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Old 11-16-2008, 08:19 AM   #1
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Dually s10

I was thinking of converting my S10 into a dually, do they make any kits for it ro does it all have to be fabricated?

Thanks

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Old 11-16-2008, 08:26 AM   #2
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Re: Dually s10

in NJ
http://cnj.craigslist.org/pts/919744367.html
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Quote: Originally Posted by 1/4milecrazy
then you just need the fenders. but i saw a pic of one didnt exactly look good. but to each his own.
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They offered 1st gen S10's with dually looking fenders with a wide tire on the back for a year or two. You could use that rear fender.
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Why would you want a dually S10 it would look bad
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I think they look good if done right
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Re: Dually s10

Quote: Originally Posted by peewee16
Why would you want a dually S10 it would look bad
you sure?





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thats one bad ass dime
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SS mirrors would look a lot better those M3's look huge on there
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Quote: Originally Posted by xtreme8808
thats one bad ass dime

Agreed
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damn that is bad ass.... and i agree ss mirrors would set it off.
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This one/\ is using a toyota axle.



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Old 11-16-2008, 06:39 PM   #13
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wow that one with the yota axel is gunna be really cool. i like how they chopped the back off of a 4 door blazer and are working off of that.
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Do I spy a big block in that aswell?
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Any one know how on the silver one how he did the back windows?
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If you want to build a dually, I have just what you need. Fenders that look proper.
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Re: Dually s10

Quote: Originally Posted by 01blazeondubs
If you want to build a dually, I have just what you need. Fenders that look proper.
Neat, i want to keep my long bed stock looking but are those wide enough to accomodate the dual wheels? and they are for the first gen's right?

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I did forget to ask if I would need to modify my S10 axle to fit the factory wheel set up?

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Re: Dually s10

i was thinkin about doin this to mine a ways down the road after i put the flat bed on it.
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maybee its me but i would save myself a huge headache and get the rear fender add ons that o1blazeondubs has and just hang a set of mickey thompson sportsman tires in the empty space, i think they used to call this a phantom duallie you would have a quarter of the mechanical headaches of rim joining and rearend fitment your facing plus all the drop and bag kits available would work.

i know its a full size but you get the idea

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Old 11-17-2008, 07:07 PM   #21
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Re: Dually s10

Quote: Originally Posted by 1BadElky
you sure?





Ya im sure it just doesn't seem to flow right i find they just jut out and look bad that is so nice but they just don't look right
Old 11-19-2008, 05:13 AM   #22
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Re: Dually s10

The fenders I have were designed specifically for a first gen. They line up with a molded in tab that slips into the upper body line. I got them from a company called http://www.arrowcraft.com/. The guy I talked to when i ordered them said they were the last ones he had, and that they were probably going to be discontnued. They also had the wheel adapters.
Old 11-19-2008, 08:00 PM   #23
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Re: Dually s10

my uncle has used 3 sets of those fender on a jimmy, s15, and his ext cab s10. he just used adapters as well. i keep meaning to get meaning to get pics everytime i see one of these threads pop up, but never remember my damn cam when i go out there.
Old 11-21-2008, 09:11 PM   #24
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Re: Dually s10

i was gonna say to get a toyota dually axle but it seems someone here already mentioned something about that

thats what i would do if i were to do this

if i could get my hands on one of those axles then i would put it under mine since its a flatbed

hmm

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Old 11-22-2008, 02:40 AM   #25
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Mine is a dually but instead of rocking a true dually wheel I run a 10 inch rim tucking a 295.. It's not much to look at and I often catch hell at shows but wheels are a little to expensive for me right now to take the flares off and rock some dubs.


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Old 11-24-2008, 10:18 AM   #26
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Re: Dually s10

Quote: Originally Posted by mxjunkie
Mine is a dually but instead of rocking a true dually wheel I run a 10 inch rim tucking a 295.. It's not much to look at and I often catch hell at shows but wheels are a little to expensive for me right now to take the flares off and rock some dubs.

You're supposed to take those flares off and give them to me
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I know this is long gone but i know chris was always wanting to see a first gen. And i found this one
Old 01-03-2009, 10:55 AM   #28
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They do make a kits, I have a 1987 S10 Ext cab with a dually kit on it. The kit comes with wheel adapter and 6 rims, and rear fenders, there are a few styles of fenders that where made. there is a place in cali that still sells the kit, 2500.00 plus tax. The fenders they sell look like what chevy would have put on them if they made a dually S10 dually.
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Old 01-03-2009, 11:16 AM   #29
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Wow that's a spendy kit for only wheels, adapters, and fenders. The only problem is you still can't haul any more weight since you're still using the stock axles and housing! If anything just having the adapters would cause there to be more strain towards the outer sides of the housing. lol
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Quote: Originally Posted by Donnymac
They do make a kits, I have a 1987 S10 Ext cab with a dually kit on it. The kit comes with wheel adapter and 6 rims, and rear fenders, there are a few styles of fenders that where made. there is a place in cali that still sells the kit, 2500.00 plus tax. The fenders they sell look like what chevy would have put on them if they made a dually S10 dually.
So, where would one go about getting this kit? And do you know if they'll part it out.
Old 01-03-2009, 11:41 AM   #31
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Re: Dually s10

I know that, oddly enough, JCwhitney sells the wheel adapter and the fenders.

The adapters are 70, but I can't remember how much the fenders were.
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I guess the question is what your goal is.

I must admit that I have a FORD, but managed to bump into the Chevy forum. Hopefully I won't be banished.

I happen to be one that will push the limits of my pickup, and so far it has done ok, although not very FAST.



What I discovered is that all tires aren't created equal.

I'm trying to remember my tire sizes.

205/70R14 - Wt Rating, approx 1521 - My snow tires, got very squirrely, couldn't handle the load.
215/70R14 - Wt Rating, approx 1554 - I think these were stock. Barely handled the load.
225/70R14 - Wt Rating, approx 1675 - I think these are what I put on the pickup. Did great carrying my CitiCar/ComutaCar.

So, 100 or 200 lbs / tire (multiplied by 2 for rear) makes a HUGE difference in the handling of the vehicle.

I'm not big on having tires sticking out the sides of the vehicles, but there could certainly be advantages of dual tires. I suppose it would take a lot of work to make a dually setup to fit entirely under the bed that was the same width as the stock tires.

I bumped into this on E-Bay today.

Datsun Dually Rear End - $200 + Shipping.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=180316637624

From what I'm seeing, it might be worth it for just the rims, but for your purposes, it might also give you a good differential, and all you would have to do is figure how to get everything attached.

I haven't seen 14" Dually Rims, but, I did see 14.5 Dually Rims and 15" Dually Rims for sale. The second listing (15") is from a Dodge Sprinter. I assume it is a commercial rear-end from a commercial vehicle. I'm not sure of the width of the rear-end, but you would probably want to have it cut down. You could use low-profile tires to match your stock tire diameter.

http://www.wrightparts.com/cgi-bin/w...ER_ID=20890155
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...m=350145055075
http://cleveland.craigslist.org/pts/979047969.html

I'm pretty sure you can cut down a rear-end as I think that was done to my brother's 327 Ford Capri many years ago.

BTW:
There is a similar question in a different forum listing a conversion "kit" for 2 Grand.
http://forums.truckinweb.com/70/7140...lly/index.html
Old 01-12-2009, 04:01 AM   #33
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Looks like there is quite a bit of info about Dually Rangers in the Ford forums.
http://therangerstation.com/forums/s...ead.php?t=7660
http://therangerstation.com/forums/s...ad.php?t=12908

It looks like either Datsun or Toyota rear-ends work well.

Lots of comments on the quality of the rear-ends, and adding a "Kit" to a stock rear-end.
Old 01-17-2009, 12:24 AM   #34
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Howdy all,
It seems like there might be a little resurgence lately in interest in the phantom dually style trucks. I always thought they looked pretty cool, combining the ProStreet look with the big dually look. For some reason I've always thought it would be cool to own a phantom dually S10, and I finally have one. I've had my 92 for some time now, 4.3 Ex cab, ZQ8 sway bars and frame brace, hidden hitch, Red and Black two tone paint, tint, clear lenses, rear roll pan, etc. I plan to move the tailgate handle to the inside and smooth the rear tailgate next as far as cosmetics go, and polish up the wheels.

My son and I were out at a junk yard and found an old S10 body with a phantom dually s10 conversion. We couldn't believe it! We bought the truck, took off all the parts we wanted (wheels and tires, dually fenders, and a few spares) then sold it back for scrap. They're now on the truck, and I think it turned out pretty well, and apparently others like it as well, given the compliments I've received while getting gas, etc.

I have a few pix I could post (after downsizing them) if anyone is interested.

I bought an 8.8 4X4, Ford Exploder, disc brake, posi, rear end (whew) that I plan to drill to a chevy bolt pattern, and front spindles off of a Cadillac limo that have huge pop can sized single piston calipers and Iroc Camaro rotors to do a monster brake conversion some day. Also have plans in the works to drop in a 5.7L small block one of these days. I love the truck, and drive the heck out of it, hauling all manner of mini bikes, go karts, mulch, and other junk, pulled trailers, etc. It has been a truly great vehicle.

Now considering a phantom grille to go with my phantom dually fenders.
What do you think?

Also thinking about some wider wheels and tires. Not sure what the widest 15" street tire available is. Any ideas?

I'd like to keep the wheel/tire diameter about the same as it is to avoid rubbing issues (the stock fender openings are still intact). Otherwise, I'll need to trim the stock fender openings (inside the dually fenders) to make the openings larger so I can lower the rear over the tires. Still undecided on that, as once I do that, there is no turning back (lol).
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Post pics.
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Find a Yota camper. They have a 4:10 dually axle. Can cut the tube down and axles also or get big wide fenders
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Not sure if anyone is interested in second gen dually pics but I have been driving mine for about 5 years now. Pm me if you'd like to see a few of my picks

..RJ..
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Quote: Originally Posted by Wades SnS
Not sure if anyone is interested in second gen dually pics but I have been driving mine for about 5 years now. Pm me if you'd like to see a few of my picks

..RJ..
Post 'em up, I'd like to see them.
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Re: Dually s10

Quote: Originally Posted by 1BadElky
you sure?





I just threw up in my mouth a little.
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Way to bump a 3 month old post jackass.
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Quote: Originally Posted by ChrisInVT
Way to bump a 3 month old post jackass.
at least he's searching?
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Good point.
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but searching to post he doesnt like it?
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Quote: Originally Posted by ChrisInVT
Post pics.
Pretty sad, it took almost a year to get back to this, but here are some pix of the truck. It's a work in progress, but I'm pretty happy with where we're going. My buddy told me that I'm expressing my inner "Redneck" by making a phantom dually (LOL). Maybe so, but I think it looks kind of cool.
Originally, the fenders had marker lights in the front (orange) and back (red), but I took them out and filled them in to make it look cleaner. Also installed the ZQ8 front and rear swaybars, and framebrace, really makes a big difference in handling. Still need to install the hop shock, and steering box, but in due time.
Anyway, here are a couple of pix. Lemme know what you think....
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Re: Dually s10

I know someone will yell but if your not going dually to haul 4ton of stones better or tow a 40ft boat better.....

You can used one of them bolt on rim dually kit and is plenty strong enough.
No need to change anything, just add parts.

Also Im glad this thread popped up. I wondered how these things looked extra long.
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Here's one from Lethbridge, Alberta

not mine..



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Quote: Originally Posted by jtcfanof3
hey looks like the same one

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Re: Dually s10

Quote: Originally Posted by mxjunkie
Mine is a dually but instead of rocking a true dually wheel I run a 10 inch rim tucking a 295.. It's not much to look at and I often catch hell at shows but wheels are a little to expensive for me right now to take the flares off and rock some dubs.
Are those factory?

Any clue on price?

I don't need to fix the rust on my bed, I just need flares like that
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maybe if you used mid 90's chevy duals, they are longer and smoother, if it were lowered and on a minimum of 15x10 or wider wheels with slicks or MT sportsmans... at least someone is being different
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Quote: Originally Posted by MinMax
Pretty sad, it took almost a year to get back to this, but here are some pix of the truck. It's a work in progress, but I'm pretty happy with where we're going. My buddy told me that I'm expressing my inner "Redneck" by making a phantom dually (LOL). Maybe so, but I think it looks kind of cool.
Originally, the fenders had marker lights in the front (orange) and back (red), but I took them out and filled them in to make it look cleaner. Also installed the ZQ8 front and rear swaybars, and framebrace, really makes a big difference in handling. Still need to install the hop shock, and steering box, but in due time.
Anyway, here are a couple of pix. Lemme know what you think....

That looks sexy
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