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2001 Chevy S10 Truck - S-Calayed

Chris Brown Makes A Statement With This Clean S-10

Galen Armenta
Jan 1, 2009
Photographers: John Jackson
Photo 2/10   |   OWNER: Chris BrownRIDE: '01 Chevy S-10HOMETOWN: Crossville, TNCLUB: AcrophobiA
There is something about the bodylines of the second generation S-10 that makes them so popular with consumers. Unfortunately, with so many S-10s out there, it makes it that much harder to build one that really stands out. This was the hurdle that stood before Chris Brown. His reason for building this truck to begin with was, it looks cool. Therefore, the odyssey began to build a dime that would not be mistaken at the shows as just another S-10.
Chris had big plans for his S-10. He was looking for the paint to be clean and simple, and wanted the body mods to speak for themselves. First task were the 'bags and body-drop. From there, they moved on to the body. Chris works long hours at a body shop, so this meant many extra hours after work, and extremely long days. The first thing that you notice walking up to the truck is the Caddy front clip. In order to get it to fit properly it had to be narrowed and sectioned. "It was tough to bring all the pieces together," said Chris. Nevertheless, they did it. This undertaking scored Chris a lot of doubt from his peers. When it was finished, not only did it look like it came from the factory, but it also left Chris with the biggest feeling of accomplishment.
Photo 3/10   |   2001 Chevy S10 rear View
Chris really made a statement with this truck, from the subtle modifications, all the way to, holy crap, when did Chevy come out with a Caddy style S-10? Every chance Chris gets, he hits the show circuit with this beauty. These days, the truck can be seen cruising the streets of Crossville, Tennessee, in style. Don't be surprised if the next time you see him, he's dragging right by you.
The Lowdown
Rolling Attire
Wheels (Front/Rear): 20x8-inch Polo Hydros
Tires (Front/Rear): Nitto 555 225/35ZR20
Chassis Modifications
Suspension type: Air
Suspension (Front): Air Ride Technologies lower control arms, custom upper control arms (Rear): custom made three-link
Airbag type and size: (Front): Slam Specialties RE-6(Rear): Slam Specialties RE-7
Spindles: Belltech drop spindles
Valves: Eight Blitzluft 1/2-inch
Compressors: Two Viair 450c
Air line: 1/2-inch aluminum hardline
Air accessories: Five-gallon air tank
Frame mods: Six-inch step-notch
Gas tank: 12-gallon fuel cell
Performed by: Owner
City/state: Crossville, Tennessee
Photo 4/10   |   2001 Chevy S10 subwoofer
Body Modifications
Shaved: Door handles, third brake light, rain gutters, gas door, taillights, full tailgate skin
Body-dropped: Four-inch traditional
Front end: '99 Cadillac Escalade front clip
Back end: Full skin combo
Taillights: 13-inch LED
Exterior bolt-ons: Smooth wiper cowl
Performed by: Owner, Chris Reed, and Gary Wallace
City/state: Crossville, Tennessee
Brand and colors: Dupont Cobalt Blue
Style: Single color
Performed by: McClouds Customs
City/state: Cookeville, Tennessee
Material: Tweed and vinyl
Dash: Custom sheetmetal
Door panels:Fiberglass with tweed inserts
Center console: Fiberglass
Flooring: Charcoal gray carpet
Headliner: Tweed
Gauges: Sunpro
Performed by: Owner
City/state: Crossville, Tennessee
Head unit: Panasonic
Mids and highs: Soundstream
Subwoofers: 8-inch Audiobahn
Amplifier for subwoofers: Audiobahn
Custom fabrication: Custom center console and sub enclosure
Performed by: Owner
City/state: Crossville, Tennessee
Displacement: 283
Model/Year: Chevy '66
Number of cylinders: V-8
Head type: SR Torquer
Internals: .30 over flat top pistons
Transmission: Turbo 350
Intake: Weiand Accelerater
Header/exhaust: Headman Headers, 2.5-inch exhaust, Dynomax Bullet mufflers
Ignition: Mallory Unilite distributor, Accel Superstock coil
Driveshaft: Shortened 1.5 inches
Battery: Optima BlueTop
Location: Under bed
Detail work: Flame valve covers, flame breathers, chrome alternator and oil pan
Performed by: Owner
City/state: Crossville, Tennessee
Special Thanks by owner:
My wife and son, step dad Gary, Chris Reed at Next Level Customs, all my friends and family for the help and support


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