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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote unlovedford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08-September-2016 at 3:10AM
Griffin, I'd have to hunt around for pictures of that truck. Basically, I bought the S-10 from a buddy and he said he had a Ranger Splash (stepside) bed he'd give me if I wanted. Paid $500 for the truck (nothing wrong except paint was bad), drove it for a couple of weeks, sold the bed off it with the tailgate for $300 and decided to see what I could do with the Ranger bed. Cut 8+/- inches out of the center of the bed, welded some new supports underneath to lower it a couple of inches and installed it on the S-10. Looked great, body lines were spot-on, correct width. Did the same thing to the tailgate, added side clasps and sprayed the whole truck. Added a custom dual exhaust another friend built for me to tune the V6 sound out and add a more V8 rumble. Looked very cool, sounded incredible. Drove it for 5+ years smiling the entire time and it gathered a crowd whenever I stopped. No one could figure it out until I would tell them - then the lightbulbs would come on. As an added bonus, the Ranger bed is fiberglass except the load floor, so it shaved a lot of weight off the truck. Added ZQ8 wheels, lowered it 3 inches and drove the snot out of it. Sold it with almost 300K on the odometer.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote californiajohnny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08-September-2016 at 7:11PM
joe, i remember seeing a pic of that on here somewhere in an old thread.


update: tint arrived today Big smile so the replacement window is now tinted and installed and working Clap other side to tint yet but probably tomorrow night Wink don't want to push my luck
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74 CORVETTE COUPE CUSTOM
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Clap got the other window tinted and reinstalled Big smile
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79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote unlovedford Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 10-September-2016 at 2:05PM
Awesome. So, does that tint fit and resist abrasion well?
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yes it's way better than that cheap purple stuff you get at o'reilly's Dead i only used this precut stuff for the DD's the nice cars i had professionally done! the blazer windows were only $13! and the whole set for the sentra was $25 Big smile
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74 CORVETTE COUPE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
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79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
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a couple of weeks ago, i ordered a custom woodgrain kit for my blazer...got it tonight so i had to install it! Wink not cheap. but it looks good i was tired of looking at an all gray interior Unhappy this adds a little color and class to it WinkBig smile
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74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 CORVETTE COUPE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
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