1st Gen Chevy/GMC S-Series Extended Cab Longbed
Posted 31 October 2013 - 11:09 AM
The jump seats are coming along nicely, Casey. Glad to see an update on this one.
Posted 02 November 2013 - 09:22 PM
Very nice job on this, Casey.
Even if you don't get this particular unit cast, you can make another now that you've learned what to (not) do and let those of us lesser beings build these, too!
I've toyed with grabbing an early S-10, and I wouldn't mind a long-box at all- just that much more utility. One of the V-6s and an automatic, and I'd be quite happy.
Posted 14 November 2013 - 09:56 AM
How's this one going? I bet I'm not the only one here who's interested in seeing how far along you've come with this most excellent build!
Posted 14 November 2013 - 10:42 AM
How's this one going?
Slowly. The underside of the bed is done, but the topside/inner bed still needs some work in a few areas.
Posted 17 February 2014 - 08:00 PM
Wonder how this one is turning out?
Good, I guess. I have the right bedside fully polished, and the bed and left bedside pice are almost done, too.
I was unhappy with my previous splicing/patching work on the right inner fender, so an AMT GMC Sonoma gave up its inner fender, and I spliced a section into the S-10's after some reshaping and slicing. I also filled the front framerails and will sand them flat/smooth, then add a thin strip of styrene to ensure the fit flush against the bottom edges of the inner fenders. Monogram's tiny tabs at the bottom of the inner fender, which slipped into the framerail gaps, wasn't a very secure way to join those two areas, so I will have to figure out something.
Still not sure what I'll do with the suspension, but the upper A-arms in the kit are atrocious, and the 2WD crossmember with the lower A-arms molded in is not much better. I'm leaning toward AWD or 4WD at this point, but planning to stick with the 4.3L and T5 5-speed manual trans, even if that means fudging the transfer case-to-trans attachment a tad.