It feels good to be 'home'! The Jeep was a fun little project but I'm glad to have an S10 again, I've always been a Chevy guy.
So I was trying to sell the Jeep and was planning on building the Blazer that my dad is currently driving to work when I ran across this hot mess. I called the guy up and he wanted to trade but didn't have any cash to put with it so he offered to deliver it from an hour south of Nashville (6 hour round trip). I also stripped all of the goodies off of the Jeep (Nice CD player, winch, CB, etc). I had probably $1500-$1600 in the Jeep and he ended up paying $200 for the winch I had on it. Overall, I'm really pleased even though it needs a ton of work.
This will be more of a re-build than anything but I hope you guys enjoy seeing it transform into the vision that's in my head. The bones are all there but needs to be properly re-built.
Step 1 is figuring out what I really have. What I know for sure is:
94 S10 x-cab body and bed
S10 4wd frame
TBI 4.3 with unknown 5 speed and 231 case
78 Ford F250 Dana 44 front
78 Ford F250 Dana 60 rear (taken out)
Cleaned it up a bit but still need to pressure wash under the passenger side. It was caked with mud.
Maybe able to clean up this side tonight.
Not sure what brand but theres a winch hiding back there.
I need some new main leafs on all 4 corners.
The huge front bumper will get cut off but it makes a good seat/step when working under the hood for now.
Rock sliders are c-channel so I'll do something in tube later on.
Interior is gutted and what's left is trashed. Will be swapping out the seats soon and cleaning up the wiring under the dash. Also will build a center console to house my CB and a few other things.
I was told it was a 4cyl auto at one time. I think this is the reason for the jacked up wiring.
Scary steering! I'll order a high steer arm for the passenger side and have the knuckle machined flat.
Will need all new brake lines all around, hard and soft.
I've got matching seats but will need to find a ds seat slider. Holes in the floor need to be welded before they go in.
Man... this will be a lot of work.
U bolt plates and shock mounts are broke. New axle swap kit for the 14 bolt has already shipped.
PO broke and removed the yoke and the pinion and ring gear and grinding together. 14 bolt is getting swapped in ASAP.