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Old 04-03-2012, 11:13 PM   #1
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Little rough,but my new project and future daily.

1993 s10
2.6,5 speed manual transmission

Plans are to clean it up right now and do some tune-up stuff,and solve a small over-heating issue. After that i intend to put a mild lift on,and some 30's. Nothing too crazy,as i want a fairly simple truck.

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Hey hey, you dropped one, might as well lift another. At least lifting one will be a lot easier haha.
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sweet man good luck. Looks like a fun project.
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I felt something shaking once i got back to mobile with the truck.. Wonder why?



Inside once i cleaned a little


Before i cleaned out the 20lbs of dirt and trash..


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Engine bay


I've never seen adjustable shackles on a first gen..?



Thinking about installing the 30s onto these rims,after painting them flat-black.


And ignore the 2.6 in my previous post... I meant 2.8 obviously
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Those looks like home-aid shackles...good start tho!
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Yeah,your gonna be at pull a part getting stuff now.
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Soon as funds allow. I'm going to be hitting up parts stores first,to fix the overheating and for plugs/wires cause it's hard to idle when you first crank. I also have to fix some rigged battery wiring. Once it runs good,i plan to look around for tires.
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The tires i'm currently looking at: http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....&autoModel=S10 2wd&autoModClar=

Going to try and find some used tires local though for cheap. I want something that's good on the road,but can handle light offroad. I don't plan to bury the truck in mud anytime soon,so huge mud bogger would be pointless..
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Kiko,You know I work at a shop that sells tired right? I get some good used tires and discount on tires both from work and ATD! I got several used 15" tires at the house too,that can hold ya till you get those. I also have access to an alignment rack with the newest hunter machine.
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Did not know that,but that's awesome. Pm me your # or something and i'll get with you on some tires.
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Getting a little work done..

Old 04-04-2012, 11:28 PM   #12
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Got this over the weekend and i thought it would be funny. Can't see it on the back,cause of the tint,so for now it's on the front.



Wtf is this on the coils??


Random shots after replacing 3 of the rims/tires with my old stocks,and washing thoroughly





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thats a 'lift' aid, basically the WRONG way to get some lift from sagging springs, they ultimately bend the spring, which looks to have happened, so plan on some new springs for that while you are at it. I have a set of springs in my basement you can have for the cost of shipping if you want, they were from my old truck, they are z85s (heavy duty) and were removed at around 88kmi
Old 04-05-2012, 01:24 AM   #14
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Thats ok. If i have to pull the coils,i'm going to go ahead and buy a set of lift coils that i've been wanting. I can kill two birds with one stone.
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huh. never seen that before. Im digging the adjustable shackles though thats a good idea.
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the shackles are a bit shady too, you can pick em up at any parts store, but theyre just two flat plates with nothing holding the two together in shear, which may cause unwanted side to side movement, abnormal bushing wear, etc, id swap them out for a stock set or aftermarket lift shackles
Old 04-08-2012, 06:06 PM   #17
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Fixed a leaky radiator cap,but i'm leaking coolant from somewhere around the rear of the engine. I can see it dripping. I looked for a few minutes,but was in church clothes so i couldnt get too into it. Hopefully i'll figure it out tuesday. Any ideas? I can see it dripping by the starter.
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Heater core? running down the firewall?
Old 04-08-2012, 10:08 PM   #19
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I kneeled down and looked under the truck,and it looked like it was running down the engine where it bolts to the trans.
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lol ya man someone already lifted that thing. those are spring spreaders to lift the front like someone else already mentioned. The shackles are advanced auto parts special, $15 jobbers. They are really weak, because they don't have a cross brace. You might look into getting a better set.

EDIT: Driveway Kustoms hit the nail on the head already, guess I shoulda read the whole thread before I posted
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Re: Going up?

I don't really know the 2.8's but I know the 4.3's have a heater hose with a quick connect fitting right on the back of the manifold, just a thought.

Those are some sketchy ass lifts man, get lift shackles, add a leaf, and get lift coils. done. Love the steelies you posted in the first post, are they 15x8? should look great if they're an aggressive offset!

Need anything let me know, lots of shit left over from the various trucks...
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Thought about that earlier. Gonna check today
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doesnt appear to be the heater hose. It looks like it's coming from the back of the engine,where it bolts to the transmission. I did research an apparently there's a freeze plug back there that will corrode and leak. To get to it,you have to pull the transmission,flywheel,clutch,etc.

Going to pay a mechanic i know to look at it. I atleast fixed the alternator to starter wire today. They had one on that just BARELY was long enough. Gonna do the whole big 3 upgrade sometime later this year.
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bummer. i got lucky and never had to replace a freeze plug, but a buddy of mine did. kinda a pain. but good luck!
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Thanks. If it turns out to be the freeze plug,i'll do the work myself. Shouldnt be hard to pull that tiny transmission. And in my previous post,i ,eant battery to alternator wire.
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Also in my opinion you should trade out that back bumper for a different one...if you can find one of the chrome ones with the diamond plate looking top instead of the rubber pad, those are the best looking to me.
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I thought about that, my bagged truck has the plastic on top,but no plastic strips on the backside. I like that,but on this truck i'm not terribly picky. I kinda like the bumper that's on it now,but i thought about painting it black.

Once i fix the coolant leak,i'm going to try and pick up a set of 15" steel rims from the u-pull it,along with a set of black flares like i put on my '91. I'm anxious to get started,but not doing anything until it's actually driveable.
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Didn't know you moved, looks lifted compared to your current daily Good luck with this one!
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Pulled the slave cylinder,driveshaft,muffler,and drained the transmission. I need to unbolt the y-pipe,remove the crossmember,then unbolt the transmission & clutch/flywheel. I'm headed now to pick up 2 new freeze plugs. Should solve my problem with leaking coolant.

How it's gonna sit for the next couple weeks
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nice jack stands..
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haha,thanks.
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I finally figured out a way to get enough room to reach the top two transmission bolts and..... It's out. I got stopped by the flywheel though. It wanted to spin the crankshaft and i had no-one to help keep it still while i loosened the bolts. I'll most likely do that tommorow afternoon before heading home.



Hopefully once these freezeplugs are in,it will stop leaking and overheating. I'm ready to drive this mofo
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Why not just use an impact to remove, and re install the fly wheel?

Shouldn't need anyone to hold the crank with an impact haha.
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If i had a good one,that would be nice. I got it off this morning,and next time i've over i'll replace the plugs and put it all back together.



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by the look of it I would suggest replacing the Rear main Seal if its easy while you are there
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glad you found the source of the leak, definitely better to catch that now than later when it blows out and soaks your clutch or something. doesn't look too bad to replace
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Got the old freezeplugs out. The leaking one actually had a nice sized hole through it. Gotta wire brush the inside of the holes,then get the 3rd plug + some sealant and press them in tommorow. Should be ready for the road shortly.





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No more ugly hitch reciever & trailer wiring harness



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All 3 freezeplugs are done.


Flywheel on and torqued. This is how my day ends,because i left my clutch alignment tool at home. I'll be back to finish tuesday though. Gotta figure out which version of the t5 transmission i have,so i know if i need atf or gear oil.

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Looking good.how does it run besides the whole coolant leak thing?
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Decent for the mileage. It wont idle when first cranked,but press the gas pedal for a few seconds and it'll stay running. I am going to change fuel filter and check the driver-side spark plugs (checked the passenger ones before)
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I was just looking through your thread here, I like it. As for shackles, those look a little janky to me bro. I picked up new beefy, and I mean you could kill the fat guy next door BEEFY shackles on Ebay for 39 bucks shipped
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Crown Suspension

Just a thought
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I will get to replacing them shortly. Just havent had the funds.
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Lol alright, no death for you! The more I keep looking at it, the more I want to build a square Dime lol You aren't helping me any lol
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All i pretty much do are square bodies. I would like to add a 2 door blazer to my collection,and a chevy luv.


How my day started



How it ended



Cranked it up and didnt see any leakage. I need to get a couple quarts of transmission fluid to replace the old fluid that i drained,but otherwise it's done. Now i need to thoroughly test drive it,then get my title/tag done so i can daily drive this one instead of the bagged s10.
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^I don't think you ever mentioned what you paid for it? what do they go for nowadays? Ive seen nice ones online going for decent prices! I don't know about here.its like anything I guess,depends on how you get it.I don't even look at trucks older then '96 lol.It's been years since I've owned a box body. You find it on Craigslist?
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875. I talked him to 900 at first from 990. The brake lights didnt work when I got to pensacola and i had to drive to the store for fuses and he came down to 875 on his own (although I had planned to talk him lower anyways )
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I gotta teach you a lesson on haggling,lol. I recently bought a '00 Sonoma off Craigslist.the PO was asking $2,200 for it.he claimed it was in excellent condition both body and interior,just needed engine work according to his mechanic.he said it booked out at $4,800.worse case scenario it would need an engine and would cost $2,500.So,he deducted that and,came up with his asking price.I brought my '01 to come look at it,explained to him that my truck is only in good condition(actually its almost showroom,lol)making his truck poor condition.picked the truck apart for every flaw and,offered him $800.we ended up agreeing to $1,200.I drove it home dead missing/putting/check engine light flashing and with in 20min had it purring for $35 in parts,lol.

I still say if we traded trucks for a week you'd convert to second gen I was exactly like you 7 years ago.I drove a '92 4door 4x4 blazer LT. I aquired it's twin only in second gen in hopes to fix it up and resell it.color and everything.after I got it running I started driving it to work out the bugs.My '92 sat for what was supposed to be a week or two turned into 6months and I ended up selling my '92 instead I owned that truck for 5years and turned to second gens after 5 days of driving one.I owned a square body since I was 15.probably owned a dozen over a 10 year period.Always thought the squares where classic and easier to work on.they are classic but,the second gens are actually easier to work on,lol.and 10x nicer.
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Meh. I've ridden in a few second gens,and almost bought one when i was 18 but didnt. I'm not a fan of the dash. Havent came across any of those tires yet i guess?
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