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Ask Bob .... I don't want to use wheel spacers ...

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Converting your old pickup over to the S10 requires using a 4WD axle in the rear. The Ford 9 inch and Ford 8.8 both work as well. But what about the front? Custom Offset Rims? You can have custom rims made where the offset brings the wheel out further, but you should always consult the wheel manufacturer before simply ordering a set of offset wheels. 

We recommend using 1 1/2 inch billet aluminum wheel spacers. There is another option, however, for those who do not enjoy running wheel spacers and already have non offset rims. Fatman Fabrications G-Tech custom Controls arms. These can be made from 1" narrowed to 3" extended. If you have the $$, and do not want to run a spacer, give Fatman Fab a call and ask them about thier Custom Control arms for the S10 Chassis.

Ask Bob ... More Common Questions

This week's Bob Says is meant to cover our most Frequently Asked Questions. As people beigin their winter projects, we noticed that our FAQ page needs to be updated.Q. Do I have to move the wood in the bed of my truck or change the floor?A. Our 1941-1955.1 Chevrolet Pickup Truck, 1948-1952 Ford Pickup Truck, and 1948-1956 [...]

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Ask Bob... Change Out that 2WD Rear End

Q. Why do you recommend changing out the 2WD rear end for a 4WD rear end when using a Code 504 Kit?A. The four-wheel drive rear end is 5" wider than a two-wheel drive rear end. The four-wheel drive rear end measures 59 1/2" hub to hub, where a two-wheel drive measures 54 1/2". For most applications, by using the [...]

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Ask Bob... Extending/Reducing an S10 Frame

Here is a quick guide on Extending/Reducing your S10 Frame for the Code 504 Conversion Kit. BE SURE TO WEAR GLOVES AND EYE PROTECTION FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY!Tips:**Before doing any welding make sure to grind all surfaces that are going to get welded clean to bare metal. ** When welding, weld in small sections. Do Not weld everything all [...]

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Ask Bob... Cutting the front frame horns!

Q: I need to cut my frame horns off for my 47-55.1 Chevy Short bed, Long Bed, or Suburban/Panel truck S-10 conversion kit. How do I cut these so my brackets will fit properly?  A: When we cut the front frame horns for the 47-55.1 Chevy Short bed, Long Bed, or Suburban Panel truck S-10 conversion kits, we cut [...]

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Ask Bob... Access holes in later model S-10 Frames (1994-2004)

Ask Bob…Q: I’m having trouble getting a nut on the backside of my bolt for a bracket, I have a later model 94-04 frame, so my frame is boxed in. How can I get my nut on? A: The later mode 1994-2004 S-10 frames have a boxed in channel up to about where the frame starts to curve [...]

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Ask Bob... Does the pedal assembly reuse the stock brake pedal hole in the firewall?

Will your under the floor brake pedal assembly reuse the stock brake pedal hole in my truck?The brake pedal in the under the floor pedal assembly will not reuse the stock brake pedal hole in your firewall. We have designed it so that the pedal sits closer and lower to the gas pedal, so you [...]

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Ask Bob... Brake Booster FAQ's

I'm having issues with my brakes. Is it a booster issue?Brake boosters are a very important part in a power brake system. Here are a few FAQ's to learn more about brake boosters!http://files.constantcontact.com/4aee071b601/43683839-a30b-45f5-abcf-7f64ce66dfa0.pdf

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