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Old 07-29-2010, 05:13 PM   #1
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BIG RED 93 s10 tahoe

heres my project thread! I'm sure I'll never be baggin' or slammin' or lowering it at all. ever. but I will be restoring it! here's how it looked when I bought it a week ago, and pretty much how it sits at the moment, don't you worry! more to come! I've already painted the trim on the bumper and jacked it up to fix the bend on the driver's side, We've done a few litle things, timed it etc to get it to pass emmisions and I'll be putting in a new headliner this weekend!
































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Old 07-29-2010, 05:21 PM   #2
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Re: BIG RED 93 s10 tahoe

not to shabby...are you gonna keep it red or do u wanna paint it a different color



makes me miss my first gen
Old 07-29-2010, 05:29 PM   #3
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Re: BIG RED 93 s10 tahoe

well the service parts id says it was originaly red like that, so I think I will, but that paint job is the rattle can special, so I'm definantly gonna get it repainted and I'll probablly get it in the exact correct red
Old 07-30-2010, 02:45 AM   #4
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Re: BIG RED 93 s10 tahoe

Looks like a solid foundation. Needs some cleaning, pick up a bottle of Simple Green and get at it! Also whats with the weather proof receptacle in the box?
Old 07-30-2010, 02:41 PM   #5
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Re: BIG RED 93 s10 tahoe

yeah we're going to take it to a car wash to clean out the engine compartment, my dad doesn't want all of the crap (theres ALOT more mud deeper down) on our nicely pressure washed driveway. which is fine because I'm the one that gets to pressure wash the driveway, and it takes like 4 hours.

it was in there because the guy had it hooked up to an inverter in the front seat and hooked up freezers in the bed. He sold italian ices out of the back of his truck. I've already ripped that thing out.
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Re: BIG RED 93 s10 tahoe

bag it!
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Re: BIG RED 93 s10 tahoe

No!
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Re: BIG RED 93 s10 tahoe

NEW HEADLINER!!
I bought the roll of the stuff, not the pre-shaped headliner, installed it myself. the foam uunder the old headliner was so old that I had to get it off with a stiff-bristled brush, and the headliner was sagging worse than the pants of a 16 year old getto kid. looks good now! once I get the right door panels I think I'm going to get more of the same material and luse it on the upper part of the panel, remove the pockets on the doors and use it there too, and paint the rest of the panels/ dash black. oh and do the sunvisors of course.


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Re: BIG RED 93 s10 tahoe

Looks nice! Very good start. And that is good advice, really clean the truck, a complete interior and exterior detail should take 6-7 hours, you will be suprised at the difference. My truck looked like shit when my dad gave it to me, probably worth 2 grand. Now its near perfect and worth 4,700 bucks. I got it painted and made the mistake of choosing maaco and doing no prep work. DO ALL PREP WORK YOURSELF! You will save a lot of money and get it done right. I spent more than 2 grand to get my truck painted and its less than perfect. I could have done the work myself right and it would only cost 3-4 hundred. Maaco will lay down a really nice coat of paint they are just lazy and tape everything off instead of removing it (weatherstrip, etc.).

Good luck and have fun with the truck!

Also, dont paint your interior, dye it. Dye still comes in a spray paint can, but is flexible but wont chip and look like shit, do the prep work right so you dont have to re-dye it again when it chips!
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Re: BIG RED 93 s10 tahoe

I've cleaned it, I just havn't taken any pics of the truck since I got it, except for that headliner pic.
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Re: BIG RED 93 s10 tahoe

We Need Pics!!!
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Re: BIG RED 93 s10 tahoe

needs tires and a alignment by the look of the weat on the out side of the tread pattern there buddy but looks nice and clean slam it. would look great with like a 4 inch drop or so
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yup. it's got real loose stearing. the next things on the list to get the suspnsion and steering dialed in. we're going to get the correct rims and tires, these ones are too wide, get it alligned after we replace alot of steering components and get those new rims and tires on.
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Re: BIG RED 93 s10 tahoe

Quote: Originally Posted by Just a Skidmark
yup. it's got real loose stearing. the next things on the list to get the suspnsion and steering dialed in. we're going to get the correct rims and tires, these ones are too wide, get it alligned after we replace alot of steering components and get those new rims and tires on.
You should get ZQ8's! They look really good on first gens.
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Re: BIG RED 93 s10 tahoe

I'm not sure what we're getting, my dad is looking at a set for about 100 bucks, I think they were stoc on a different year s10
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Re: BIG RED 93 s10 tahoe

Looks how good those look! Keep an eye on craigslist!

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Re: BIG RED 93 s10 tahoe

By the way ALL 94 and under camaro/firebird/corvette wheels will fit your truck exactly.
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I tool a wire brush to the stock air bruh for about 8 hours. gave it a new "custom" paint job. I think it looks pretty cool for a 6dollar update. too bad I got some buildup on the top of it, but I'm not abot to pu more hours in to fix it any time soon. I might have pictures up tommorow.
Old 09-17-2010, 06:00 PM   #19
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last weekend, while we were replacing the a/c clutch and recharging it, I decided to do a mall cosmetic update on my truck. I decided to spruce upu the stock airbox a little bit.

materials I used:
a wire brush
time
a pencil
tape
a plastic bag
black krylon paint (I had some extra lying around)
clear rustoleum engine enamel (cost my 7 bucks)

what I did was spend about 6 hours of quality time with a wire brush and the air cleaner. I decided to get creative with the paint scheme, because I was working some awsome blisters on my hands.

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Old 09-17-2010, 06:45 PM   #20
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Re: BIG RED 93 s10 tahoe

Nice, air cleaner really looks good like that. Time well spent.
Old 09-17-2010, 07:01 PM   #21
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Re: BIG RED 93 s10 tahoe

^ x2.
Looking forward to seeing more.
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Re: BIG RED 93 s10 tahoe

damn man, thats a sick looking job on that air cleaner...did you put anything on the brushed part so it doesn't get yucky again?
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yeah I taped off the clear part and the s10 letters, sprayed the rest with black, then took all the tape+ plastic bags that were covering the brushed parts and sprayed the entire cleaner with a clear coat made especially for engines.
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Re: BIG RED 93 s10 tahoe

get back to work!
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Re: BIG RED 93 s10 tahoe

progress?
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Re: BIG RED 93 s10 tahoe

Never be bagged huh? I remember uttering those words...
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Re: BIG RED 93 s10 tahoe

Clean, slick, functional, I like it.

Keep it up man, it's coming along nicely.
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Re: BIG RED 93 s10 tahoe

Quote: Originally Posted by cruisinlows10
Never be bagged huh? I remember uttering those words...
So did i. They seemed odd all low to the ground. Then came the mild 2/3 drop. Then the 5/6. Then the wheels, and rubbing and scraping and the **** this attitude. Then came my 5 link lol.
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Re: BIG RED 93 s10 tahoe

it's been forever since I've had an update.
I will be better this year, promise.


here is some worthy progress. worth every penny.





What's in store:
NEW TIRES!!!!
buy a 130dollar window switch (ugh...) then put the new door panels in
drop in replacement speakers (nothing special for now)
get some black dye, some black cloth, hardboard. recover the door panels and get every plastic peice in the interior black.
get some mdf and plan out some pods to put in the rear cab corners where the 4x10's are now, and slap in some 6x9 boston acoustics speakers that have been sitting in the basement.
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Quote: Originally Posted by 90blueS10
So did i. They seemed odd all low to the ground. Then came the mild 2/3 drop. Then the 5/6. Then the wheels, and rubbing and scraping and the **** this attitude. Then came my 5 link lol.

I'm just not the kinda guy that feels the need to bag anything. not that I think it's wierd, it's just not me. that's not to say I might not lower it a little bit someday, I'm just not going to bag it.
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Re: BIG RED 93 s10 tahoe

nice ride!
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Nice HoE!
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thanks guys. trust me, it doesn't look as good in person.

the dirvers side door has a big dent in it but shhhhh, there's no photo evidence!!!!
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New update, photos to come soon:

It has been three months, and I still havn't made much progress on the dime since my last update. I still have the door panels sitting in the basement. Once Spring break comes around I will make some money to get them in. I still can't finde window switches at the junkyard, so it llook like I'm going to have to bite the bullet and just shell out 150 for new ones. That's gonna be a big hit, but I'm tired of seeing the 89 door panels in my 93. I am going to get around 6 cans of black interior dye and match everything once the new BLUE panels are in.
I also REALLY need to buy new tires. The current ones are almost bare. It has come to the point where I really have to fight from keeping the thing from going sideways on turns while it is raining. While I have to admit, it's VERY fun, others on the road are not as entertained, lol. I borrowed a grease gun from a buddy, and I will be lubing the suspension so that my truck doesn't sound like a box-spring mattress. My dad wants to replace the entire suspension though, and he say she wants to do it before I get new tires, so I might be getting some new toys to play with VERY soon!
On a less optomistic note, the truck has been acting up. A few weeks ago it would stall every once in a while, and it eventually go so bad that it was stalling virtually at every stop light. The truck would sputter for 3-10 seconds before stalling, making it seem like it was starved for gas or air. The air filter I had in there was incredibly dirty, so I just replalced the entire air cleaner, which I've been wanting to do anyway. I cleaned out the throttle body with some gumout and cleaner the idle control valve, and it seems to be running OK. She still idles a tad rougher than usual, I'm' not sure if the fuel filter couldl be another culprit. I will have to track that thing down and clean por replace it too. When I do that I might just remove the entire throttle body and clean it up really well. Something about it looking only half clean lilke it is now rubs me wrong. In fact, The new air cleaner makes the entire engine look dirty, so I'm going to have to remedy that soon as well.
Farther off in the distance, I will be mounting those Boston Acoustics speakers I have into the rear of the cab. I can't stop drooling over those, but realistically, I don't think I will be back into the sound sysytem until late summer. I know that once I put in those BA's, I will convince myself I need a amp too, so I a not jumping into that project too soon. There is my update from the past few months, I will be posting a picture of the new airbox tommorow, when it isnt dark out. OH!! One last thing!! now that I have the new airbox, my old one (pictures are further up the page) is just sitting in the garage without a home. If anybody wants it, let me know, we will lwork something out. It's just too dern purdy not to be in use!
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