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project "NAOMI" w/ help from "Fiction Fabrication"

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Seeing how nobody posts in this section anymore i thought it'd be the perfect spot for my juiced s10.
I purchased the truck back in March after it bounced through many different owners, none of which were able to correct this trucks main flaw, it would start and then die. I had heard stories told of the truck and how frustrated all of it's previous owners had been.
Like i said i purchased it back in march, for around 1k. It's a 2000 w/ a 4.3 automatic trans and only has 80,000 miles. It came with the 18/20 boyd coddington turbines and w/ all of these good things, came a huge list of problems including; horrible wiring problems, unsafe 4-link, lots of leaks in the juice. When i got the truck back to my house i saw right away how serious the wiring was in this truck. With no dash it was pretty easy. The truck seemed to have a passlock issue. After doing some research i realized how bad passlock problems are. And by how it sounded it would be very expensive to fix. I got into contact with a tech at my local chevy dealer and he was kind enough to come look at it. He made a list of possible parts that would need to be changed. When he saw the ignition wiring he laughed. The truck appeared to have had a dozen different alarms and the wires had so many splices in them. Long story short we replaced the ignition switch, lock cylinder, lock cylinder housing, and BCM. None of these changed anything. I tried every relearn procedure known to man and it did nothing. After more research i learned of a place called wait4meperformance.com that does PCM modifications. I contacted them and was told that they could simply delete the passlock from it, even better was that they could remove all evap monitors giving me the ability to run my MSD fuel pump without setting a check engine light, and no more stock sending unit. After receiving my new PCM i plugged it in and the truck started right up! I was so thrilled, a huge victory! if only i known of the PCM trick before replacing all of that other stuff. So now the plan for this truck is to
-redo the link setup
-get a bed and hood for it
-clean up the engine bay a bit
-gather a complete interior for it
-get a stereo
-make into a clean daily driver
Here was the condition when i received it (im not into pink all that much)

after many hours of scraping w/ paint remover.

after it started running i wanted to take it to summer madness to cruise around the campgrounds and drag the shit out of it. so i threw down a new color real quick for the show

after summer madness we began starting the new link setup
here are a couple pics of the new wishbone by Fiction Fabrication, it's not done yet but getting there.

and here's a autocad drawing of the new lower link bars

I snagged my wife's smoothed and painted black dash temporarily seeing as she wasn't using it anyways. We're SFBD'n her 98 sonoma on 20's right now, be on the lookout for the thread in the bodydroppin' it section real soon also by Fiction Fabrication. I've recently been driving the truck to work since i only work like 3 miles away from home.

I have picked up a bed for this thing but it's in pretty bad shape as im sure Fiction Fabrication will tell you when he reads this sentence.
Also this weekend i picked up a K&N intake off craigslist for 80 bucks with everything, and i picked up all new a pillars, b pillars, sill plates, kick panels, and back wall plastic thing for 75 bucks. Ill post up a pick when i get it all put on.

Here's a random pic of my driveway just for the hell of it, i know how everyone here love's pictures even if they are pointless.
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what size are the loaners? just curious... im around an hour or two away looking for eagle alloy 212s at the right price of course...
They're 18's. Not sure on width or offset.
27 days...... she's getting out of paint today. wish me luck everyone
still chugging along on the Bomb..... 11 days til departure

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Coming along nice love the blue parts. Nice stealth comps, thought about getting a set to from LRD
looks good.. keep up the work..
progress is good lately on the BOMB, got her fired back up this weekend and alot of parts assembled. Here's a couple pics that aren't too revealing, you'll all have to wait til sunday to catch a complete pic of her new look. Hope this holds you over for now.

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looks awesome. kinda confused tho, truck is juiced right, why the need for comps?
for onboard air, tools, air up tires, assist someone whos truck is broken and might need air. The compressors will also be used in operating the tilt bed which is on air shocks.
ok, just being prepared.
yes, i've always wanted to have onboard air on the truck for the tilt bed. and this rebuild was the perfect time to do that. leaving for the show in a few days. ill be updated the thread over the course of the week at sema.
My buddy snapped a pic of your truck at SEMA and posted it on FB. Looks Bad Ass.
the rear cylinder billet spikes are sick, im not sure about the blue and red not seeing the entire truck. however the detail work makes it pop in a whole new aspect.
yeah i didn't manage to post to the forum this week. was definitely a long week. epic trip and was working to the last minute as always. ill post a few more pics from the show soon as well as more progress pics. Thanks to those that have followed the thread. covered alot of ground in 1 page on the thread
defiantly a dope ass s10.. glad to see it in all its glory..
I just love this build!! The graphics, juice, int, everything!!! I'm a HUGE fan of juice, more people these days should run it! There's just so many misconceptions about it. I do have a question... Are you not running a quick disconnect on your hydraulic batteries??
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