GM Heritage Center S10 Pickup Restoration Kit Online Documentation

The excellent GM Heritage Center in Sterling Heights Michigan,  (which I have been lucky enough to visit see previous post here), has excellent online documentation to assist with restoration or anything else you’d like to know about your GM product.

Chevy S10 Xtreme

S10 Xtreme

S10 Xtreme New Rims

My Chevy S10

 

Obviously my interest is around the S10 for which the documentation can be found here

GM Vehicle Information Kits

GM Vehicle Information Kits

You can search the whole of the GM vehicle information kit range  here

 

We Owe Modern Automotive Design To Harley J. Earl

I’m a great lover of the designs of Harley J Earl, having seen a number of the cars up close at the GM Heritage Centre I have even more respect for his work.These are some pictures that I took during my birthday visit

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There is a great article here from Rod Authority by Jake Headlee on Earl and his impact on automotive design.

 

My Chevy S10 Xtreme

This is my Chevy S10 Xtreme that I’ve now had for a couple of years, not imported by me, purchased from a nice couple in Penzance.

I’ve changed out the Lexus style rear lights for a set of LED based units with side marker lights from LMC Truck in the States.

The load bed has also been coated with Line-X which I think has improved the look as the bed was pretty scratched.

I’ve got the original invoice for the vehicle which I obtained via the excellent GM Heritage Centre. The truck was originally supplied to a dealer called Schramm & Cox in Wentzville Missouri, you can see the options in the picture gallery. Some of the options that you would perhaps expect aren’t present such as, power windows and locking.

The previous owner had installed 20″ rims with spacers, I’m trying to locate a set of the original alloys to put it back to stock, These I think will have to come from the States.

As you can see it’s in pretty good nick, I eventually purchased a good quality cover imported from the States to protect it as it lives outside, the cheap covers just fell to pieces!

The cover was purchased from Ultimate Finish here in the UK, and the truck is featured here on their website,

Sarah at Ultimate was very helpful with the sourcing and supply of the cover.

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Visit to the GM Heritage Centre (Center:))

My Wife arranged a birthday visit for me to the excellent GM Heritage Centre in Sterling Heights Michigan. a while back

The collection of vehicles at the centre is superb, some photos can be seen in the gallery.

All of the famous concept cars such as the Buick Y Job, Buick Le Sabre, Mako Shark, and the various Firebirds.

Most of the GM output of the last century across the various brands are well represented, in either restored or original form.

There is a great neon advertising display, along with a comprehensive engine and transmission displays.

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