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by navigator » Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:47 pm

mikekey wrote:..... The S10 crowd has more parts are more forums.

Living more than 10 years helps.
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by HARDTRAILZ » Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:50 pm

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mikekey wrote:..... The S10 crowd has more parts are more forums.

Living more than 10 years helps.


What?
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by HARDTRAILZ » Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:53 pm

Conner299 wrote:My buddy said that is his old rig... Said his new one is a black and red color.


Bergman's Buggy. Some of Scott's parts on it.

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by navigator » Wed Feb 19, 2014 4:59 pm

HARDTRAILZ wrote:
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mikekey wrote:..... The S10 crowd has more parts are more forums.

Living more than 10 years helps.


What?

The TB only lived 7 yrs (2002-2009), here in the states anyway.
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by HARDTRAILZ » Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:03 pm

navigator wrote:Living more than 10 years helps.

The TB only lived 7 yrs (2002-2009), here in the states anyway.



Pretty sure I knew that, but you said 10...

82-93-- s10 1st gen was barely over 10. 1994-2004--2nd gen was 10 years. Virtually nothing was interchangable between them.


So your random statement is invalid.
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by mikekey » Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:15 pm

I wouldn't say invalid. The longer and more popular the platform is, the better it's chances. 20 years of blazer vs 7 of Trailblazer. Easy math.
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by HARDTRAILZ » Wed Feb 19, 2014 5:39 pm

Its more 1982 throwaway models vs 2002 daily drivers. Easy to chop up 1000$ beaters.

Blazers were not the same platform for 20 years. The gens are likely as interchangeable as our Trail Blazers vs the new overseas trailblazer. Its 7 vs 11 or 12 years. Still a decent difference but I wonder about production numbers.
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by Conner299 » Wed Feb 19, 2014 7:45 pm

I just spent about 20 min trying to find S-10 production numbers. My google-fu is horrible, tonight. I'd love to have another 93, 2.5l, 5spd! My favorite vehicle I've owned.
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by AWCougar » Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:56 pm

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I'm gonna shoot you! 10 rounds at a time! :wallbash:

San Diego is one step closer to being a shall-issue county, though! There *is* some glimmer of hope.


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by HARDTRAILZ » Thu Feb 20, 2014 7:13 am

You mean the $200 tax stamp to have an automatic or silencer or SBR?
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by Bcchevy » Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:11 am

Not sure of the question but 1st and 2nd gen s10s have a lot of interchangeable parts. Granted it was the correct platform. 2 wheel vs 4 wheel. As far as the body panels don't have to state the obvious.
I've had my share of s10s and still have two left a 4wd and 2wd both with sbc's...


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by HARDTRAILZ » Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:23 am

Bcchevy wrote:Not sure of the question but 1st and 2nd gen s10s have a lot of interchangeable parts. Granted it was the correct platform. 2 wheel vs 4 wheel. As far as the body panels don't have to state the obvious.
I've had my share of s10s and still have two left a 4wd and 2wd both with sbc's...

Wheels interchange directly, but what else? I have had a about a dozen of them between the two gens. Suspension is similar but not swappable. Drivetrain is kinda swappable, like fullsize 5.3 and 4l60 are kinda swappable into our trucks. Frame different, obviously body different.

I loved my 88 2 door 4.3 4x4 blazer with its little swampers and glasspack. Will build another one day. Shoulda kept the 94 1st gen 4 door blazer I had. Woulda been a great one to build. Bolt on SAS and go.
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by AWCougar » Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:26 am

HARDTRAILZ wrote:You mean the $200 tax stamp to have an automatic or silencer or SBR?


Yeah there it is! Last I knew the Golden State wasn't so accepting of that.
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by Bcchevy » Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:34 am

2wd rims will go on 4wd but 4wd will not fit on 2wd. Control arm interference interference

But most of the internals minus drivetrain parts unless you wanna swap tail shafts and cases
Rear axles were 2 in diff 4wd were longer

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by HARDTRAILZ » Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:44 am

Bcchevy wrote:But most of the internals minus drivetrain parts unless you wanna swap tail shafts and cases
Rear axles were 2 in diff 4wd were longer


Good looking S-10. However, what internals? The interior?

Bcchevy wrote:2wd rims will go on 4wd but 4wd will not fit on 2wd. Control arm interference interference

I do know that some 2wd rims wheel did not fit over the 4x4 hub, so I guess the wheels really are as interchangable as I thought.


But really I think you just reinforced that little is a direct swap between gens. Cant swap drivetrain without mods, cant swap body parts at all, frames are different. 2nd gen had so much computer crap that retrofitting it to previous gen was a bitch. Just like I said. You can mod parts between them and swap, just like we do for our platform.
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by v7guy » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:32 am

I had a 94 S10 blazer, it was the last year for the ole box bodies in the S10 blazer, really liked that truck. If I was as capable as I am now I woulda just built that and I wouldn't have had much of any reservations. I regularly wonder WTF I'm doing with the trailblazer though.




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I've found this rig to be pretty inspiring, very grassroots. http://www.ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?t=183890

The SAS looked a little dodgy, but the IFS he put together seems to be good to go.
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by HARDTRAILZ » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:47 am

Sweet picture!
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by v7guy » Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:56 am

pretty big fan of the build BeBe did too... I would guess a lot of you guys have probably seen it though.

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by mikekey » Thu Feb 20, 2014 2:55 pm

v7guy wrote:I regularly wonder WTF I'm doing with the trailblazer though.


I often ask the same question every time I think about more kids plus mission. My self rationalization is, I'll have to start all over again and that's expensive.

v7guy wrote:pretty big fan of the build BeBe did too... I would guess a lot of you guys have probably seen it though.

http://www.pirate4x4.com/forum/hummer/9 ... build.html


I have looked at so many H3's and H3T's that I like. It's a shame they are still so cramped inside. It's funny when you see an H3 in person it doesn't look smaller than a Trailblazer, but it is.

Surprisingly the Trailblazer is bigger than most smaller SUV's yet still not as huge as a Tahoe on the trail with a better turning radius.

Heck when I was looking at Taco's with a campershell as an idea I realized I'd be reducing cabin space.
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by TBYODA » Thu Feb 20, 2014 3:50 pm

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mikekey wrote:I often ask the same question every time I think about more kids plus mission. My self rationalization is, I'll have to start all over again and that's expensive.
:poke: Here you go get one of these, it seats 10 so should have more than enough room for your plans and it has good ground clearance other than needing sliders. Color is nice. :zombie: :finger:

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