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Old 07-11-2006, 11:24 AM   #1
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the Tyclone SS... LT1 AWD 85 Jimmy


So I picked up Hotwire's Jimmy this week. It looked like a great start to a project and after all the hard work that Zach and Jeff did before me... wheww... They just seem to be experts in thier areas and have done wonders on the truck. Hopefully I will be able to finally complete it!

Here is a refresher on what they have done so far.
Description: Started life as a super clean, rust free 1985 GMC Jimmy 4x4 2.8L 4speed

NOW...
Drivetrain:
- 1996 Cadillac LT1 approx 70k mi
- 1997 Z28 SS heads & intake, ported, gasket matched, valve job
- CC502
- MSD blaster coil, MSD 8.8mm wires, NGK plugs
- MSD fuel pump
- cleaned injectors
- 1LE intake
- TB mod, MAF descreened, AIR removed
- new GM timing chain and gears
- OBD1 ecm, cable, software, and knock sensor
- all wiring and plumbing completed, turn key motor
- oil cooler w/ remote oil filter
- has new addition. a tranny cooler in the box, needs to be installed
* exhaust needed
* driveshaft needed (Has two spare driveshafts)
* possible leak from transfer case

1996 4L60-E completely rebuilt to stock specs by previous owner
- 19** Borg Warner 4472 all wheel drive transfer case
- brand new heavy duty custom front prop shaft
- 2000 stall converter
- 3.73s, rear posi, front open diff
- all fluids changed, additive in rear
- 1999 Corvette C5 rims, 4 17" rims, 2 18" rims
* needs adaptors for rear
- 2000 LS1 Z28 big brake conversion, dual piston front calipers, single piston rears,
* still needs e-brake hooked up
- dropped 3" rear w/ blocks and has 2" block not installed
* needs belltech keys to lower front, can be purchased from summitracing
* needs shocks

Exterior:
- The truck was stripped and primed a few years ago it is in Hugger Orange
- all handles shaved, roofrack shaved, 90% bodywork completed,
* needs windshield
* needs grille (91-93 GMC, may need rad support)
* needs front bumper
* needs roll pan
* needs door poppers
- some surface rust, body is straight

Interior:
all interior needs to be installed
- 1997 full power blazer bucket seats
- 2nd gen Bravada center and over head consoles
- 1st gen Bravada leather trimmed door panels
- 2006 B&M quicksilver shifter
- 199? Pontiac Sunbird turbo gauge cluster, ala typhoon w/ boost gauge
- power windows / brakes / locks
* needs headliner
* needs carpet

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UPDATE:
ENGINE
- 1996 Cadillac LT1 approx 70k mi
- 1997 Camaro Z28 SS heads & intake, ported, gasket matched, valve job
- Crane Cams - CC502 cam
- MSD blaster coil, MSD 8.8mm wires, NGK plugs
- MSD fuel pump
- Cleaned injectors
- 1LE intake
- TB mod, MAF de-screened, AIR removed
- New GM timing chain and gears
- OBD1 ECM, cable, software, and knock sensor
- Oil cooler w/ remote oil filter
- Tranny cooler
- "Tyclone" CNC’d throttle body plate
- Aluminum coolant bottle
- Battery relocated to trunk
- Air conditioning (frame notched to accommodate compressor)
- stock 4.3 4x4 pan modified for the lt1 (lengthened, oil sending unit bung welded to the side)

EXHAUST:
- Single 3” exhaust
- DMH 3” electric exhaust cutout w/ dump
(muffler and cat will be installed but not yet purchased)

TRANSMISSION & DRIVETRAIN
- Typhoon driveshaft
- 1996 4L60-E completely rebuilt to stock specs
- Borg Warner 4472 all wheel drive transfer case
- Heavy duty custom front prop shaft
- 2000 stall converter
- 3.73s, rear posi, front open diff

BRAKES
- 2000 LS1 Z28 big brake conversion, dual piston front calipers, single piston rears, 12” rotors all around

WHEELS AND TIRES
- 1999 18” Corvette C5 rims
- 275/40/18 Falken tires

SUSPENSION & STEERING
- 3” Bell Tech leaf springs and 2” blocks
- Bilstein shocks in rear
- Bell Tech torsion keys in front
- KYB Monomax shock in front
- ZQ8 steering box
- Xtreme Blazer rear sway bar
- Rear C-notch by SuicideDoors.com
- Energy Suspension control arm bushings
- Energy Suspension sway bar bushings
- Complete front end/steering rebuild: Upper & Lower Ball Joints, Idler Arm, Pitman Arm, Inner & Outer Tie Rod Ends, Adjusting sleeves

EXTERIOR & BODY:
- Typhoon front bumper cover (fiberglass replica)
- Sonoma GT bumperettes
- Goodmark 2” cowl hood
- Grant Kustoms weld on rollpan
- Phil Chivers hood strut kit
- 92 Typhoon core support (modified to house radiator)
- Handles shaved
- Roof rack shaved
- Upper body lines shaved
- Shaved antenna
- Shaved emblem holes
- Tailgate handle shaved and handle relocated inside
- Crystal clear blinkers and corners up front
- H4 headlight conversion w/ heavy duty wiring harness
- 1992 GMC grille
- 91-94 GMC grille top cover filler
- Door hinge pins and bushings
- New seals and weather stripping
- 92 Typhoon power mirrors

INTERIOR:
- Full 1992 Typhoon interior (dash, seats, panels, headliner, etc)
- Power driver’s seat (from 2nd gen blazer power seat)
- Typhoon rear seat cushions/covers with 85 Jimmy seatbelts (no shoulder belts)
- Over head console with compass and thermometer
- Sonoma GT gauge cluster
- Power windows, locks, mirrors
- AutoMeter full 3 gauge pillar pod
- AutoMeter 1 1/16” Trans temp, Fuel pressure, & (one more to buy gauge)
- ACC charcoal cut pile carpet
- Remote door popper kit w/ emergency release
- Grant 1470 Club Sport Steering Wheel w/ Matte black grip and center pad
- GMC horn button
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Old 07-11-2006, 11:47 AM   #2
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There is alot of work to be done but its a great starting point for me as I am no expert mechanic and couldnt have done what Zach and Jeff have done thus far.

Ill start this thread off with the whole story of how this truck arrived in my garage. (short version)
I was selling my bike, a Honda CBR900RR, and looking to buy a project S10. preferably I wanted to build a 2 door blazer with an LT1, shaved handles and roof rack, vette wheels, etc. I have always wanted a Typhoon but could never afford one in decent enough shape for me. The thought of an AWD V8 truck would be great but shoot I could never afford one.
Then there it was... http://s-seriesforum.com/forum/showt...highlight=sold

I sold the bike, loaded the family and drove on out to NC to pick it up. Just so happens that my sister lives about 80 miles from the truck and the kids had never traveled to that area of the country. hehe

I met Jeff at is house and he was very helpful and informative. He pointed out about everything he knew about the truck and showed me all the good and the bad. We BSed for a more hours than my family would have liked, but they knew how excited I was so they didnt mind much. Jeff loaded the Jimmy with loads of goodies and helped me get it situated on the trailer. Off we went!


The trip was a good time. We stopped and saw the sights like the National Corvette Museum, and drive straight through. They were a few incidents, as always....

We stopped at a gas station and I checked the truck over. I guess someone forgot to screw in the left taillight. lol Opppsss... Luckily it doesnt have nice new paint and didnt break, scratch or dent anything.


Jeff tried to show me how to tie up the excess strap on the tie-downs. I guess I didnt get it right as one strap came undone and was dragging. Good thing I noticed it before any real damage was done.


I wont even talk about the rain... No trip is complete without some rain!


The rain was ok because when we got back to Texas Im sure the 70mph driving mixed with 101 degree temp was alike a large hairdryer for the Jimmy! lol


But through it all... 2,500 miles later, about 150 gallons of gas, lots of fun, hours of not sleeping, and a memorable experience for life... We made it home!

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Old 07-11-2006, 12:20 PM   #3
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Cool Project i say we put sonoma gt cladding on it.
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Old 07-11-2006, 01:51 PM   #4
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Old 07-11-2006, 01:56 PM   #5
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Good luck with it Greg, I know you will make good on your threats to make it right.
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Old 07-11-2006, 02:14 PM   #6
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Cool Project i say we put sonoma gt cladding on it.
I ould love to do that. BUT I have one small problem. Ill give you a hint... $$$$$



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so whats next?
Oh man I dont know where to begin. I have a list of stuff to do to it. LONG list. More to come.

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Good luck with it Greg, I know you will make good on your threats to make it right.
Yeah I have gone over all kinds of stuff in on and around the truck and now Im stumped. Where to begin??? lol

Im gonna go pull it out in the cul-de-sac and get a bunch of good before pics.
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Old 07-12-2006, 12:37 AM   #7
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Old 07-12-2006, 01:16 AM   #8
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Here are todays pics before I really did anything to it besides take out all the crap that was inside. lol

http://www.tycloness.com/igallery/vi...bid=62&stage=2
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Old 07-12-2006, 11:30 AM   #9
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Looks like 2nd gen interior. I guess I never realized he'd swapped it.

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Looks like 2nd gen interior. I guess I never realized he'd swapped it.

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Yeah its 97 Blazer power bucket seats, a 2nd gen bravada center console with a 97 Blazer overhead console with all the storage, maplights, compass and thermometer. Zach fabbed the brackets for the seats and center console. Need to fab up the roof and front center console brackets and they are done.
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