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Old November 4th, 2006, 05:54 PM   #1
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I have been considering building an S-10 truggy since I would be running solid axle It seemjs to me that it would be less work to start with a 2wd chassis. Am I wrong ?
I want to run 350/350? 300 twinsticked to 44's or 10 bolt/14 bolt
so none of the drive train would be left.
thoughts and comments are greatly appriciated I am wanting to bild the thing for the ball park area of $3500-$4000 including the truck
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Old November 4th, 2006, 06:02 PM   #2
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most people do start with a 4x4 frame


2wd frames have ifs why would you want to start with one of them.

talk to nitrous nut. i beleive he used a 4x4 frame or check out www.whiteknight.ca they have build up info from the regular build from 10 years ago

i have thought about doing this a few times as well

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Old November 4th, 2006, 06:07 PM   #3
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most people do start with a 4x4 frame


2wd frames have ifs why would you want to start with one of them.


all S-10's have ifs
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Old November 4th, 2006, 06:11 PM   #4
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are they. sorry for bad info but i could of swore someof the older ones were leafs
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Old November 4th, 2006, 06:23 PM   #5
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are they. sorry for bad info but i could of swore someof the older ones were leafs
well you thought wrong.
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back on topic, it seems like a lot of people just buy a truck frame and put there S-10 body on that, i forget wheelbase numbers and that.
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Old November 4th, 2006, 06:25 PM   #8
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even when you were born S-10's were IFS :miff:
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Old November 4th, 2006, 06:31 PM   #9
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ill put a end to the bullshit so he can keep his thread. when u put a s10 body on a fullsize frame its way to long. and to wide for body mounts to line up to keep it simple just do a sas as s10 frames are somewhat strong. there use to be a guy on got mud that build sas s10s for cheap. under a k including parts. name was extreme4x4fab name was ben hes from holland last i knew maybe somebody knos him on here ive done bussiness with him a great guy but i lost his number
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Get a rusty full size Blazer, and swap the S10 cab on it.

Much cheaper
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Get a rusty full size Blazer, and swap the S10 cab on it.

Much cheaper

x 2, thats the common route for this. An old K-blazer chassis would work great.


I prefer that style, over a full bedded truck, which is just going to be smashed on the trails(at least the trails I prefer to run).

I don't have a straight piece of sheet metal on my truck, but the back end will take some serious punishment..


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Putting the body of a fullsize is much easier. K-5 Chassis is the best fit like mentioned above......

Boggin Boy........most of the Got Mud S-10s are on fullsize chassis'. Get off the web wheeling and come to the mounds......youd see.
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I hate to side with BB on this but he was sort of right. Ben from holland (extreme4x4) Has built quite a few with the s-10 frame, but he did ALL the fab work himself, beefed up the frames and had it figured out to be about $4500 per truck
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This is all good advice but I dont really want to build it with leaves. Yes Jesus I would tube bed it. I can get a 2wd s-10 with no bed and a 4.3 for a real nice price so maybee I'll start there. I cant have two vehicles littering up the driveway while doing a body swap the neighbors hate me already.
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If you are fabbing it up from scratch, then usually the frame really doesn't matter 2wd vs 4wd. I say usually because I don't know the particulars of the S-10 frame.

But in general, since you'll have several inches of lift, the differences in the amount of frame arch, etc, don't really matter.

If I could do it again, I'd have bought a 2wd toyota and converted it. I already have replaced/refabricated all of the stock front suspension, anyway.
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start with a 4x4 frame the 2wd frame has to big of cross member on it. 4link is the way to go its alot of work but its worth it in the end.

btw if you get the hole front susp. from a xj-zj it is not that bad to put in. the 4 link, coils, steering rods, track bar, pitman arm, shocks it all works good. and my stock s10 drive shaft worked in it but i had to put it in backwards.
let me know if you need anything else. good luck
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Old November 22nd, 2006, 05:09 PM   #17
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There is a guy one pirate4x4 in the general section. He is building a blazer on the orignal frame. He bought sky's offroad spring hanger for the front. Looks pretty easy.

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/showthread.php?t=515244

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