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Well done.....when I find cars and or projects that were repaired by idiots. I do not have pretty words describing there work ethics.

Doing in RIGHT is the BEST choice

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Wow, that just shows how careful we have to be when searching for old cars. Some people fix 'em any way they can just to keep them on the road. Good for you for finally fixing it right.

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Thanks guys I appreciate the comments as this has been a bit intimidating to me. I get to hone my fab skills a bit now lol. I'm committed to getting this thing structurally sound before I do any performance mods or make it kinda pretty. I knew the rear window had been fixed but was surprised by the windshield area. If not for it needing to be replaced and a carefull look a couple weeks ago and finding some fiberglass hanging out from under the cowl trim I would have never known. Glad I found it.

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Keep up the good work, PROGESS and PICS

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Yes sir I certainly will thank you 👍

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I am anxiously waiting for your LS build to begin

Can`t wait!

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Postsedan wrote:

I am anxiously waiting for your LS build to begin

Can`t wait!

Dan


 Yes sir I am as well! I have the new brake line (inline tube)kit I bought in chicago at mcacn and picked that up the day after thanksgiving ,along with the new axle vent and center link washers. I will be ordering the front disc brake kit with 2" dropped spindles (right stuff detailing) Next week. I will have a consultation with my buddy who will be building my rear axle. I will also be ordering the front end parts(moog) Or trw. I like the heavy duty parts. A line loc,rear sway bar, urethane rear bushings,rear upper adjustable control arms,eaton 1" lower rear springs( same 6 cyl car rate) etc etc . 

My plan is to do the upgrades to the suspension. Test drive and shake the car down (line loc tests)!. I also will be weiging the car and plan on getting a few " baseline" runs at a local drag strip just for fun! (yawn inspiring 20 second et's expected)!

This will be a slow process as I am doing it one stage at a time. I'm still liquidating old assets to fund the project. It has worked out well so far. I sell and save, buy parts for the next step of the transformation, work on the car till that part is done, drive it a bit. Then  sell, save, wrench , repeat!!! 

 



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Those inline tube brake lines are great. I used one on a Studebaker Station Wagon I was building before I got the Biscayne.

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Everything sure looks warm and green in the picture.

Not like here in Missouri, cold and white stuff everywhere



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Great plan......I like everything I read....just make sure you do your homework on the urethane bushings as they give a stiff hard ride.

I have been using Inline Tube for the last six years with great results.

Dan



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General Morters wrote:

Everything sure looks warm and green in the picture.

Not like here in Missouri, cold and white stuff everywhere


 That pic was last October. It's been in the mid teens during the day and single numbers at nite here !



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Postsedan wrote:

Great plan......I like everything I read....just make sure you do your homework on the urethane bushings as they give a stiff hard ride.

I have been using Inline Tube for the last six years with great results.

Dan


 I looked high and low on opinions on the urethane bushings. I'm going to run them on the rear suspension. I'm not concerned with ride quality on this car. I'm willing to sacrifice that butter smooth ride for better performance (less flexing). I have heard that the urethane is more prone to bind at the top and bottom extreme suspension travel. My hope is with the adjustablity, I can tune the chance of wheel hop out of the car. I will be making my own "4 speed bars" as well to help elevate the problem.

I figure if Nick Scavo, Randy Lambert and Pat Spangnberg can run 8's on a basically stock suspension, I shouldn't have to many issues. Just science it out then go test it and adjust it to my combo!

i totally agree I have used inline tube products for a while I'm very happy. They went so far as to make me lines for a manual brake truck I had. I got the lines home and found the lines to the metering block were different,I called them and brought them my old lines. They made me new ones on the spot. Kept the old ones for a pattern and added the new addition to there inventory. They had never seen an 85 S-10 with manual brakes before.



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Cool.....I survived a 70mph accident in my 1986 S-10....I flipped the truck end over end 5 times and walked away.... in my 1986 S-10.....I have much love for the S-10`s.

Mine had Power Brakes....White exterior with Red Interior

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Wow yikes ! Glad U made it out alive!!

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Spike wrote:

Wow yikes ! Glad U made it out alive!!


DITTO

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How did that happin? If you don't mind sharing.

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Wow, that had to be a scary ride, glad you came out OK.

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I lived in St. Louis at the time......I worked all day, I went out with the guys after work......I was NOT drinking. I was feeling good....not tired. I decided to drive to Chicago to surprise my Dad, he was performing....My Dad is a Musician.
Half way to Chicago, in Springfield, IL. I fell asleep behind the wheel. I when I opened my eyes.....it was like the scene in "Smokey in the Bandit" when Reynolds was on the side of the road, knocking down the mail boxes....except mine situation was on a curve.....I almost got the S-10 straightened out and almost got back on the road.....but I had no luck.....I hit the back end of the guard rail.....and that is what engaged the truck into a vicious roll.....end over end.....I was Screaming Like a BABY. I thought for sure I was DEAD! Unless you have been in a similar situation....it is amazing what goes through your head.....and what a change of direction your life begins.
When the vehicle came to a stop....I was inverted. I could smell gas, the cabin was crushed and I could not open either door. I was in panic mode.....scary. I bashed the rear glass window with my hand.....it is true, you have Super Human strength when your life is danger. I crawled out of the rear back glass window .....and ran as fast as I could....like "The Bionic Man" fast did I run. I thought for sure the truck was about to explode. When I came to a stop....I was greeted by all the truckers that pulled over to come to my aide.....they all said that they thought I was a "Goner" - One trucker said....."Boy, you best thank the Lord....as he clearly has other plans for you"

I did Thank God.....many many times.

I was scrapped, bruised and bloody......but I nothing broken, no head damage - it was amazing. To give you an example of how viciously I got whipped around like a rag doll.....When I came to running stop....I looked down at my feet and realized my shoes were off my feet and no where to be found......my shoes we brand new "Air Jordons"

The carnage was such a mess.....the hood was 100 yards to the east, the car battery was 100 yards to the west. I was able to find my wallet and a few belongings. I was just happy to be ALIVE!

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Wow just wow what an amazing story. I can't imagine what was going through your mind at the time. It's over in a few seconds but seems like slow motion.Saved by the hand of God. Nope he's not done with you yet. It's amazing how far parts fly at speed and where they land.
Glad your still here !!


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My gosh I cannot imagine what that must have been like. You certainly were blessed that day, was not your time. Very happy you came through it OK. I expect you were sore for a while after the adrenaline wore off.

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