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Old 09-11-2011, 08:55 AM   #1
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My "new" 99 Sonoma ext cab, stepside, ZQ8, 4.3, etc

I have been looking for a nice one or quite some time. I wanted a truck that needed nothing. My requirements were 4.3, auto, ext cab, stepside, zq8, power everything, and wanted low miles. I finally sold my Tahoe so I wanted an S10 and the money to compete my Jimmy

I found this...
1999 Sonoma ext cab stepside, L35 4.3, auto, 3.43 locking rear, power everything, cd/tape, etc. Tonneau cover and 86,900 miles!!

It's awesome!!

I had the windows tinted the day I got it. lol


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Re: My "new" 99 Sonoma ext cab, stepside, ZQ8, 4.3, etc

Mods begin...

Found a used JL Stealthbox for $200 on craiglist. ha! Broughtit to an upholstry shop to get redone to match my interior. $50

Installed my Bilstein front shocks and put my air pressure at 35 all around from 30. MUCH better. I like it! So I googled the part numbers of the junk shocks I removed, Monroe Monro-matics. No surprise, it rode and handled like it had $15 shocks. Sigh
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Re: My "new" 99 Sonoma ext cab, stepside, ZQ8, 4.3, etc

I went to a salvage yard and found some goodies for the truck. I got a long overhead console from a 1998 Blazer with the whole wiring harness from behind the dash up through the headliner. Its grey and matched my interior. $15. Score!
I thought it was the one with a compass and thermometor, but it turns out to be the one with the fuel economy and miles to empty! Double score!
The one on the left is one I have for the Tyclone, the one on the right is for the Sonoma. Sweet!

The 9 pin connector is the nice one, the 6 pin connector is only temp and compass.
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Re: My "new" 99 Sonoma ext cab, stepside, ZQ8, 4.3, etc

I got my step shavers done finally! Fitted and installed with the hidden roll pan hitch. Now I need to take em back off and paint em! lol


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Re: My "new" 99 Sonoma ext cab, stepside, ZQ8, 4.3, etc

Talked him down to $100. SCORE!
Looks like a Goodmark. Brand new and never even painted, a few dings on the front edge, but an easy fix. heh


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Re: My "new" 99 Sonoma ext cab, stepside, ZQ8, 4.3, etc

clean!
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More details on the overhead console install? Does it just plug right in or what?
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Re: My "new" 99 Sonoma ext cab, stepside, ZQ8, 4.3, etc

So after thinking about all I have to paint I have a change in plan. I need to paint the tailgate after its shaved, roll pan / step shaver, bedsides go fix the ugly top, left rear door dent, hood refinish plus blend the fenders, blazer composite grille and 95 S10 bumper with SS fogs. Sooo. thats painting the WHOLE truck minus the roof, tonneau and rt doors. I may as well paint it a color I like. After talking about our three blue vehicles we currently have, blue is not a good choice. My wife says gunmetal gray, so thats when I found this color. Cyber Gray Metalic. I think it will look sweet!


So I decided that I like the 96-97 Blazer composite front end. I have always been in love with the Hugger concept trucks.


So thats the direction I am going now.

I figure that there is no better time than now to paint the truck. So here goes nothing!




If anyone is interested, I have a 98-04 Sonoma front end for sale. Hood, headlights, grille, bumper assembly, etc
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Re: My "new" 99 Sonoma ext cab, stepside, ZQ8, 4.3, etc

Almost there...






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I have also changed my mind about the front end. I returned the Blazer composite setup and bought a 98+ S10 front end with Xtreme painted grille and black headlights. And I bought an SS red/black bowtie to top it off. Im excited!!
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I kinda liked the older style front end!
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Re: My "new" 99 Sonoma ext cab, stepside, ZQ8, 4.3, etc

thats the exact specs i have been looking to upgrade too. but cant find one with low miles. super clean truck. very jealous. should look into some leather seats and center console shifter to dress up the inside
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WOW that color is great!
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Fack YES!!!!!

Part number for that "SS" bowtie?
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Re: My "new" 99 Sonoma ext cab, stepside, ZQ8, 4.3, etc

Looking good, awesome progress! Is the overhead wiring for the fuel economy stuff in the console already in the truck?
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Re: My "new" 99 Sonoma ext cab, stepside, ZQ8, 4.3, etc

Quote: Originally Posted by Slick_Nick
Fack YES!!!!!

Part number for that "SS" bowtie?
Here is the cheapest price I have found for one
http://www.gmpartsdirect.com/results...umber=15635564

Quote: Originally Posted by hkjensli
Looking good, awesome progress! Is the overhead wiring for the fuel economy stuff in the console already in the truck?
I cut the holes in the overhead console and ran all the wires down the pillar, I have yet to extend them and hood em all up.
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I still need to install the hitch and step shavers, spray in the bedliner, do the tonneau cover, and either tint the marker lights or buy some clear ones.

Besides that Its lacking something. Maybe a custom Sonoma on the doors but its a Chevy now. hmmmm.
We have it painted, shaved tailgate handle, cowl hood, S10 front end swap, SS bowtie, black headlights... Looking alot different than my red sonoma!







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Re: My "new" 99 Sonoma ext cab, stepside, ZQ8, 4.3, etc

looks good! i think some different markers would set it off !
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damn that looks great!!
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Quote: Originally Posted by TRPLS10
looks good! i think some different markers would set it off !
Yeah, just don't know if I should do tinted stockers, clears or tinted clears
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tinted clears, bake them and take the lens off so you can lightly tint them from the back side. would look good!
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Not a bad plan
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Truck is looking awesome! For the markers, I'd be inclined to suggest that you get some to match the headlights. Clear lenses, but blacked out in behind. Kinda like these:

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Quote: Originally Posted by ShuggsRR
I still need to install the hitch and step shavers, spray in the bedliner, do the tonneau cover, and either tint the marker lights or buy some clear ones.

Besides that Its lacking something. Maybe a custom Sonoma on the doors but its a Chevy now. hmmmm.
We have it painted, shaved tailgate handle, cowl hood, S10 front end swap, SS bowtie, black headlights... Looking alot different than my red sonoma!











dang. that looks tits!
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Color is FREAKING AWESOME!!!! I've been looking for someone that has that color. Same exact color I am looking to paint my Blazer. What's the name/Code?
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Quote: Originally Posted by blake293209
tinted clears, bake them and take the lens off so you can lightly tint them from the back side. would look good!
I second this opinion. I think that would be the best way to go
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Re: My "new" 99 Sonoma ext cab, stepside, ZQ8, 4.3, etc

Its a nice truck. I liked it stock and of course the new hotness mods are cool too
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dannng looks nice!!
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looks really good. i love the step shavers.
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Looks awesome. That's the color I was thinking for mine...
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looks great so far
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LOVE the color. looks great!
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Love the color. I've painted a few bikes that graphite color - plan on doing a few more too!
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Where you at? You sir have issues lol. Perfectly good truck and you paint it haha. Wish I had your skills so I could paint my jalopy. It looks awesome!! Get some black LED turn signals? Let's see some finished product pics when you come back.
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The truck looks good. I like the step shavers and the cowl hood, the headlights arent my flavor but hey everyone is different haha. I have to ask though, you painted the doorjams but why didnt you paint the inside of the bed? I'm assuming you have a cover to put over it but I woulda painted the inside of the bed.
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Quote: Originally Posted by DaGuse5853Z
The truck looks good. I like the step shavers and the cowl hood, the headlights arent my flavor but hey everyone is different haha. I have to ask though, you painted the doorjams but why didnt you paint the inside of the bed? I'm assuming you have a cover to put over it but I woulda painted the inside of the bed.
I believe he said he's having it spray lined.
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Thanks guys

Spray in bedliner goes in tomorrow. Then a painted tonneau over that.
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What brand bed cover are you going with? Gaylord?
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Take a look at my first few posts in this thread, it's whatever came on it
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Its back on the road again! woooo

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Prepping the bed to spray in the bedliner today
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So we got the bedliner sprayed today. It looks sweet! It was dark before I had time to get it outside. Tomorrow pics.

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Got it just about ready to go. I have been driving it again for the last few weeks.

Installed the hidden hitch, flip plate and air shocks.

Hooked up the trailer and life is good! I think I want a longer reciever as this one is REALLY close to my tailgate.
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Re: My "new" 99 Sonoma ext cab, stepside, ZQ8, 4.3, etc

So sick! I was going to paint my ood truck this color its so hot. You have good taste
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Quote: Originally Posted by ShuggsRR
I have been looking for a nice one or quite some time. I wanted a truck that needed nothing. My requirements were 4.3, auto, ext cab, stepside, zq8, power everything, and wanted low miles. I finally sold my Tahoe so I wanted an S10 and the money to compete my Jimmy

I found this...
1999 Sonoma ext cab stepside, L35 4.3, auto, 3.43 locking rear, power everything, cd/tape, etc. Tonneau cover and 86,900 miles!!

It's awesome!!

I had the windows tinted the day I got it. lol


That is *exactly* what my ole truck was.

Dammit.
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im ready to see new things from this
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