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78 LUV with a 350 in it

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by boggerless, Feb 20, 2004.

  1. boggerless

    boggerless 1 ton status Premium Member

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    a guy came in today, was out back and saw it was a chevy LUV. i asked and he said it was a 78.over all it wasn't rusty but looked rough.then he said it had a 350 in it,i laughed and asked if he would open the hood,and damned if it didn't.he made his own frame for the front fenders out of 1'' channel and had two cooling fans for the radiater. thats when i noticed there was no grill or front bumper. there was no place to mount them. he told me it was fast when he could get the tires to hook up. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gifto /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
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    /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif WE NEED PICS!!!!! /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    boggerless 1 ton status Premium Member

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    i thought the same thing. i hope he becomes a regular customer so i can. shaved door handles and all. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gifto /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    MEPR posted a link to a LUV with a 396. The link showed about 30 pic's of the build-up and had a 1 minute video at the bottom. By the time he did the video which was taken inside the truck on a 'ride-along' the 396 was supercharged.

    The motor was set back a fair ways and the guy built a doghouse/custom firewall for it. 4 link rear, narrowed diff...but the truck was a couple of shades of primer.

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    We had a 350 in a 2x4 luv. Thing was very fast. We put the radiator in the bed and did not run an air cleaner so the hood would close. Thinking back, that might have been a bad idea. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif
     
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    wow. a 396. i was impressed with a 350, his was a hack job. but it worked,i don't think the fans worked though cause it was at 250 degrees and bumped the key and killed it so he poured water on the starter and engine to cool it down /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif. i was waiting for something to break. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gifthe battery was in the cab on the passenger floor. /forums/images/graemlins/rotfl.gif also i didn't know those thing had six lugs. /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gifto /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
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    Check the video out...and make sure you crank the speakers up. /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif /forums/images/graemlins/waytogo.gif

    [​IMG]

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    the pics are cool,but this POS won't load the video. keeps saying action canceled /forums/images/graemlins/confused.gif i'll try later though /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gifto /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
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    Right click, save as...trust me you'll want to watch it more than once. /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif

    Rene
     
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    absolutly histerical. /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif /forums/images/graemlins/histerical.gif i played it about 6 times.i'd love to own it. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gifto /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     
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    That'd be a fun little truck to drive...

    I've watched that video at least 20 times, I just love the sound of that thing!! /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif

    Rene
     
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    How much do you want to bet that guy dies driving that thing? /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
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    Maybe...but they'll have to surgically remove that smile from his face. /forums/images/graemlins/hack.gif

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    i probably wouldn't have i lisence long. /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gifto /forums/images/graemlins/truck.gif
     

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