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Old 10-28-2015, 02:58 PM   #951
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That Shit Is So messy, But I Love it!
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it's rediculously messy. my jeans are crunchy cause i had to do the underside laying on a creeper.

but here's some pics of the frame primed and painted as of this morning before the rain ended my fun.









Almost forgot the shocks.....that would have been bad.






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Haha that would have been bad if you were looking out for shocks on my truck and forgot to put them on yours! Its looking good though. I just realized you've come a long way in the past few months. I wish I was making this much headway on my truck.
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Haha that would have been bad if you were looking out for shocks on my truck and forgot to put them on yours! Its looking good though. I just realized you've come a long way in the past few months. I wish I was making this much headway on my truck.
yeah, that could have been alittle embarassing. i kinda wanted to put them on the link bars....but just couldn't figure out a setup i liked, or that wasn't on the side of a bar. the short notch i made didn't help either. this was kind of a cop out. oh well.

i've just tried to make steady progress on it every week. even if it's only 1 day a week, i wanted something worked on. building a truck is partially mental too, if you want to work on it, you'll find the time to. if not, it'll sit and the person will get rid of it. free time became alittle easier now that my son started full day school. so my off day during the week gave me a solid 5 hours to tinker. i've only got a few more things to do and i can put the cab back on. with all the rain we've had in the last 2 days it reminded me to check for any wiper cowl/firewall leaks after the raptor liner and i didn't a single one so i was happy about that.

thanks for the kind words too.
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figured i'd throw up some updates































i started swapping the '95 harness into the back of the '03 dash. right now i'm in the process of figuring out what wires to splice into the newer style plugs to get everthing to work. I've figured out a bunch, but there's alot i'm clueless on.
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Wow! Looks soo cool man! I'm glad you updated this. Always look forward to seeing this one.
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Go Go Go. Beat the snow brother.
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laid the engine harness in. and started plugging things in to double check all the plugs will reach. eventually i'll replace all the old rusty hardware with stainless allen heads but for now it'll be fine.



i started figuring out brake lines and fuel lines too. probably order them after the holidays.
Old 12-03-2015, 06:04 PM   #959
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Seeing this is giving me the motivation to get my dime out of storage in Long Island and bring it to the new home in Queens. Was going to wait until after winter but i've been saying that for 3 years.. Just booked a Uhaul truck and trailer for this weekend... lol time to catch up..
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love the progress
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Really hate wiring right now!!!!
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Pm me if you need anything. My tip is to unbundle the harness and see what can stretch where before you go cutting and lengthening wires. I just did my v6 and my buddy just did his 4 banger. Mounted my fuseblock behind glovebox so I can open it up for full access. You keeping acbox behind the dash?
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Pm me if you need anything. My tip is to unbundle the harness and see what can stretch where before you go cutting and lengthening wires. I just did my v6 and my buddy just did his 4 banger. Mounted my fuseblock behind glovebox so I can open it up for full access. You keeping acbox behind the dash?
i wish it was that easy. i'm in the process of switching the '95 harness plugs to the '03 style so i can make the '03 instruments and switches work. I got the HVAC stuff already soldered in cause all those wires' colors matched right up. But the wiring for the headlights and the gauges are completely different. I'm not trying for EVERYTHING to work, but i'd like the essentials to function properly. i was never good at figuring out a wiring diagram, so this is really testing my abilities and more my patience.
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Nightmare. Haha. My buddy is a wizard with wiring. Shoot me any questions if you get completely stuck.
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always liked crew cab s10s layed out.
Old 12-23-2015, 05:41 PM   #966
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bolted the gas tank in last night. Ordered the EGR blockoff plate from DTS. still working on the wiring stuff but it's getting closer. i think tomorrow i'm going to work on redoing the frame horns. I've got the parts lists for fuel lines and brake lines written out and will probably order everything after the new year. slowly coming together!!!



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Outdoor build. FTW. Tank mount looks real clean. Treat yourself and buy a good brake flare tool. 250ish one that mounts to vice with long handle.
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Love the build!
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guess i should have have been on this site a bit more to see all the progress, frame looks awesome man good looks on all the progress!
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so i finally got all my fuel stuff.....and we get 30" of snow dumped on us. and ofcourse it's on my weekend off. hopefully i can get it thawed out and get a few things done this coming weekend.
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fuel lines.........done.

i got monday off, so i plan on attacking the rear brake swap and mounting the radiator.
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Quote: Originally Posted by wirrrey21
fuel lines.........done.

i got monday off, so i plan on attacking the rear brake swap and mounting the radiator.
If possible id love to get some help with what parts you used etc... I'd like to do the same thing to my daily but i don't know which ones to use!
love the build though. Looks great!
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Quote: Originally Posted by Panek33
If possible id love to get some help with what parts you used etc... I'd like to do the same thing to my daily but i don't know which ones to use!
love the build though. Looks great!
sure, np. but you gotta give me alittle more info than that to work with.

i cut the ends off my supply and return on the pump and re-flared them to work with AN fittings. I ran 2 ft. of nylon braided line into aluminum hardline. Ran the aluminum line to the front of the truck and switched back to 2.5 ft of nylon braided line. depending on your motor will vary how you connect to the fuel rail. what motor are you running?
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i copied the way Mhilt's connected to his fuel rail because we both did the cavalier intake manifold swap.
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i copied the way Mhilt's connected to his fuel rail because we both did the cavalier intake manifold swap.
Meant to say the rear brake swap... sorry! working with a 2000 s10 xtreme with a 4.3,
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Getting there.....


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Panek, as of right now, all the brake stuff i have is from a 2000 blazer. i still need to get the spacer made. but i'll try to make a list of everything as i assemble it hopefully in the next couple weeks. Sat. night i'm sand blasting everything so monday will start mock up.
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Right on she's coming together nicely! Keep it up
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