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 Post subject: gimeluv
PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:19 am 
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This is the start of a very long build. I had one in the 80s and really frankensiened it. Not doing it with this one. Im older wiser and much more experianced. For starters the drivetrain will be a stock ls motor backed by a 700 R4,and a 8.8 out back. Will convert to dual headlight. For the body. Im thinking about the one peice fiberglass front end and glass hood ,probly a cowl hood. Shave the body. Since I have a second cab. Do a four inch chop. Also a pass throgh cab below the bed rails and build a box in the bed to house the must have audio componants. The rocker are in unbelievable. Condition not a drop of rot so the will remain untouched. For a 34 year old truck it is great condition as far as rot. The worst spots are the typical. Rot on the lower fenders. Now the bed someone installed a bed liner. All I can say is THANKS no bed dings and very minimal rot. It will be lowered. Not sure about air ride.or not and a four link , with mustang 2 front suspensio. Will.have to upload starting picts later cant hpload from my phone


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 9:50 am 
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the way it was delivered
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body dropped hehehehe

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the worst rot
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impeccable rockers
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straight body and bedsides from a bedlinner some one installed . THANK YOU
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 2:00 pm 
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the start of many body mods stretching the cab 12 inches


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 16, 2014 3:35 pm 
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And so it begins lol. Going to be following this thread should be a heck of an interesting process

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 17, 2014 10:08 am 
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Looks like the beginning of Frankinstien to me .


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 Post subject: Re: gimeluv
PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 4:29 pm 
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ok so Igore and I have been working on the luvand, have made some good progress.

Its a 4 1/2 inch chop
http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac23 ... 2609e0.jpg

http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac23 ... 7873c1.jpg
http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac23 ... 616654.jpg

http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac23 ... 078970.jpg


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:24 pm 
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That is quite a bit of progress. It could be the angle in the pics but the front A pillars look about 1" too high? It looks like the roof is higher at the windshield than the back of the cab?

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:56 pm 
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must be the angle. The drip rails are the same hight front to back. Keep im mind the roof skin is not there yet so that throws it off


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:56 pm 
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twin 80s wrote:
must be the angle. The drip rails are the same hight front to back. Keep im mind the roof skin is not there yet so that throws it off


I can see now from the passenger side you got it right. 8)

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 Post subject: Re: gimeluv
PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 1:42 pm 
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the luv has a new roof skin and the drip rails are gone
http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac23 ... 949cc4.jpg


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 1:01 pm 
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the stretch is one step closer
http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac23 ... 0eac76.jpg
something Im toying with
http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac23 ... 252126.jpg
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http://i903.photobucket.com/albums/ac23 ... 583226.jpg


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:13 pm 
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Your flares look like a few trucks from the late 70's or early 80's. I remember some IMSA style flared Luvs but have not found a pic of one on the web yet. The front fenders would have wide flares and a big air dam in front. I thought they looked pretty cool.

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 Post subject: Re: gimeluv
PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 3:42 pm 
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for the front end Im going to use the fiberglass 1 piece with the chin spoiler integrated. Im also debating on dually wheels in the back or 1 wide wheel and tire. The weld dually wheels are sick looking and available in a 17 inch


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 23, 2014 4:31 pm 
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Crew cab duelly, I like it.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 20, 2014 1:59 pm 
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the frame is stretched and the cab back on. Next is a body drop
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 25, 2014 2:31 pm 
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I always like the flares on the old Mazda Rotary trucks
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Good Job on your truck

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 Post subject: Re: gimeluv
PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 4:06 pm 
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well my motor decision has been made. Nissan ka24de with boost. the motor is an iron block out of my sons totaled 2000 frontier which Im buying for 150. The motor runs great it runs strong


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28, 2014 7:28 pm 
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good choice, great amount of aftermarket support, there is even a decent selection of ebay parts that are worth using for a turbo build for the ka24de. ii spent a while on ka-t.org great place for all that good stuff

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2015 8:28 am 
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That's a lot of work you have ahead of you but you are sure on your way! The chop and stretch looks great. Did you have to cut the windshield glass?
I had a buddy who did a chop on a 1975 Luv but he just laid the stock glass back so there would be no cutting.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2015 9:04 pm 
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Picture of my IMSA Datsun, built for the SEMA show. Long gone, another one of many vehicle I wish I still had.
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