Tag: Chevrolet S10 Xtreme

It’s time!


After avoiding the noise for some time, the A/c pump on the S10 Xtreme has called time! If you look closely you can see the filings…

Currently getting some prices for the pump and dryer.

Using the “while you are in there” the alternator is also getting a bit noisy, so let’s get a price on that too

Watch this space!

Let there be (the correct) light(s) – S10 Headlamps


After many years of owning the Chevy S10 Xtreme I finally got around to securing a pair of RHD headlamps from a UK market Blazer.

Understandably due to the age and coming from a breakers they are a little crusty. Don’t be fooled, they are are in great shape for the cost involved. The breaker also included all the bracketry and clips in the very well packed box.

Look forward to cleaning these up and fitting them, being able to see properly at night will be a real bonus!

Chevy S10 Xtreme Wheel Refurb Part Two


Carrying on from the previous post, some days later we moved onto the rear wheels

As you see these are somewhat wider than the fronts which are 235/60/R15, these are 275/60/R15.

The insides of the wheels were pretty rusty to these got a quick clean up and treatment with silver Hammerite

Once the outside of the rims were cleaned a few coats ofFrost’s High Build Primer were applied

This was followed by a number of coats of Halfords Wheel Silver 24 hrs later

After a further 24 hours several coats of Simoniz Acrylic Lacquer to finish the job

Chevy S10 Xtreme Wheel Refurb Part One


As the Model A is a little indisposed, the S10 Xtreme is always the backup option for the showfield. However the Rallye Steelies added a few years ago are showing their origin somewhat

Rusty Rallyes!

On all four rims the finish is pretty much the same, the victim of UK road salt and poor manufacture. The real answer is tyres off and powder coating, but for now a stop gap paintjob is in order.


After a quick clean up with some brake cleaner and a wash off with some detergent, followed by a quick scuff with wet and dry we were ready for primer.

Card Tricks…

As you can see the old playing card masking trick was successfully used to get the primer onto one of the front rims.

Primed Front Rim

As can be seen the coverage is quite good, and needs to be left to cure.

At this point rain stopped play and the other front rim along with the crusty get you home spare had to be fitted. This also will get a a paint as part of the exercise.

More soon!

MOT and Pre-Winter Clean For the S10 Xtreme


Well it’s that time again, autumn is MOT and get ready for winter time.

Here in the UK for vehicles under a certain age a full yearly inspection is mandated.

Here are all the parts that are tested

There’s a maximum amount MOT test stations can charge. This depends on the type of vehicle.

The maximum fee for a car is £54.85 and £29.65 for a standard motorcycle. (2020)

After getting back from the MOT test, the truck got a quick pre-winter clean with waterless wash and wax.

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As it wasn’t too dirty the waterless wash and wax worked well!

Maximum Vehicle Protection for the Chevrolet S10 Xtreme Truck – Back in the day!


Article on the original cover for the S10 from 8 years ago!

 Covercraft is a  well known for manufacturing high quality fully tailored indoor and outdoor car covers for a huge variety of vehicles including pick up trucks. So when a customer came to us looking to cover his Chevy S10 Xtreme Truck, Covercraft was the obvious choice. Making fully tailored covers is a complicated and highly skilled task. The Americans sport a  dazzling array of pick up trucks and an even more mind-boggling array of options and permutations! Covercraft carry over 74,000 patterns (and that’s just for cars and trucks, not including the motorcycle coversHarley Davidson covers and jet ski covers!) So when we find a US spec vehicle in the UK requiring a cover, Covercraft always come up trumphs! Ultimate Finish offers three different types of outdoor material by Covercraft – Weathershield HPNoah and Technalon II, after an initial consultation and much deliberation, the customer opted for the Noah. Noah is a three-layer material, which offers around 90% water resistance, excellent breathable properties as well as protection from UV, industrial and environmental fallout, bird droppings, cat’s claws, etc!  It has a nice, soft, fleecy inner lining to pamper paintwork and the cover is thick enough to offer a certain degree of protection from “dings” and knocks from careless passers-by! When the cover arrived direct from the US, our customer was so pleased with the perfect fit and the quality of the workmanship that he immediately got in touch and sent us the photographs you see below!

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Adam’s Polishes Waterless Wash, it Really Works!


Whilst the headline here may not be a surprise for many it certainly was for me!

I’d seen waterless washes around for quite a while and I use Meguiars Qucik Detailer quite a bit on “clean” cars but that’s not really a waterless wash.

So I purchased the smaller (16oz) size from Prestige Car Shop here the bottle arrived quickly and very well packed, by the way this is not a cheap product at £9.99 for this size.

My S10 lives outside under a Noah Block-It fabric cover which is getting a little long in the tooth. The truck is black and here in the UK the use of salt and grit on the roads in the winter makes using it this time of the year a real chore. I do however like to try and “drive my s***” once a week if possible. So upon my return from my Sunday drive I gave the Adam’s Waterless Wash product a go on a pretty dirty vehicle.


My verdict?

Very very impressed, it lifted all the salt and dirt with no scratching and buffed up nicely afterwards.

As long as follow the common sense instructions on the bottle i.e. don’t use after four wheeling, you will have great success with this product and I highly recommend it!