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Old 09-17-2015, 08:21 PM   #1
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Default Badd's 4orty 6 aka Shorty 46 Chevy

parts list as of 7/20/2016

1946 Chevy body

extra 46 cab (much better shape than the one on the full truck)

New front bed panel and tailgate .

1950 bed sides cut down 7" in front and 5.5" in the rear .

1989 S10 reg. cab short bed as donor chassis

4.3 v6 engine
new timing gear set
new water pump
freeze plugs
cap, rotor button, wires and plugs
Dorman part # 34152 A/C Eliminator

New motor mounts from Napa auto

700r4 trans
rebuilt and new converter

New trans mount from Napa auto

wiring and brain from s10

Front chassis parts that are getting replaced with new parts .

Ground Force 3" drop springs

AC Delco spring pads

Street Edge 2" drop spindles

Ac Delco inter and outer wheel bearings

Dorman upper and lower control arms

Parts Warehouse inter and out tie rods, sleeves, idler arm and main beam

Monroe shocks

sway bar bushing and bolts

Brake Motive drilled and slotted rotors

Brake Motive performance brake pads

Rear chassis parts getting replaced with new parts .

Ground Force 3" rear drop blocks

3" Summit Racing drop leaf springs

Monroe Shocks

2" frame notch plates .

94 Bravada 3:73 posi rearend

New wheels cylinders

New drums

new brake shoes

new retainer and spring kit

New diff cover

Coker Classis 235/75/15

Cragar Delux 69 Series wheels 15x8 19 mm offset

Gorilla Center Cap 3.3" Bullets

Lugnut Guys CHROME BULGE ACORN M12x1.5

E-z Swap Chassis kit (to mate the 46 body to the S10 chassis



The day I bought it back in early June of this year . It is a local truck and I remember it running when I was a kid . The man would ride back roads drinking beer .


Spare cab bought in late June . 1030 mile road trip to go get it . Did it in 21 hours .


Donor truck bought local for cheap .

Donor truck stripped and washed .

Where I'm at on the build as of 9/17/15


Little more about the truck . I have named it Shorty because the wheelbase will be 108" . Down from the 115" of the stock 46 . The bed has been shortend down 7" in front of the rear fenders and 5.5" behind . More pics soon, I hope .

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Old 09-18-2015, 09:25 PM   #2
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That looks awesome man. Are you going to keep it like a rat rod?
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Old 09-19-2015, 03:30 AM   #3
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beary cool old truck! sub'd
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Old 09-19-2015, 09:17 AM   #4
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That looks awesome man. Are you going to keep it like a rat rod?
Plan are to rebuild all the suspension . It will get either a 2/3 or a 3/4 drop with spindles and new leafs in the rear . All new tie rods and bushings . Trans will get rebuilt, engine will not it runs very good . The frame will get fresh paint . Wheel will be steel either paint black or gun metal grey with wide white walls . The interior panels will be paint gun metal grey . The bed will have barn wood as the floor . The body will get a little black and dark blue added in places and then scuffed up and cleared .
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Old 11-10-2015, 08:44 AM   #5
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here is little more
Frame cut to narrow it to fit the body .


front of the frame shortend

cab and bed sit on the frame

front clip and running board mockup, had to take 7" out of the running boards

front clip on, don't mind the gap between the cab and running boards . The rockers are folded under as well as the rear of the cab .


remade the running board supports
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Old 11-10-2015, 09:11 AM   #6
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Next up 3/3 drop

new upper and lower ball joints, new tie rods set including the idler arm


finished up all the bed supports

It will come down another 1.5" when the engine trans are in . Might still lower it another 2" . I want it to ride good so not sure yet .


engine mounts in, it is getting moved back 6" from stock . This should make it handle much better than stock truck .

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Old 11-21-2015, 01:52 AM   #7
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Got to love the versatility of the S10 frame, and the 4.3 is it the standard or the Vortech? Lookin good so far ima keep and eye on this one.
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Old 01-07-2016, 05:32 PM   #8
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Got to love the versatility of the S10 frame, and the 4.3 is it the standard or the Vortech? Lookin good so far ima keep and eye on this one.
Yep the S10 frame worked good for me . As for the 4.3 it is an 89 model with the throttle body not the Vortech . I just want a good cruiser that is easy on gas .
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Old 01-07-2016, 05:49 PM   #9
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I am going to make chassis super nice . So I pulled the truck back apart . Had the frame sandblasted and get it in primer and paint in Dec.


















I placed the order for my tires this week . I got COKER Classic Wide Whitewall Radial 235/75R15 . Oh yes we will be rolling Gangster with the big 3 1/8" white walls . I also ordered my upper/lower control arms, spring insulator, sway bar bushing/link kit, front and rear shocks and a set of 2" drop spindles .

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Old 01-07-2016, 08:22 PM   #10
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Looks great man! You've put some serious work in already!
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Old 01-07-2016, 08:30 PM   #11
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Looks great man! You've put some serious work in already!
Thanks Highmark, how have you been ? I talked to JB now and again . Have you heard from Heavy ?
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Old 01-14-2016, 02:08 PM   #12
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It got up to around 44 so it was not to bad out . So I busted out some parts and got to work . New upper and lower control arm on . New 2" drop spindles on with new 3" drop springs . Also got the motor mount from the kit back on . As well as the upper spring pads . My bearings did come in today but it was after I had put the tools away .
My front dust shield are junk . I have tried to find new without any luck . I guess I will check a few pick -a-parts .


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This is going to be a sweet ride.
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Nice project, it looks like a fun one to build and one that will be a gas to drive. Its cool you knew it as a kid it has memories built in that go with it. It was a great rescue it was literally on its last legs.
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This is going to be a sweet ride.
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Nice project, it looks like a fun one to build and one that will be a gas to drive. Its cool you knew it as a kid it has memories built in that go with it. It was a great rescue it was literally on its last legs.
It does have a lot of meening to me . My mother had a dog back then named Shorty . He would run this truck and bite at the running boards . So I have named the truck Shorty . It fits because of that and the fact that there is 12.5" out of the bed .
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Making progress as money allows . I got the races/bearings and seals in the rotors . I got the rotors installed . I got the calipers painted and pads installed and bolted on . I also painted and reinstalled the steering box . Got the complete tie rod assembly back on . The core support bulkhead back on the frame .














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I got the 4wd rear end from a 94 Bravada . It is 4" wider than the stock 2wd S10 . That will allow me to do away with the spacers . I order new drums, brake shoes and spring kit . I degreased and remove rust and paint from the rear end . Got it in primer and paint . Order new 3" drop leaf springs . Cleaned them up and got them in primer and paint . Also got my wheels in and got my tires mounted . Here is some pics of my progress .





















I updated the parts list in the first post as of today .

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Small update, I got my new leaf springs in from Summit Racing . The one from The Suspension Source where the wrong ones . I cleaned up the new ones and got some primer and paint on them . I also replaced the shackle bushings in the frame . Then I worked on putting my front sway bar and new bushings on . My center caps and lug nuts also came in last week . Tomorrow I will work on the 2" frame C notch plates .





















I update the parts list in the first post again .

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Looking good man!
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Looking good man!
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