This ’91 GMC Sonoma S-15, belonging to Mike Taylor out of Virginia, came to life a bit unexpectedly. Mike purchased the truck as a bed source for the ’93 S-10 he’d been working on, the S-15 wasn’t originally something he’d planned to keep around for long. With a working fourcylinder and five-speed, however, Mike found it hard to let go of a perfectly good truck. So, after making a bed for it, he put it on the road. When the tranny and four-cylinder eventually died, Mike decided to put more work into the truck for a full-on build.
While he was driving it the ’91 received a new driver’s door, new fenders, radiator support, hood and other upkeep. The Sonoma houses a complete computer, wiring harness and engine swap out of an ’88 Firebird Mike bought for the job. Today, the truck sports the TPI 350 engine with a 700R4 transmission. On the suspension side, Rancho adjustable shocks on the rear and Gabriel shocks on the front make this GMC a smooth ride. A dually conversion with 15x7 Steel Wheels and adaptors, made by Custom and Commercial Wheel in California, create a totally custom look.
On the interior, new vinyl flooring and door panels from LMC Truck keep things looking sharp, while Corbeau bucket seats create a look that’s truly unique. A Cervini hood and a host of self-made additions dress up the exterior. Rear fenders from Jeep fenders have been meshed with additional metal. Mike also painted the truck himself using TCP Global single-stage Olive Drab.
With a plan to keep the work going and beef up the bed in the future, we can’t wait to see where Mike takes this build.