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Old 04-12-2017, 10:22 PM
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Default 83 C10 "Island Time" Street/Auto-X Build

I have been around this forum for a while and am finally going to move forward with my C10. I have been around cars, ridden and raced dirt bikes, mountain bikes and still ride both quite a bit.(seems like the mountain bike gets the most use lately) I worked in a paint and body shop out of high school for about 5 years, and have a pretty mechanically minded mind so here goes!

I acquired the truck about 5 years ago for next to nothing and drove it home and parked it in the garage for couple of years as a "project" I really wanted a 2nd gen Trans Am to relive the "glory days" of my youth.......then I started seeing some pretty cool trucks and here we are. (Still want another Bird car though)

The truck is a good runner and can be a daily driver as we speak so I intend to do this in stages as follows, Stage one: Wheels, Brakes, and Suspension Stage two: Engine Stage three:Trans, drive line, and rearend. Stage four:Interior
This isn't going to be an unlimited budget build, but I think will be pretty nice when finished.

I have a bunch of pictures on different phones I will try to get sorted out this weekend. But stage one has just begun 20" wheels, Wilwood Brakes, and a Ridetech Street Grip kit should make this thing stop and handle better I hope!
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Old 04-13-2017, 11:31 AM
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Sounds like a fun project. Keep us posted!
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Holy crap! I finally have a Lat-g Build thread: https://lateral-g.net/forums/showthread.php4?t=46415
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Old 04-15-2017, 11:55 AM
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Sweet!! I think everyone loves the square body era. I know I do.
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Truck as it sits today[IMG][/IMG]
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Old 04-15-2017, 11:13 PM
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Some new wheels came in....Vision 143's, they actually look very nice with good fit and finish. 20X91/2 looks like they will fill out the wheel wells nicely.
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1 5/8" to the outside and 1 3/4" to the inside.
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