My name is Andy Matthews. I have a 1984 Chevy S-10 4x4 truck that I’m trying to make it onto a Diesel Dually 4x4 S-10.
The first thing I want to do is to work on the performance. I want to drop a diesel engine (a 3.9 liter Cummins or a 2.2 liter Isuzu) in and put a K&N air filter and a Flowmaster dual exhaust system on. I also want to replace and upgrade leaf springs, shocks, and sway bars. I need to upgrade the back axle and front spindles from a five lug to an eight lug, so I can put dually rims on. I want to put Bear brakes on, but I need the upgraded axle and spindles.
The second thing I want to work on is the exterior. To make the truck into a dually, I need dually fenders and rims. When I got the truck, it didn’t have much of a face. So I want to get a stylin’ grill, a front bumper with a winch, and brush guard. On the back of the truck, I want to modify the back lights, replace the back bumper so I can put a Reese hitch on and replace the tailgate with a smooth California combo with a license box. I also want to put on a blue underbody LED kit on the truck. I need to get the front fenders replace or rolled out so I can paint the truck black with blue flames coming up from the undercarriage. There are some little things I want to put on the truck as well, like smoke window visors, window glass scapes (old Dixie), an air force hood guard, chrome gas tank door cover, Herculiner bed liner, and 3-d effect letters and numbers and I am going to make the tonneau cover that is going on the bed of the truck.
The third part is a redo of the interior. The person that had the truck before me ripped out the carpet and radio. I want to rip out the old dashboard and put an upgraded dashboard (from a 2001 s-10 with a flamed dash cover), so I can get the gages I want (dancing flame) into the 1984 s-10. I also want put in the mini eagle seats, Sony xplod speakers, custom billet mirror (flamed), and a cb radio. I already have the radio that I want to put in. I also want to put a big rig air horn and a Dixie air horn on the truck.
Here are some pictures of the truck. I already have started tearing the truck apart.
D. Andy Matthews