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 Post subject: I just bought a 72
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 2:26 pm 
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Hey there, I have been looking for the right Luv to buy. When I was a kid my uncle had one and we rode everywhere with it. He eventually handed it down to my cousin who hot rodded it and it actually was his entry to custom painting (which he still does today). I finally found one and recently purchased it. Its from Washington and I bought it from the second owner who bought it as a slightly used truck off the local Chevrolet dealers lot in 1976. My plans are to swap to disc brakes in the front and add some five slot five lug wheels and lower it. To achieve the five lug conversion I will either re-drill the front rotors or have hubs made and in the rear I am going to do a rear end swap to a Chrysler 8 3/4 rear. The long term goal is to do a V8 swap and enjoy it. A little background on me, I am 45 years old I used to work as a heavy equipment mechanic and toward the end of that career I worked in a restoration shop (Fords and mostly Shelbys) and did a short stint at a chassis shop as a second job. Now I collect Mopar muscle cars that I restore myself and I do all the work myself. I also have been a racer for the last 29 years and I race a big tire twin turbo Dodge Dart. I am excited to be a part of this community and I have been trolling around this site trying to absorb as much info as possible.

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 Post subject: Re: I just bought a 72
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 3:51 pm 
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Pics of said Dart... And the ebay vendor that does the front rotor redrilling service is a member here as well...

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 Post subject: Re: I just bought a 72
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:43 pm 
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mytmouz wrote:
Pics of said Dart... And the ebay vendor that does the front rotor redrilling service is a member here as well...


Thanks for the info. He is local to me. I need to find a set of disc brakes to swap it over with and then send the rotors to him. Thanks for the info!!

Shameless turbo Dart pic lol

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 Post subject: Re: I just bought a 72
PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:31 pm 
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mytmouz wrote:
Pics of said Dart... And the ebay vendor that does the front rotor redrilling service is a member here as well...

I think Nelson sold the set up.

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 Post subject: Re: I just bought a 72
PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2018 5:14 pm 
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Wicked looking Dart! Very nice! It will be interesting following your 72 Luv project to see the end results....


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 Post subject: Re: I just bought a 72
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Aged Luv wrote:
Wicked looking Dart! Very nice! It will be interesting following your 72 Luv project to see the end results....



Thanks man, I have to say this little truck is really out of my wheel house. I am excited and I already have gotten tons of information off this forum!


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 Post subject: Re: I just bought a 72
PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:46 am 
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Holy hell...That dart is sexy.

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 Post subject: Re: I just bought a 72
PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2018 2:02 pm 
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monkeyboy wrote:
Holy hell...That dart is sexy.



Thank you!!


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 Post subject: Re: I just bought a 72
PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 9:51 am 
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Yes the Dart is an awesome ride for sure! But, that Luv will be kick azz when you trick it out.
I am working on my first attempt on a Pro Street/ Drag Truck Luv and have found some good information on here with some helpful members here also! Good luck on your build!

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 Post subject: Re: I just bought a 72
PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2018 11:00 am 
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Widetrack wrote:
Yes the Dart is an awesome ride for sure! But, that Luv will be kick azz when you trick it out.
I am working on my first attempt on a Pro Street/ Drag Truck Luv and have found some good information on here with some helpful members here also! Good luck on your build!

Widetrack



Thanks Widetrack! My plans are to put a 400" small block in it lower it a bunch, do a 5 lug conversion, 5 slot US Mags, and drive it everywhere. OK and maybe some passes at the track with it.


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