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Old 03-06-2019, 11:05 PM
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Default Kechi 1949 3100 4.3 4L60e

well I still dont have any news and idle hands are the devils playthings, so I popped on craigslist to find some more trucks.

this is all that was available for what I was looking for, all of the V6 longbeds were seriously overpriced and none of the shortbeds were V6. I wanted to stay in the 98-03 range, and this was the rustiest body I have ever seen but man did it run and drive like brand new. this is what $1000 will get you.



if you cut the framerails right behind the core support mounts you can have the front clip off in one piece in less than 45 minutes, followed by the bed, then pushing it in to strip the interior because its cold outside.





i didnt break my t47 taking the seat out, this is a good sign!



I got the HVAC off the firewall and all the pedals. quick tip: you can unbolt the whole AC portion of the system from the firewall and leave it charged until you are ready to put it back on.





then pull the cab with some help from my friend Ron who stopped by at the perfect time.



while I was outside, I chopped up the bed to get the floor I wanted.



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Old 03-06-2019, 11:11 PM
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Nice start on the demo. Great buy for $1K.
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Old 03-06-2019, 11:15 PM
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the truck had a slight vibration at highway speeds and I figured it was the double cardan driveshaft, but it might have just been mud.



after pressure washing about a hundred pounds of mud off of everything including in the u joints, i rolled it in to start pulling the motor.



the truck was the quietest thing I had ever driven, the road noise was louder than the engine, here is why. that is one bad cat.



I loaded up everything for scrap that didnt sell right away and hauled it away. the craigslist is glutted with s10 parts, everyone is taking these apart.



pulled the motor to start the frame shortening and new engine mounts.




i separated the frame at the joint and took out 6" to give me a 117" wheelbase.




I would have had it tacked back together but there are two spots to trim. so maybe tomorrow.

I also still have to go see Wayne and make a deal on those cabs he has.
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Old 03-06-2019, 11:19 PM
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Lots of progress already! You definitely don't mess around.
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Old 03-06-2019, 11:21 PM
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Old 03-07-2019, 07:24 AM
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You've got s10 demolition down pat...
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Old 03-07-2019, 08:15 AM
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Old 03-12-2019, 08:48 PM
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got the frame welded up last week, total time is about 3 hours, spread over 3 days. so 3 days, right? haha.




tracked down wayne, he is fine. made a deal on 4 cabs and three front ends

picked up kechi, he is fine too.




he had about 200 lbs of kansas farmland packed in the floors and seat, I just tipped him on his nose to clean most of it.



power washing in the rain took care of the rest.



moved the motor mounts back 8.75 inches.



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picked up all the parts I needed at the swap meet last weekend, aprons, a rad support, front bumper. got some rear fenders from a local guy too.

more to come, maybe the motor will be back in tomorrow.
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Old 03-12-2019, 09:44 PM
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WOW!
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Old 03-12-2019, 10:42 PM
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