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PostPosted: Tue Aug 11, 2015 11:42 pm 
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Hi fellow chevy luv'ers!

I'm from sunny South Africa (Pretoria), and bought a 1975 luv.

Chevrolet was not in our country for many years initially (though they are back, and with a bang!) and this luv truck is a real rare find. She is an old farm worker, and the dents, knocks and tears show the tough life.

My son adores this truck, and constantly wants to "drive" it. He climbs in, and even closes the door himself. :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:46 am 
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2015 10:09 am 
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thats great!!! i would love to see more pictures i love right hand drive ones

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 5:21 am 
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Thanks guys.

Here are a few pics before the truck saw some soap.

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Some rust from the leaves lying there for too many years.

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after the wash, can you believe in the power of soap!?

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Found some nasty rust when I removed the carpets. This was treated with rust converter yesterday, will post a pic when thats nice and cured.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 13, 2015 8:27 pm 
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Nice truck. It's as nice or better then what many of us started with in the land of plenty compared to your area.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2015 12:48 am 
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Yes like Luvrv8 said you have a better start then most these around here...Luv the right hand side its neat to see how the dash is so easily swapped in design..but can you share some under the hood pics of them right hand side changes ...Thanks

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 15, 2015 7:30 am 
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Here's a pic for ya. 8)

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2015 12:15 am 
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Thanks,
It looks just like ours but in reverse . .. lol I don't know why i was thinking it would look a little different...but it don't
I'll have to flip a pic of mine to see it...lol


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3rd 77 Step fixing up aka The Yellow Submarine to Luv Ms (Sun)Shine=)
98 GMC Gas Guzzler~>The reason 4 my ~>3rdLuvNext2a66MALIBU =)
66 Chevelle The Oldest of all the vehicles I owned
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 4:29 am 
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It's been a while since I had any updates. I finally have the luv truck road worthy, and can finally register the truck on my name now that I have a roadworthy certificate.

I'll upload pictures in a few days for you viewing pleasure. 8)


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PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2016 12:39 pm 
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welcome back & well good we like to see it :lol:

sometimes they take a little time to work out them little gremlins

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66 Chevelle The Oldest of all the vehicles I owned
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 2:26 am 
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I have no darn idea how to make flickr images stick on this site.... Ok figured out different route, busy updating...

Days turned into weeks into months. Wow time flies when you are having fun :lol:

Here are some new updates on the pre-V8 progress.

The truck is finally registered on my name, note the new blue numberplates from the previous yella' ones.

To insure the truck I needed a valuation certificate. It was only valued at $600 which sucks as a vehicle with a roadworthy here should sell for no less than $1100. But alas, its only for when some clown with his ABS brakes stops too quick in front of me...

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Here is the disassembled truck and grille in dire need of a respray.
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 3:14 am 
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The plastic primer to make all the sticky bits stick.
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Black is the new chrome or what am I saying?
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Final result:
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 3:17 am 
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The current engine bay after four heated power washes. Yes you read right. four! Farm vehicles take a beating of note!
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Here is the load bed after being welded up and repaired. I was a bit tardy in getting a quick pic, but allas, here is somethin'
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Brand new (non oem) tail lights. Not the best, but functional...
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PostPosted: Tue May 31, 2016 3:20 am 
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Interior after being rubberized:
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The tires on the truck is VERY old. I'm toying with ideas of which wheels to fit whilst replacing tires..
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The interior has been stripped out and is with the motor trimmers. Will load pics in a few days.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 01, 2016 11:46 am 
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Man that cleaned up nice!
I love those mirrors. I might have to try to find some like that...


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Funny that the 75 over there has what is to us the '72 bed style. I wonder if it was changed? Or maybe 75's were sold that way in South Africa

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 05, 2016 2:36 am 
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do re mi ka do wrote:
Funny that the 75 over there has what is to us the '72 bed style. I wonder if it was changed? Or maybe 75's were sold that way in South Africa


IIRC my homework correctly the trucks arrived in the USA without load bins because of chicken tax. The '72 style bins are fitted as they come from the factory. I would however have loved to have a stepside, they look so awesome!


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