Does your truck sound like a shaking bag of nickels going down the road? Do the floorboards fill up with water when you wash it? Then maybe it's time you installed some new parts to bring your truck back to its original glory. I have an '89 Chevrolet S-10 that has these very same problems and is in desperate need of some restoration; over the past few months, I have been doing just that. I've tuned up the motor, lowered the ride height, and had Maaco throw on a fresh coat of paint. The truck is well on its way to becoming a nice ride, but I couldn't bring myself to install old, crusty taillights and cracked rubbers on my new paint. I called LMC Truck for all the things my truck needed to really finalize the exterior restoration. I got all-new rubbers, lights, and handles, along with some other little doodads. The following story will show you how my friends and I installed all of the stuff, because, to my surprise, these S-10s are kind of a hassle to work on. So whether your truck is just rattling too much or it recently got a new paintjob, these are the items to order and install.
Installing The Glass
Since I had removed all the glass for the color change, I needed to get it back in. Unfortunately, the front is a glue-in-style so I needed a professional glass guy to lay the butyl and install the windshield. Because this is my old windshield and I ordered the surrounding trim from LMC, the guy only charged me 45 bucks.
The Back Glass
The back glass, on the other hand, can be installed with a length of rope and maybe a small hook tool. To do this, install the rubber around the glass and then stuff the rope down into the channel of the rubber. Now all you have to do is have someone hold the glass/rubber against the back of the cab as you pull the rope. As the rope comes out it will drag the rubber over the lip of the cab, and once you have all of the rope out the glass will be installed on your truck.