Project S-10 Revolution: Introducing My Luxury Prerunner

March 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.

Chevy S-10 Prerunner

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.

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4 Responses to “Project S-10 Revolution: Introducing My Luxury Prerunner”

  1. Dude, that’s awesome! Does your guy work on Fords too?

  2. Yes Mike,

    THE GMR is a shop that 4 Wheel Parts sell parts to and he does more custom labor that our store cannot.

    Here is his webpage www.thegmr.com

  3. Congrads on the lofty goal! The words, Luxury, PreRunner, and S-10 have never been used in the same sentence before! Good luck with the build!

  4. 🙂

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