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8/31/1897 - 4/29/2004
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After a long hiatus from tinkering with S-series,and just now getting back into them it’s starting to become more then a passing thing again I figure a new thread was in order to stop spamming the forum.

I’ll start off with what I’m working on now,and add trucks as I work on them. I bounce around a lot nowadays on projects,so I’ll try to mark which trucks are which with the pics,because it can get hard to tell dismantle,especially since I currently have 3 Tan Xcabs I’m working on. It’s also becoming more difficult to find good used parts or cheap parts trucks..with various Facebook markets just locating them for sale isn’t as easy as the Craigslist or newspaper add times...always looking for those puzzle pieces tho:haha:

Tan ‘00 Chevrolet 3door Xcab Stepside. 4.3,Auto,Power options.



I originally purchased this truck for parts. Mechanically it’s a really good running truck! No ML’s lit on the dash,shifts out nice,..body&interior wise it’s a piece of shit! I really don’t like to let my trucks sit indefinitely,and become more&more dilapidated over time. The truck is drivable,so some stabilization is in order to keep it from falling apart till I decide its future.

Interior:

abused&neglected with busted out speaker grilles,dash panel,cut wiring,and ruminants of a rigged sound system.









Rain water leaking in on passenger side floor.



Sagging driver’s door that won’t close.





Driver’s window off track,and damaged sash



Bad crack in windshield



I replaced the Driver’s door with a junkyard blazer door of the same color. Couple slight blemishes,but pretty straight,with surprisingly nice hinge holes!



Now I can close the door!!!



The next big issue is the water on the floor,wet carpet,smell,...breathing mold:haha: I’m not going to remove a crumbling dash to fix the leak,then reinstall it...so enter

’03 Chevrolet 3door Xcab fleetside,2.2,manual,Cruise,up level interior





The body is a total loss. Interior trashed,not a straight body panel on it. Crankcase full of mix...BUT the price was right at $250,and behind the 99-01 Dash bezel us a near perfect double din dash!! A very rare item for Florida!!



It also has all its accessories including a newer AC system&Alternator! Plus,a smooth feeling manual trans..which will come into play in yet another truck I have I’ve been sterling parts off of for two years:haha: I’ll get to that one later.

Back to the Tan ‘00 Xcab I pulled its dash to see all what’s going to be needed to get this thing to not be a complete shitbix. plus the heater didn’t work! Appears the core is completely stopped up!! Couldn’t even get through it with compressed air.



With the dash removed I ran a hose over the truck,and sat inside. The water was coming in through two places. The fresh air duct,and the heater box







Now I’m waiting to go back to Florida to pillage parts from my donor truck then when I’m back in Bama I’ll tackle the windshield that’s coming outta this

White ’97 Isuzu Hombre parts truck originally obtained from Davey2cat.



Then I can finally scrap what’s left of the Hombre..it’s been long stripped! I also have some nice tan body parts in my garage for this ‘00 I’m working once I get it sealed up,and heat.
 

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These trucks look pretty dilapidated in most regards... "well driven" I suppose. What kind of parts are you really finding on these base-modelish trucks that makes the effort and storage of multiple junkers worth while?

I'd be curious to see your actual "project truck" that you're salvaging this stuff for. A double din dash is by no means rare. 80-100$ for a mint condition not-cracked one typically...
 

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8/31/1897 - 4/29/2004
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:haha: yeah,I chuckled a little reading that too.

Idk how long I’m gonna hang out. I was getting bored in Florida. I’ve already gotten the hint I’m not welcome on Facebook commenting on pretty much anything,lol. I get banned for hurting someone’s feelings only to come back,and get banned for something I posted a year ago that hurt someone else’s feelings.:haha:

If the weather behaves I’ll be dismantling that tan 03 this week,cut up,and off to recycling,get those wheels&tires on Craigslist. Get this Tan ‘00 tagged up to daily so I can tear into my old white truck I pressed those mounts for as well as some over due maint.

I’m still hunting a crew to drop on the ‘00’s frame&drivetrain. In the meantime I’ll get some of these “multiple junkers” outta the way:haha:
 

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lolfacebook. Fuck those clowns. I don't see anyone getting banned here due to the staff being mia and the owners not giving one single shit about the place. How's the black truck doing? I see it chillin' in the reflection.
 

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lolfacebook. Fuck those clowns. I don't see anyone getting banned here due to the staff being mia and the owners not giving one single shit about the place. How's the black truck doing? I see it chillin' in the reflection.

:tup: Yo, bookface doesn't suck it BLOWS. Thanks for the support in that direction MO.
Sad that sites like this lose POSs to FB.
F them.
 

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8/31/1897 - 4/29/2004
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Blows big time! I wasn’t on any S-series groups on Facebook tho. I tried!!! Trust me,Facebook can keep 90% of those people!:haha: they’ll be outta business soon. they’re going too far with censorship. Honestly,not even blocking people should be allowed imo. If you don’t start shit there usually isn’t any. If you have a shady past you should avoid social media anyways,same thing if you wanna keep the fantasy alive,and pretend your ol’ lady wasn’t a hoe before you got stuck with her:haha:


lolfacebook. Fuck those clowns. I don't see anyone getting banned here due to the staff being mia and the owners not giving one single shit about the place. How's the black truck doing? I see it chillin' in the reflection.
Shhhhh,....this is the junker only thread:haha:

yeah,I too notice it now that you mentioned it. Very astute observationalist!! I still wash her,and keep her clean. Not really the correct vehicle for the island life,so I leave her in Bama. When it rains a lot of flooding happens really fast!..I’ve had some sketchy moments with the ‘01...like water so deep it’s slapping on my floor pan type shit! Pretty sure she wouldn’t have made it due to her ride height.

I’m debating on dismantling her tbh. The right black 4.3 00+ 3door Xcab would persuade me to do so. although I love that 97 Dash,and have a perfect dash stashed indoors to put in her,not having that 3rd door hurts her practicality. I’m not a fan of the 2.2,especially the old ones,and have been actively phasing them out of my fleet....except for base medelish junkers of course:haha: I’ll never sell her with all those good parts on her tho!! I’d probably buy a younger truck with the 3rd door,and swap all my crispy black panels&fake low effects on that...,then sell her.

Some more progress has happened on my uber common double din dash too!! to keep this post educational for those who are unaware all 2wd trucks from 00-early 02(non RDS radio/Double Din)no matter what the powertrain or options have the same dash harnesses. The Dash harness numbers are on tags located behind the glove box,so if anyone ever needs to replace one due to past Obama engineering? remove your lower panel under your glovebox,and write down that 4 digit number..

00-early 02 2wd dash harness number:



And late 02&03 RDS dash harness number:




the dash harnesses from the Tan ‘00&Tan ‘03 where both damaged,but the original dash from my red ‘00 Sonoma from it’s auto vin4 -manual vin5 swap/double din upgrade still contained its pristine 2782 harness!!



So,that’s already installed,dash&vents cleaned up,and ready to rock after I grab some little things off of my Tan ‘03 parts truck.

Another couple little tidbits I can share based on observations over the years is there’s at least 6 different body harnesses that I’ve seen from 00-02 depending on transmission&power options: auto loaded,auto LS (cruise&crank windows),auto base(no cruise),manual loaded,manual LS(cruise&crank windows),manual base(no cruise).

If your truck does not have power windows&locks the wires are not in your body harness(the harness wedged between your firewall&floor pan). If your truck has rubber floors,no tilt,and no cruise? chances are you don’t have that wiring either!! easy way to make sure is by looking at the firewall on the driver’s side near the booster for a big ass plug that goes to the cruise actuator. That’s actually part of your body harness that comes through the firewall...if there’s no big ass plug just chillin by itself in the corner you don’t have what it needs to add it simple plug&play...also,more bad news,..:D you don’t have the wiring from the BCM to the under hood fuse box for factory fogs either:haha:

If you have cruise,or that plug is in the corner or the firewall next to the booster you also have foglight wiring. In that case to acquire those options you need the missing cruise actuator,multifunction switch,fog switch,headlight harness,and an easy reprogram of your BCM.

Now there’s the flip side of GM’s strange logic! If you have power locks&power windows? you have all the wiring for keyless entry,heated mirrors,fog lights(except headlight harness), and power seats(except seat harness)!!

If you have all those strange blue plug taped up under the driver’s side of your dash goes to your keyless entry module



And that black plug at the firewall not plugged into shit near the column is for the power seats,and yes..they’re also a source of constant B+ For the customization guys out there.



The 95-97 trucks where so much easier with their jumper harnesses!! fùck you GM!
 

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8/31/1897 - 4/29/2004
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I haven’t been on Facebook in a month. I joined a few groups long ago,but left them fairly quickly for the same reason you just pointed out. Difference between me&them is I know my trucks are pieces of shít:haha:

Got the windshield out of the White ‘97 Hombre!





Was actually easier then I thought it would be! Removing the back windows is a lot more sketchy.

Also pulled a majority of the interior from the ‘00 Tan S10 Xcab.





Hopefully next weekend’s weather acts right. I’d like to get this windshield glued in,and the ‘03 Dash installed...I have 2 interior choices on hand in graphite I’ll get into another post,probably next week.
 

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8/31/1897 - 4/29/2004
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:haha:

To keep in the spirit of my old thread..here’s ghost pissing on the garbage from the Tan truck.





I break the seats down..toss the padding&covers in the dumpster,scrap the metal frames...my White ‘01 is already loaded up with everything including the original Tan ‘00 dash frame to dump tomorrow.

I’d like to get at least the trans from the Tan ‘03 this week to start staging the rebuild of the Red ‘00 Sonoma. I’ve got limited time to dismantle it before it starts drawing attention where it’s at.:haha:
 

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Thanks for the info on the dash harnesses, that's some good info to keep handy for matching strange options that shouldn't be together.

I just turned my faceplace back on today after 3 or 4 years of being off of it...now im second guessing that decision
 

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8/31/1897 - 4/29/2004
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Dash harness MIGHT also all be the same on 2wd ‘99 models? I don’t have any ‘99 model trucks anymore,so Idk for sure. I know the ‘98 are different,because they have a fuel level buffer module in the harness just like the 95-97 taped up in the harness behind the glove box. They look like old school lamp drivers that used to be behind the radio on old F-bodies from the 80’s. A printed circuit board in a plastic sleeve...

The 4wd trucks have wiring for the 4wd button,so I know they’re different,and crewcabs have Blazer Dash harnesses..even the wiring for the rear wiper&hatch is clicked into the delete plate.

95-97 are the best to mess with wiring. The ones I’ve dismantled all have the same main body&dash harnesses with jumper harnesses that add options..power windows,4wd,..all that is just a jumper harnesses away. My ‘97 has a 2 Door blazer accessory harness plugged into the Xcab body harness.


See,..I’m rambling:haha:

Anyways,some goodies I got for some of my trucks I forgot to post!!

NOS box body blazer center caps for the one of my trucks I found on eBay. I have a new set of ZQ8’s to go with them..Idk which truck I’m putting them on tho.



Genuine GM door pins&bushings for all my trucks



Ebay control arms&engine mount inserts for my:haha: for my 01 Olympic White Xcab





Already pressed them into brackets I had laying around too..just waiting to get this ‘00 Tan truck good enough to take to Florida,and daily while I rebuild my ‘01




Going to the wrecking yard this weekend to hunt parts:D
 

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Hey, on those cheap-0 control arms. Do they feel as beefy as factory arms or are the stamped out of lighter guage shit? What do you use to clean the acrylic off the windshield?
 

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8/31/1897 - 4/29/2004
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They feel good. They’re duplicates of the originals from what I can tell. I have used OE ones off trucks,and they feel the same,look the same,..even down to the welds. it was actually cheaper to buy these then to rebuild originals too!! When I install them I plan to do a little review on them...fitment,quality,and whatnot.

I’m just going to use a razor to clean up the glass followed by glass cleaner. Unless you have a better suggestion? it’s what i did in the past on back windows I’ve done to get rid of those shitty sliders that obstruct your rear view...hate those fùckin things!

I’m waiting on the adhesive now. I also bought it on eBay:haha: I got two 10.5oz tubes of Dow U-428 urethane for right under $17 shipped...I know,I’m cheap,lol
 

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Hi Ken.
 

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I need to jump back on here for a moment and update my shit too.

Nice to see you’re alive and still doing s10 shit. Lol
 

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Yeah,I’ll do that on the body. On the glass I’ll clean it completely up.


What it is mang?!? What you know good?

I need to jump back on here for a moment and update my shit too.

Nice to see you’re alive and still doing s10 shit. Lol
Tighten up every chance you get!!


Fückin’ Throwback Thursday Y’all!!

First I started with a ‘00 Sonoma Xcab Auto with a running 2.2 VIN 4 pull w/a cracked head I swapped to a VIN 5 5speed truck..here’s the VIN 4 being birthed!



I got that truck all fixed up,and converted,and had the original engine sitting in my shop,and came across this nice ‘99 body for $300!





Literally 2 days later I come across this fücked up ‘99 base VIN 4 5speed that ran with a rod knock for $350!!





And it was on!!










































That also answers the question of what I get outta these raggedy ass near base junkers!:haha: I sold those 31x10.50’s on steelies for $200. I crushed the tan truck for $150,.I bought those calipers for $8each,pads for $10,and shocks for $35 from a place called API at buyer prices:D I ended up selling the completed truck for $2,800 after I drove it for a year!!:haha:
 

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$2800? After a year?
Yep, that's how you play the guitar on the MTV...:tup:
 
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