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Old 04-04-2012, 09:27 AM   #1
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My new daily project

My new to me 1997 Chevrolet 1500 Silverado.


Power windows, locks, and seat (split w/console). A/C, dual air bags, CC 5.7, 4l60e with dual Flowmasters. Suspension is lowered to level it out.

So far I've put a new radiator, rotors, bearings and pads, oil change and a door handle. Needs minor cosmetic work, cleans up very nice! Runs and drives like a brand new truck. Plans and pics are to be posted around noon.
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I have to take more pictures today. She'll be completely rust free in 2 weeks, though I know you cant see any in the pictures. Just that typical spot on the drivers door and 3rd door.
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So far this is what ive come up with. No real engine or drivetrain mods needed, it's got plenty of power for me.

Remove rear window stickers
Respray + handles - no silvy badges
Rear bumper
Grille- painted inserts & bow-tie
2" cowl hood
Restore lights
Door hinges
Tune-up
Headers-similar exhaust, no cats
Air intake
Spray in bed liner
Stereo & rear speakers
1000watt amp and sub box

KEEP HER CLEAN

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Old 04-04-2012, 04:36 PM   #4
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Are these 12's? They are in perfect shape and I want to use them in my truck. I don't know any good box's, amps or stereos. Nothing fancy, just a DD.
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She just got 24" and 1800 watts of brutality! Next weekend the rockers are being blasted and the door skin being welded on.
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I polished my wheels and front bumper as well as restoring my headlights. Really made a difference in how the truck looks. I love it more and more everyday. More pics to come.




Saw this sitting in the shop.
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is that a 66 charger
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Yes sir! Total restoration project they were just starting on.
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I get 17.4 mpg mixed. She's a beast! Rides great, drives great, runs and sounds amazing!

I'm scheduled to have surgery in a could weeks. That's when the body is getting taken care of.

I did one thing. I put a diamond plate polished toolbox in the back. The subs take up all of my under seat space.
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Subscribed, for 66 Charger.
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Yeah, stick around man.
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Hauled my old S10 bed to the scrap yard. I parked to go collect my money and when I came back the truck wouldn't start. $65 to have it towed 7 blocks, what a rip off!

Also I just had surgery, finally got my tonsils removed. So money is gonna be too tight to do any work to the truck. New fuel pump, just waiting on the wrecker to get here with her.
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Well the truck started once I got it towed here. Now I can hear the pump whine. Relay? Other problems? Help please lol.
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I love these trucks, Dad's got a 95 4wd ext cab auto 4.3l truck. Been a damn good truck. I've been looking at one lately too. I found a 2500 diesel I want, it's a 2wd, but I want to lift it. It's the same color as this one lol Good luck with the tonsils...I'll be following this build!
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Quote: Originally Posted by Freek
Well the truck started once I got it towed here. Now I can hear the pump whine. Relay? Other problems? Help please lol.
Stupid question...but I've seen weirder...it does turn over correct?
Old 05-05-2012, 02:05 PM   #16
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Check the plug as well. Buddy lost an 80 pin connecter because it wasn't hooked in all the way, got water in it and corroded like muscle car in the south.
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Yeah it starts fine now. I don't get it. I went ahead and threw a new fuel pump relay in there. Bought the pump, not gonna install it yet though.

I love this truck too. When I was 16 my dad got me a 94 long bed 350. I couldn't keep gas in it lol.

Thanks for the get well, recovery has sucked so far.
Old 05-05-2012, 03:35 PM   #18
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Great lookin truck.
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Also on the A/C system, does the high side have just a ball and not a stem?
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My Dad's had an issue similar. It had to do with the starter wire to the solenoid, it took all the power in the system, and the truck wouldn't even turn over. I guess it is a common issue in Ford's and GM's of that era. It was his underling at work that found it. I guess it broke from the mounts it's in, melted to the block, and cause the truck not to ground properly, he put in 3 or 4 starters before he had the problem properly diagnosed and fixed. Just a thought.

As for tonsils...still rocking mine! lol and glad
Old 05-05-2012, 05:50 PM   #21
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The truck turns just fine. Just wasn't getting fuel for some reason. Starts great now.

They say the sooner the easier, but it is hell even at my age!
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I recently bought a fullsize too. Mine std cab shortbed. They are alot of fun I think lol. Goodluck with it!
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Post a pic if ya want to.
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Clean truck, looks like a fun project.
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here is mine>



kind of give ya an idea if you decide to drop it. it is a 4/6 drop.
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That's awesome dude. I love matte black with the rally's. However low I go, I'm installing the air helper springs so I can still use the truck.
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That probably be a good idea. I do not use mine for much really, but I hear weight problem is worse on ext cabs. I was amazed at a 4/6 drop that it still rides nice. No bottoming our or anything. granted frame is notched on rear too.
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Drop shocks? It has a killer stance. Looks great on the swb.
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the flip kit has drop shock mounts for the rear so I used factory shocks. I am still running stock shocks up front, but as anyone would recommend.. buy drop ones. It still rides good(I think), but it can get a little bouncy. so currently no.. I am running stock shocks.
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I know how its like to be older and have my tonsils out, I had mine out when I was 17, was out of it for 3 weeks!
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She sits pretty right now, I'm thinking about going maybe 2" lower. I love the 15" wheels, too many people have the big rims.
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Agreed on the wheels! I like some of the bigger wheels, but really I never go larger then a 18 on anything...although I've never owned a set bigger then a 16...
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Got a new pic for you guys.


Installed new speakers a couple weeks ago.

Had shitty small ass Kenwood's before. I need tweeters, I don't think the factory ones work anymore.

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http://www.s10forum.com/forum/f10/19...charge-495904/

Can anyone help me?
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