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Post by BlackChevelleSS on Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:45 am

well heres my new project. Its a 1988 s10 tahoe 4x4 baja, yes its a real baja.
I got it cheap and ive always wanted a mini truck 4x4, but i wanted a ext cab not a single
plans are to swap in a vortec 5.0L with lt1 cam and tbi intake. gonna be fun im trying to keep the gas mileage and enough power to pull something better than the crummy 4.3L
2" body lift maybe a 2" suspension and 31-33" a/t tires around on some aluminum rims.

Im looking for parts right now. I need 2 4.3L steel 4x4 s10 oil pans, also need the v8 engine mount plates, and just in case I want a v6 tbi intake.

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Post by Limey SE on Wed Sep 29, 2010 2:09 am

Nice score Black............................................. body looks pretty clean for the year ........keep my eye out for ya .........

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Post by The Dude on Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:21 am

I got a 1988 ext cab S10 recently. Razz

Seriously though if you need some tips, I've owned four of them. With a TB crank, AAL, & some Interco tires, my 93 Jimmy was keeping up with Heeps.

Here's some local stuff:
complete frame, might have mounts? - http://joplin.craigslist.org/pts/1977798469.html
Parting out one - http://joplin.craigslist.org/pts/1976564914.html
$50 topper - http://joplin.craigslist.org/pts/1969530856.html
V8 oil pan, stock oil pan, throttle body - http://joplin.craigslist.org/pts/1961855446.html

I'll keep an eye out. These things are a "dime" a dozen, LMAO! Sorry for the pun. A couple of months ago, there was a complete V8 conversion with headers, mounts, radiator & all for $150. They also had a fiberglass cowl hood for $100! If only I would have known that I'd end up back in one.
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Post by The Dude on Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:55 am

For those young'ens that don't know what a Baja is:

http://www.s10baja.iwarp.com/index.html

BTW, where's the wheels at Dan?
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Post by Limey SE on Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:39 am

Rago wrote:For those young'ens that don't know what a Baja is:

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BTW, where's the wheels at Dan?

theres a guy selling some wheels like that here let me see if he still has them..............


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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:49 am

Cool lookin little truck...

Never seen one (BAJA) before.

Not many of that generation S10 left anymore. Especially here in MI. Can't remember the last time I saw one.

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Post by The Dude on Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:10 pm

74MonteCarlo wrote:........Not many of that generation S10 left anymore. Especially here in MI. Can't remember the last time I saw one.

Must be in the wrong part of the country. I see at least 5 pass me on the way home from work every day..... maybe not Baja's, but first gen S10s.
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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:12 pm

They all rotted out here in MI. Lol. Drive around here, there are hardly any older cars for daily drivers. The only old cars you see are at car shows. The road salt here just killed them all. And the few you do see around, you wonder how they're still putting along.

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Post by BlackChevelleSS on Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:25 pm

The aluminum wheels are an option, so is the spare tire and tail gate net.

Well im gonna put together a v6 if I can find the stuff. TBI v6s are a little hard to find.

and im gonna start to build a v8 to put in it one of these years. 5.0 or 5.7 also know where a 5.3L LS motor is thats really tempting.

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Post by IndyG3 on Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:03 pm

Nice truck. The Bajas are pretty rare too...think of it like that body style's ZR2, only crappier Razz

You'd be surprised about how much power you'd get out of the 4.3. On stock parts they're good for 300 or so horsepower. Sure, you'd get more power out of the v8, but the 4.3's already there.
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Post by Limey SE on Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:46 pm

here you go BlackchevelleSS is this what your shooting for ??

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Post by Limey SE on Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:52 pm

and buddy that Dime is sitting on a full frame not a regular one

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Post by BlackChevelleSS on Thu Sep 30, 2010 12:11 am

yea its a K5 blazer frame. I dont want that big

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Post by The Dude on Thu Sep 30, 2010 9:23 am

Is it a 2.8 truck or 4.3?

If it's a 2.8, grab a 3.4 out of a 93-95 Camaro, a 2.8 TBI intake, & a 4.3 TBI unit. All of these parts are on CL right now.

If it's a 4.3, there's a few complete motors on CL as well for cheap. Hell there's a complete 96 Blazer for $250 in Tulsa if I remember correctly. Just been rolled & had the trans pulled. Skip the TBI & go for either CPI or 96+ vortec with the computer. I can vouch for the CPI motor's power. I managed to get about 250hp out of one with a little PnP & some cheap mods.

V8s are overrated in S10's. Be different.
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Post by The Dude on Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:40 am

Double post but oh well...... here's some food for thought when y'all are laughing at my 60 degree V6 suggestion: