Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Mableton, GA
Just a Skidmark is offline
Re: BIG RED 93 s10 tahoe
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!