1982 Chevy S10 LS7

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1982 Chevy S10 LS7

Have you ever seen a 675hp, LS7-powered, 6-speed, 1982 Chevy S10 that can go around corners faster than a Corvette? This badass S10 is being constructed for a customer overseas who is in search of the most wicked (yet subtle) S10 ever built. Follow along as we build this mini truck into a sports car killer.

Frame & Suspension

  • Schwartz Performance bolt-in G-Machine chassis
  • Ridetech single-adjustable coilovers
  • Power steering rack
  • Baer 14" 6-piston Extreme Plus brake system w/rear floater kit


  • Schwartz 675hp LS7 engine package w/custom cam, ARP rod bolts, and upgraded dual valvesprings
  • GM Performance Parts ECU & wiring harness
  • Wegner Motorsports billet serpentine drive system
  • 125hp wet shot of nitrous by Nitrous Outlet
  • Custom stainless steel headers & 3" exhaust system by Schwartz Performance


  • Tremec T56 Magnum, close ratio
  • GM LS7 clutch & flywheel kit
  • Custom driveshaft
  • Moser full-floating 9" housing
  • Moser third member, 31 spline axles, TrueTrac differential, 3.70 gear

Wheels & Tires

  • 18x8 & 18x12 Budnik wheels
  • Michelin Super Sport tires, 245/35/18 front, 335/30/18 rear

Paint & Body

  • Satin black paint using PPG materials, by Zizzo Autobody: Lincolnshire, IL
  • Stock-appearing exterior with chrome trim
  • Custom aluminum tonneau cover with Quik Latch locking latches
  • Custom gauge pods integrated into hood
  • LED spotlight in A-pillar

Other Features

  • BeCool radiator w/electric fans
  • Custom upholstered bench seat by Cassin Customizing
  • Backup camera system & upgraded audio system
  • Vintage Air GenII Mini A/C system
  • Stainless EFI fuel tank with dual Aeromotive 340 pumps

Original & disassembly gallery

Chassis fabrication & installation gallery

Sheet metal fabrication gallery

Header & exhaust fabrication gallery

Assembly before paint gallery

Interior gallery

Bodywork & paint gallery

Final assembly gallery

Completed gallery