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Built2Bend built thread.

Postby Built2Bend » Tue Dec 02, 2014 8:23 pm

We'll to start off this will be very slow I dont make as much money as i would like to so I can only buy parts little by little. This is kinda just a place to post all my work, mods, and service to keep track. And if I ever sell my truck I can point the new owner here for all the info they'll need to take care of it. Also warning my English and spelling are terible I know.
Enof of that a few pictures and info on my truck.
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This is how I first got my truck I bought it from the dealer ship I work at with around 145,000 or so
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First thing I did was remove the bed cover (it was shreaded and no good).
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The 2nd day I owned it. I wanted to see how we'll 4x4 worked so I just took it through an empty field. Nothing to crazy.
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Me helping my brother haul fire wood.
Now if any one has seen my introduction then you know I had some problems when I first got my truck. I had to replace a starter, thermostat, intake gaskets(engine was mixing oil and coolant), and also my ball joints I don't have any pictures except of my ball joint. Witch was bad enof that it destroyed my spindle and I was lucky I dident ruin my lower control arm also.
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Here in the only picture I took of my bad ball joint. I replaced the junk spindle with one I bought from a local junk yard.

I have a lot of pictures of parts I already bought to install on my truck as soon as time and other pArts allow
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As you can see from my pile of parts I plan to switch to as s10 front end( a little hard to tell but the hood I have has a few small scratches in it so I'm not sure If I'm going to use it) and air bag. Also I have some metal skid plates but they are off a zr2 blazer. So the front skid won't work from what I've read. So soon it will be for sale. sadly I'm missing the little brackets to attach the under engine skid plate so I'm not sure what I'm going to do about that yet. I bought a set of add a leafs of eBay and haven't installed them yet. And what isent pictured is my pitman arm and idler arm I have ordered all ready. I'm still waiting to get them In the mail. I got some other small parts for the interior of my truck but they're airnt worth taking pictures of. Just a couple sun visors(mine are broken).
My truck is having a few minor problems at the moment. So once I address those I will start more mods and up grades.
Some of the problems are as follows.
Steering loose (parts on the way)
Rear o2 sensor seting ses light
Left front abs acts up some time when not needed


After I fix all that I want to add a roof rack, upgrade alternator, big 3 upgrade, install larger radiator(truck gets a little warm when hauling), and what ever else I can. Adventualy I would like to stretch it to a 6ft bed and sas it on 37s. But that looks a LONG way off.
Anyway thank you for reading. That was a little long but I tryed to include as many pictures as possible. If you have any questions and advise feel free to let me know. I've been reading forums for years and am happy to finely be apart of one.


I just noticed my pictures are Zoomed in quite a bit I'll have to work on fixing that.
1995 s10 reg cab short bed 4 cyl stick (sold)
1998 s10 reg cab short bed 4 cyl auto
2004 Sonoma crew cab v6 auto
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Re: Built2Bend built thread.

Postby Built2Bend » Tue Dec 30, 2014 7:08 pm

We'll I figured I better put in what's going on. I now have a new pitman and idler arms. So soon I hope to install that. But I also noticed my inner and outer tie rods airnt looking to good so those will be needed soon :rant: after that I'll align it and mount my new to me tires. (My fronts are pretty bad)

Also the part I'm excited about! This weekend I'm planing to go to my local junk yard and pull a 14 bolt FF out of a c30 cab an chassis. Witch if I'm right from what I've read in 63" wms to wms so I'll have that for if I here get to sas this truck like I want to.

Now I need a little help. I installed 4 moot ball joints in my truck. But both my uppers won't hold grease? I'm n it sure why I installed one with the little metal thing it came with and one with out becoulse I wasent Sher witch way would be best (the directions sucked). So if any one has installed these please let me know if you have this same problem? And in not how did you install them? Any other advise?
1995 s10 reg cab short bed 4 cyl stick (sold)
1998 s10 reg cab short bed 4 cyl auto
2004 Sonoma crew cab v6 auto
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Re: Built2Bend built thread.

Postby Built2Bend » Fri Jun 05, 2015 2:04 pm

We'll quick up date on some of what I've done. first I installed 1.5in hub centric wheel spacers here's a couple pictures
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This is after
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Sorry those airnt the best pictures it was about to rain so I was in a huge hurry so I wouldent get wet

More to come gotta take pictures
1995 s10 reg cab short bed 4 cyl stick (sold)
1998 s10 reg cab short bed 4 cyl auto
2004 Sonoma crew cab v6 auto
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Re: Built2Bend built thread.

Postby Built2Bend » Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:26 am

Been a while. Got a lot done to my truck today. I changed both from axles and front hubs. I also installed a bravada shaft. I need to delete the actuator still and I'm not exactly sher how to do it. So any help with that would be great. I can't post any pictures because photobucket won't work on my cell phone.
1995 s10 reg cab short bed 4 cyl stick (sold)
1998 s10 reg cab short bed 4 cyl auto
2004 Sonoma crew cab v6 auto
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