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Truck modification design [18 Jan 2006|11:29am]

Hi, I'm new here. Anyways, I'm in a design class and I was wondering if you truck owners out there could help me as I'm away at college and the truck is at home. I'm working on senior project and I need to draw the back end of a truck to complete my project. However there are some things I am lacking. The tailgate: you know the latches that allow the tailgate to close and stay closed? I could use a picture of the latch mechanism on both the tailgate and the corresponding truck bed. I could also use a set of measurments so location could be easy for me.

Please any help would be appreciated.


why i'm going to hell [02 Oct 2005|01:15am]

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i'm looking for info about the stock motor of this truck. it's an 86 305 small block, and everything is stock right now... who know's what stock IS for this car? i've looked all over online, and can't find what i need. any and all info, no matter how bonehead it may seem, is welcome and encouraged.

also: i took her to the suspension shop to look into a noise in the front left wheel well when i make sharp turns; the tire shows signs of rubbing along the outer edge, and his suggestion was the shave the inside of the fender, where the metal curls up.
i hate this suggestion.
i like my metal, and prefer that it stay the way it is.
any suggestions?


[19 Sep 2005|12:36pm]

if anyone is looking for a project truck or just a good daily driver
i've got a 1995 Ford Ranger XLT Supercab 2x4.
5 speed manual, green 76,XXX miles on it.
email or leave me a message if you are around San Fran, San Jose, Palo Alto, Bay Area and are interested.



Gas :'( [02 Sep 2005|11:10pm]

[ mood | OH POOR CAR ]

Okay, yes, I KNOW that this is an outrageously stupid question, but do you think that attaching fins to my car would make it more aerodynamic? Gas in my neighborhood rose $1.50 in the last four days and I am trying to look for ways to decrease my gas consumption. Since I can't think of a way to make my clunky shit car perfectly ovoid...

PS, I have a 1999 maroon GMC Jimmy and I love it with all my heart, but I swear to God I'm going to be pushing it soon if the gas prices keep rising. :'(


[21 Jul 2005|01:58pm]


Hey ya'll im Amber! I got a 2000 Chevy Z71 Black Ext Cab. It's got a 6inch suspension lift 35, Mud Terrians, Dual Exhaust... adding a 3 or 4inch body lift here soon  gettin the covers to hide the big gap though because I dont like the way it looks without and im gettin some bigger tires!!! Sooo add me if ya want...check out my truckCollapse )


[02 Jul 2005|10:00pm]

'89 Mazda Mini Makes Great Project Truck!

Mileage: 125,000
Ext. Color: Navy
Int. Color: Gray
Body Style: Truck
Doors: Two Door
Engine: 4 Cylinders
Trans.: 5 Speed Manual
Fuel: Gasoline
Drive: Rear Wheel

$1,995 or best offer! Call (512) 446-6615, and ask for Tom, for more info.

Has no current modifications, but would make a great project truck! On 2nd owner, new clutch, good engine, weak tranny. Minor paint damage from outside conditions. Aluminum wheels, bed liner, AM/FM cassette, good A/C. Driver and passenger windows slightly tinted; all 3 rear windows maximum tint. Comes with original owners manuel.

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[22 Jun 2005|06:10pm]
[ mood | bouncy ]

I think these trucks are HOT!!!! Just thought I'd share :)


New here... [20 Jun 2005|11:31am]

I'm new here... I have a '90 S-10 Blazer that I bought for hunting. Been doing a little work on it and just got the brilliant idea of looking for a community in which to maybe get some info... so.. here I am.

Yesterday, took out the headliner to try to get the fabric to stay back up (doesn't look like that will be working well... ) In the process, the headliner board got a little bit damaged... not terribly ripped up, or anything, but.. a little damaged...

So here's my concept... I'm thinking about laying a single layer of fiberglass all over the headliner board, then gluing the new fabric that I will be purchasing onto the fiberglass.

Any reasons why this sounds like a bad idea? My one concern was that the thin shell of fiberglass might crack when the board flexes. but I can't see it flexing far enough to cause that...


[10 Jun 2005|05:28pm]

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01 Blazer [06 Apr 2005|02:03am]

[ mood | bored ]

Hello. I am new here and wanted to share my Blazer and get some feedback and ideas. I will introduce myself first though. My name is Amanda, I am 21 and live in Michigan.
I bought my Blazer last year and for the most part love it. Found out that they had some paint defects YAY and have stone chip city on my passenger side. I am waiting till my road is paved to repaint it but its going to need it sooner I think. Since I bought it I have put some serious $$ into it though. I havent dont much to the engine b/c it has the worst V6 SUV mileage I have seen and dont want to make it worse. All the engine has is a K&N cold air intake. Exterior mods are clear tails, clear headlights (which suck to find with intergrated fog lights!), speed grille etc. I have a ram air hood in waiting and a full Xenon body kit with the air dam upgrade but am not sure about the body kit. Interior I have an intergrated Beltronics radar detector (filled the stock tape deck hole well), AVIC N1 DVD HU, 2 Directed monitors in the headrests, Directed 1500D class D amp, 2 12inch Kicker L7s in a vinyl box (had 15 rounds that were louder I think but I needed the smaller box) And thats about it. I pretty much am going to just stick with getting the stuff on (if i decide to still I might get a 2002 trail blazer front end), painted (want the handles green also b/c the black sticks out to me) and thats about that. Any ideas of more things that I should do?

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Question that i need some help with PLEASE [31 Mar 2005|09:21pm]

[ mood | sick ]

All right all you truck guys here is what i need help on. Now it isn't so much custom as of yet but i really need to now how you get the ignition out of the colum. Ok by ignition i mean were the key goes just to clarify. MY key is NOT broke off in the ignition my tumblers are shot but what i need to now is how do i get it out the truck. The truck is an 1984 Ford Bronco II. I am going to be doing some customizing on it but any advice on this would be awesome so please help me as much as you can!thanks!!


[02 Mar 2005|07:28am]

Hey I have pictures of my friends car and my truck if ya'll wanna see.  http://community.webshots.com/user/julieskickboxer


[19 Feb 2005|02:01pm]

whats up every one. i have a 1974 blazer. i,m tryin to make it street so i bought some rims but the ones up front dont fit. so now i got to decide if i should take back the 16 to get 15 (i was told by american racing that the 15 will fit for shure). but i want to ask your opinions. i seen some vehicles with bigger wheels in the back and smaller in the front. i like how that looks and i was thinkin that i might keep the 16 for the back and exchange the front rim for 15. i havent seen any truck like that so please give me your suggestions or pics if you got any.


information PLEASE [16 Feb 2005|01:34pm]

[ mood | happy ]

hey guys i have a 1978 ford f-150 4x4 it is an old farm truck but it was my FAVORITE uncles who passed away 5 years ago almost now, what i am looking to find out is where is the BEST place to pick up pickup beds and a good place to go to get the paint job done on it cuz it all has to stay FACTORY cuz that is what my cousins (his kids) want me to do with it but i do want to put a beefier transmission in it and bigger engine and better transfer case in it but like i said i have to keep it all factory i kinda want to upgrade my interior to leather for seats and get new flooring but i just need to now where good parts places for it are cuz i don't want to spend a fortune on it so please ANY information or secrets to it would help me alot and much appreciated...THANKS


Chevy Silverado 4x4 Diesel, Dallas TX area [15 Feb 2005|10:54am]

[ mood | chipper ]

1983 Chevy Silverado Blazer 4x4. 19,000 miles on rebuilt engine. This is a DIESEL, so you can idle forever, and it never overheats! Gets great gas milage. Needs some work. Runs VERY strong! Body is in great shape, has NEVER been in an accident. Only needs some cosmetic touch ups. Amazing engine!! Hard top roof can come off for summer fun. Automatic windows, New battery, New wiper blades, Blue interior, Blue exterior with white roof. Only asking $2,500!!!! Email NOW, before its gone! I can email pics. This is a great deal on a GREAT Blazer!! This Chevy will climb anything, race over snow, sand, mudd, and anything else in its way! I'm in North Dallas near George Bush and Dallas Tollway area.

I hate to part with ole' Blue, it is an awesome vehicle, but it has set for about a year now. Someone needs to take it out in the snow and mud! Had it checked over and here is what I've found that it needs:
Mechanics estimated about $500 worth of needed repairs: headlamp & backup light bulb, hoses (optional, replaced a year ago, but sat unused for a year), oil gasket (small leak), air intake hose, rear left brake line (is ok now, but will need to be looked at), windshield wiper switch (wipers work, but something is loose in switch), coolant sensor, and a fluid flush (again, sat a year).

Thats all that I know of, and we've had 2 mechanics check it out. Pretty minor stuff. Come out and hear this engine! You'll fall in love!


... . .. . ... . . . .. . [10 Feb 2005|02:24pm]

i have a 87 S10 longbed, im looking to lower it with out bags by the begging or around summer, i already have 3 in blocks and 3 in drop springs, does anyone know where i can get any more cheap drop kits online or around the MD DE area or jsut any ideas or shortcuts. Thanks Pete E.


....hheellpp.... [26 Jan 2005|10:11pm]

Hey.. Im new to everything. I don't have that great of an interest in trucks or cars. Mainly because i don't have the money. But anyways, My boyfriend and i have an anniversary comming up. and i'd like to buy him either some rims, tires, and or both. Anyways. any one out there who know what they are talking about and stuff PLEASE help me. I'd realllly appricate it. Well, he has a 1985 s10 pick-up. With a 91 engine. It's lowed 7 inches. Door handles are shaved. Body line shaved. Short throw shifter. 89 celica seats. 89 celica console. Different fiber glass pieces. 91 s10 grill. 91 dash. Bags on back. PLEASE someone anyone. tell me what i should buy to help him out. He loves his truck a lot. and i never really got interested in it. and i want to. So someone tell me what i should do to make it look better, i really would like to buy some tires or rims. and if it could, make it cheap. haha. Thanks soo much. Please help me.


[25 Dec 2004|03:36pm]

Bear with me 'cause I'm new at this, I have a 2003 S-10 stepside, 4.3, auto extended cab. The onle mod that I have made is I built and installed a hidden trailer hitch,why I don't know cause I have not pulled anything with it, so its just a blank canvas and I'm open to suggestions


My Blazer [08 Nov 2004|12:52pm]


I'm new here to Livejournal.com, and I saw that there is finally a site dedicated to trucks and SUVs. I have a 2003 Chevrolet Blazer that is fully blacked out and customized. Because it is a lease, I can't do EVERYTHING I wanted to do to it, but I do have a CAI and Flowmaster 40 exhaust system. I would consider my driving style "spirited", as being an NYPD E.V.O.C (Emergency Vehicle Operations Course) graduate allows me to do all kinds of crazy shit. Feel free to look at my truck and post a reply.



[30 Sep 2004|09:57pm]

My name is Amber. I am 19 and live in Sumter, SC. I have a 1988 Chevy S10 Blazer. Lemme describe it:
Custom purple paint job
Custom purple ghost flames on hood (designed by me)
Custom hood scoop made by me
Bustom black interior with purple trim
Thrush glass pack muffler
Aiwa Cd player
Pioneer speakers

It has a 2.8 V6 and it is 4 wheel drive. What are some more things maybe I can do to make it run better, look better, etc? I am planning on putting a 2 inch body lift with Thornbird mud tires, cold air intake, set of headers... so many things. Please help me out!!!!!

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