1991 Chevrolet S-10
Tahoe 2dr Regular Cab 4WD LB
|Curb Weight||4191 LB|
|Drivetrain||Rear Wheel Drive|
|Engine Size||3 L|
|MPG (City/Highway)||24 MPG|
Air Intake (1)
Wheels & Tires (1)
Unknown unknown Fender Flaresmore info
unknown unknown Paintmore info
Chevrolet Blazer Electric Bucket Seatmore info
Auto Drive 54225 Center Console Arm Restmore info
Unknown Ford Ranger Grille Guardmore info
Harbor Freight 3029 Off-road lightsmore info
Lund S10-unlit Visormore info
Unknown unknown dual exhaust Cat Back Exhaustmore info
Futura Enforcer M/T Tiremore info
Hercules Heavy duty Bumpermore info
Custom Stainless Steel Manual 4x4 Front Diff Controllermore info
Unknown 12" curved fin, slim style Electric Radiator Fanmore info
Tell us the story behind your ride. What made you pick this particular one? Where did you find it?
I was just out of high school and had been wanting a 4x4 for quite awhile. I had been working full time for a few months thanks to a vocational school "intern" process and had saved up a bit of money to buy one. A friend of my dad had owned this one for awhile and had upgraded to a bigger truck and was just looking to get rid of this one since it had some issues. It was rusty and needed some attention but everything worked and it had a nice paint matched cap on top with an OEM bedliner. It was optioned perfectly for what I wanted. Plus, it was a long bed with heavier duty suspension so I could haul more than the average small pickup. The price was right too: $700. I went to the guys house the next week with cash in hand and drove it home completely satisfied with what I had just done.
Describe the modifications you've made. Where did you start, what’s the most recent mod and what motivated it?
Oh boy, the list is a long one on this baby. I did tons of stuff to it. The first thing on my list was a 3" lift consisting of homemade rear shackles, cheap torsion bar keys and a set of lift struts. Then came 31" tall tires so it didn't look like it skipped leg day. After that I put on a K&N air filter and a magnaflow knockoff exhaust. Then I upgraded the interior with a new radio and speakers, a couple bucket seats and center console out of a blazer, and some red LEDs on the kick panels. The came exterior mods in the way of a Lund visor with some LED pods that I added, some cheap fender flares, and a brush guard off of a Ford Ranger. My motivation to do all of this was just to build an awesome looking, off road capable, truck that I enjoyed driving.
Of all the mods you’ve made, which do you think offers the biggest bang for the buck?
The bucket seats and center console. I paid like $15 for 2 power seats for it from a junkyard and then like $25 for the center console I got at Walmart. The center console added a ton of storage in the interior and added 4 cup holders which was a huge improvement over the 0 it had from the factory. This truck was meant to be driven so I wanted to be able to enjoy and use the interior.
How did you go about selecting the specific parts for this build? Any installation tips to share?
Honestly, it was just whatever I found available. I had a list in my head of what I wanted this truck to have on it so as I found the parts I wanted that weren't crazy expensive, I picked them up.
What are you planning next?
Just reminiscing about it whenever I see a picture of it or whenever my friends and I talk about stories involving it. It was a fun truck but I got rid of it when I decided that having something more sensible (and better on gas) was more important than having a cool truck.
What’s been the biggest challenge with this build?
Fixing all of the body damage and rust on it and then fixing the issues that arose from it sitting for years. There was a ton of rust on this thing when I started digging in to it and it required a bunch of panels to get replaced and the back 18" or so of the frame to get cut off and replaced. Then came the rusted bits that started going bad when I began driving it again. The fuel lines on the frame rusted through and started leaking so I cut them out and replaced them. Then I found out how rusted the inside of the fuel tank was and started replacing the fuel filter every few weeks. Then I found out how rusty the coolant passages were from sitting without coolant in them when it started overheating a little bit randomly. Then I sold it.
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