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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 8:01 pm 
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i got got a 75 step side for a father son project. Anything i need to know when working on this. the was alot of bondo on it and i will need a new hood ( lots of rust). I am just looking for advice on what i need to watch for on these trucks.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 14, 2019 2:01 pm 
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Sweet! A front visor and a bubble back glass. Those are hard to come by. The tail gate hinges isn't stock for that bed. They have 2 small ones that are hard to find when they break, they have a step on the parts that attach to the gate. The back up lights and led lights under the bed are add ins. Looks to be a Mikado truck with the chrome in the windshield seal and the roof rails.


In stock form, the biggest issue besides a lack of power is the amount of hackery done to the wiring harness by people who don't read schematics before trying to troubleshoot...

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And upon further review, that bed has that style hinge, the other 2 step side beds have the 2 hinges I described.
The square headlights and tube grille are unobtainum also...

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Nice find. It looks to be well cared for over the years. How's it run? Any problems your concerned with? Typically, grounds get corroded, so any electrical issue, that's the first place to check. Often, the stock Hitachi carburetor is unsuccessfully rebuilt and a Weber is put on. Of coarse that depends on where you are and if passing a smog test matters. Note that the manual trans. takes motor oil, not 90wt gear oil if you plan to change it. Enjoy your project!

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WELCOME TO LUV TRUCK NATE12350 ...NICE LOOKING STEP SIDE

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Nice find. It looks to be well cared for over the years. How's it run? Any problems your concerned with? Typically, grounds get corroded, so any electrical issue, that's the first place to check. Often, the stock Hitachi carburetor is unsuccessfully rebuilt and a Weber is put on. Of coarse that depends on where you are and if passing a smog test matters. Note that the manual trans. takes motor oil, not 90wt gear oil if you plan to change it. Enjoy your project!


THANKS FOR THE INFO, It runs good i did spring a fuel leak i am tracing down, brakes need works and i think a lot of the terminals need to be cleaned, i am thing about doping a 4.3l swap I have a donor blazer lined up but i am still not sure what i am gonna do, and upon further inspection, there is a lot of bondo in the truck. ie roof , hood and fenders, but from what i can tell so far the floors are solid, do you know if there is a 4.3l kit out there for the luv


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