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Old 02-06-2005, 12:26 PM   #1
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Does anyone have a install guide or anything for installing jasons c notch into a first gen s10? I know its pretty basic but it always help to have a how to or something like that....phil
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Does anyone have a install guide or anything for installing jasons c notch into a first gen s10? I know its pretty basic but it always help to have a how to or something like that....phil
i have a 2nd gen but it's all basically the same shit. I made a template out of cardboard and i measured the frame and the axle and made sure to get it center..then i put the template on the frame marked the frame and cut that bitch out. Drill the holes bolt it on and bam ur done.
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what did you use to cut the frame? its a round notch hole so im thinking a orch is going to be the way..phil
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what did you use to cut the frame? its a round notch hole so im thinking a orch is going to be the way..phil
i used a sawzall and a cut off wheel.
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use a cutoff wheel
you will be able to follow your lines better, then you can just clean up the edges with a grinder
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if my gallery wasnt down you could chek out a bunch of pics that i have in there...
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what kind of notch are you installing?
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im gonna get that bolt in notch to for mine
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what kind of notch are you installing?
Quote: Originally Posted by likes it low
Does anyone have a install guide or anything for installing jasons c notch into a first gen s10? I know its pretty basic but it always help to have a how to or something like that....phil
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Yup pretty easy. I've helped with 2 (one being mine). We marked the cut with a sharpie, grinded a lil notch to start it, and then used a sawzall for the majority of the cutting. Then cleaned it up with a grinder. Drill holes and bolt it in. We welded it as well for extra strength but it is definately not necessary. Jasons cnotch is badass. Pretty easy. I'll upload some pics to my .org gallery and post the links in a few.

*edit* .org is down, I will do it as soon as I can if you want some pics.

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Old 02-08-2005, 08:36 PM   #11
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Here's a few pics, sorry about taking so long.

Here is the cut (pretty rough)


Notch bolted in


Closer pic


Hope this helps, should be relatively the same as 1st gen.
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might be the pic but the notch looks a little far foreword from dead center..
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Its the angle I suppose. Once we got it back on the ground its dead center
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mine looked like that too with the suspension with no load on it but when compressed its dead center. my pics are working since the galleries are up if you want to check them out.
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Quote: Originally Posted by MX_Racer32
mine looked like that too with the suspension with no load on it but when compressed its dead center. my pics are working since the galleries are up if you want to check them out.
ahh that's right it's not under load. d'oh!

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its ok, i have plenty of brain farts myself when i overlook the obvious..lol
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Re: c notch install?

did you guys jack the truck right off the ground and support both ends of the frame your cutting?

I'm about to do a 1st gen blazer with the suicide doors bolt in c notch, im just worried about the frame torquing and ending up with my frame bent and outta shape... Would it be better to drop my leafs so theres not strain what so ever on the frame rails??

never done this before thats why soo curious...
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Re: c notch install?

EvenFLow, what kind of shock are you runnin there? are they better than Belltech nitrodrop 2's
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i have the suicidedoors bolt in c notches in mine, but i bolted them in and welded them in. i used a cut off wheel.

it came with a template to cut out, so i spray painted over the template, leaving white where i had to cut / drill.



then i did work.



my friend nate did the welds, his tip got messed up or they would have been a little cleaner.





really good notches for a static dropped truck. i never bottom out. so smooth.



here's the piece i cut out



and here they are sitting on my bed b4 install

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Re: c notch install?

Are yall boxing in the inside of the frame? Or just putting the notch on and going with it? Because I know the inside of my frame is open and when I put mine I am gonna Brace the inside as well.
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no boxing.



painted it this morning.
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even flow why did you grind down the frame and put the notch over it? i hope you painted the bare metal or something...
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Re: c notch install?

For the 2nd gen jimmy do I have to buy blazer c-notch, or I can use s-10 c-notch?
Thank you
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yup, gotta use a blazer offset notch. heres the one i did on my buddies blazer....

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o...btw, here's sum pics of my notch and my gas tank crossmember notch....



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Thinking im gonna end up going this route since Im probably keepin my dime static for a while
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static is the way to go. forced to stay low. pussies with bags bring em up for speed bumps and driving. waste of money.

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i no this thread is kinda old but i didnt really wanna start a new thread bout it cuz it all seems to go together but i hav a 2000 sonomma and i have this black box thts mounted to the frame right were i need to notch and cut. i think it has to do with thefuel system? but i hav no idea what it is and i was planing on getting my notches soon but i gotta figure out what to do bout tht box
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o and dose anybody hav a pic of the template with a few mesurements? i am throwing arouund the idea of making my own and thought it would be easyr if i had something to go off of lol
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how strong is the frame after doing the bolt in c notch? i was talkin to my dad and he was sayin by cutting into the fram at all will weakin it and the c notch is like a bandaid. is this true? i thought it would beef it up alittle
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skindeep-that's the fuel evap canister and it has to be relocated when doing a notch. alot of guys just mount it on the gas tank xmember above the muffler by either welding the bracket right to the xmember or drilling holes and using self tapping bolts(you can see it in that location in dustin_shulls post). i mounted mine on the drivers side frame rail which will only work if you have a roll pan because it's mounted right where the bumper bracket would be. where ever you decide to put it you'll need to lengthen the rubber hoses which IIRC are 1/4'',5/16'' and 3/4''.



joster-i can see why your dad would think that but there's no way it compromises the strength of the frame IMO. if anything i'd say it's stronger in that area now.

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ok thanks mostizzle. and i hav a cali combo so tht wont be a prob lol i lik tht spot to btw




that answers one question lol any in put on the other one? lol



thanks yall
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i do still have the template. i'll get a pic tomorrow if you want. what measurements do you want?
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skindeep-that's the fuel evap canister and it has to be relocated when doing a notch. alot of guys just mount it on the gas tank xmember above the muffler by either welding the bracket right to the xmember or drilling holes and using self tapping bolts(you can see it in that location in dustin_shulls post). i mounted mine on the drivers side frame rail which will only work if you have a roll pan because it's mounted right where the bumper bracket would be. where ever you decide to put it you'll need to lengthen the rubber hoses which IIRC are 1/4'',5/16'' and 3/4''.


joster-i can see why your dad would think that but there's no way it compromises the strength of the frame IMO. if anything i'd say it's stronger in that area now.

see thats what i thought too. i was just gettin a second opionon on it. i was going to do it anyway haha. i have one more question. is it necesarry to notch the crossmember for the gas tank?
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Quote: Originally Posted by mostizzle
i do still have the template. i'll get a pic tomorrow if you want. what measurements do you want?
overall size LxW and the diamiter of the arch. and the length of the curved piece

and the plate is 1/4 correct?

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yeah it's a 1/4'' plate. personally if i was to make my own notch considering the bolt on notch is a universal deal and not necessarily made for s10's i would make my own template that better follows the s10's frame rail shape.
you can see in nitemares post how they're kind of a weird shape and they don't really follow the lines of the frame. then get a length(width of the frame or a little more) of 6'' 1/4'' wall tubing and cut it down the middle then use a half for each side.

the air is on and i'm too lazy to go out to the thousand degree garage to measure stuff lol
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lol i no wht yu mean bro the heat and humity are out the ass lol


and i think i prob will make my own considering what you just said.
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I couldn't imagine living without my notches after getting them done this weekend I bought the s10 notches from suicide doors the line up really well had a problem with one bolt hole lining right up with bracket but still really worth it hardest part is getting the bed off !!
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im getting ready to do my c notch install. but i got a question. i have relocated the charcoal canister. but on the drivers side there is a plate that holds a line that goes to the brakes or whatever. will i have to remove it or can i work around it?; and also it not be in the way for the c notch to get bolted in?
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What about a '01 blazer ? I'm thinking about the bolt in one from SD. Can't remove the bed from the blazer. I'm on 4" blocks in the back.
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Quote: Originally Posted by SlamThiz
im getting ready to do my c notch install. but i got a question. i have relocated the charcoal canister. but on the drivers side there is a plate that holds a line that goes to the brakes or whatever. will i have to remove it or can i work around it?; and also it not be in the way for the c notch to get bolted in?
i cut it flush with the frame rail and bent the line slightly so i could move it towards the back some, then i just drilled a hole through the rest of the bracket and the frame and put a bolt through it with a nut.


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mmmmm so u did have to cut it all the way out =/ i was hoping for a no lol but i guess it will have to be done, also how did u bend the line? any special treatment?
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i didn't have to take the brake line off or anything. the first pic shows the chunk of frame i cut out for the notch with the piece of the bracket that i got rid of.
i just use my hands to tweak it a little so it would sit where i needed it to be, drilled a hole a popped a bolt through it. it was no biggie.
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thanks dude. ill let you know how it goes. should get to it sometime this week. saturday probly
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no problem man, good luck with it.
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so i did the notch and had no problems!! haha thanks for the help
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congrats man, did you take any pics?
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well no i did not, but idk if i should lol. it was my first hack haha. to me it looks good i was impressed but i dont want to get attacked cuz it was my first time with something as serious as the chassis, the way i see it is do it right or your SOL hahaha
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