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Tim Dallner: 1994 Chevy S-10

S 10 Front Three Quarter
Ken Brubaker
| Senior Editor, Four Wheeler
Posted November 1, 2011
Contributors: Douglas McColloch
Photographers: Sean P. Holman

Top Truck Challenge 2011 Competitors:Show & Tell

Truck class: Best of Both Worlds
When we broke up Top Truck into separate Truck and Buggy classes, we knew we’d eventually run into a rig (or two) that left us wondering which category it belongs in. Tim Dallner’s S-10 was a case in point, with a partial/chopped frame, the looks of a truck, and lots of buggylike DOM tubing. Whatever it is, it’s got power under the hood to keep up with the truck guys in the bogs, and the suspension flex to hold its own with the rock buggies. Readers were similarly impressed and voted in Tim’s Ontario-based Chevy to play at TTC.

The Details

  • Owner name/city: Tim Dallner/Sebringville, Ontario, Canada
  • Occupation: Tool and die maker
  • Vehicle model: 1994 Chevrolet S-10
  • Estimated value: $30,000
  • Engine/aspiration: 355ci Chevy V-8, bored .030 over; Clevite cam, pistons; Dart II heads; balanced and blueprinted; Edelbrock intake, custom exhaust
  • Transmission: B&D Transmission TH350 w/full manual throttle body
  • Transfer case: Off Road Design NP203/205 doubler
  • Suspension (f/r): Four-link, Currie Johnny joints, 16-in ORI struts/four-link, Currie Johnny joints, 16-in ORI struts
  • Axles (f/r): 2½-ton Rockwell/2½-ton Rockwell
  • Axle ratio: 6.72:1
  • Wheels: 20x12-in steel Stazworks beadlock
  • Tires: 54x19.50-20 Mickey Thompson TTC Claw

Tim Dallner, Team #2

  • Most looking forward to:“Tank Trap. It looks like a lot of fun if everything holds together.”
  • Not looking forward to:“Frame Twister. Don’t want to leave my axles in the log pit.”
  • Playing on his iPod/CD player:“Don’t own one, and the wife won’t let me touch hers.”


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