Really like how you made that seat work

Strike_Zero UltraDork
12/8/16 8:13 p.m.

Sweet Christmas this is awesome!

Dusterbd13 PowerDork
12/8/16 8:18 p.m.

My mother always said to either be an example or an inspiration.

I pride myself on being a bad one of both.

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