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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 9:04 am 
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Looking good sir, giving me ideas for the 79 build.


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 21, 2016 3:37 pm 
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Remember where I have been posting I hope on the wiring? Well... I hooked up the battery and checked, all looked good except for some reason the high beam light came on on the gauge panel when I hooked the battery up. Turned the key on and the panel lit up, turned the key and it spun over. Hooked the always hot for the MSD and the TCI trans controller to the battery and the gauge panel lit up with the key off...

I said eff it and went in to finish watching Battleship...

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nothing better than a good old blow em up movie to get the frustration out.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 10, 2016 6:57 pm 
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Finally got back to it today. Got a couple of issues worked out and the battery is on the charger now as it was a tad low on voltage...

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PostPosted: Mon May 30, 2016 10:41 pm 
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FINALLY got back to it and got it fired up a couple of days ago. I tried several times to upload a video clip with no success...

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:33 pm 
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Hey mytmouz,
I have been following this thread for tips and tricks for my own conversion...
I am amazed at the skills some of you guys have...nice work, nice truck!

The custom fab skills I do not have!
Hopefully I will get there!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:54 pm 
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Hey mytmouz,
I have been following this thread for tips and tricks for my own conversion...
I am amazed at the skills some of you guys have...nice work, nice truck!

The custom fab skills I do not have!
Hopefully I will get there!


Thanks. I see you have made progress in yours as well...

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:55 pm 
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And sometime recently I received, (but forgot to post) that I bought (hopefully all) the factory stuff to install a/c in it...

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 2:52 pm 
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And life has sucked a lot lately... It has sucked it long, and it has sucked it hard, lol... Kept me from working on it the past few months... Anyways. I had a couple of issues to sort out from the first fire up. I had a part missing in my new MSD distributor and it wasn't working right. Fixed that and the non working oil pressure sender was replaced. It was a PITA to try to get it going by myself so it has been sitting. Someone came over yesterday and while I had an extra set of hands I got it running.
I let it come up to temp at a high idle, oil pressure was excellent, timing is a MOFO to find the sweet spot, but it seems to be golden now. I shut it down due to a leak on the fuel log, going to pull the carb off anyway, because the air bleeds seem to be stopped up, the corner idles made absolutely no difference when trying to adjust them.

Wish I had remembered to bleed the brakes while I had some help...

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 17, 2016 4:15 pm 
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Hope things turn around for you man.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 10:41 am 
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Since it finally cooled off, I decided to do my 3rd least favorite thing... Fiberglass work... I have the style step side bed that has the least amount of room for fat meats in the rear. Even with a custom narrowed rear the tire sidewall at loaded height is too tight for my liking...

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Sooo.... I like this better...

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To do that, I have to go from this...

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To this... And fill in the gap...

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I will have to remold the area at the front where the bed meets the cab. This side is the best side, but the step is not really made for stepping on, and it needs work, the other side is broken as well, so I will mod them both while making the repair....

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 12:38 pm 
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I was looking at doing something like this when I had my step side bed a while back. I was thinking you could add a 1/2" or 3/4" sheet of wood, maybe T-111 to the bedside and then bolt the fenders on top to add the space to the wheel well. A "woody" style might look cool if it was finished up really nice but I didn't get too far along in the plan before I changed back to the stock bed.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2016 4:42 pm 
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I have an 83 model F150 stepside bed I am going to cut down to fit my hard body v8 truck. I bought a ford dually fender to use a part of to plug the filler neck area on the Nissan as it won't need it. I am going to use the rest of it on this truck...

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 12:22 am 
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I sure miss this truck... Any updates?


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 04, 2016 5:45 am 
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Yes... It is a PITA, lol... I got a "deal" on a used carb, and spent a lot of time so far fooling with it. I pulled the carb for said fooling with right after I last had it running, reinstalled carb and it wouldn't fire. Closed the hood and walked away. I been thrashing on my 67 chevelle, so I hadn't looked at it again...

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2016 5:04 pm 
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Got it to fire up again today. I think this carb is toast though. I have some tiny jets in it and it is still so rich idling you can't stay in the shop for the fumes. I need to find a smaller carb to verify, but I am definitely going FI on it eventually. Probably going to buy a new Holley Sniper TBI...

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 8:57 pm 
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Got everything I planned to accomplish this week plus bonus work...

The cab is back in place, but not yet bolted down. Ended up having to remove the steering column and the alternator/bracket to get it to go in, but not too bad...

I fabbed up some brackets and installed the fuel cell and the battery box. Tight fit..

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What is the size of the fuel.cell? Any part number???

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:38 pm 
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15 gallon. Had it so long, I don't remember where I bought it...

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mytmouz wrote:
Got everything I planned to accomplish this week plus bonus work...

The cab is back in place, but not yet bolted down. Ended up having to remove the steering column and the alternator/bracket to get it to go in, but not too bad...

I fabbed up some brackets and installed the fuel cell and the battery box. Tight fit..

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What is the size of the fuel.cell? Any part number???

As far as I know,there are no cells made specifically for the Luv,so part numbers are pretty much useless. Since you are going to have to custom mount anything you buy,or build,all you really need is to decide where you want it mounted,what you want it to look like,what you want it made from and how much you need it to hold. Then take measurements on the truck and compare them to the tanks listed in dozens of sites until you find all your perimeters. Or build your own. My own tank is a throw back to the " Moon" tanks used in my youth and fits my vision for my truck as an affordable base for weekend back roads roadster..


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rodburner wrote:
montesgerar wrote:
mytmouz wrote:
Got everything I planned to accomplish this week plus bonus work...

The cab is back in place, but not yet bolted down. Ended up having to remove the steering column and the alternator/bracket to get it to go in, but not too bad...

I fabbed up some brackets and installed the fuel cell and the battery box. Tight fit..

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What is the size of the fuel.cell? Any part number???

As far as I know,there are no cells made specifically for the Luv,so part numbers are pretty much useless. Since you are going to have to custom mount anything you buy,or build,all you really need is to decide where you want it mounted,what you want it to look like,what you want it made from and how much you need it to hold. Then take measurements on the truck and compare them to the tanks listed in dozens of sites until you find all your perimeters. Or build your own. My own tank is a throw back to the " Moon" tanks used in my youth and fits my vision for my truck as an affordable base for weekend back roads roadster..



Do you remember the cell.size??

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