Project S-10 Revolution: Introducing My Luxury PrerunnerMarch 11th, 2010 by admin
I started a Luxury Prerunner project about 8 months ago. This will be a monthly update on the build status and future plans. But first, the beginning…
My platform is known as “The worst truck to build a prerunner.” I bought a 1998 Chevy S-10 Extended Cab 4.3L with 100,000 mile for 4,000 dollars.
My plans for the truck were:
- Bulkhead front suspension
- Crate 350, carb
- Full cage from front to back
- Custom 9″ housing, 40 spline axles, and a locker
- Wilwood brakes system front and rear
- Rear 3 link system
- …and much more
I did my homework and found there was one man known as the S10 God. His name was Jason and his shop was called The GMR, which happened to be about 3 miles from my house. After picking up the truck I brought it home and over a 3-month period I would strip and sell it piece by piece until I had a frame and cab. I made about $3,000 off the parts, so my project started at 1,000 dollars with a finish goal under $60,000. Now that sounds like a big number but I was always told to do it right the first time.
Jason and I got together and formed a build plan which would put this truck into a category where no S10 had gone before. Check out my next post for the first steps we took to upgrading this truck.