This clean looking S10 Xtreme, belonging to Adam Barr from Owensboro, KY. He bought it back in 2003 as a stock truck and from the looks of it, did a lot of work to it.
You can follow Adam on instagram @adampbomb.
2000 Chevy S10 Xtreme
This is what it looked like when Adam bought the truck back in 2003. Being an Xtreme, it already had it’s beginnings and inspiration to take it to the next level.
And now it’s a show worthy toy.
- Q: What is your S10? (year, make, model, body style, etc.)
A: 2000 Chevy S10 Xtreme, standard cab, fleetside bed
- Q: What wheels does it have?
A: 19×9/19×10 Breyton Vision
- Q: What color is it? Is it a custom paint job? Do you have the color code(s)?
A: OEM white
- Q: What stereo system do you have installed?
A: Factory head unit with Blaupunkt components in the doors and dash. 2- old school 6.5″ kicker subs in custom tig welded aluminum enclosures behind the seat and a recently toasted 5 channel Blaupunkt amp.
- Q: Did you restore/replace/lsswap the engine/trans? If so, what do you have in it?
A: Right now it still has the 2.2/nv1500 but I have a 5.7 LS1/T56 ready to go in it when time allows.
- Q: What did you have to repair or improve on the stock truck?
A: The only repairs I’ve ever done is a clutch master cylinder and throttle position sensor!
- Q: What did you customize or modify from stock?
A: It is lowered 6/6 using Belltech 2102 Blazer spindles along with trimmed ZQ8 coils and Belltech 3″ leafs with 3” blocks. C5 front brakes. The grille is shaved of the bowtie along with all other emblems. I made custom “brake duct” grills for the front valance to take the place of the fog lights. Steel roll pan. That about sums it up.
- Q: Why did you choose an S10? Is there a story?
A: I’ve always liked S10s. Why, I’m not too sure. Obviously affordability has a lot to do with it as I’m sure anyone who drives an S10 would likely choose a Lamborghini Huracan if they were parked next to each other and the offer was on the table to take either one.
- Q: When/how did you get your truck?
A: I bought it in ’03 and it was completely stock.
- Q: How long have you been working on it?
A: I lowered it and put the wheels on somewhere around ’05 and have tinkered with bits of it but mostly it has looked the same since winter of 05.
- Q: What was your priorities in terms of what mods/improvements came first?
A: It’s always nice to have something fast/fun to drive but people don’t see fast… So I decided it made the most sense to make the truck look like I wanted it to and that way other people could appreciate it as well.
- Q: How did you choose the color
A: It was the color that was on it when I bought it.
- Q: How much money have you spent on your truck so far?
A: I paid 4000 for the truck in 03 and probably have spent less than 2000 on the wheels,tires and lowering. I fabricated the brake brackets myself along with the front brake ducts. I also did the bodywork in shaving and painting the grill along with painting the rollpan.
- Q: If you could do it all over again, what would you do differently?
A: Nothing. I love it, people love it. No regrets
- Q: What, if anything, are you planning to do to it in the future?
A: The LS swap and I’ve been tinkering with a new front suspension design with a different track width that will also accommodate coilovers. Also I have another set of these wheels in 20s so the rear wheels are getting changed to 20×11.5
- Q: Are you thinking about doing another (non S10) project?
A: I have an AWD LSx Blazer project going right now and an Xtreme Blazer in the works. But those are S10 based too so I guess the real answer should have been…No
- Q: Have you taken your truck to any shows?
- Q: Are you planning to be at a show in the near future? If so, which one/where?
A: No, I try to go to car shows/events when I have time but I don’t really have the time luxury of sitting around all day at car shows.
Valik has been a fan of Chevy S10 Pickups since his high school years back in 1996. He has all kinds of plans and dreams for it but being a teenager with no money it was hard to customize the truck. Life continued, and now in his “mid-life crisis years” it is time to realize this dream. Valik started the process on getting an S10 and customizing it to what he always wanted. In the mean time,
as he looks for the perfect donor as his donor truck waits for the summer to start work on it, he spends his available time looking at other people’s S10’s and making plans and doing research. All the inspiration he finds, he posts on his instagram @s10spotter, facebook @s10spotter and this website s10spotter.com.