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 Post subject: 1978 Mikado
PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2016 11:17 pm 
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After looking for weeks I finally found the Luv I wanted. A four hour journey yielded a straight 1978 Luv that was in its original family, ran, and happened to be a Mikado. We loaded her up for the trip home and went on our way. We are still undecided as to exactly what will come of this Luv. But the one thing were sure of---- definitely going to tinker with this one. Its a pleasure to be able to share something with you guys. Lets get on with it. What better day to start a thread on this particular Chevrolet than Feb 14th?


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 Post subject: Re: 1978 Mikado
PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:39 am 
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Nice. Good lookin truck


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 Post subject: Re: 1978 Mikado
PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:32 pm 
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First night


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 Post subject: Re: 1978 Mikado
PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:34 pm 
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Cleaned up


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 Post subject: Re: 1978 Mikado
PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:51 pm 
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So it begins


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 Post subject: Re: 1978 Mikado
PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:53 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: 1978 Mikado
PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 1:56 pm 
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Started with body filler.


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 Post subject: Re: 1978 Mikado
PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 2:00 pm 
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Started primer


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 Post subject: Re: 1978 Mikado
PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 2:02 pm 
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Good candidate.


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 Post subject: Re: 1978 Mikado
PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 6:48 pm 
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Nice start on the truck, you have a better then average one to start with.

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 Post subject: Re: 1978 Mikado
PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 7:43 pm 
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Definitely a great start!!

Pretty sure it's a 76 or 77 though.

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 Post subject: Re: 1978 Mikado
PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:07 pm 
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Ripper86 wrote:
Definitely a great start!!

Pretty sure it's a 76 or 77 though.


On the title it states 1978 which confused me because of the dual headlights. I do not know what to believe anymore.


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 Post subject: Re: 1978 Mikado
PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:21 pm 
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It's possible someone changed out the grille and headlights.


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 Post subject: Re: 1978 Mikado
PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 9:46 pm 
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Doors would have been swapped as well...

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 Post subject: Re: 1978 Mikado
PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:10 pm 
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drummerforhire wrote:
It's possible someone changed out the grille and headlights.

That was my guess?


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 Post subject: Re: 1978 Mikado
PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 10:33 pm 
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mytmouz wrote:
Doors would have been swapped as well...

Gauges etc........

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 Post subject: Re: 1978 Mikado
PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 7:51 am 
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Heck someone may have had a rotted out 78 and a good 76 with no title and said screw it, it's a 78 now. Either way nice truck!

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 Post subject: Re: 1978 Mikado
PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 6:47 pm 
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I would recomend removing the cowl since the wipers are already off and compaired the vin stamped under there to your title.

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 Post subject: Re: 1978 Mikado
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 11:44 am 
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Hello all, the work has not stopped on the truck. I have spent many hours straightening things out- the updates are another story. I am roughly a week away from spraying sealer over the truck. I will send updates alog with pictures when that happens.


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 Post subject: Re: 1978 Mikado
PostPosted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:39 pm 
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Nice find. looks like your off to a good start on the luv.


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