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post #51 of 97 Old 04-03-2016, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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So, I didn't get as far as I wanted to with the handbrake. I have limited time and access to a place to work with electric and compressed air. I started by removing the rest of the front cable and got rid of all of the cable brackets on the frame rail.



I then made a bracket to bolt to the gas tank crossmember for the rear cable housing stops. Next step is to get that installed and put the new rear cables on. Then hope that one of my intermediate cables is the right length to get everything tight.

Today I started on the dashboard. I wanted to get rid of the speaker grills and grab handle holes, and redesign the defrost vent. The easiest way I decided was to just cut out all of the foam forward of the defrost vent and make a plastic panel, cover it with closed cell foam, cutting out whatever shape I decide on for the vent.

So far I've got things cut out and the holes filled. Next step is expanding foam and flexible filler.







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This is cool. I look forward to seeing how this dash turns out.


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Yea, me too. First time trying this. Hopefully I get a chance this weekend to bust out the foam.

Today I was trying to think of how to cut down on the vacuum hoses under the hood. I ended up routing the one for the HVAC into the cab through the radio antenna grommet, putting the check valve and vacuum tank in the dash behind the glove compartment. The plan is to mount the vacuum tank to my recirculation door delete panel once I get it made. So it's a tiny bit cleaner under the hood now.




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So what is the purpose of this bare bones idea? I'm not trying to rag on your build. Just curious.

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but he is making his truck simpler. He has manual steering, a hand brake, stripped some other stuff out, etc. I think the point is to go to as basic of a truck as he can make it- a throwback to the old 70's and 80's work trucks if you will. Not that these s10s came with much from the factory as it is lol
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I'm not sure there is a purpose, but yea, I'm making it simpler. Getting rid of all of the things I don't want, adding what I do. Basically just customizing it to my tastes. I'm kind of OCD when it comes to electrical, because I've built wire harnesses in the past, and right now I build giant industrial control panels.

Also, I hate that newer cars have no options, everything comes standard. I guess most people like this, but I like a simple vehicle.

It's not much now, but I'll probably have this truck the rest of my life, so right now I'm doing the cheap and no money modifications and refining my plans for the rest of the truck for when I have the space and money to do it.

I'm documenting it here as a record for myself and a reference for whoever may need any information on the mods I have performed.

My main inspirations are those old basic trucks, british sports cars, and '80s econoboxes.
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I miss stripper cars and trucks too.


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The best thing about low optioned vehicles is that there is less to go wrong.

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The best thing about low optioned vehicles is that there is less to go wrong.
So true.I have an '87 full-size Silverado that came with all the options for that year and it is so much easier to work on than my '01 S-10 that has hardly any extras.
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My handbrake is officially working! I do need to tweak it a little bit though. I need to get some larger angle iron so I can move the housing stops and inch or two back. Right now it grabs but If I push the truck it starts rolling a little. So the hardest part is out of the way.





Also, I used 92-94 rear cables, which have different springs. Good thing is the newer springs are big enough to just slide off, so I ripped the springs off of the new ones and reused mine.

If anyone is wanting to do this, it may be easier to use two left cables from the newer trucks. You can't use a right cable because it has a threaded rod on the end of it.




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Got my padded dash filler today, hope to tackle that sometime soon. For now, I did some painting. Used high heat aluminum paint and tested it out on my exhaust manifold heat shield.



Thermostat housing/water outlet



Changed my mind about the alternator bracket. Was going to make a bracket using heim joints but decided just to cut up the factory bracket. I think I got it to look pretty good.




My dad is donating the family van soon, a 1991 Pontiac Trans Sport, and gave me the green light to pull stuff off of it before it goes. I'm probably going to take the steering wheel (until I can find/buy a better one), and I'm going to use the hinges from the upper glove box to turn my passenger side airbag area into a second glove compartment.




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Got my timing cover smoothed and painted. Starting working on smoothing the valve cover. My current valve cover is powdercoated flat black (the first and only thing I ever powdercoated myself), but I like this high heat aluminum paint better.



Got my handbrake adjusted and working great. Just needs a cable guide to keep the yoke from hitting the bottom of the cab.

Found a place to do my dash, my in-laws have a farm and the front half of their barn has concrete floors and they have a compressor, so I can use a paint gun to fine tune the texture I want for the dash.

And since I hardly take pictures of the whole truck (because it's no where near perfect), here is one:





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My 35 dollar haul for today.



Finally found a ashtray delete but the Blazer I got it out of had an excorcism performed in it or something.









The delete panel was a little soft, but definitely usable. I'm going to cut out the power outlet bump and make it flat.

Then went to another yard to check on a crewcab I saw a while back. Wasn't surprised when I saw this:



The fullsize stuff is for my dad's truck.




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Actually made a little progress today. Drained the cooling system to put on all of the parts I painted with high temp paint. While I had it apart I taped off the front of the block and the area around the water pump and painted it gloss black. Rerouted the starter wire underneath the radiator support. I plan on running it on the engine crossmember when I do my battery relocation.

List of near future tasks:

- finish smoothing valve cover and paint.
- smooth exhaust manifold and paint with high temp flat black.
- paint air injection pipes
- Scrape all of the crappy paint off of the front of the head.
- reroute plug wires around back of block.
- smooth and paint belt tensioner.
- get new motor mounts, then test fit Cavy intake for clearance.
- foam and fill dashboard.

Further in the future list:

- Battery relocation.
- Cavy intake
- Remove ABS module and make new brake lines.
- Manual brake conversion.




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Need to wrap a floor mat over the radiator, get an efan from a Kia Rio, add a Walmart box fan blade to it and then you'll be in good shape.


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Need to wrap a floor mat over the radiator, get an efan from a Kia Rio, add a Walmart box fan blade to it and then you'll be in good shape.
I actually saw a great in depth how-to on doing exactly this. I was shocked at the fact that something so simple could work so great. Especially since Walmart box fans come in a variety of colors so I can use one that matches my personality.
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Are the Cav valve covers any more streamlined than what came on the trucks?


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It's not the Cav valve cover you should be asking about. It's the special Olds valve cover that was carefully installed on each of the legendary Cutlass Cieras. I've heard if you paint it Olds engine gold, the second you start your truck the Oldsmobile rocket will shoot out of your tailpipe to grant you three wishes.




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That was a serial question. lol the Grand Ams n shit that got the early 2.2's had valve covers without all the extra holes and what not that the truck covers have. I didn't know if it was the same on the cars vs trucks with the 98+ 2.2's.


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Sorry, let me put on my serial face...



AFAIK, there is only one variation of valve cover on 98+ engines. You guys with 94-97 trucks may have more options there, as they used the same bolt pattern from 87-97.




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So, haven't gotten much done with the truck lately. I installed the sport mirrors from the early 2nd gens. Never realized how heavy the 99+ mirrors are, didn't realize they are cast aluminum under the plastic.

Did want to share some awesome threads I've been following at this forum called retrorides.

1967 Lotus Elan, Cosworth YB powered, guy is going crazy making it light. Laying his own carbon fiber and everything.

http://retrorides.proboards.com/thre...quickest-legal

1989 Yugo, Lancia powered. Very clean build. Tears up the track too.

http://retrorides.proboards.com/thre...l-1603cc-carbs

1953 Morris Minor, lots of rust repair.

http://retrorides.proboards.com/thread/157923/

1986 Toyota MR2, some great hand-made body panels.

http://retrorides.proboards.com/thre...986-toyota-mr2

That's just a few of the threads I'm following. There's some really neat cars on that site.




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I got a little bit done this weekend. Swapped out my recirculation door for the non-AC equivalent.



I've always wanted to run a "half dash", remove the lower portion of the dashboard like they do on Ford Sierras. The first time I contemplated this, I decided it couldn't be done. Lately though, I put all of the pieces together to make it happen.

The hardest part was deciding what to do with the metal brace on the passenger side. It follows the bottom of the glove compartment.



Of course, first thing was to cut it out. Then I took the flat section and mounted it underneath where the airbag was, and connected everthing with strip steel.



Looking pretty good to me. Of course, not finished, but a step closer.





Removed more unused wires from the harness.



And finally took the foam plunge.





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I really like what your goin for. I like the whole "simplify everything", much less to go wrong.
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I really like what your goin for. I like the whole "simplify everything", much less to go wrong.
I agree, except I like AC too much. Looking forward to see what you do with the dash.


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Motor is looking good. What brand is that high temp aluminum paint?

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Non a/c recirc door?

Did not know that was a thing.. Wish I knew before I put my dash back in.

How does that affect the operation of the outside air coning in?

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Thanks, man. I used Rustoleum's 2000* high heat primer & paint. Haven't had any issues cleaning it with engine degreaser either.

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Did not know that was a thing.. Wish I knew before I put my dash back in.

How does that affect the operation of the outside air coning in?
Yea, I wasn't sure about it either, took me forever just to find a 98+ without AC. It doesn't affect operation at all, just has no door. You don't really need it unless you're super picky like me.




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So, haven't gotten much done with the truck lately. I installed the sport mirrors from the early 2nd gens. Never realized how heavy the 99+ mirrors are, didn't realize they are cast aluminum under the plastic.

Did want to share some awesome threads I've been following at this forum called retrorides.

1967 Lotus Elan, Cosworth YB powered, guy is going crazy making it light. Laying his own carbon fiber and everything.

http://retrorides.proboards.com/thre...quickest-legal

1989 Yugo, Lancia powered. Very clean build. Tears up the track too.

http://retrorides.proboards.com/thre...l-1603cc-carbs

1953 Morris Minor, lots of rust repair.

http://retrorides.proboards.com/thread/157923/

1986 Toyota MR2, some great hand-made body panels.

http://retrorides.proboards.com/thre...986-toyota-mr2

That's just a few of the threads I'm following. There's some really neat cars on that site.
I started reading the MR2 thread. Great bit of reading...the metalwork reminded me of this:

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This guy is/was hand building a WWII era Volkswagen Kubelwagen (Precursor to the VW Thing).

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WOW, although I respect his work and attitude, the guy with the 86 MR2 has WAY TOO MUCH TIME on his hands.
I have done similar work, but only because replacement parts were not available. When you can buy a bumper face bar from the aftermarket for $50??? My time is WAY more valuable.
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Yea, I can't wait to get a garage so I can start working on my fab skillz. And those threads are definitely worth more time than mine.

Haven't had time to work on the dash, getting a house soon so the truck work might go even slower for a little while.

I've mostly been pulling wires. The ABS harness is gone, the shift interlock wires are gone (it's a manual but the wires were still there.), RAP is gone, A/C request line, DRL relay control wire...

Going to ditch the body relay block. With the RAP relay gone I'm down to the inadvertant power relay (which at this point is only hooked up to a single dome lamp), courtesy lamp relay (ditto), parking lamp relay, and headlamp grounding relay. The lights are all getting rewired to remove BCM control and to use heavier gauge wire for the headlamps.




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So monthly update I guess. Dash got a second round of foam to fill in the voids from the first round and to fill in the space where the fuse block was and sculpt the lower half of the passenger side.



Going to need at least one more go around, as my sculpting skills are not all that great. At least it's easy to add more foam, and the stuff isn't expensive either.

Electrically, I made the jump of rerouting all of the wires up the driver's side of the dash, shortening them all considerably, and getting rid of the junction block on the passenger side really cleaned things up there. The flasher now sits to the right of the steering column mounted to the pedal box.

Working on my switchboard. Here it's pretty much finished, just need to add 2 indicators, one for high beam and one for directionals. Also ordered classic style toggle switch guards to see if I like them or not.



Also made a mount for a foot operated dimmer switch. Needs to be cleaned up with a grinder, but the placement is about perfect and it uses one of the threaded holes for the foot brake.



Finally getting a house... get the keys October 14th and it has an detached oversized two car garage!


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Congrats on the home purchase. Awesome score on the detached garage.

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Nice garage, congrats on the house.. I am partial to attached garages because I am lazy. However detached garages seem to usually have more room. Looks like it has electric since I see a light on the front which is good.


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Thanks guys. I like them detached because it means the lot can be smaller since the house isn't as wide. I wanted as small of a yard as possible, because lawn maintenance isn't a hobby of mine, lol.

Yes, it has electricity, technically 220V but it's split to 2 120V breakers and the wire isn't heavy enough to carry 220V at the amperage I want. I have a 220V compressor and soon a 220V MIG welder. I'm going to dig a trench anyway, because I'm going to run water to the garage, an air line to the house, and ethernet to the garage; in addition to the heavier wire for 220V.

The garage has a drain in the floor hooked to the sewer system, so that's nice.

I've been wanting to remove my BCM, but spending $150 for a tuning shop to hook up a cable and do some mouse clicks to remove the passlock system didn't sound like fun. Paying $500 for hptuners sounded like a better option but I have other things I'd rather drop that money on, plus I don't have any modern computers running Winblows so I'd have to buy a computer too.

Anyway, I realized all I had to do was create a fault in the passlock system while the engine is running. You'll get a security light but the truck will stay running and restart after being shut off. I even tried pulling the negative cable to reset the computer and it still starts. Then just desolder the security LED or cut the trace on the circuit board.

Now I can drive the truck without a BCM, remove the rest of the wiring for it and the passlock system, and I paid $0.




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Really don't think too much is ran through the bcm. Don't see much benefit to removing it.

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Well, after removing dozens of wires from it, removing every one of its functions except passlock, I didn't see the benefit of it being there anymore.




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Awesome mods

I love what you are doing with the dash I might steal that idea!!
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Well, after removing dozens of wires from it, removing every one of its functions except passlock, I didn't see the benefit of it being there anymore.
Did not realize you got that far in the removal process hahaha I guess it is quite useless now

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I love what you are doing with the dash I might steal that idea!!

Thanks! Steal away.

Here is what the passenger side floor board currently looks like.



Basically after removing the glove box, the "hot feet" vacuum motor, rerouted all the wires, vacuum hoses. The climate control is fully functional still. Yes, that is the vacuum reservoir sitting there. The vacuum line runs into the cab through the antenna grommet. The reservoir is going into the cowl, mounting it to the recirculation door block off plate.




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Any progress on this? New house and new garage means work can be done!
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I'm still going, I've been on third shift since June so progress hasn't been all that fast. I also bought a 95 Grand Am SE coupe for 400 dollars with only 119k on the clock, but the all too common lower intake manifold leak and the rear head gasket leaking. That engine is currently on the stand. Going to try to keep it stock.

Only things I've really done to the truck other than put miles on it, I installed poly body mounts, a header (which every 2.2 owner needs to do.), and replaced all of the latches and strikers on the driver's side, still need to fix the hinges or install new ones.

I have a replacement cab corner, just need to practice welding more before I tackle that. I'm taking a week off of work soon and I'm going to use that time to replace the oil pan gasket and rear main seal. I should be getting my motor mounts today too and will be filling them with urethane.

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Needs more Quad4. lol Its good to see you post again. You using 3m window weld on the mounts?


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I wouldn't mind but I wanted something to be just a driver and not get all crazy about. It's meets the 2 door requirement, and I like the black with tan interior combo. A 3.9L and 6 speed would be cool but that's time and money I'd rather put into the truck.

As for the mounts, I got some loctite roof and flashing polyurethane sealant. Going to see how it works.




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I'm interested to see how that stuff works out. I've never heard of anyone using that. The car looks real clean. I bought an Olds Achieva SCX W41 last winter myself. Haven't done much with it so far though, no time.


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Subbed this because I am planning on doing many of the "deletes" you have done on my s10. My question is why install a center e-brake handle over the foot e-brake pedal? Prefer the location? Keep up the good work! The engine bay looks amazing!
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Yea, I've seen your thread Mo, that's a real score you got. Mine is the exact opposite of yours, probably the most common drivetrain. It's like my truck, a good 10 footer. It definitely has its fair share of wear and tear, but for 22 years old, and not meticulously maintained by any means, it looks pretty good.

There's a few reasons for the handbrake, but mostly because that's what I prefer. Other reasons being, no real sports car that I know of has a foot brake (not that a truck is a sports car, but one of my inspirations for the build is classic british roadsters), I like having the space the pedal takes up for a foot rest/dead pedal, the handbrake and cable setup weighs a bit less than the foot brake setup, any weight towards the driver's side I can move or get rid of is a bonus in my book.

Thanks for the compliment. I'm hoping to get the battery out of there soon so I can put the Cavi intake manifold in so the intake can run all on the passenger side instead of crossing over. Should clean it up quite a bit.




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Word. I couldn't quite remember if you been around since I got it.

I like the handbrake too. IMO all manual vehicles should have them rather than the foot ebrake.


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