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Old 05-03-2012, 07:27 PM   #1
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Cool Esten. Then & Now

Here's my truck.. even back before it was my truck.

My grandpa wrecked it.

Here's the mileage when I got the truck..





























Here's some I edited...because I couldn't help myself





& that's all folks.

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Old 05-03-2012, 07:36 PM   #2
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where'd you get that grille? and are those ebay headlights with a backlight? looks good, sorry about the possible head crack (i'm always in the 2.2 section haha) and if i'm not mistaken, do we have another girl minitrucker on the fourm?!
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Nice truck. I dig the carbon fiber grille.
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Quote: Originally Posted by Spike G
where'd you get that grille? and are those ebay headlights with a backlight? looks good, sorry about the possible head crack (i'm always in the 2.2 section haha) and if i'm not mistaken, do we have another girl minitrucker on the fourm?!

Thanks, I actually had the stock grille hydro-dipped in some royal purple/silver carbon fiber. And yes indeed I am female
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awesome! how much did that run you?
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And also, those headlights are from ebay, but they've got halos. I also got some 5000k HIDs because I couldn't see sh*t at night. I've still got a ton of internal stuff to do though.
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Lucky for me, I know the guy really well, so he did it for me as a graduation present
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girl with s10 = hot
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Quote: Originally Posted by Nitemare
girl with s10 = hot
lol. I should have some more pictures up today.
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Here's some pictures I took today.








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arent female members suppose to pose next to their tops in bikinis..?
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Quote: Originally Posted by -YumYum97s10-
arent female members suppose to pose next to their tops in bikinis..?
Eh, this is s10 forum not titties forum
lol, just kidding. Maybe one day
Old 05-04-2012, 06:04 PM   #13
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Quote: Originally Posted by esten97
Eh, this is s10 forum not titties forum
lol, just kidding. Maybe one day
she's a trooper, fellas! lol, welcome to the forum!
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Re: Esten. Then & Now

I'm diggin the grille/hood and slayer sticker?

also what kind of hood is that?
Old 05-04-2012, 06:23 PM   #15
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That grill looks cool, Im gonna have to look into this "Hydro dipping" stuff

And its cool to see another young person w/ a customized s10 especially a girl

Too many people drive hondas where I live, and those that drive s10s dont customize them
Old 05-04-2012, 06:35 PM   #16
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S-Titties Forum. Why the hell didn't anyone think of that? Nice ride, welcome to the forum.
Old 05-04-2012, 07:48 PM   #17
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Quote: Originally Posted by Omar's10
That grill looks cool, Im gonna have to look into this "Hydro dipping" stuff

And its cool to see another young person w/ a customized s10 especially a girl

Too many people drive hondas where I live, and those that drive s10s dont customize them
Thanks. The hydrodip is a really cool invention. You can put almost any picture on top of paint, and you can do anything you want. I had my glock done, and it looks badass. No one around here does anything to s10's either. I think there's only 2 more around here. Everyone has damn imports.

And littledevil4802, I got the Hood from eBay for $250. It's a batwing Hood, but I don't remember exactly what brand name.

Dolemite, thanks lol. And I guess I'll have to copywrite the s.titties forum

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Looks like a bat symbol on your hood. Is that what you were going for?
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Quote: Originally Posted by nigglewiggle60
Looks like a bat symbol on your hood. Is that what you were going for?
Well not originally. But I liked it a lot, and it was totally different so I went with that and when I got it, I thought.. thislooks badass.
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Very Nice truck.. There are a few dime owners in my town that have bagged them, and a few xtreme dimes that are just like off the dealer. but yea we got A TON of blender engine owners and some imports. Least that I can tell from our local car meet.
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Whoops.. Forgot some pictures earlier.



Got some purple in the dash, as well.



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Quote: Originally Posted by nick8788
Very Nice truck.. There are a few dime owners in my town that have bagged them, and a few xtreme dimes that are just like off the dealer. but yea we got A TON of blender engine owners and some imports. Least that I can tell from our local car meet.
Thank you. I don't get much for compliments around here, because no one respects women with trucks.. Especially when their own vehicle looks like it should be in a junkyard, so coming to this site really has boosted my ego a little bit.

I still have quite a bit to do to this truck.. Got a 4.3 I'm rebuilding [and making it carbureted] so there's a lot of mods to do with swapping.
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Quote: Originally Posted by esten97
Thanks. The hydrodip is a really cool invention. You can put almost any picture on top of paint, and you can do anything you want. I had my glock done, and it looks badass. No one around here does anything to s10's either. I think there's only 2 more around here. Everyone has damn imports.
Just in case anyone missed this.... i dont think she's one to **** with hahahah
Old 05-04-2012, 11:23 PM   #24
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i was gonna ask how old is the cut off for being creepy, then i saw who else was posting here, im not so worried anymore haha

nice truck btw
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Quote: Originally Posted by Spike G
Just in case anyone missed this.... i dont think she's one to **** with hahahah


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That IS bad ass!!! Truck looks awesome!
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Quote: Originally Posted by lowNslow666
That IS bad ass!!! welcome to the forum! Truck looks awesome!
Triple thanks!
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DAM.. sweet piece... I have seen that kind of stuff done on American Chopper.. its cool what you can do with the stuff.
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Not normally a fan of purple but holy lord im gonna look into getting my grille done similar to that... is it like you can pick any color?

and truck looks good.
where did you get your roll pan from fit looks good
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Quote: Originally Posted by 94soontobeslammed
Not normally a fan of purple but holy lord im gonna look into getting my grille done similar to that... is it like you can pick any color?

and truck looks good.
where did you get your roll pan from fit looks good
You can get any color. The film I got was silver, and I chose that purple to go under it. Check out hydro-dip.com/gallery/. The roll pan came from Speedway Performance Accessories. It was around $120. But, it was a birthday present - so free for myself.

Notice all my presents are things for my truck. ;]

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Quote: Originally Posted by esten97
Thank you. I don't get much for compliments around here, because no one respects women with trucks.. Especially when their own vehicle looks like it should be in a junkyard, so coming to this site really has boosted my ego a little bit.

I still have quite a bit to do to this truck.. Got a 4.3 I'm rebuilding [and making it carbureted] so there's a lot of mods to do with swapping.
Hella no.. If I have seen you around in a customed mini i would have given you mad props. Just to bad all the cool dime owners on here are a ways from California
Old 05-05-2012, 03:53 AM   #33
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You like Pink Floyd? That's awesome in itself. Cool lookin truck not much for all the stickers on the back glass but to each his/her own. What kinda wheels are those? Like the paint job on your Glock too.
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nick8788, Thanks man. I could say the same for being far from here.

556mm, Pink Floyd? Aha, my favorite EVER. I'm not sure about all the stickers, myself. It was a phase I went through a year ago. But I made them all myself out of this sh*t called Gallery Glass. They've all melted themselves to the glass by now, but one day I'll get them all off.
They're CenterLine wheels, cost about $200-$300 a pop. And thanks man.
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in the first pic of your roll pan, what the **** is that guy in the reflection wearing on his head? looks like an iron man mask made out of cardboard or something
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Sweet truck. Welcome to the forum.
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Quote: Originally Posted by StirFrey
in the first pic of your roll pan, what the **** is that guy in the reflection wearing on his head? looks like an iron man mask made out of cardboard or something
That's funny. It's just a dent in the tailgate throwing off the reflection.
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Ditch the fogs and that huge turd of a license plate holder on the front and you, mam' will have a sexy truck.
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Quote: Originally Posted by blazinblack
Ditch the fogs and that huge turd of a license plate holder on the front and you, mam' will have a sexy truck.
Those fogs were because I couldn't see jack at night, but now that's fixed.. I can ditch them. As for the license plate holder, I'm not getting rid of it until I paint the truck.
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rattle can ftmfw!
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Quote: Originally Posted by esten97

556mm, Pink Floyd? Aha, my favorite EVER.
Rock on sis Do you have a particular song you like or just all of them?
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Quote: Originally Posted by blazinblack
rattle can ftmfw!
???

Quote: Originally Posted by 556mm
Rock on sis Do you have a particular song you like or just all of them?
Eh...I can pick about 50 songs to like the most...but that's as little I can get. Lol
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So even though she's pretty much parked right now until I get that 4.3 rebuilt.. I cleaned her up really nice the other day.






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sorry to hear about the 2.2 going on you, i love my little 4 banger. looking good none the less
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Quote: Originally Posted by Spike G
sorry to hear about the 2.2 going on you, i love my little 4 banger. looking good none the less

Thanks.. Always good to see you post. & yeah, I guess it's just her time.
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Her spot until the 4.3 is ready


Started tearing down the 2.2, but then came a thunderstorm so called it quits. May do a little more tonight.
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good luck with the swap, are you still going 4.3?
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less dime pics more owner pics..that is all.
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- - - - - - - - -
Here's what I'm driving in the meantime!
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The 4.3L you're going with. Are you going to overhaul the entire engine? If so, give the 'rebuilding the 4.3L' on the front page a good read. Lots of information on it.

I've already blown up my 4.3L that I spent some time and money on. Wasn't running for an hour. So, I tossed it.

Good little engines... Peppy.

Now onto the truck... Hood is different, I like it because of that myself, nice to see a different style hood other than a cowl-hood.

I would personally cut the exhaust tip off, and hide it behind the rollpan myself.

All in all, looks to be a pretty solid truck.

Are you doing all the work yourself?

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