Point: 1982 Chevy S-10 Pickup
Engine/Tranny: 2.8L V-6 w/a 4-speed (stock GM)
Go-fast stuff: Flowmaster® w/dual pipes, K&N
Filter, lowered 3" F & R + HD springs/sway bars, 4 pt. frame-mounted
roll-bar w/seat belt anchors, wheelbase shortened to 100” (originally
a longbed: 117.9” wb).
Body mods: Top
removed (fiberglass lift-off top fitted and surf-board rack installed),
front fenders and hood removed, CJ-5 Jeep® nose ($85 from a salvage
yard), trailer rear fenders and tail lights, and aluminum C-beam bumpers.
Interior mods: Bucket seats (vinyl) out of a 1986 S-10
Blazer, “rope-wrap” steering wheel off an 80’s Camaro,
and Army-surplus ammo-can center console.
Wheels: “Cadillac” wire wheels on front ($20/ea.
from a Pick-Your-Part junk yard), and Keystone® ‘mini-lite’
mag wheels on rear ($30/ea. from a junk yard, repainted gold).
Other: Relocated battery ($20 used battery from Interstate)
and gas tank, new radiator w/electric fan, “Contractor box”
(Tuff Box® from Home Depot) trunk, and...it passes CA smog no problem.
Comments: It handles like a go-cart and the engine makes
a great sound.
Owner: Daniel Caroselli
Angeles Heights, California