1984 Chevy S-10 Pickup
The Chevrolet S-10 Series of Trucks was conceived during the height of the Arab oil embargo and was a response to have a 1/4-ton pickup that was versatile, as well as economical.
Presenting as a wolf in sheep's clothing, this truck is anything but fuel efficient, nor does it even have a thought as to the Arab oil embargo! This truck can be used on the street or the strip, it has a split personality.
Mostly true to form exterior, though the engine compartment is topped with a fiberglass scooped hood and is pinned to the rest of the truck. Traction bars can be seen on the rear suspension, but otherwise the truck is un-assuming.
The interior has been stripped, and lightweight aluminum fabrications are seen replacing some original panels, as well as a B and M gear shift housing with toggle switches. 3 Point Netami racing harnesses are seen attached to the drivers and passenger bench, the bench being correct to the original truck. Essential analog gauges have been installed so monitoring can be constant when the truck is in drag mode.
Speaking of which, the wolf is resides under the hood in the form of a 1973 350CI V-8. It huffs through an Edelbrock Performer intake, Q Jet Carb, H.E.I., and puffs through Hedman Headers with custom dual exhaust. Bolted to the back of this performer is a TCI 350T/H Street/Strip transmission, a 10” UK Torque Converter, and a B and M shifter. Power is transferred to the wheels via an OEM 10 bolt, 3.73:1 ratio “Lock Rite Locker” covered by a Trick Flow rear cover.
A line lock system is installed. Stored in the back of the truck, undercover of the snapping vinyl bed cover, are 2 rear drag wheels and tires, ready to be bolted on and see the tree.