Parking Lot Pimp

November 18th, 2011

Text and Photos by Marcel Venable

If you’re in the market for some cheap transportation with some style, or maybe your first project, something like this ’93 Blazer was a steal at $1,000.

Getting lots of Respect on a Small Budget

We’ve all heard the phrase more bang for your buck. When I think about this in terms of trucks, I usually flashback to my first project when staying on a budget directed which modifications I’d make more so than what I necessarily dreamed of doing. Every first timer wants to build a show-winning custom even if they’re working with cash from a gig as a fry cook at the local drive through.

I’m here to tell you that there is a huge misconception that only big budget builds get respect. As a matter of fact, you can build yourself a really great project on a small budget and get more miles than you think out of it if you plan ahead and exercise a little patience.

To prove my point, I came across this ‘93 S-10 Blazer for sale in a parking lot. It appeared to be a project that someone started with a pile of enthusiasm that dwindled significantly before they decided to move on. Once the final negotiation price hit the magic number of $1,000, we set out to find the best accessories that would fit into a reasonable budget that even a teenaged driver could afford, and even do the work themselves.

We’ve all felt the squeeze from the current economic times. It’s made it difficult to take advantage of some great deals, but our find drove very well and even gets great mileage, which is a huge plus since a gallon of gas is more than $4 these days!

We focused on the suspension and the wheel/tire combo to get the look we wanted. We chose to go this route mainly because these modifications will help with overall drivability and give the Blazer some style while keeping expenditures under control.

Using simple hand tools, it took us the better part of a full day from start to finish, including a trip to the local tire store to install the tires on the wheels.

Take a look at how we did it and what parts we used to turn an everyday driver into something good looking and fun to drive without the second mortgage cost.

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