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Old 04-23-2018, 05:42 PM
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Making good progress! I like the slots better too Skip!
Maybe I'll put the 200s's on the altered. Or maybe I'll find them a new home.
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Old 04-25-2018, 04:05 PM
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New eBay score. "Buy it Now" $35 + the ride. May use it here. Haven't decided. Funny thing is that I contacted the seller twice to get a measurement on then, because they seemed awfully cheap. Thought maybe they were some little things. He never answered, so I crossed my fingers and went ahead and pulled the trigger. They are the real thing. A really bad looking set sold for $65 + yesterday in normal bidding.
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Old 04-25-2018, 06:58 PM
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Went to the steel store today. WOW I'm glad I save all my scraps. Anyway, I bought 2 4-foot pieces of 3/8 round cold rolled and a 20-foot piece of 5/16 of the same stuff. That's all they had 5/16 in. Also got a couple 4 foot pieces of 1/2x3/16 bar stock. Cuts are expensive. I need a rack for my truck. The 5/16 folded alright, though.

Tried all three samples to see which made the best looking radiator support rods. The 5/16 won. The rest will find a home eventually. I'll finish them up tomorrow. Can't rush these things.

My apologies to those that liked the all-thread installation, but in the end I just couldn't run with it.

I'll have to figure out another idea for holding the grille in its rightful place. Right now it springs out about two inches further than it should. I think the mix and match front-end sheet metal is fighting with itself a bit. I used a big truck "chin" that I trimmed on the bottom to match the pickup fenders. I like the look.
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Old 04-26-2018, 10:00 AM
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Went to the steel store today. Cuts are expensive. I need a rack for my truck. The 5/16 folded alright, though.

I used a big truck "chin" that I trimmed on the bottom to match the pickup fenders. I like the look.
I have folded long steel in half a time or two to avoid the cutting cost too and 10' will fit inside the Suburban and on the roof rack of my Outback, hahaha. I call the Outback my truck because that thing can haul a lot for how little it is!

The new 'chin' looks great!
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Old 04-26-2018, 12:04 PM
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I have folded long steel in half a time or two to avoid the cutting cost too and 10' will fit inside the Suburban and on the roof rack of my Outback, hahaha. I call the Outback my truck because that thing can haul a lot for how little it is!

The new 'chin' looks great!
Thank you, Karin. I just checked out your website, and it looks great!
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Old 04-26-2018, 12:29 PM
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3 inch lowering blocks in the back got the frame leveled pretty well.

Since the frame was a base model, it has no extra suspension niceties like sway bars. A trip to be bone yard supplied me with front and rear sway bars, and of course new shocks were in order as well. The front sway bar was a stock one off of another S10 PU. All the mounting points are there to use. The rear sway bar came off of an Olds S10 4-door Blazer clone. I fabricated the brackets that weld to the frame for these. The rest is bolt-on. I suspect this baby will corner like a...
I didn't see a photo of the 200S wheels but they're one of my favorites, I think they would look killer on your truck. That was my other option for wheels on my 46.

Just a note about sway bars, you may find after you drive it that you want the bigger bar on the front too (it looks like you might have the smaller one) because it might not have the balanced handling that the rear sway bar is meant to produce.

I just purchased ZQ8 sway bars front and rear for mine, and am waiting for them to show up. Should be fun with the bigger bars.
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Old 04-26-2018, 03:02 PM
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I am happy to report that it is still there.

be careful what you wish for, my wife is always happy to report that my projects are still there. as in making us the eyesore of the neighborhood (which isnt true anyway)



looks good with the face! nice score on the lights too.
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Old 04-26-2018, 04:36 PM
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be careful what you wish for, my wife is always happy to report that my projects are still there. as in making us the eyesore of the neighborhood (which isnt true anyway)



looks good with the face! nice score on the lights too.
In my hood, we have a very good system for keeping projects tidy. If you leave it in the front yard, the tweakers will steal it.

My shop and all projects/parts are in the fenced back yard. But, I am thinking about fencing the front yard, too.
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Old 04-26-2018, 04:46 PM
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I didn't see a photo of the 200S wheels but they're one of my favorites, I think they would look killer on your truck. That was my other option for wheels on my 46.

Just a note about sway bars, you may find after you drive it that you want the bigger bar on the front too (it looks like you might have the smaller one) because it might not have the balanced handling that the rear sway bar is meant to produce.

I just purchased ZQ8 sway bars front and rear for mine, and am waiting for them to show up. Should be fun with the bigger bars.
Early mock-up. I decided on the slots because the 15x10 rears looked wider and more aggressive due to the way they are made. And, I only had 14x7s for the front. These wheels will find a home.
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Old 04-26-2018, 10:07 PM
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If you're going for disk brakes, won't you need 15s anyway? Thought I heard you couldn't get a caliper to fit behind anything smaller.
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