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Official S10 Rebody Topic

Discussion in 'Center Of Gravity' started by sled_dog, Dec 20, 2003.

  1. sled_dog

    sled_dog 1 ton status

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    I mean besides white knight. Issue I have with the white knight is that when he first put the s10 body on it had like the equivalent of 6" body lift or so. I want to be right down on the frame for lower CG, or as low to the frame as I can get. My biggest issue will be the massive shifter for my 465 sticking up into the s10.-
     
  2. jac6695

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    Re: S10 Hybrids, anyone done an S10 Blazer?

    Yes.
     
  3. sled_dog

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    Re: S10 Hybrids, anyone done an S10 Blazer?

    any close up pictures of yours? I've only seen your avatar pic.
     
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    Re: S10 Hybrids, anyone done an S10 Blazer?

    These are the only pics I have to show you.
     
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    Re: S10 Hybrids, anyone done an S10 Blazer?

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    These are the only pics I have to show you.

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    Steve's Blazer?
     
  6. sled_dog

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    Re: S10 Hybrids, anyone done an S10 Blazer?

    keep looking man its pictures from a trail ride.
     
  7. white_knight

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    Re: S10 Hybrids, anyone done an S10 Blazer?

    Yah, we had that 6" body lift cause it was done in a hurry fot TTC2001. We should have worked the firewall. Also steering was an issue. The newest version of the knight has no body lift. It is 1 foot 6 inches lower in total compared to the full s-10 blazer version. We went full hydraulic steering which solved one of the majot problems.
     
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    Re: S10 Hybrids, anyone done an S10 Blazer?

    I think next winter I will be going full hydro and coilovers all around but thats a year off.
     
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    Re: S10 Hybrids, anyone done an S10 Blazer?

    Here is a few more of James's S10 Blazer conversion:

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    Re: S10 Hybrids, anyone done an S10 Blazer?

    who does the red and white S Blazer belong to? i'd like some more info on it, that's one sweet rig!
     
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    Re: S10 Hybrids, anyone done an S10 Blazer?

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    who does the red and white S Blazer belong to? i'd like some more info on it, that's one sweet rig!

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    Re: S10 Hybrids, anyone done an S10 Blazer?

    Do any of you who have done this swap, have pics of the new body mounts you built on your frame? Could you take pics for us?

    Thanks. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: S10 Hybrids, anyone done an S10 Blazer?

    I totally want to do this, only with a 4dr S-10 Blazer. I think the wheelbase is nearly the same as ours. With a top cut off, and a full cage I think it would look very cool!

    Mike
     
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    Re: S10 Hybrids, anyone done an S10 Blazer?

    Neil, you don't want to see pics of mine (looks kinda sloppy /forums/images/graemlins/1zhelp.gif). On the front cab mount, I used 2" box to adapt the S body mount to the fullsize frame. With the next two, I cut the frame mounts and moved them to meet the body.

    My brother (who did an ext. cab like you are) made frame mounts with thin wall box (like 4"x4" or so) cut it down to look like a factory frame mount (wedge shape), drilled the hole for the rubber mount, and welded it to his frame. Turned out real nice. I might be able to get some pics for you. I will try. Nice thing with the ext. cab, you only need to make two mounts each side.
     
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    Re: S10 Hybrids, anyone done an S10 Blazer?

    I wish I did the 4 door body. I would do it from a Sub frame for extra wheelbase and still lengthen the front clip for more room. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Re: S10 Hybrids, anyone done an S10 Blazer?

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    is this S-10 on a full size frame or stock S-10 frame?
     
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    Re: S10 Hybrids, anyone done an S10 Blazer?

    77 fullsize. I found the 70's frame works on the S- Blazer body better than 80's.
     
  18. big k5

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    Re: S10 Hybrids, anyone done an S10 Blazer?

    I have a 77 k5 that i'm setting up for pure off road use & i also have a 91 4dr s10 with a blown engine. the thought is VERY tempting to slap the s10 body on the full size frame,remove the doors,ect. & running a 400ci/sm465/205.......HMMMM ??????????? maybe it will happen
     
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    Re: S10 Hybrids, anyone done an S10 Blazer?

    How much frame would stick out in the front of the 4-door S-10 body on a K-5 frame? I'd like to know if I could mount a winch between the frame rails or on top heep style to keep my approach angle. Also, how much wider are the axles when the truck is on stock skinny tires? Is it possible to fabricate flares big enough to cover them for inspection purposes?
     
  20. big k5

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    Re: S10 Hybrids, anyone done an S10 Blazer?

    I'm not sure about how much frame would stick out in the front,but from the hybrid trucks i've seen in tellico there is enough space to put a winch up front.thats were most are running them.also i don't know if the ones i've seen were k5 frames or truck frames??? as far as the width of the axels I'm not sure I really haven't reasearched any of it yet. All I know is I have the parts lying around & the desire to do it.If I do it I'll take pics as I go and post them all on the site (once i figure out how to do that)You asked about flares to pass inspection,I've seen some of the tenneessee trucks use old(rubber) bed mat material as flares it seems to work pretty good.I'm lucky I geuss because we don't have inspection here.
     

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