New To Me Toy
Posted July 04, 2013 - 06:44 AM
1979 Chevy Luv Mikado edition. 4x4. Runs great. It has a set of headers with a 2" body lift and a brand new set of tires. I drove it the 30 miles back home. Needs some body work and brake work. The rear breaks has a hole in the line and if brake fluid is poured into the reservoir for the rear brakes it pours onto the ground somewhere near the back axle.
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Posted July 04, 2013 - 06:58 AM
Good deal when both parties are happy ! Rusty brake lines are common around here too
Posted July 04, 2013 - 07:02 AM
Nice! I haven't seen one of those in years. I used to want one in the worst way when I was younger. Looks like it's worth putting some money into. Good luck with it.
Posted July 04, 2013 - 07:04 AM
Posted July 04, 2013 - 08:18 AM
Looks like a fun project. You will find it harder to do a wheelie than the GT. But I am sure you will figure it out.
Posted July 04, 2013 - 08:29 AM
Perfect for gt's
Posted July 04, 2013 - 08:48 AM
nice little rig...
Posted July 04, 2013 - 09:18 AM
I kind of remember those. I hope you get it all fixed up and have some fun with it.
Posted July 04, 2013 - 10:09 AM
I can't believe there are still some of those in repairable condition. Usually they are gone to he!! or completely restored and customized to where you can't afford them. Great find for sure!
Posted July 04, 2013 - 10:17 AM
I had one about 32 years ago. No pics of her, but it was red with aluminum slot rims, similar to pic below, but red all the way down instead of the black ground effects, mine had chrome bumpers, and mine was just 2WD. I loved that truck!
Posted July 09, 2013 - 08:48 AM
Well.. Update on the Luv. Yesterday I went to get the title sent off and I had to get it inspected. Well everything went pretty smoothly besides a side marker light. Excited to legally have it on the rode I took it for a stroll around the county. I didn't get far before I realised something wasn't quite right. About 10 miles into my journey I could smell brakes horribly and the truck was pulling to the right hard. I stopped at a buddies house to pull the wheel and find that one of the calliper is completely frozen. The front passenger brake is the only thing stopping the truck. Last night I limped it back home and its staying parked until I can get the new calliper.
Edited by SearsYellow, July 09, 2013 - 09:28 PM.
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Posted July 09, 2013 - 03:53 PM
Complete caliper is only $26 to $35 depending on where you go. Not too bad.
Posted July 09, 2013 - 08:53 PM
Sounds like you got a decent little truck if it passed other then one light..
Posted August 15, 2013 - 08:25 PM
Just updating this thread. After trying to sell the truck for a while I gave decided to keep it.
So far I have replaced:
Fuel Pump x 2 (warranted one)
Flushed Gas Tank
New Gas Line
Fixed lights in dash
Cleaned the windows for 2 hours the other day..Tons of overspray
Rewired Fuel Pump
I had to move the return and the vent on the gas can. Water was getting inside of the tank. It was so bad SeaFoam couldn't bring the gas back to life.
Tomorrow I am riding up to Rocky Mount, Va to get a few items for it.
Free parts 2 windshields pefect cond. and 3 back glass windows perfect cond. Carburetor,Alternator,1 Tail,light,1 turn signal front light, 1 4x4 locking hub, throttle cable,windshield wiper arms and wiper motor, 2 black sun visors, door trim moldings, brake cables.
Posted August 15, 2013 - 09:10 PM
Those were danged nice little trucks.
Built by Isuzu for Chevy.