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 Post subject: Taking my time build...
PostPosted: Tue May 25, 2010 11:05 am 
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Location: Oak Harbor, Wa
So, Ive been building my Luv since the beginning of last year. That's kind of a long time for me, because usually i rush to get things done. Either way here it goes.

So i bought my first 1979 4x4 Luv as a running project and was planning on selling a Nissan pick up i had to have money for it. But i got in a wreck which the cop that didn't see it called it my fault, so i got no insurance money. So i sold the Luv i had to get a decent Subaru.

After i got a steady job I bought a barely running 76' off a friend, whose boss had given it to him. I had planned on just fixing this one up till it ran even with all the rust. Until i spotted a 75' Mikado at the local junkyard, which i bought the next day. The 75' barely had rust on it for being a 30 year old car anyway. Inside it, it had the original purchase receipt from 75' and all the registrations up to about 2001. I had also ended up buying my old 79' back off the guy i sold it to so i could reclaim some of the parts i had put on it. So now Ive got 3 Luvs sitting at my parents house.

The plan now is to take the bed and cab off the 76', rebuild and repaint the frame and suspension/steering/brakes. Take the bed and cab off the 75', paint it all, do a little rewiring and then put them on the 76' frame. Then take one of the engines, completely rebuild it and redo some wiring, then drop it in a see what happens. I don't have pics now but should this weekend. Thanks for taking the time to read my novel...

"If it wont fit, force it, if it breaks, then it needed to be replaced anyway..."

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