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Old 04-28-2021, 11:59 AM
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My experience with S 10's is minimal, snopro.
I had a chassis and a cab with a V 8 in it about 12 years ago. I was going to build a rat rod with it.
I had the same thought as you about modding the cross member. But the more I looked at things the less I wanted to do that. It is also the mounting point for the spare tire lift. Not that I will be using that.........


No worries and no hurries Bama.
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It would be a couple weeks before I could get a photo of both of my rear crossmembers, but there are a few different styles. The style you have is two crossmembers connected together which I haven't seen before. I removed the spare tire lift on both of mine.
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Old 04-28-2021, 01:28 PM
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It would be a couple weeks before I could get a photo of both of my rear crossmembers, but there are a few different styles. The style you have is two crossmembers connected together which I haven't seen before. I removed the spare tire lift on both of mine.
Thanks snopro.
No worries about the pics. Once I set the body down on the frame I will know better what has to go.
I suspect the cross member ahead of this one will be in the way. It goes across the gas tank and is a place for the muffler hanger. It also sticks up above the frame rails.
I'm calling this part of the program done.
PS Por 15'd and then undercoated.
I sprayed the Por 15 this time. Should have done it that way to begin with.
Keep on keeping on...
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Old 04-28-2021, 01:46 PM
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looking good all in one color!
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Old 04-28-2021, 07:04 PM
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You're gaining on it
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Old 04-29-2021, 03:20 AM
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Man I bet your happy to see that chapter over with.
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Old 04-29-2021, 04:26 PM
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dont worry about the crossmember too much, its just the ext cab crossmember, the std cab short and std cab long have separate crossmembers but the ext cab is one piece.

you can weld in a rear crossmember and then trim that one to just the upper shock mounts if you want, or figure out another way to mount the upper shock.

looking good torchie!
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Old 04-29-2021, 05:04 PM
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dont worry about the crossmember too much, its just the ext cab crossmember, the std cab short and std cab long have separate crossmembers but the ext cab is one piece.

you can weld in a rear crossmember and then trim that one to just the upper shock mounts if you want, or figure out another way to mount the upper shock.

looking good torchie!
Yeah, that's what I was trying to say in my head, that you can trim that to just shock mounts and replace it with something else.

Thanks for clarifying. I haven't been under an extended cab S10 so that makes sense that it's an extended cab crossmember. Good info!
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Old 04-29-2021, 10:34 PM
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Thanks for the info guys.
The rear cross member shouldnít be an issue with the spare tire well out if the way. Which, as I posted earlier, has to go because it will hit the side frame rail.
Going for more stripping if the S-10 tomorrow if I can.
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Old 05-02-2021, 10:20 AM
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Is this the distributor you need Torchie? Look at the plugs and see if they match. Came from a TBI 4.3 V6. If it is, let me know and I'll get it on the way.
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