My husband built a lowrider from an 88 S-15 years ago. He has never driven it and is now handing it down to my 15 year old son. It only has 19,000 original miles on it. 1,000 watt stereo in bed of truck and convertible hard top roof. He did a beautiful job and I really hope my son takes care of it! The S-10 looks great! Your friends really doing a nice job. Think about it this way...at least if the motor dies some day it will be worth every penny to replace it and will still have a beautiful ride! Have fun!
cool. I had a black S10 with camper shell and that thing could handle turns like a car. 4 cyl 5-spd went well over 100k miles. I put on air adjustable hijackers so I could haul motorcycles with a hitch ramp even.