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PostSubject: Project "OVERKILL"   Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:15 am

I'm working on bagging my 2000 S10 extended cab. This truck has 10,900 original miles on it. I bought it brand new back in 2000. I'm completing as much as the work on this project I possibly can myself. And with help from friends on the bagging. First time at attempting a bag job.
I have the truck tore down now and on jack stands. The entire rear suspension is out. Also the front suspension is out too, and the front of the frame has been cut out for the bags. I am also working on the interior. painting and detailing the engine, and the frame. The end result will be a completely painted interior, fiberglass shaved dash, bagged and laying frame front and rear on 20s and 22s. The frame is in primer now and I'm still scraping the stock wax/tar coating off it getting it ready for primer and paint. It will be painted red and white. All the parts on the engine that could be pulled off or painted have also been painted in red and white. I am still waiting on parts for the bag setup, hoping to make the debut with the truck at "The Big Show" Rockingham Dragstrip NC, June 4th-6th, not looking to good right now thou have to get SD to get me my 5 link this week.
I am bagging the rear with the Suicide Doors bolt on 5 link, and the front with Airbagit's tubular control arm kit, with spring pocket eliminators. I will be running 2600 bags on all four corners. I will be using the Airengine V8 valves with 1/2" lines, two Viair 380c compressors and a 5 gallon stainless tank, and a 10 switch control box. Also will be changing out the carrier bearing crossmeber to one that will lay out.
I would like to eventually lay this truck out on 24s on all 4 corners, and do a different paint scheme
Hope everyone likes what I'm doing with the truck. Below are all the pics I currently have taken from the beginning to now.


What I started with 5" front drop with coils and spindles, and 6" rear drop with leafs and blocks Belltech kit



The frame work


The start










The frame coating


Me scraping that aggravating coating off.








Took me 6 hours to get this much done with getting the coating off.




It's in primer now wasted my time doing the shock mount piece LOL!!!


Ready for primer




Got the exhaust system unbolted from the cat and pulled out.




Moved the evaporative emissions control module to the back bottom wall of the cab using the stock bracket.






My 2 year old daughter helping!!!!


I got the gastank out and the leafs out.


Rusty rear end yuck!!!


I got the rear end primered in white bout to be out too.








I got the front ready for primer still have to get the coating off the top and bottom thou.


The gastank I painted white






My poor baby!!! Sad

The Interior


The start.


Have it gutted now.








Have the new white carpet in.






The extended cab panels I sanded smooth and painted






The back wall bottom carpet piece I recovered


The back wall top plastic piece I sanded smooth and painted


The back wall back together


The headliner I recovered in white fleece, and did the sun visors in red also added red bowtie in the middle


The door panel I redid the upholstery on, and also sanded smooth and painted.


The rear jumper seat I recovered


The stock floormats I recovered and added bowties to match the headliner




Just to get an idea of what it will look like back together.


The dash on its way out for me to fiberglass


Out in about 2 hours. Whole inside of it is gutted now. All the vents for A/C and heat plus the heater coil is out too. Lots of room if needed to relocate stuff Smile


The dash as I have begun work on fiberglassing it. Going to shave the grabhandle and all the vents.






The bottom steering wheel cover I sanded smooth and painted


The seats I'm having to paint due to not being able to get a shop to reupholster them in time for The Big Show. The end result doesnt look bad to be painted. This is only temporary for now. Will be recovered the same way in red and white leather.


The passenger side seat complete and finished. I glued white fleece to the middle and trimmed it in some twisted rope.


Close up of the trim
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The Engine


The start what a cluttered mess


Got the A/C and heat out along with the front fenders lots of room to tuck those 20s now!!!




Relocated the ABS to where the A/C compressor was.


I had to handpaint the waterpump because it was too aggravating to mask off to spray it. Took me 4 hours to do and 4 coats of paint


My new valvecovers I painted and handpainted the letters on.


Pulleys I was able to pull off and paint.


Fuse relay center cover I painted


After I handpainted the letters on it


The powersteering pump pulley I painted


The valvecover on


Hope I remember where all these wires went!!! Rolling Eyes


The alternator I painted. I also handpainted the letters on it for detail.


The belt tensioner I painted


Alternator back on


Tensioner back on


Pulley back on


The fan shroud I painted and handpainted the letters on.

Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Project "OVERKILL"   Tue Sep 28, 2010 11:53 am

Update for everyone. Have the frame cut out now for the spring pocket eliminators. Test fitted them but haven't welded them in yet. Still have to do some more trimming on the frame to get the bags lined up right.


My front bags 2600 DeNominator IIs 12" of lift out of these Smile


I love my bags!!!


Passenger side of frame. Got my control arms all dirty have to repaint them when done with the front.


Same pic as above. I just edited it with paint to show where the frame still has to be cut to lay out with the steering linkage.


Drivers side, still have alot of work on this side lol!!!


Test fit to see how it looks. Still have a little more trimming to do on it to make it right.



Up date on progress made so far. The truck is just mocked up on the suspension right now trying to avoid a $100.00 fine from the HOA, its not done yet. Still have alot of more work to get this truck laid out like I want it.


Just test fitting parts nothing is bolted up yet.


My friend David who comes to help with this project


Neil grinding on the bottom rivets on the bracket to the gastank crossmember. I grinded the drivers side off Smile


What do we do now? scratch


The NOPI stickers are gone all thats left


Front control arms and spindles on


I know it looks like s*** lol got to get those rotors painted


Got the gastank crossmember on and primered, along with the wishbone




Got the rear crossmember on, and the rearend bolted to the wishbone




Getting it off the jackstands for the first time just to be pu into the garage this Saturday and back on them lol






Ouch!!! Its ok it didn't hurt it Smile


Its stuck on the jack in the front. Oh well have to jack it back up anyways to put wood in between the lower arm and the frame


See the jack lol


Im so tired of seeing gray primer, ready to see some red paint on that frame!!!


If the jack wasn't stuck under the front those tires would be on the fenders. Alot of cutting to do up front


Well back on wheels at least but far from finished. Cant wait to see it laid out


Gray primered frame again


First time this truck has ever tucked the 20s in the front Smile

Ill keep everyone updated. Once I get he other 2 trucks out of the garage this weekend and move this one in it'll be balls to the walls again.
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PostSubject: Re: Project "OVERKILL"   Tue Sep 28, 2010 2:00 pm


Finally got that ugly shock bracket cut out, and the truck is back on jack stands again.




Working in flip flops and a tank top lol!!!


Hum this doest look good, front is down on the tires. scratch



Measuring for the notches






Just tack welding the notch on




Start of the welding


Look at that weld


My friend David's doing the welding


Notching the inside of the frame for the notch to line up properly


Sawzalling the piece of frame out of the notch


Got my notches in Smile


Look at how level that is with the truck down


Got the jackstands out, and still has 2x4s under the front to get a jack under it. The frames almost on the concrete. Razz


There it is all down off the stands. Have about a 1/2" left in the notch lol. I was so happy when I saw this!!!


Thats all the clearance I have from the frame to the back of the tire lol!!! I cant even get my finger in between the tire and frame.


Fitting the bags on.


Got the bags set up right on the bars.




Had to put wood under the frame in the back, dont have the plumbing hooked up yet, so have to do this to be able to jack the truck back up again.


Hum Id say its tucking that 20 in the front alot more than before lol!!!


See all the cutting that has to be done?


Best shot I could get with all the truck parts in the garage on this side lol
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PostSubject: Re: Project "OVERKILL"   Tue Sep 28, 2010 2:12 pm


Got the wheels cleaned up, front and back




The new hole had to cut out in the dash where the grab handle was, it was done but this side didn't look right


Thanks for the idea Matt of using Great Stuff foam to fill in that hole worked great




The dents Sad


Sanded all the paint off


This was the first repair attempt done incorrectly looks like above pic again




I didnt leave much bondo behind




The passenger side door handle I painted white


Still have to wet sand and buff it to get the orange peel out


My trailer fenders for the bed and firewall


Got one of them cut in half for the firewall


Neil using a cutting wheel to cut out the firewall


Still have to get all the junk out of the interior so he can finish cutting that out


New location of the fuse access, and the computer, its not bolted up yet thou


The wire that Im having to extend to reach the back wall into the cab to plug into the fuse access, I want the engine compartment clean as possible

All thats left to do is get the firewall tubbed, the interior back together, frame painted, then get the air-suspension finished

Here are some updates, the seats are done going to pick them up today. Ended up costing me $685.00 to get them recovered plus material costs which was about $80.00, will have some pics up of the seats once I go to pick them up!!!


Got the firewall cut out and the fenders too, yeap its hacked up for now, but not for long thou


Some of the sheet metal from the firewall and fender


The drivers side wall cut out, this side was a PITA for sure. GM engineers should be forced to work on what they design, it would change the way they design vehicles!!!


Finally got those 20s tucking good!!!


Lots of room for future use 22s or 24s lol!!!


Still have to cut down that cross member that the cat is on, a lil bit is hanging down below the frame on that, then it will lay out properly


Look at those 22s Very Happy




SEXY Smile


My wiring nightmare, thanks Josh for extending the wires!!!


The inside of my bed perfect, but not for long Sad



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PostSubject: Re: Project "OVERKILL"   Tue Sep 28, 2010 2:19 pm






The seats, they turned out really good thou they were expensive to get recovered


The seats in the truck


Got the gastank bolted up





The engine, Josh got the wires finished and wrapped up, then the fan and fan shroud on, so engine is almost done now, also removed the ABS all together looks cleaner without it


You can see the fan in this pic


The bed alot had to be cutout including more today because of how far the rearend stuck thru


Got the truck aired up using slatter valves or whatever they are and out of the garage to put the bed on it


The back up, got pretty good lift out of it


This is the amount of lift on the back


Test fitting the bed on it still have to cut out more


Bed sheetmetal that was cut out of the sides


Tucking those 22s good now Smile


Alot of the rearend is thru the bed lol




This is what it looks like now, got the drivers side body work finished and primered in white

All thats left to do today is adjust the front bars some more, get the shocks on, get the air ride wired and working will update pics again soon
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PostSubject: Re: Project "OVERKILL"   Tue Sep 28, 2010 2:25 pm

I did take the time to do some editing with microsoft paint and did a couple of pics, itll give you guys an idea of what im working towards in the next year or two. Bodied on 22s with a 454 in it, hence the name "Overkill"


This is how I want to get the back end done all shaved, shave 3rd brake light, suicide doors, shaved door handles, body dropped on 22s, and my new paintjob design as seen in the newbies section.

This is the Lil Shop Of Horrors S10 I photoshopped with the end design of my truck and what I hope to do with it. Want to body it out on 22s and run this paintjob



This is how the rear frame will be painted, all the nuts and bolts on the frame will be handpainted as well.

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PostSubject: Re: Project "OVERKILL"   Thu Oct 21, 2010 10:42 pm

that is one bad ass dime, you put a lot of work into that. the interior is just priceless. congrats on the sick ass dime Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Project "OVERKILL"   Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:20 am

Thanks appreciate that but yours is way better than mine is right now. Love that truck
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PostSubject: Re: Project "OVERKILL"   Sun Oct 24, 2010 12:02 pm

mine will look good after a nice paint and some interior changes
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PostSubject: Re: Project "OVERKILL"   Tue May 17, 2011 12:41 pm

Ok time to update you guys on the progress. Its still moving along slow of course, but detail takes time. Hope to have the air ride on it working soon.


Got the rear links painted


Painting the frame








Got the rear end painted


I grinded the welds down I did, and filled them with body filler so it'd look cleaner




The frame put back together minus the rear bars.




Time to shave


Time to shave


Time to shave
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PostSubject: Re: Project "OVERKILL"   Tue May 17, 2011 12:46 pm

Another update on the truck

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The bad install before it was done 100%


The lift that 5 link gets is sick higher than stock in the back


Got it on the trailer finally, to take to its first show since the bag job.

Now just have to finish the interior, get the firewall finished, and the shaving done. Going to show it just bagged for a bit then do the body drop and engine swap later.
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PostSubject: Re: Project "OVERKILL"   Tue May 17, 2011 12:58 pm

Just some more pics of the truck


The frame back together with the rear bars installed


Laid out




Front valance no longer MIA lol


Up in the air, this is close to full lift, but not quite
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