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1989 S10 Blazer - Lime Time

Ernie Macias
Mar 1, 2008
Photographers: Marrs Photography
Clay Bourdier was a 16-year-old kid back in December of 1995. Like most teenagers, he dreamed of cruising the streets in his own ride. Well, thanks to his grandma, he was soon cruising his brand-new '89 Chevy Blazer. Well, it was brand-new to him. Regardless of the year, Clay had something to cruise and mess with, and only time would tell what he could do with this blank canvas.
As soon as he got his hands on it, Clay went to town on the truck, and did what he could, when he could. Clay started working at a body shop straight out of high school-which explains why this Blazer has seen so many paint schemes. As a matter of fact, this Blazer has been painted four times. And Clay also said his project is never complete. So, we may never know if he will want to paint it again or not. One thing is for sure, though, the House of Kolor Lime Time Pearl is definitely a hit on his current paintjob. Clay is very particular about his paintjobs. He ensured us that when he painted this truck, it was completely stripped and taken apart. "There's no tape lines anywhere!" he exclaimed.
If he could do it all over again, Clay said he would have wanted to suicide the driver's door, smooth the firewall, and build a custom front end. Based on his previous track record, we don't know whether he'll cut it up again or not; but if he decides not, at least he has something in his hands to be proud of.
The Lowdown
Rolling Attire

Wheels (Front): Boyd Coddington Rodder 18x7
Wheels (Rear): Boyd Coddington Rodder 20x8.5
Backspace (Front): 3.5+inches
Backspace (Rear): 4.5+ inches
Tires (Front): 225/40R18 Kumho
Tires (Rear): 255/35R20 Kumho
Chassis Modifications
Suspension type: Air (nitrogen cylinders) 3/8-inch copper tubing
Suspension (Front): 2,600 lbs Firestone 'bag
Suspension (Rear): 2,500 lbs Firestone 'bag, modified two-link from an S-10 truck, had to make new 'bag mounts
Control arms: Air Ride Technology upper and lower
Spindles: Belltech spindles
Air line: 3/8-inch copper
Frame mods: Custom step-notch in rear
Detail work: Custom-made rear fender wells to allow stock look on the inside, custom driveshaft tunnel and crossmember, custom Panhard bar, gas tank, and raised rear flood mounts for clearance on the rear end
Performed by: Clay Bourdier
City/state: Orange, Texas
Body Modifications
Shaved: Door handles, tailgate handle, antenna, emblems, roof rack, body seams, lock cylinder stayed on door, and modified rods to make locks work as handles
Taillights: Old-skool clears
Exterior bolt-ons: Hardwood cowl hood, a polished billet grille, Street Scene mirrors
Misc.: Smoothed out stock bumpers
Performed by: Clay Bourdier
City/state: Orange, Texas
Brand and colors: House of Kolor Lime Time Pearl, PPG Clear
Style: Solid
Misc.: Panels were stripped of all paint, then taken apart for "no tape lines anywhere."
Performed by: ClayBourdier
City/state: Orange, Texas
Seats: Front are an '00 Camaro, rears are stock re-wrapped
Material: Leather and ostrich
Dash: Stock painted accents
Door panels: Custom-built smoothed, cut-off arm rest, and molded speakers
Center console: Custom-built with window switches
Gauges: PSI gauges molded in pillar
Misc.: Billet steering wheel and shifter
Performed by: Clay Bourdier, seats covered by Peveto's
Custom Paints, in Bridge City, Texas
City/state: Orange, Texas
Head unit: Jensen
Mids and highs: Memphis 4x6, 5.25-inch doors, 6x9-inch rear speakers
Subwoofers: Memphis M class 10-inch sub
Amplifier for subwoofers: Memphis MCH 600 powers all speakers
Custom fabrication: Door panels for 5.25-inch and rear panels for 6x9-inch speakers
Performed by: Clay Bourdier
City/state: Orange, Texas
Displacement: 262
Model/year: '89
Number of cylinders: Six
Head type: Stock ported and polished
Internals: Comp Cam 1.52 roller rockers
Camshaft: Edelbrock
Transmission: 700 R4 shift kit, 2,500 Stall, built by BakersTransmission
Intake: Edelbrock
Header/exhaust: Edelbrock
Driveshaft: Cut down from stock
Rearend type: Stock 3.08
Battery: Optima RedTop
Detail work: Modified Air Raid intake to fit
Performed by: Clay Bourdier
City/state: Orange, Texas
Special Thanks By Owner
James Everett at Southern Glass for the glass work every time I painted my truck. Bakers Transmission for all of the transmition work. Chris Wolfford from Twisted Customs for the paint booth and shop use, and to Orange Autosports for all of the accessories.


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