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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:27 am 
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This here is the sand finish im talking about. What do you guys think?


That is sort of the "anti Graffiti" look where I am. I see it in public restrooms a lot that are prone to tagging.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:36 am 
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i like it that looks pretty sweet
either that or the rows of overlapping circles

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 10:46 am 
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Yea your right i see it a lot here in stockton as well. Ill stencil out the door and see how come out I'll post pictures of it later.


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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 9:48 pm 
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I made a cross bar out of and old tube grill for the rear end. I don't remember why they used to put them on mini trucks in the 80's but for me it was more about recycling a $10 grille.

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PostPosted: Fri May 09, 2014 10:21 pm 
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They were there so we had a place to install the clearance lights.

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Actually the stock would have been of more solid material and it would have been an attempt at a sway bar .


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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2014 8:08 am 
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I had clearance lights on my 74 Mazda on the bottom of traction bars but I never got to the cross bar.

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2015 9:47 pm 
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I haven't done much to the 72 this year but did pick up another L88 hood a couple months ago. It fit the stock hinges but had to pin the rear. Luckily I had a piece of scrap diamond plate the worked great for some brackets. The hood fits pretty good and the gaps aren't bad. I don't know the manufacturer but its different than the one I had a fre years ago. That one did not have the ridge on top of the scoop.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 3:56 pm 
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I got a few things done on the 72 over the last 2 weekends. First I had the exhaust re-routed to clear the 9 inch finally. I also needed some room at the right shock so I could add air shocks. I got the air shocks on yesterday and took the rear bumper off again too. I am a little over 3" higher in the rear and the ride is way better now. I had about 2" of travel since putting the 9 inch in and the old exhaust pipes were banging on the housing. Now I can drive this truck anywhere.

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My radiator started leaking from the bottom tank last week. I was told by the prior owner my radiator was a stock Luv made into a 4 row but the radiator guy said the lower tank was a GM cross flow. I got it fixed and it came back like new for $125. While cleaning up my flex fan I found a cracked blade about 50% through so I picked up a new fan too. While it was apart I had to clean and paint a little as long as I was in there. 8)

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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2016 10:37 am 
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I came across your thread and saw the picures of my old L-88 hood on your truck. Looks great! You did a great installation job. I forgot how nice it makes the Luv look. Also would like to thank you again for those parking light lenses, it is nice to have a complete looking front end on my Luv after so many years.


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I came across your thread and saw the picures of my old L-88 hood on your truck. Looks great! You did a great installation job. I forgot how nice it makes the Luv look. Also would like to thank you again for those parking light lenses, it is nice to have a complete looking front end on my Luv after so many years.


Thanks, I love the hood, way less people ask me if it has a small block now. I really like the L88 style hoods. This is my second one but this one fits much better. I was surprised how good the gaps are. I'm glad the lenses worked out, as much as I get rid of parts I seem to wind up with more.

I did a couple test runs to check for leaks before I put it all together. The crap new hose clamps failed before I even started it. I put the old stainless ones back on. I don't know what cheesy metal the new ones were but they are going back to Oreallys. I would like to find another core support to patch into mine down the road too.
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PostPosted: Sun May 29, 2016 6:07 pm 
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Nice work... 8)

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I scored a Snug Top shell made for a Luv today. It was on a 4x4 that has been on CL for months so I asked and he sold just the shell. It fits like a glove. 8)

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I have twins now, I think I am in a rut...
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25, 2016 1:59 pm 
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Did the shell come off a 74 with a lift kit?


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Did the shell come off a 74 with a lift kit?


Not this one, it was on a 79 4x4 out of Long Beach

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I made these aluminum dash covers when I first got my truck but took them out to re-make them. 5 years later I decided to just use them but did a brushed aluminum finish this time.

The original look was occasionally blinding in the sun
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