Here's my bucket. 84 ext cab Tahoe. 2.8/auto. I jokingly call this thing the CraigsliS10 because literally everything has come from craigs or other local classifieds. I picked up the truck in September of 06 for $600... got pulled over twice driving the 15ish miles back home. It's nothin pretty to look at, and it wouldn't pull a greased dick out of a lard bucket, but I'd never had any trouble from it. Started every time, ran cool, and got me where I was going. After about a year the 2.8 decided that it liked me better as a pedestrian, so out it came. In it's place, a junkyard fresh Camaro 3.4. I drove that little truck all over. Missouri to lubbock, lubbock to waco, the lil guy did it.
I've always wanted an S10, and after finally getting mine I had no idea where to start. Sooooo many ideas for it, but it seemed everything needed to be done before anything else could be done. You know what I'm talkin about... About a 6 mos after I got it, I decided to lower it. Rather than spend a lot of money, I hacked it with 3" blocks in back and heated coils up front (GASP!). I wanted to make sure I liked it being low before I dropped money to do it right.
Last summer a deal pretty much fell in my lap to get this thing some better motivation. A friend of mine wanted something that was better on fuel than his bigass ford van, so I set out scouring Craigslist. Couple days and a few dozen picture texts, and an 85 longbed with a blown(up) 350/th350 was delivered to his driveway. He got my 3.4/700r, and I got the v8 goodies. I've been tinkering here n there with my truck, and now that I have everything I need I can get back to it.
I've tossed the heater box and patched those holes, cleaned up the framerails and suspension, and gutted the interior (red, BLEH!). The dash received a center channel speaker on top, as well as the hole where the climate controls once lived. It now has a shiny coat of black and is back in the truck. Eventually the whole interior will be black with carbon fiber inserts (painted to look like CF, anyway) but that's for another day. Here's a link to what I've accomplished thus far. Thanks for lookin, and I look forward to hearing what yall have to say. Don't be shy, I can take it.