Jacob came to us about a year ago looking to put a v8 motor in his 83 s10 for his teenage daughter. Lucky girl if you ask me! He picked up a running motor and transmission from a Tahoe, and the project began. In November he dropped the truck off, where unfortunately it had to sit for a few months so we could clean out some other projects, then we jumped into it.
Jacob had cut out part of the frame in the engine area to make sure the engine would fit, we modified it, cleaned her up a bit and repainted it black. Next the ac box needed some modifications to clear the last coil pack. Luckily the ls2 intake sit low enough to clear the stock hood. We had to shorten the driveline a few inches and have new u-joints installed, after all they were 32 years old :). Final assembly is currently taking place along with a new ac condenser, radiator, headers, exhaust and of course, a PRK wiring harness for an e38 computer.
I will get some photos up as she gets closer to completion. While it's not a totally custom build, it is a special one. I foresee some high school boys being pretty jealous of a cute girl driving a v8 s10.