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LUV: 1978 Pro Street
Name:
Scott Howard
Location: Georgetown, TN USA
Forum Name: RATNLUV
Notes: Street driven 396 Big Block Chevrolet/Turbo 400 and 9". Still under constuction. Mustang ll front end. 4 link with coil overs on the rear. A extra 150 horses from a N.O.S. Sniper kit if needed. Still under construction but has been driven over 1,000 miles. The things I like the most are driving it and planning the next project. In the future it will be getting a bigger engine (454 pump gas) and hopefully a Gear Venders overdrive.

 
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LUV: 1976 Street/Strip
Name:
Ben Cordasco
Location: Upland, CA USA
Forum Name: Ben
Notes: Throttle body injected 350, TH400, 9" rear 4.56 gears, best time 11.79@111 MPH

 
 

LUV: 1978 Street
Name:
Lowell Cantillo
Location: Vancouver, WA USA
Notes: Box stock 1.8, 4 speed trans, Bell Tech 3" drop, the rest is still in the works...using this as an backup vehicle for when I can't ride my bikes...

 
 

LUV: 1975 Street/Strip
Name:
James Bassett
Location: San Diego, CA USA
Forum Name: rustobust
Notes: 350\350 setup 8 inch ford, 3.73 gears with mini spool. Hasn't been to the track yet, still under construction!!!!!!!

 
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LUV: 1979 Street
Name:
John Roney
Location: Grapeview, WA USA
Forum Name: the old man
Notes: '79 stepside convertible, 350 w/350 trans, S-10 rearend, performer intake, Quadrajet, MSD distributor.

 
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LUV: 1975 Street/Strip
Name:
Donny Herman
Location: Baytown, TX USA
Forum Name: luvondope
Notes: 350/350 144 b&m blower.31x16.5 et streets, nos

 
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LUV: 1976 Street/Strip
Name:
Bryan
Location: Edmonds, WA USA
Forum Name: Bryan
Notes: 350/350, Ford 8" w/ detroit locker 3.50, Damn near done!

 
 

LUV: 1975 Street/Strip
Name:
Robert Johnson
Location: Warr Acres, OK USA
Forum Name: bob
Notes: 350 sbc, 700R4, custom torque converter, autometer guages, Painless Wiring harness, and a 5lug disc brake conversion. Just got running again, but still under construction, hoping to get ford 9", get it tubbed, and alot of body work.

 
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LUV: 1985 Daily Driver
Name:
David Pearson
Location: Glenrothes, UK
Forum Name: David
Notes: 2ltr diesel, monroe 4x4 pro shocks,runs on 215x75x15 goodyear wranglers-AT.Isuzu Trooper rear axle with limited slip diff to give the extra traction I need.

 
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LUV: 1979 4x4
Name:
John Schoolcraft
Location: Spring, TX USA
Forum Name: 79luv
Notes: My truck is a fine 79 4x4 with a 4 speed tranny, and stock engine.I bought it 5 years ago from a car dealer for 1800.00. I just couldnt resist.It was luv at first sight.Everything works great on this truck, including the a/c.(you really need that feature in southeast Texas). My little red wagon has never let me down.Can not say that about some of the newer cars!

 
 

LUV: 1980 Street/Strip
Name:
Travis Stewart
Location: Chattanooga, TN USA
Forum Name: luv4me
Notes: Always Under construction..... feel free to check my website out or email me with any questions.

 
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LUV: 1979 Street/Strip
Name:
Mike Bailey
Location: Santaquin, UT USA
Forum Name: Argusknows
Notes: 350 SBC, TH350 trans, Ford 9" rearend, Weiand intake, Edelbrock Carb, RV cam, Ignitor II, and stepside bed.

 
 

LUV: 1976 Street
Name:
Troy Cate
Location: Port Townsend, WA USA
Forum Name: Troy
Notes: well i have had it for bout a year now, have done some stuff to it but little low on cash. i am now putting a 305 in it.I am going to up grade though. i luv this truck.at the moment the truck is matalic midnight blue. i am going to repaint it a little darker and i have wite rims for it.

 
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LUV: 1974 Street
Name:
John C. Lamphear III
Location: Copperas Cove, TX USA
Forum Name: Blue Meanie
Notes: 400 small block TH-350, 9" Ford axle, short bed, Blue. Bought in 1981. Got its first Buick V-6 in 86. 4 Buick motors later, and after years of neglect, the truck was reworked and got upgrades like the Ford 9” and a mildly built V-8. It’s a mild mannered missile that will cruise at 80 M.P.H. all day long (or at least till the next gas station).

 
 

LUV: 1978 Street
Name:
Matt
Location: Kelseyville, CA USA
Forum Name: theluvman
Notes: well this truck i bought with my own money i haven't put to much work into it just a header and kinda rigged up on open element air filter but thats about it. this trucks motor is goin into my 80 4x4 though so i wont be driving it much longer

 
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LUV: 1980 On/Off Road
Name:
Matt
Location: Kelseyville, CA USA
Forum Name: theluvman
Notes: this truck was given to me by my grandma. since i got it when it was completely stock i have lifted it an averag of 4 in. and have put 15x6 rims from an 87 isuzu trooper and put 30x9.5. i am planning on a v-6 swap in the near future but right now i am puting my 4 banger from my 78 into it. i am also swithing fenders doors hoods and the beds so it will have a blue cab with every thing else being yellow

 
 

LUV: 1975 4x4
Name:
Andrew
Location: Visalia, CA USA
Forum Name: Andrew
Notes: Its lifted about 8 inches with toyota axles with a small block chevy eninge and a turbo 350 tranny

 
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LUV: 1975 Daily Driver
Name:
Bob Soll
Location: Fort Lewis, WA USA
Forum Name: Husker4eva
Notes: Well right now it is a rolling project soon to get a V-8. It is slammed only about 3 inches of ground beneath the frame. ;-) Has a walk thru cab why?? it was that way when I got it! lol anyway I am doing work to it slowly but surely, just got the disc brake conversion 2 months ago...... Thanks to the Swap forum. It has an original 1.8 in it I have another one in the basment I have pulled apart and am reworking just in case I blow this one before I get the V-8 put in! Did I mention I love this truck ??? Keep the wheels to the ground and the needle outta the red!

 
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LUV: 1976 Street/Strip
Name:
Andy Anderson
Location: Water Valley, MS USA
Forum Name: drummerforhire
Notes: Waiting on a heart transplant.. ;)

 
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LUV: 1972 Street
Name:
Randy Meese
Location: Mukilteo, WA USA
Forum Name: 72luv
Notes: I am currently starting to get ready to peice together everything I need in order to make my 72 into a street/strip racer :D I will be keeping everyone updated of the progress as well as asking advice. See ya around!!!!

 
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LUV: 1981 On/Off Road
Name:
Dave Presnell
Location: Hawthorne , NV USA
Forum Name: toto_dave
Notes: Hey all, My 1981 LUV 4X4 is my daily driver/ hill climbin, mud stompin, sand draggin, rock crawlin, desert blastin, Truck. It's a four banger for now but hope to have 350,Muncie 465, np 205, dana 44H.D.(F) dana 60(R) This summer(03) Keep the LUV alive!! Dave

 
 

LUV: 1979 Daily Driver
Name:
Eddie Tucker
Location: Oklahoma City, OK USA
Forum Name: nite crawler
Notes: Nothin really special about it...YET. Right now it Looks fast, but its got a stock 1.8 in it with a main bearing goin out, the person who had it last did all kinds of jerry riggin to the wiring, and it will do 85 on a good day. Good points are it has a decent yellow paint job and nice rims and a glass pack, hehe. It was this way when I bought it. What I plan to do is drop a 350 in it along with a 5 speed. Flowmasters. Thinkin about baggin' it. Redo wiring. Put a removable hard top kit, hard shell toneau(?) cover, shaved handels, flush the bed side panels to match cab (yes I too thought about it, he he), make the whole engine compartment lift foreward (forget what it's called, but where the front fenders, hood, and all lift foreward exposing entire engine) Paint will be a midnight blue chamelion with two 6" black stripes down the middle.

 
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LUV: 1977 Street/Strip
Name:
Dave H.
Location: Spokane, WA USA
Forum Name: 77ssluv
Notes: Its dodge viper yellow, 350/350, Edelbrock RPM int, heads, 850 cfm carb, 1800 stall, narrowed ford 9, N20- 125hp, XE274H-10 extreme energy cam, (.48/ .490 274/286 110'sep - great cam!) tilt bed, 31x16.5x15 hoosiers, ladder bar coil over. ETC.....

 
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LUV: 1978 Street/Strip
Name:
Tim Beezley
Location: Joplin, MO USA
Forum Name: 11sec78
Notes: bought for 400, had a ford 3.0 v6 and an overdrive tranny. swapped in 406 sbc, pro action heads, crane solid 280 288 518 536 cam, super victor intake, hooker luv headers, MSD pro billet, 830 carb, 11:1 compression, ran a best of 11.44 @ 122 with 3.42 gears. building a turbocharged 355 4 bolt main for next motor=) also has ladder bars and adjustable rear coil overs.

 
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LUV: 1978 Show Truck
Name:
Todd Bury
Location: Worland, WY USA
Forum Name: Tilted
Notes: 78 Luv I got when I was 15 back in 1982, paid $2600 for it (Truck was only 6 years old at the time). Was an old farmers truck and still had some hay in the bed!! Drove it through high school and after moving to Denver I got serious into building it into a show truck around 1988, after dumping about $12,000 into it while making between $3.35 and $9.00 an hour, I spent 1988-1997 showing pretty heavy around the Denver area. Includes taking first place in several Super Chevy Shows, World of Wheels, Thunder Mtn Truck fest (first 5 years in a row). After customizing styles changing in the sport truck world, my truck became outdated and I retired it from showing in 97. It now spends its days in my father's garage in Wyoming. Some day, I will be going all out on it and be one of the most heavily modded trucks out there! SOMEDAY!!! Check out my webpage for the mods and other trucks!!

 
 

LUV: 1980 On/Off Road
Name:
Chad Hartman
Location: Effingham, IL USA
Forum Name: 1loudluv
Notes: Bought the truck for $100. It is curently being rebuilt. Stock engine is turning 31x10.5x15 Firestones. Clearence comes from 3" body lift and tightening the torsion bars. Will be making custom flatbed later this spring. Any ideas welcome

 
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LUV: 1980 4x4
Name:
Rick Hunt
Location: Redlands, CA USA
Forum Name: 4x4Luv
Notes: 2- 1980 4x4 Luvs. One is complete stock - no real plans besides keeping it stoock. The other is in the middle of a transplant. Not sure if it will be a 350 yet or something strange. It will be a chevy though.

 
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LUV: 1977 Street/Strip
Name:
Terry Nelson
Location: Phoenix,2 feet from hell, AZ USA
Forum Name: racelife
Notes: 77 in progress strip possibly street 406sbc th350 8" rear end 3500 stahl on methanol

 
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LUV: 1980 Street
Name:
John Young
Location: Rutland, OH USA
Forum Name: larphead
Notes: My 2nd LUV, first was 81 2wd that i beat the hell out of. Currently disabled, im putting a 3.8 buick v6 (bored .030, mild street cam, ported heads) and th350 trans in. eng is done, just waitng for warmer weather and little more cash to finish it (like it will ever be "finished" lol) LUV my LUV

 
 

LUV: 1972 Street/Strip
Name:
Mike Gillespie
Location: Burlington, WA USA
Forum Name: toofastforluv
Notes: This is my too fast for luv prostreetluv. Tell ya later about it.

 
 

LUV: 1981 Daily Driver
Name:
Nick
Location: Stanwood , WA USA
Forum Name: Nick
Notes: My truck is all mine. I do all the work on it and spend lots of money on it finding parts. I have two 81 luvs and and I wouldn't trade them for anything. My new red one has all new bumpers and lights and willl be lowered 3 inches in the rear and 2 inches in the front. When it is done I will put it on the site.

 
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LUV: 1980 Daily Driver
Name:
Jon Negaard
Location: Corvallis, OR USA
Forum Name: Kuranosuke
Notes: 1980 4x4 Mikado. There is nothing special about my truck (except a completely rigged electrical system), but I'm working on it!

 
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LUV: 1975 Daily Driver
Name:
Daniel M.
Location: Marysville, WA USA
Forum Name: Dan
Notes: Stock 1.8 with Cab rattling stereo system, plan to put in a 350 or 383 with a 4-speed.

 
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LUV: 1974 Daily Driver
Name:
Steve Weddles
Location: Hagerstown, MD USA
Forum Name: spindle
Notes: I've had this truck for going on ten years, and have done stuff with it I'd have no business asking of an Army tank. Besides the resto shots, I think every picture I have of it, we're doing something stupid with it. I honestly don't know what's been holding it together all these years, but it's certainly earned my respect. It's even been stolen, and found its way back home- I like to think it was kind of like "Incredible Journey"- that Disney movie where...

 
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LUV: 1975 Street/Strip
Name:
Joey Quinn
Location: Fort Worth, TX USA
Forum Name: QCRAZY
Notes: My luv is a 1975 I have redone the whole truck its runs all Ford runnin gear only luv of its kind.

 
 

LUV: 1979 4x4
Name:
Terry Neilsen
Location: Lebanon, OR USA
Forum Name: all
Notes: 1979 4x4 TUFFTRUCK racer, stock motor, suspensoin upgrades, representing Valley Off Road and Hyers Auto Source.This site helped build it.Thanks to all of you. I may have to add LUVtruck.com to the side of it.

 
 

LUV: 1976 Daily Driver
Name:
Jonathan Goodman
Location: Topeka, KS USA
Forum Name: jellyhp
Notes: My luv is a daily driver and it amazing how many miles that thing can take. We just put a new head gasket in and its gone threw 2 of those in the last year and a half or so. Its a 4 on the floor standard and its good on clutches. So yeah, email me so i can actually talk to someone else with a luv since there's never anyone in the chatroom.

 
 

LUV: 1975 Street
Name:
Darin Graham
Location: Everett, WA USA
Forum Name: LOWRIDER
Notes: I Have A Lowrider LUV,It is green with a whit top,It's getting A 350 motor this summer, It has wire wheels, Two 15 inch speakers,I shaved the gas fill,and put the fill tube in the bed,it has h4 headlights,with half moons.It also has strobe lights and green neon.

 
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LUV: 1979 Daily Driver
Name:
Justin Padgett
Location: Edmond, OK USA
Forum Name: Grimace
Notes: Bone stock 4x4 Luv bought by my dad in 79. Inherited by me when he passed away. The only thing that has changed is a header he installed, and a Weber carb that I installed. It has factory air and the original drive train with 215,000 miles on it. It burns no oil and leaks very little ;).

 
 

LUV: 1980 Street
Name:
Larry
Location: Purcell, OK USA
Forum Name: 80lngbedluv
Notes: my 1980 luv truck was given to me, its stock with a automatic tranny, black exterior, with about 106000 miles, Im looking to put a V8 in it with help from my son.

 
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LUV: 1980 On/Off Road
Name:
Dillon Wilke
Location: Spokane, WA USA
Forum Name: mepr
Notes: 1.8L bored .040, head milled .020 and port and pollished, Pace Setter header, 2" mandrel bent exsaust whith Flow Master 40, Weber 32/36, 2" of lift and 28" Interco Supper Swamper TSLs

 
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LUV: 1972 Drag
Name:
Dave & Mike Barstow
Location: Fort Worth, TX USA
Forum Name: theDFWScene
Notes: 408cid. Reher Morrison Preped motor. Will be seen at Texas Raceway, Kennedale Tx www.texasraceway.com

 
 

LUV: 1976 Drag
Name:
Josh Lawson
Location: Mechanicsville, MD USA
Notes: My truck is a 76 luv shortbed.It has a fully redone frame with a nascar styled roll cage.The inside is stripped with a sheetmetal floor,firewall and dash.The firewall has been moved back approx 6 inches into the cab.For the motor,it is a 383 with about 15.5 to 1 comp,.700 sump lift solid roller comp cam,victor jr alum heads,victor jr alum intake,950 holley.It also has a TH400 trans with a 5k comp stall conv,it has a trans brake also.The truck has a narrowed 12bolt with 5.13 richmonds and a full spool.Also the truck has coil over all the way around.It also has a NOS cheater plate system on it.The whole truck is supposed to weigh 2700 pounds..but has not been put on the scales.After this racing season i am goin to put in a big block chevy.

 
 

LUV: 1977 Pro Street
Name:
Mike Kula
Location: Dover, OH USA
Forum Name: ZEBRACON1
Notes: 355 sbc w / 780 Holley & Strip Dominator intake, Crane solid lifter cam, lots of head work, Zeeker ladder bar rear frame w/ coil-overs, narrowed Dana 60 w/ 4.56 gears & spool, Strange axles, Centerline rims w/ Mickey T. Sportsmans, black paint w/ tonneau covering wheel tubs, fuel cell and rear mount battery. Interior still under construction.... 2 race seats, tach w/ gauges & B&M shifter. Lost more planned for this truck.

 
 

LUV: 1979 Daily Driver
Name:
Matthew Barlow
Location: Hilham, TN USA
Forum Name: My 1979 chevy luv 4x4
Notes: I bought it off a "family friend", for $200. I've had it since October of 2002. Everything is working now. :) Everything on it is original. I also have another 79 luv but it's for parts, it was give to me for helping a neighbor out in a bind. I plan on making it my "weekend offroader", just as soon as I find what I need.

 
 

LUV: 1978 On/Off Road
Name:
Mark
Location: Beavercreek, OR USA
Forum Name: LowKat
Notes: 400 SBC V8 and a turbo 350 automatic. Divorced Dana 20 (Jeep) transfer case. Jeep Dana 30 front axle with disc brakes. Jeep Wagoneer front leaf springs with 6" positive arch. Gas shocks all around. Radiator and battery are bed mounted.

 
 

LUV: 1976 Daily Driver
Name:
Toby Nelson
Location: Brookings, SD USA
Forum Name: Toby
Notes: Bought it for $75. Wrestling between going original or putting in a V8.

 
 

LUV: 1977 Drag
Name:
Jeffrey Howell
Location: Prineville, OR USA
Forum Name: dragin-wizard
Notes: Balanced 383 stroker with a strip TH350, NHRA approved parts used for E.T. Braket Racing, B&M truck mega shifer, hooker headers, Trans-dapt oil relotcation adapter, Griffin Alummin raditor, Chevy S-10 rearend, relocated battery to rear of truck.

 
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LUV: 1972 Street/Strip
Name:
Howard King
Location: La Puente, CA USA
Forum Name: 4linkluv
Notes: The truck runs a 383 sbc with a 350 trans and 9" with 3.89 gear the best e.t. 1/8 mile to date is 8.15 at 84mph 1.75 60ft times

 
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LUV: 1972 Drag
Name:
Bob Vermillion
Location: Bonifay, FL USA
Forum Name: bobdoff
Notes: For sale : Balanced 350 tunnel ram w/2 holley 4bbl carbs powerglide trans w/ brake 5:14 ford 9" w/ full spool. Consistent 7.00 bracket racer.MUST SELL $5,000

 
 

LUV: 1977 Drag
Name:
Teddy Howell
Location: Prineville, OR USA
Notes: I have 5 Luv trucks: 1, 4 wheel drive. 1, automatic and 2 standard transmission types, and one that has been converted over to a chevy v/8. I like them all, each has a personality of its own, they all run well. Each one has to have some work done on them, but thats the fun of owning them

 
 

LUV: 1979 Daily Driver
Name:
Mike Marean
Location: Clover, VA USA
Notes: My luv truck is still all factory. I bought it from a guy that let it sit outside most of it's life. He drove the truck until he put 100,000 miles on it then he let it sit because he bought something else. The rust has taken over the whole truck. I have been driving the luv for 5 years now. The luv has over 285,000 miles on the stock drivetrain. It burns a quart of oil every hour I drive it. I'll keep driving it until the engine stops running. This just goes to show all luv owners that no matter how bad these trucks are treated they keep going. I only paid 500 dollars for this luv and to this day it has never left me stranded on the side of the road. The only maintenance that I have done to the truck since I've owned it was a tune up and oil changes. The brakes had to be replaced. Other than that the truck doesn't want to stop. I'll let everybody know when she finally takes her last drop of fuel.

 
 

LUV: 1979 4x4
Name:
Dan Erlendson
Location: Stanwood , WA USA
Notes: Stock blue 4x4. Has 275,000 miles. Runs great. Best little truck built. Will drive it till the motor goes out. Then park it till I need it again. Had it stolen once. The guy picked it over a park and ride full of newer trucks. Must have thought it was less noticeable. It did have a stall problem, but a new coil fixed that. Ignition switches are no longer abailable. I've had it sence 1984. Its good to see so many building LUVs up so nice. Keep On LUV'N.

 
 

LUV: 1979 Daily Driver
Name:
Tim VanDeWalle
Location: Corvallis, OR USA
Forum Name: 800xl
Notes: I bought this truck in need of a lot of repair, basically everything the previous owner had worked on needed to be fixed. I built a 2 inch body lift from scratch and it came lifted 2-3inches in the suspension, I dropped the front about an inch to get it off the bump stops. It now carries me to work every day, and off road on the rare occasion I need it to. It is white with blue interior, factory A/C, chrome pushbar, chrome visor, bucket seats from a mid 70s camaro, and is waiting for me to paint a rollbar and tube rear bumper. I doubt it will ever be "done" because there is always something else you can do to a LUV.

 
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LUV: 1978 Street
Name:
Charlie Tucker
Location: Georgetown, OH USA
Forum Name: ED20032000
Notes: I found my Luv for $100. It Had been sitting under a car port for about six years, and still, it had no rust. I began work on it in 2000 and I am still painting it. I plan for it to be a weekend driver.

 
 

LUV: 1975 Street/Strip
Name:
John Ellis
Location: Custer, WA USA
Forum Name: scoobydo
Notes: hi just like to say,i have 75 luv with 350/motor 350 trans,4000 stall,.in the works is a 144 mini blower,coil over shocks,28x13.50x15r.in primer needs paint. i send pictures later i hope.scoobydo..............

 
 

LUV: 1979 4x4
Name:
Zeke
Location: Colorado Springs, CO USA
Forum Name: zvarela
Notes: I have a 79' 4x4 complete for sale, $400.00. The head is bad and was running when it was set aside. Truck is sitting on rims. Please make an offer.

 
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LUV: 1979 Daily Driver
Name:
Corey Williams
Location: Goldthwaite, TX USA
Notes: I have two luv trucks one is a (runing)1979 Mikado 4x4 with A/C and 4-speed trans. with 4:56 gears and 3" body lift, another is one of the first luvs made its a 1971 2WD Cally Step with an ford 302 Boss motor and a C-4 trans. with possy rear end, 12" rear rems and 7" front rems. But too bad one is not running, have the stuff but no money. SEE PICS

 
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LUV: 1973 Street/Strip
Name:
Chris Furtick
Location: Gaston, SC USA
Forum Name: f_vega2000
Notes: In the process of putting a 406,9in and powerglide in a 73 luv.I plan on running more on the strip with little street use. I also have an 80 4x4 luv and a v8 Vega.

 
 

LUV: 1976 Street
Name:
James Linton
Location: Marion, IL USA
Forum Name: 1 bd luv
Notes: 350 roller,400 turbo,convertible,stepside,18"torque thrusters. 10 bolt with 4/11's. my 3rd luv my 2nd stepside. im looking for a rollpan can anyone help????

 
 

LUV: 1975 Street
Name:
Brad Bailey
Location: Payson, UT USA
Notes: An old farm truck I picked up for $150. I have dismantled most of it. Plan on installing a 350 Short Block, TH350, 9" axle. Could be a while before it is done.

 
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LUV: 1980 Street
Name:
Alvin Alley
Location: Galax, VA USA
Forum Name: Ragg Ruff
Notes: My Luv has ben shortened about 3 feet from a long bed 1980 Chevy Luv. I changed the front fenders a little and installed square headlights. It is powered by a chevy 231 v6 and has a Borg-Warner 5 speed. It also is a convertable and the top lays back into the bed.

 
 

LUV: 1980 Daily Driver
Name:
Joe Simonton
Location: Gencoe, AL USA
Forum Name: luv2688
Notes: It all started with my first one a 1972 been collecting them ever sence. Now I have a 1980 model and converting it to a Luv one ton starting on it soon will have photos through the whole process.

 
 

LUV: 1980 Street
Name:
Dan Best
Location: Spokane, WA USA
Forum Name: dbest
Notes: 80 Chev Luv 4x4. It's an awesome truck, it only had 127,000 miles on it, every thing on it works, even the original am radio with the word LUV on it still works. The only problem there's not many music stations left on the am band. The paint is exceptional considering the age of the truck, with a few rust spots, hope to get it repaint in the original color next summer. The only major problem I'll run into is the 4x4 decal and stripes.

 
 

LUV: 1980 Pro Street
Name:
Daniel
Location: Lawton, OK USA
Forum Name: Racecar
Notes: I have been working on this truck for about 3 months.It will have a narrowed 9",350/350 with NOS Sportsman Fogger with Cheater plate,15x14 and 15x4 Centerline Warriors.29" M/Ts. The truck is rust free the and the only "bondo" is on the panels I shaved.I fabbed my own 3" cowl hood and recessed the fire wall a inch and a half around the distributor

 
 

LUV: 1978 Daily Driver
Name:
R.Lambert
Location: Carrolton, GA USA
Forum Name: MIKADO
Notes: This 1978 Mikado LUV has 48,220 miles and every thing is stock except my dad had it painted to match his car. Since his death it is just sitting. I am thinking about sellilng it but do not have any idea what to ask. Need a little help. A few dings but no body damage.

 
 

LUV: 1980 Show Truck
Name:
Will Moore
Location: Centreville, AL USA
Notes: My luv is my pride and joy it has a 2.1 liter engine and a 4" drop with air ride blue in color with chrome flakes and it's awesome!!

 
 

LUV: 1980 Street
Name:
Tanner
Location: Everett, WA USA
Forum Name: 4bannger
Notes: I have a stock 1.8 with a 3 inch body lift and realy bad wireing.

 
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LUV: 1976 Pro Street
Name:
Mike Patton
Location: McDonough, GA USA
Notes: 1976 luv truck ,nrowed currie 9inch with ladder link with aldan coil overs ,will be running a 406sm chevy ,with a pg trans. th truck has been body dropped 3 inches and bed shortened aprox 16 inches .this truck is be built to drive daily. all the work has been done my me,slooooowly,hoping to be done in spring of 2003.

 
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LUV: 1981 Street/Strip
Name:
Esley Anderson
Location: Coleman, TX USA
Notes: soon to receive a 350. more updates later

 
 

LUV: 1979 Street
Name:
John Eveleigh
Location: Ulysses, KS USA
Forum Name: John
Notes: I am restoring the ugly truck. When I am done it will be bad to the bone with a 350/350trany,ford 9inch with 3:89 gears

 
 

LUV: 1974 4x4
Name:
Derek Redding
Location: Salem, OR USA
Notes: My dad bought it in 76 it was yellow with orange stripes and dual side pipes. It came with a matching Chinook camper.After the 4 cylinder died it was powered by a 65 327 and power glide with a ford 8 inch rear. it had a 350 th400 combo for a couple of years. About 12 years ago he converted it to 4wheel drive with a toyota front axle and nissan transfer case.It currently has the 65 327 and a 3speed stick.I have it now and besides a couple of broken luv rear axles and a few u joints and a 4 speed it is still going strong . I plan on installing a ford 9 inch in the future and some traction bars to stop axle rap.I will post a picture in the near future.

 
 

LUV: 1979 Daily Driver
Name:
Stephen Johnston
Location: Cottonwood, CA USA
Forum Name: stephen
Notes: bought it for $200 from neighbor engine was out. Im working on swaping in ford 302 with a c-4. Looking for a mustang or other small ford for drive train to install in luv. I built a 77 luv with 327 chevy and 9inch ford. Drove it for 5 years ran quarter in 13.20s Trying the ford cause it is 115 lbs lighter.

 
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LUV: 1973 Pro Street
Name:
Tad Kimbler
Location: Ukiah, CA USA
Notes: 1973 Pro Street LUV, 1984 Buick V-6, ATI D-1 Procharger centrifugal supercharger 20 PSI boost, Champion GN1 alum.heads, Hyd. roller cam kit,intercooled, NOS Nitrous intercooler chiller kit, 700R4 trans, Art Morrison back half, coil over front springs Best ET of 11.73 @ 114.5mph/7.4 @ 93mph

 
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LUV: 1976 Strip
Name:
WM Racing
Location: Union City, TN USA
Notes: We bought the truck for $900 with a V8 already in it. We then took the motor out. We built a new 355 with 30 over flattops, 292/501 Comp Cams, 461 heads with 202/160, Z28 valve springs, Team G intake, Hooker Headers, 750 Edelbrock, 410 gears, Turbo 350, a 4500 stall and 26/10 Mickey Thompson's. In all, we have only $800 in motor. The truck runs very good for what we have in it. It's best run is a 6.90 @ 98 mph. It pulls 1.45 sixty foots. WITH NO NOS. People at our track can't believe that.

 
 

LUV: 1978 Daily Driver
Name:
Michael Lee
Location: Tigard, OR USA
Forum Name: gotLUV
Notes: This is my first truck i ever owend. I put more money in to it thin i bought it for. People say i shoud just git a new car but i love having people look at me and my baby. I oreganely bought a normel LUV but thin got a step side bed and add it along with new rimes and a nice sound systome i got a v8 on a stand and just need the mony to put it in. I cant what to smoke some little rice berner on the road.

 
 

LUV: 1978 Street
Name:
Mark Dade
Location: Eugene, OR USA
Forum Name: Dadebudz
Notes: Restored 78 Luv. Lowered, Outlaw Rims, Midinght metalic blue with purple flames and dark tinted widows. Cromed cal-duct vent, hood hinges, raditaor panel, battery holder, and the hood-latch all cromed. sprayed tuff bed-liner black. 82 supera bucket seats. I'm working on tring to put the straight 6 from the supera into the Luv but not sure it will fit. I'm not into cutting the fire wall out. Suggestion are welcome. I'm planning on tubbing it out and putting neon green ground effects. I've been piecing this little beast together for the 3 years and I'm putting the final touches on it now. Feed back is welcome, Thanks!

 
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LUV: 1981 Street
Name:
Ken Long
Location: Lakeland, FL USA
Forum Name: KenL
Notes: All original, 1 owner 28,800 miles

 
 

LUV: 1981 Street
Name:
Chris Linegar
Location: Salem, OR USA
Notes: Paid 200 for it and I am planing on what i want to do with it. Its been lowered an 1". the only thing i did is replace the wireing and the starter , alternator and a few other things. I plan on go all the way with this truck but keeping it as a daily driver.So call it a project right now.

 
 

LUV: 1979 4x4
Name:
Cash K Marchant
Location: Byron (hell hole), WY USA
Forum Name: Tango
Notes: it climbs like a mother and four-bi's like no other.

 
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LUV: 1980 Daily Driver
Name:
Anthony Guerrero
Location: San Juan Capistrano, CA USA
Notes: Chopped 3", molded in ground effects off of a Integtra, rebuilt 1.8 engine with DT headers, rear bumber and tail lights off a '84 El Camino, rear spoiler off of Shaq's Navigator, custom painted by Rat at Ratical Automotive, roll cage, and racing seats.

 
 

LUV: 1980 4x4
Name:
Dustin Fackrell
Location: Burley , ID USA
Notes: Rebuilt 1.8L Four-banger. It's just my normal go there,get there truck, I'm still in High School. It needs about $3000 put into it to make it look like one of the pics on the site. It is my peice of shit! But I still luv it! My Luv is my go anywhere 4x4 beast that me and my friend beat the hell out of while hunting! All around good truck!

 
 

LUV: 1976 Daily Driver
Name:
Mike Gillespie
Location: Burlington, WA USA
Forum Name: babyluv
Notes: i bought this luv for cheappp, decided to fix it up a little,made it a soft top 3" lower then stock rebuilt the 1.8 4sp luv motor. in the works is a 4.3 turbo 5sp.send pic's later.

 
 

LUV: 1979 On/Off Road
Name:
Mike Gillespie
Location: Burlington, WA USA
Forum Name: twized luv
Notes: this luv was a 2wd made it a 4wd put 355chevey motor.s/m 465 trans 205 tcase ,dana 60r dana 44f. rear sits on quarterilipic. f,croossover sterring wrangler f, springs sits on 35"12.50 15. superswampers on centerlines rims.send pic's later i hope.

 
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LUV: 1980 Street
Name:
Alejandro Ortega
Location: Rio Bravo, Tamps, Mexico
Notes: i luv my 4 wd luv, i use it everyday i can't get enough of it. it still is under restoring, i'm planning to paint it and i would like to know where could i get luv parts, so if you know please let me know.

 
 

LUV: 1980 4x4
Name:
Brad Prochnow
Location: Hankinson, ND USA
Notes: Luvs are the best

 
 

LUV: 1979 Daily Driver
Name:
Billy Roche
Location: Rayne, LA USA
Notes: It has 350 motor with a 350 trans a ford 9 inch rearend,under contruction!!!!!

 
 

LUV: 1979 Daily Driver
Name:
Joseph Roche
Location: Rayne, LA USA
Forum Name: papa roche
Notes: It has a 305 motor with a 350 trans.It has a ford 9 inch reareand.Me and my sun had this truck for weeks and it is pretter fun.

 
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LUV: 1980 4x4
Name:
Brandon Gorman
Location: Colorado Springs, CO USA
Forum Name: bcg187
Notes: 1980 Chevy Luv 4x4.Flowmaster exhaust,K&N filters,Custom grill,and lowered 2 inches.I've had her for close to 3 years now and done all work myself(body and engine work). Right now she's a daily driver but soon i'm taking her off the road to drop a new motor in her.

 
 

LUV: 1979 On/Off Road
Name:
Brian Parton
Location: Sevierville, TN USA
Forum Name: bubbgs1
Notes: It has a 3inch lift, 10.50x15's, sunroof, and nice stereo.I like it because there's not many of them left around here.

 
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LUV: 1972 Street/Strip
Name:
Mike Saiki/ Chanin Miyashiro
Location: Long Beach, CA USA
Forum Name: nthe10s
Notes: 406 with 10 to 1 compression,turbo 350 w/ 3500 stall, narrowed 12bolt w/ 3.73 gears, custom made traction bars, 28x11.50 ET Street tires, 1.44 60ft on NOS, so far runs 11.0@ 123mph on pump gas. With NOS this setup has gone 9.90@140mph in a 300lbs. heavier car.

 
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LUV: 1980 On/Off Road
Name:
Donnie Chambers
Location: Roseville, OH USA
Forum Name: donnie chambers
Notes: only thing unique about my truck is, the body rusted out (normal) so I took a chevette body and put on the LUV frame

 
 

LUV: 1975 On/Off Road
Name:
Tomo
Location: Euston, Australia
Forum Name: Aussie
Notes: Well my chevy ute is a beast. I take it through the scrub and have some good old times with it. It has no windscreen it fell out chassing goats. It has a small dint in the front from hitting a mallee tree and knocking it over. It goes to show how tough they are. It has battled through the aussie outback with no worries. Overall its a ripper ute. Tomo

 
 

LUV: 1977 Pro Street
Name:
Randy Parent
Location: Salem, OR USA
Forum Name: R.P.M.S.
Notes: OLDS 455 powered, 3500 stall th 350 stage 2 shift kit, 3:89 gears ,14" cheaters 29" tall, ladder bars ,it ways 2250lbs w/driver. pushing 630 hp+. every day street driver times will be added after roll cage is installed this spring and i run at woodburn drag strip.approx. 9.20s@150mph+

 
 

LUV: 1974 Daily Driver
Name:
Robert
Location: Springfield, MO USA
Forum Name: davis102583
Notes: I just got my truck 1 week ago but i am in the process of restoring it

 
 

LUV: 1980 Street
Name:
Zane Murray
Location: Santa Cruz, CA USA
Forum Name: Zane
Notes: Bought as a project truck for $50. Currently restoring truck. Painted frame and primer/sealer the body, went through all the brakes and suspension. I have added a 2 inch body lift and light-bar. The tranny needs to be R&R and the driveline taken to a machinist. I want to put a V-6 and a 5spd manuel in the future. Any ideas welcome.

 
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LUV: 1978 Street
Name:
Rusty White
Location: Oakland, CA USA
Forum Name: BayLuv
Notes: Stepside 350/350

 
 

LUV: 1977 Street/Strip
Name:
Craig Dhuse
Location: Rockford Il, IL USA
Forum Name: craig dhuse
Notes: 1977 with camaro 305/350 setup 9" in the garage s-10 rear in now lowered 2" in back with blocks front 1" so far with torsion bars. camaro seats and griffin aluminum radiator. will drive this spring and send pics.

 
 

LUV: 1976 Street/Strip
Name:
Mike Anatra
Location: Houston (BY GOD), TX USA
Forum Name: Cheapskate racing
Notes: I just purchased this truck for 575.00 dollars and I love it. I've always wanted one. I sold a 72 full size chevy with a 383 stroker and I miss the power and the excitement of blasting through the quater mile. I've got plans to install a 625 horsepower small block, turbo 350 tranny and a ford nine inch. I like the body style and the look of the truck. It's all original even has the working a/c, I wanna try and retain this throughout the v8 transformation. It gets a little warm here in the summer, no matter how fast your ride is you don't look good in it sweatting buckets!

 
 

LUV: 1979 Daily Driver
Name:
patrick
Location: olivehust, CA USA
Notes: I just turned 18 and my dad gave me a 1979 4x4 with 2.5 inch body lift. I want to restore it to the best condition posible, but I need to know were I can get parts for it email me please bigace19@msn.com

 
 

LUV: 1976 Street
Name:
Rich Jerozal
Location: Kingwood, TX USA
Forum Name: racemoney
Notes: WORK IN PROGRESS (KINDA....) Complete running and driving stock truck....Motor needs a rebuild but it's all there and untouched....I found her at my former machine shop in the field out back...900 bucks later it was mine...factory mikado-factory A/C-factory automatic-lime green(gag)-Still has the factory 1976 "sport" stripes on the side-even has the factory white spoked "sport" rims on her... This truck has sooooo much potential I had to have her. She sits in my Dad's yard under a car cover and waits for me to get time, money and ambition to V-8 her....(Someday.......Someday)

 
 

LUV: 1978 Street
Name:
Russ
Location: Springfield , OR USA
Notes: My brother found this truck for me when I was 15. It was my daily driver until 1997 when I spun a bearing and parked it. Six years later, with my brother's help, we are just about finished with swaping in a 350 Chevy. My next project is to make it look as good as it runs!

 
 

LUV: 1976 Drag
Name:
Frige
Location: Tomball, TX USA
Notes: A 76 chevy luv full cage, alluminum interior, 14x32 slicks, wing, chute, wheelie bars, (needs em too you should see the oil pan;) 383 smblk full roller, powerglide with a 5500 stall. Lots of fun:) Has run 587@114 in the 1/8.

 
 

LUV: 1980 4x4
Name:
Alvin Hedrick Jr.
Location: Manitou Beach, MI USA
Notes: My grandpa had bought this truck new in 1980 and when he died he gave it to my mom who said I could have it when I was old enough. Now a restoration job is in the making. The truck is bone stock. I am going for a custom restoration, leaving the stock motor in it being how it only has 47000 miles on it. It has a roll bar and a black paint job with a wide white stripe down the side outlined with orange and yellow. When I start it in spring, I will post some pictures in the gallery.

 
 

LUV: 1975 Street
Name:
Rick
Location: Nampa, ID USA
Forum Name: Rick
Notes: 350 sbc balanced, Edlebrock Performer RPM manifold, Edlebrock 600 cfm carb. Lunati hydraulic cam, crane push rods,and roller rockers. Crane Fireball Ignition system. TH350 auto, B&M Megashifter. Frame off restoration, finally getting close to driving. A never ending project car.

 
 

LUV: 1979 Daily Driver
Name:
Thad Carder
Location: Sacrmento, CA USA
Forum Name: Crusader
Notes: I just got my 79' 4x4 last summer and have been working on it the last couple months. Its got a 4 cylinder in it right now but i hope to drop a 350 in by the end of this spring. Its got a new baby blue paint job. Over all its in pretty good shape. But still needs a little work.

 
 

LUV: 1980 4x4
Name:
Doug Harrell
Location: Statesboro, GA USA
Notes: I got my Luv in 2002.It is a 1980 4x4.Ihave changed the rear-end, Trans and engine,it has been a job to get it ti ware it is today but i am going to have it rite.If you have any ideas or something that may make life less complated on working on these little trucks please e-mail me.

 
 

LUV: 1976 Show Truck
Name:
J.R. Waczkowski
Location: Buffalo, NY USA
Forum Name: FIRSTLUV
Notes: I a 1976 LUV Prostreet/strip. It has a 377 sb chevy all done right.Black paint.Grey itr. It run 6.70 in the 1/8 on street tires and muffers.Multi show winner, also best mini truck at speedorama2000,world of wheels 2001,2002,also best in class,best mini at street machine nationals.Also has step side bed.Flowmaster mufflers.Best of everything!!!!!!!Project 4 2003 is that me and a buddy r tubbing it out with a 12 bolt chevy narrowed 2 37 1/2 inches,strane axles,richmond gears 4.88,full spool.The back half is out of vega drag car.Also custom bent roll pan.Many burnout contest won 2222!!!!!!!!

 
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LUV: 1972 Daily Driver
Name:
Rudy Victorio
Location: Riverside, CA USA
Notes: When we first got the thuck. We stripped it completely then started fresh . Its got a 400 h.p 350. With a turbo350. And A Dana 44 At the rear end. Pretty soon well get started on the inside. That will be a different Story. Photo,s will be submitted soon. Is there anyone out there Organizing Monthly luv meets???

 
 

LUV: 1976 On/Off Road
Name:
Travis Mosier
Location: sterling, KS USA
Notes: Well i bought this truck for 199$ a year ago from an old man who painted it baby blue with a paitbrush every year since he bought it. He also painted the wheels AND tires red. When i bought it i hand painted it yellow with black racing stripes just for fun. I have put the truck through all kinds of things and it still keeps on ticking. I also have a 78 luv as well. Its just kinda a unique truck in a small town like this. Im always looking for another luv so if any one is sellin lemme know.

 
 

LUV: 1979 4x4
Name:
Jarrod
Location: Clarkson, NE USA
Notes: My luv has never been restored in any way and is the cleanest 79 I've ever seen. There is very little rust and it still runs great.

 
 

LUV: 1979 4x4
Name:
Marc
Location: Spokane, WA USA
Notes: It's stock 1.8 4x4, goes everywhere! Planning for a s-10 4.3 and 5 speed tranny. If anyone knows if this is compatible without swapping frontends let me know.

 
 

LUV: 1978 Daily Driver
Name:
Darrell
Location: Riverside, CA USA
Forum Name: TruLuv
Notes: 2nd LUV=1978 Stepside, 350 Chevy, 700R4 trans, Ford narrowed 9" Trac-Lock, P/S, P/DB, A/C, Bought in 1980, second owner. I have a lot of experience with LUV's, wiring, mechanical, diesels, etc, can I help?

 
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LUV: 1980 Street/Strip
Name:
Phil Giffin
Location: Fayetteville, GA USA
Notes: I bought my Luv from my Brother-in-law for 100 $'s. My Father-in-law bought it new. Right now, its ALL original....except for the seats & wheels. I've got a 406/350 to put in it, when I can get the time. I snagged the complete wiring harness, buckets, console w/shifter from my old '82 Camaro I had. I plan to start on the Luv this spring. I plan on running it on the strip, for about the next 2 summers....by then it will not require emissions to run on the street. It has over 400,000 miles on the original 1.8 ISUZU!! AND, it still runs.....wont pass emissions.....but still runs!!!!! ANYBODY who knows how to convert the front 6 lug drums to 5 lug.....PLEASE, tell me how.

 
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LUV: 1982 Street
Name:
Salvy Ackerman
Location: Glenville, PA USA
Forum Name: LUVdiesel
Notes: 2.2 liter diesel engine, the truck is so reliable even after 20 years, I want to make it into a lowrider with chrome rims and repaint it orange.

 
 

LUV: 1981 4x4
Name:
Mark Stoudenmire
Location: Bishopville, SC USA
Notes: My family was a former chevrolet dealer and I have had my hands on every possible form of luv ever sold. I was always impressed with the trouble free use of the luv diesels we sold and I am putting me together one now, so I am looking for some help with a few parts in the future. Please e-mail me if someone can help.

 
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LUV: 1978 Street
Name:
Colin
Location: Copperas Cove, TX USA
Notes: Luv Truck Owner & proud of it. Bought in 95 for $150.00 still driving it today. in the process of a Buick 231 V6 W/TH350 conversion. Mostly just to Drive and because the rebuild kit for the 1.8 is outrageous. OH Ya Power too.

 
 

LUV: 1978 Street/Strip
Name:
Mark in the dark
Location: Mt. Baldy, CA USA
Notes: Poor LIL sack of nuts and bolts! Sitting Rusting,in storage in Upland! :stor-king: (honorable plug) need help parts ect. this lil truck has made it anywhere i made her go! Kentucky and all points inbetween. she loves to eat head gaskets and lil Hondas! waiting for heart transplant (350 ci) email if can help :) need carb somethin fierce!

 
 

LUV: 1976 Drag
Name:
James Polk
Location: Waller, TX USA
Forum Name: PROWLER
Notes: 76 LUV 355 CI TURBO 350 3500 CUSTOM STALL MSD6al holley street/strip dominator ford 9in. 5.13 gears nos 250 cheater system. 7.0 @100 mph 1/8 mile NAVASOTA TX.

 
 

LUV: 1980 Daily Driver
Name:
Michael
Location: Spring Valley, CA USA
Forum Name: Michael
Notes: My LUV truck is the best starter truck I have ever had (though I have only had one). I plan on doing the work to make it a usable daily show truck.

 
 

LUV: 1978 Strip
Name:
James E. Davis Jr.
Location: Everett, WA USA
Notes: Building long bed, stretched nose, small block drag racer. Okay, might end up with a big block. Not sure about chopping the top yet. Estimated completion date: hmm, at this rate, 4-11-06. Nicknamed: SLEDGEHAMMER (SLDGHMR)!

 
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LUV: 1979 4x4
Name:
Matthew Curry
Location: Atoka, TN USA
Notes: Just an average 4x4 with an isuzu 1.9. Gets me to work and back . she is my 3rd luv

 
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LUV: 1979 Daily Driver
Name:
Rich Maitia
Location: Stockton, CA USA
Forum Name: mouse53
Notes: Have had my LUV for over 8 years and it has always been my baby. Original Yellow, Izuzu motor, 5 speed, 186,000 and going strong. Have lowered 2 in, 15x8 4x4 rims and 60s, painting the rims to match the truck has made the biggest difference, plus beauty rings and stock caps. Added a rack and use it daily for work. Maybe when the smog laws change I will add a V8. Even has a Kicker 12" behind the seat, R/F amp, and Pioneer DEH P2500 for sound.

 
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LUV: 1972 Daily Driver
Name:
Al William
Location: WA USA
Notes: 1968 325hp 327 out of a roached El Camino, TH350, Vega stall converter, stock LUV axle, home brewed motor mounts, 75 V-8 Ford Granada radiator, 600cfm Edlebrock carb, turbo Sunbird air extractors. This luv has been a daily driver in my family since 1980 it has been a 4cyl, Buick V-6, Monza 262, and now a 327.

 
 

LUV: 1979 4x4
Name:
KC Dickinson
Location: Kearns, UT USA
Notes: It's my first vehicle. I have some big plans to lift my truck and paint it sport yellow with metallic blue trim. I am in the process of getting the new wheels on it then I am also slowly tweekin' out the motor.

 
 

LUV: 1979 Street
Name:
Michael Bock
Location: Webb CIty, MO USA
Notes: I have just bought the love of my life, a 2-wheel drive chevy luv. I bought the truck from my boss for $400. Trying to keep original but having trouble with the engine. Hope to get her to run like new soon. Need parts, if someone has parts send e-mail.

 
 

LUV: 1978 Drag
Name:
Johnny Evans
Location: Magnolia, TX USA
Notes: It has a 15 to 1 aluminum headed 406 with a big roller and lots of other goodies. For a trans it has a glide with a 5500 convertor. Its my first luv and i really enjoy it. All my friends said, "Why build a luv, there's none around?" THEY ARE WRONG.

 
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LUV: 1976 Pro Street
Name:
Marty & Conrad de Ruyter
Location: Tomball, TX USA
Notes: I've been building this truck for about 6 months now for my son. We plan to put a big block Chevy in it and drive it on the street. Hope to be finished in the next year or sooner.

 
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LUV: 1979 4x4
Name:
Skyler Dillman
Location: USA
Notes: This is the LUV I purchased about six months ago. It has about 3 inches of body lift, and larger than factory tires. This beast has the 4 cyl. gasoline engine, but when I have the time and money, I have a friend who will supply me with a V8 305 and transmission. This has got the Possitrack 4*4 which helps while out hunting. I LUV my LUV.

 
 

LUV: 1973 Street
Name:
Shane McGurk
Location: Sydney, Australia
Notes: Its one of the only Luv's still running around in Australia. Im in the process of doing it up however i am still at school so funding is slowing me down. If any one has imformation on engine and brake upgrades please contact me george4@bigpond.com.au

 
 

LUV: 1980 Daily Driver
Name:
Brandy
Location: Erbacon, WV USA
Notes: I am in the process of fixing up my 80 truck. I also own a 79 that is a 4x4. I will be putting them together then fixing it into a show truck. all in tome lords willing.

 
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LUV: 1980 4x4
Name:
Juan Martinez
Location: Burlingame, CA USA
Notes: Simple..

 
 

LUV: 1980 4x4
Name:
Mark
Location: MT USA
Forum Name: 1BADLUV
Notes: I have a 1980 Chevy Luv 4x4 that is highly modified! Pretty much everything on it has been changed except for the body. The axles and suspension are from an 81 toyota 4x4. The engine is a 4.3 liter V6 out of a 93 Chevy truck. It has a Holley four barrel and Hedman Hedders...estimated 200+ HP. It is backed by a turbo 350 tranny with shift kit and 2500 stall converter, and a NP208C transfer case splits the power. It currently rides on 33 x 12.50-15 Swampers, soon to be 38's. Future plans include front and rear lockers, a winch, a full roll cage, a supercharger and new suspension all the way around. Check it out at my website.

 
 

LUV: 1975 Street/Strip
Name:
Adam Mitchell
Location: Seattle, WA USA
Notes: One day I saw this chevy luv driving in to where I worked, it sounded and looked badass. I talked to the guy and asked what was under the hood. He had taken a 455 Olds and bored it out to 514 cu in. It was sweet and I decided I had to build one. I have a '75 luv and I just bought a 350 small block and I am rebuilding a th350 and putting a shift kit in it. This is my senior project. My olds was totaled and I am putting all the money into the truck. My olds was fast and I have only lost races to two cars with it, both my friends. one was a 67 cornet with a 440 and the other was a ford probe GT. My luv has to beat them so if you have any good tips let me know. I need all the info to build a fast street legal luv.

 
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LUV: 1976 Drag
Name:
Chuck Poindexter Jr.
Location: Lancaster, TX USA
Forum Name: Luvracin
Notes: The vehicle was built from several different years.The front end from an earlier 72/73 model and the back end from a 74/79 model.The cab and front fenders were stretched 6in.The bed sides were cut off at the front 6in and are removable.The drip rails on the cab was removed and moved outward 3/16 in to allow the lexan window to be put on the face of the door for better aerodynamics. I custom made the chassis the fit this many different modifications. Along with the removable bed sides,the doors and front end is removable.The floor on the passenger side is removable along with the tunnel and drive loop and it's tunnel.

 
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LUV: 1976 Street
Name:
Chris Maxwell
Location: Spanaway, WA USA
Forum Name: ToughLUV
Notes: 76 weekend driver 283 it been a pain but thanks to LUVtruck.com i have found helpful information.

 
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LUV: 1976 Pro Street
Name:
Bryan Taylor
Location: gilbert, AZ USA
Forum Name: luv gone wild
Notes: 76 pro street luv," WINNER OF THE 2002 TRUCKIN NATIONALS IN THE PRO TRUCK CLASS! " It has a 350 ci. chevy small block AFR 227 heads, eagle crank and rods, SRP pistons, 2 holley 4150 double pumpers on top of a B&M 420 MEGA BLOWER It makes 650HP at 7200RPM and 560 ft. lbs of torque at 5800RPM .The headers were custom built by McCabe racing in Chino Valley AZ. They are 2in. runners into 3 1/2 collectors through mufflers and dump in front of the rear tires. after breaking my my first tranny and ballooning my converter I now Have a new tranny and a custom built roadrunner converter that stalls at 5000RPM , and I just hooked up the 150 hp. nitrous kit dont know what it will do yet was running mid 10's with a cracked tranny and bad converter. looking for mid to low 9's in the quarter mile videos to follow!

 
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LUV: 1972 Street/Strip
Name:
Michael Van Horn
Location: Downey, CA USA
Forum Name: Michael VH
Notes: Truck has a 383 SB Chevy,Turbo 400 trans and stock rearend.EarlShieb Best paint job.Best ET so far 8.40 @91 mph.That was with street tires,no traction bars,650 holley and NO nitrous oxide.When it gets a rearend,slicks and traction bars this truck WILL haul ass."Look out" anyone else with a black Luv hear in SoCal, you will be beat!!!!!

 
 

LUV: 1980 4x4
Name:
Sean Griffin
Location: Ketchikan, AK USA
Notes: 3 in lift,mud tires,bright yellow

 
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LUV: 1974 Strip
Name:
David Drummond
Location: Colonial Beach, VA USA
Forum Name: drummondracing
Notes: My 74 is nothing spectacular. The engine is a std bore 350 with stock pistons. THe heads are cast iron gm head i dont know exactly what they are off of but they have had some serious port and polish work. te valves are 2.02. trans is a th350 with a 4000 stall the rear consists of a 9" ford with 33 spline axles and 4.30 gears. that is connected to a 3 link and floaters on stock luv springs. Pinion angle is set at negative 4 1/2 degrees i run 26x8.5 m/t sthe best time yet is a 7.33 on motot and a 6.84 @99.7 on a 125 shot in the 1/8th with a 1.39 short time the paint is by far the most outstanding feature all the credit goes to Hard Kore Kustom Paint of Fredericksburg va if you can dream it he can paint it give him a buzz ask for eric.too elaborate to list all the work and colors check it out in the pics.

 
 

LUV: 1981 On/Off Road
Name:
Jesse
Location: Auburn, WA USA
Forum Name: flatbedjesse
Notes: 1981 chevy luv 5000 miles on fresh rebuild top and bottom, webber carb k&n airfilter, stock 4 speed , custom flatbed dually rear-end.

 
 

LUV: 1979 4x4
Name:
Brandon
Location: beerville, WA USA
Forum Name: Chevyguru
Notes: I only paid 100 dollars for it, i got another perfect 2wd Luv for free shortly after that. The 2wd I got has all the original emissions stuff on it, and my 4x4 got a top end rebuild and all free machining. I recently aquired an 83' chevy 4x4, which i will be swapping all the running gear under my luv.

 
 

LUV: 1980 4x4
Name:
Mitchell Atchley
Location: Lacey's Spring, AL USA
Notes: I have a 1980 Luv 4x4 Mikado. I bought it for 700 dollars off of a old man who bought it brand new back in 1980. I'm working on putting a 6inch lift, 33x12x50 dunlop mud rover tires, rebuilding the inline 4 and giveing the body and interior a complete overhaul. If you have a luv dash in good shape email....looking to buy, trade.

 
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LUV: 1980 Daily Driver
Name:
Bob Brooks
Location: Hanford, CA USA
Forum Name: Roadshow Bob
Notes: 1980 2WD shortbed. A/C conversion underway.

 
 

LUV: 1980 On/Off Road
Name:
Josh Stuart
Location: Lacey, WA USA
Forum Name: LUVsick
Notes: I bought my truck of Ebay with the preminition that it ran. Boy was I wrong but a little bit later, after getting it running, I realized that the GUY got ripped and not me! It does awesome off road, and while not a powerhouse, will do just about anything you ask of it and sips from the tank as well!!! I would like to someday restore it.

 
 

LUV: 1976 Pro Street
Name:
Will Hart
Location: Viginia Beach, VA USA
Notes: I bought the truck as a roller already tubbed for $1600. It has a 416 SBC turbo 350 with transbrake 8 3/4 rear with 5.13 gears setup for 1/8 mi. 150 shot of Nos, 850 Double pumper, 32 14.5- 15 slicks. It ran on motor a 11.9 at 111. mph in the 1/4 and in the 1/8 it ran 7.4 on the motor and spaying it ran 6.2 at 109 mph

 
 

LUV: 1976 Daily Driver
Name:
Hilderbrand
Location: Douglasville, GA USA
Notes: stock 1.8 26mpg lowerd 4inch rollpan in rear tweed int. black with flames. paid 300$ have 1200 in it now. stock 1.8 auto.tran AC works well.

 
 

LUV: 1980 4x4
Name:
Lloyd cope
Location: Martinsn Ferry, OH USA
Forum Name: Lloyd
Notes: Just got this rust bucket. Runs good. Need body parts. Has a frame.

 
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LUV: 1979 Daily Driver
Name:
Ken Petrick
Location: Wagoner, OK USA
Notes: My Luv had 82,000 original miles on the stock 1.8 when I got it. It has a pretty decent paint job and runs very well. The gentleman I bought it from said he was the second owner but he'd only owned it for a few years. It gets me from point "A" to point "B". I have a 350 4-bolt and 5-speed tranny waiting to be built and installed into my Luv.

 
 

LUV: 1979 On/Off Road
Name:
Kevin Childs
Location: Easley, SC USA
Notes: I drive my truck most every day, it is an oil drinker, but i would'nt give it up. This is my second LUV, and I intend on keeping it. I gave up my first one because of the ex-wife, but this one is staying. It has a '83 ISUZU P'UP engine, factory 4 spd. tranny,and all the other usual stuff. In the future I would like to add bigger rims and tires, a paint job, etc. when I get started on all this I plan on getting some before and after pics to post here on the website. I call my truck TUFF LUV.

 
 

LUV: 1976 Street/Strip
Name:
Jeremy
Location: Estacada, OR USA
Notes: It has a small block 406,comp 630 roller cam 13.5:1 compression,Tunnel ram with duel 660 holley's that fit UNDER the hood. TH350 with a 5500 stall,M.S.D. ignition,Ford 9" with ladder bars,4:88 gears with a spool. At the 2002 Woodburn Thunder truck drags it ran 10.62 @ 127 Mph and YES we drive it on the STREET!!!!!! The body has been completely shaved of door handles,cab vents,marker lights,filler neck hole,tie downs,chevy script on tail gate,and all badges.It is painted viper red with black interior,and an 8 point role cage,racing bucket seats. The inner fenders have been removed yet the firewall is stock. It sports a set of 32x13.5x15 Hoosier slicks in the rear and 205x60x15 grand spirits in the front all on centerline style wheels.This is one bad ass truck!!!!!!

 
 

LUV: 1977 Street
Name:
David Benjamin
Location: Billings, MT USA
Notes: Always looking to try and find something to make it better.

 
 

LUV: 1976 Street/Strip
Name:
Matt Hoyt
Location: Spokane, WA USA
Forum Name: Matt Hoyt
Notes: It's lowered 2in. and has 16's all around. It is cherry red, and is in vary good shape, But it has the stock power plant. It might get a 502 big block if I put it together.

 
 

LUV: 1980 Street/Strip
Name:
Greg Johnson
Location: Las Cruces, NM USA
Forum Name: tcjohn
Notes: 1980 miky 4.1 Buick V-6, Weiand single plane, holly 750, headman headers, milled heads, MSD hei, elgin cam, 6000 rpm limier, 700r-4, stock 4.56 gears, 16.52 et.Father son built, rolling school of learing for son. (incudling all machine work boreing, valves, crank grining)sons daily driver. Summer plans include 4.88 9" locker, Jet Forged pistons, and a "little NOS"

 
 

LUV: 1978 Street
Name:
Ryan Fiedler
Location: Los Lunas, NM USA
Forum Name: Ryan Fiedler
Notes: I have jus reacently purchased my very first LUV. It's in exellent shape! The whole truck is cherry, i.e.: motor runs good,but extreamly slow; the body has almost no damage! I baught this truck for a thousand dollars man, and it has been worth every penny. The one thing i cant figure out though is the MIKADO part.if you know please feel free to e-mail me. Thanx!!!

 
 

LUV: 1979 Street
Name:
Spencer Seifert
Location: Vancouver, WA USA
Forum Name: LUVMASTER
Notes: MY name is Spencer Seifert. I just turned 16 and aquired my dads 1979 chevy luv. What i like best about my truck is probably the headlining in the cab. At first i thought chevy luvs were dumb and all I wanted to do is throw it away. But now that ive learned my chevy luv is one of the best and original in vancouver(from what ive seen). I dont know much about the engine but i will learn. Me and my dad just put a 1981 rebuilt isuzu pup 4 cylinder 1.8liter in the truck (don't laugh we were gonna put a 350 v8 but it would of taking alot of work and would have had alot of power for my first car,pardon me truck). I really want to spruce my truck up with a new paint job and rims. But i dont know if ill be looked down on in the chevy luv community which hopefully i can become part of some day. I would like ot paint my truck black and throw a set of chrome rims on it but i dont know if thats what your suppose to do with luvs(did that just sound dumb). Also is it dumb to put a cargo net where the bed is suppose to be because it was like that for a while. If any of you out there want to email me and give info on where i can buy parts in my area. Also if someone could give me feed back on my idea for the paint is black a good color? Ill hopefully talk to you all soon in the chat room or if someone wans to email me my email is spencerino8@hotmail.com just head your letter chevy luv thanx guys chevys rock(i can say that right)

 
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LUV: 1978 Street/Strip
Name:
Rodney Delker
Location: Houston, TX USA
Forum Name: Rodney
Notes: I bought this truck for my wife, but I drive it also.It runs on pump gas when it gets driving around town, when i take it to the track I run racing fuel in it, it runs in the 9"s. You can check out my web site to see the truck pulling the wheels on the street, and I also have a 99 S-10, with a blower.

 
 

LUV: 1977 Pro Street
Name:
Pat Bryarly
Location: Edwardsville, IL USA
Forum Name: z1rturbo
Notes: 350 TPI with 4L80 trans. 9" ford with 3.90 gears. 31 X 16.60 - 15" rear tires, roll cage installed. Front lowered 3", rotors redrilled to 5 lug. Vette bucket seats. AC,PB,PW,PDL,cruse.

 
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LUV: 1980 4x4
Name:
Philip Davis
Location: livingston, TN USA
Forum Name: mudcat
Notes: I've almost repalced or rebuilt every part on this truck. It looks rough but it goes!

 
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LUV: 1972 Street/Strip
Name:
Steve Morrison
Location: Lake Stevens, WA USA
Forum Name: SleeperLuv
Notes: 72 Luv with a 327 under the stock hood. 10:1 CR, 2.02 heads, roller tip rockers, victor jr. intake, Edelbrock 750, hooker headers, MSD module, TH350 tranny with 3500 stall, transbrake, manual valvebody with rev shift pattern, 12 bolt narrowed rearend with strange axles and 3.73 gears, custom ladder bars, M/T 10 inch slicks. The truck runs in the high 7's in the 8th mile. I drive it to work at least once a week and try to race every other weekend.

 
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LUV: 1980 Daily Driver
Name:
Anne LoPresti
Location: Vero Beach, FL USA
Forum Name: jimsluv
Notes: 2 wheel drive Mikado. My brother bought this one new in NM. Now it is mine and I plan to restore it.

 
 

LUV: 1978 Street
Name:
Charles McNair
Location: Seguin, TX USA
Forum Name: mcnair
Notes: owned 1 for 12yrs just found another free rebuilt both

 
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LUV: 1981 4x4
Name:
Jason
Location: New London, OH USA
Forum Name: woody
Notes: I bought the truck in MO (flew out from Cleveland drove it 14 hours back with hardly any troubles, 800 miles with no plates) 1981 4x4 2.2L diesel Luv that gets 35-40 mpg. It has no visable rust. I also have a 1985 s-10 that has 225,000 miles with the 2.2L diesel engine, very rusty. You should see the looks at the fuel pumps, LOL The trucks just keep on truckin'

 
 

LUV: 1974 Strip
Name:
Shawn Taylor
Location: Roosevelt, UT USA
Forum Name: Luv Muscle
Notes: It is A 1974 Pulled from the river bottom with A backhoe the back 1/2 is narowed 16in. runing 28x13.5-15 m/t slicks and stock LUV rearend with 456 gears. It has a turbo350 with 4200 stall. 355 chevy at 13.2-1 comp 750 H.P carb Edelbrock cheater NOS system has run A 11.6 in the 1/4 mile at 5600 feet in utah it is my first hotrod it took 2 years of trial and error but well worth it. it is the only one in these parts so it dose not go un notice'd sure glad to see a luv site Best of Luck with the LUV making!!!!!!!

 
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LUV: 1979 Street
Name:
Danny Schnacker
Location: Crescent City, CA USA
Notes: 79 Luv Street Rod... This Truck was built by my brother Thomas..It sports a 68 Corvette 327 With a turbo 400 auto tranny. S-10 rear end. Keep looking for Thomas's new luv It's AWESOME..

 
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LUV: 1980 Street
Name:
Curt Brennan
Location: WA USA
Notes: All stock except for chrome wheels..........I bought this Luv NEW in March 0f 1981.....it was the last 1980 on the lot! It's been the most dependable rig I've ever owned!!

 
 

LUV: 1975 Street
Name:
Landun
Location: Pleasant View, UT USA
Forum Name: Savior
Notes: I have a yellow Luv that has been been dropped and I have custom side scurting done to it. Getting ready to do a custon tailgate with a big pushed out bow tie symbol :) I don't know what really to say right now.

 
 

LUV: 1980 4x4
Name:
JAMES MARONEY
Location: ELKO, NV USA
Forum Name: MUD LUV
Notes: I GOT THIS TRUCK FOR $800 THE RIMS AND TIRES ARE WORTH THAT IT STILL HAS THE STOCK 4 BANGER FOR NOW!

 
 

LUV: 1973 Street/Strip
Name:
Daniel Hicker
Location: Grants Pass, OR USA
Forum Name: iceman_g17
Notes: 73 2wd. Slammed. slightly built 350, TH400. Street/Strip. Daily driver. I am going to shave it and try to make a bodykit off a tacoma or S10 fit.

 
 

LUV: 1980 4x4
Name:
Josh Mullard
Location: Stanwood, MI USA
Notes: Stock four cylinder, leaks oil really bad but i don't care it is my very first truck i ever owned.

 
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LUV: 1974 Street
Name:
Craig Morrison
Location: Mangokino, New Zealand
Notes: Stock 1600 4 speed, lowered with 16 inch wheels. Resoration is on the way.

 
 

LUV: 1981 4x4
Name:
Cade Rithaler
Location: Boise, ID USA
Notes: I bought this truck for 100 bucks and all it needs is a new bed and paint job. I plan to put a Buick V6 in it as well.

 
 

LUV: 1976 Street
Name:
Louie Griffey
Location: Carthage, MO USA
Notes: I own a76 chevy luv all original, the motor has 400,000 miles on it and I drove it from Seattle WA to Carthage Mo without using a deop of oil. I plan to keep to rebuild motor and fix body.

 
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LUV: 1980 Street
Name:
Rodrigo Baez
Location: Valdivia, South of Chile
Notes: The motor is a original 1600cc and 4 speed, but the rust is a problem because my city is very rainy.

 
 

LUV: 1979 4x4
Name:
Willie Kalfsbeek
Location: Bremerton, WA USA
Notes: I just bought a 79 four by four Luv for $350. After another $150 for parts she's perring like a kitten. She has a two inch body lift and a bad ass grill guard. I plan on replaceing the 1.8 with a 2.8 V6, new shocks and a two inch suspention lift, over some 31" mud terrains.

 
 

LUV: 1982 4x4
Name:
Patrick Hogan
Location: Corning, IA USA
Notes: Bought for 500 bucks (that's what the brand new wheels and mud tires that came with it cost). Box rusted, cab mounts rusted, frame rusted. I fixed the frame and crutched the rest. Will go anywhere I point it. Passes nothing but a gas station.

 
 

LUV: 1980 Street
Name:
Mike Cummings
Location: Pittsburgh, PA USA
Notes: extreme minimal rust... Krylon Black paint, Red roll bar... 0-60 in forever and a day. its my first vehicle, and im proud of it. shes a reliable, 2wd 4 speed $400 truck with the Mikado package that was bought in June of 02 thats a blast to drive in snow, and people give me the "What the heck is that?!?" look on the highway all the time.

 
 

LUV: 1980 Strip
Name:
Mike Quinlan
Location: Greensburg, IN USA
Notes: 427 bbc/turbo350 combo,12 bolt rear with 5:13 gears,auburn p-track, the top has been chopped 4 inches all race goodies that i could find i installed. Not timed but capable of running in the 10's. I recently started Quinlan's Racing.

 
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LUV: 1975 Street/Strip
Name:
Bob Gorman
Location: Waldorf, MD USA
Notes: 355 in it, so far on motor went 11.70's in the 1/4. The truck is all metal the hood scoop is glass.

 
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LUV: 1978 Street
Name:
Ing. Daniel Laborin H.
Location: Agua prieta, Sonora México
Notes: 4.3 Fuel injected, 2" aluminium TBI spacer, Flat forged pistons, double timing chain, and altered cam, I don't know the specif measurement but make a good noise, Power steering, with a ford rack and pinion and a manual trans. 5 speed from a 94' Silverado. Power windows and rear mirrors.

 
 

LUV: 1981 Street
Name:
Hank Blake
Location: Wetumpka, AL USA
Notes: 2.2 Liter Diesel with 5 speed tranny behind it, has over 350,000 miles on it. I love my LUV!!!!

 
 

LUV: 1975 Street
Name:
Wes and Craig Ridgway
Location: St. Peters, MO USA
Notes: We have had this for over 10 years with a 355. Now starting the process of rebuilding the complete truck.

 
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LUV: 1974 Street
Name:
Kenneth Spang
Location: Torrance, CA USA
Notes: Used to be my dads truck, now its mine. Its orange and its rusty and original. 4 cyl, 75 hp, four wheel drum brakes, 1/2 ton bed, and rear wheel drive. I want to make it lower.

 
 

LUV: 1980 Street
Name:
Travis Edwards
Location: Jefferson, IA USA
Notes: My Luv as of right now i plain old and rusty, but i have big hopes in making it a lowrider with dubs and a 1000 watt system. lol (big dreams for somone with an empty pocket).

 
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LUV: 1980 Street
Name:
Cap Malar
Location: Woodland, CA USA
Notes: I purchased my LUV late '79. Still has stock engine and transmission. My LUV and I have went through some times together. Couldn't asked for more from a vehicle.

 
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LUV: 1978 Show Truck
Name:
Brent Marsh
Location: Reed City, MI USA
Notes: Truck was from CA originally, bought it for $75 and restored it to original in 2000. The 4 banger runs better than ever and its the envy of all the guys at school. Painted it the red that dupont says it was from factory when we sent em the paint code. Tonneau, custom interior, JVC CD player and infinity/pioneer speaker system. The bed is hurculined and of course you can't forget the chrome rims.

 
 

LUV: 1973 Street
Name:
Liam McGurk
Location: Australia
Notes: 1600 Gemini motor with a five speed gearbox. I'm trying to find someone in Australia that has the righ ute back for it because mine only has a tray back.

 
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LUV: 1978 Daily Driver
Name:
Ed Phillips
Location: Lucedale, MS USA
Forum Name: Ed Phillips
Notes: Bought one year ago for $500.00. Original 4 cylinder and original 4 speed transmission. Will send more updated pictures soon. The paint job is a great conversation starter!

 
 

LUV: 1981 Daily Driver
Name:
Jon Youngquist
Location: Beaver City, NE USA
Notes: Just bought another 81 Diesel with long box that I found on Ebay with 96000 Mi and no rust. I could not believe the shape it was in. The 2 I have been driving have over 250000mi each and are really rusted out but still get me where I am going & back. I LUV my LUVs.

 
 

LUV: 1976 Street
Name:
Matt, Terri & Jack Carrasco
Location: Silverdale, WA USA
Notes: 350/350, Just purchased from someone who cut a lot of corners, will be pulling motor, rewiring, changing out trans, motor mounts, etc… never taken on a project like this and will be looking for help/advice.

 
 

LUV: 1980 4x4
Name:
Dave Dolack
Location: USA
Notes: Although it's been sitting for quite some time, every year I do "something" to it. Work in progress is still un-decided on which direction to take it. Most likly back to stock for now.

 
 

LUV: 1981 Street
Name:
Bill Meyer
Location: Brookville, OH USA
Notes: Stock 2.2 diesel sport 5speed manual

 
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LUV: 1976 Street
Name:
Matt (mad dog) Daffern
Location: Gresham, OR USA
Notes: Ruby red step side, lowered, built Isuzu motor new interior/paint/wheels/tires. One of few owners of a Chevy LUV. Last race 115-120 mph street racing a 1990 240sx. I bought it for a thousand dollars. I've been working on it for the past four years and I just turned 18 years old.

 
 

LUV: 1981 Daily Driver
Name:
Darrell
Location: Riverside, CA USA
Forum Name: TruLuv
Notes: 1981 LUV shortbed, C223T Turbodiesel, 4 speed, factory tach, console with guage package, p/s p/db,a/c. very low miles-102,000, second owner, all original including factory full wheel covers. I have a lot of experience with LUV's, wiring, mechanical, diesels, etc, can I help?

 
 

LUV: 1980 Street/Strip
Name:
Nick Macias
Location: Littleton, CO USA
Notes: Freshly rebuilt 400, bored 30 over w/ perofrmer intake manifold and weber 650 carb. Just blew 350 turbo tranny and looking for a new 400 4 speed. Truck underwent 4X to 2X conversion because oil pan hit front differential.

 
 

LUV: 1978 Street
Name:
Dan Francis
Location: Sultan, WA USA
Notes: Short bed convertible that I have owned for 20yrs. It started out stock and is now on its 3rd V8. Been apart for last 7yrs being rebuilt. Got put on hold for a few years so I could build shop to have plenty of room to work on it. I have a 350 with a TH350, narrowed chevelle 12 bolt w3.73L, Mustang II rack. The frame, susp and rear end has been powder coated. In the process of putting a new rust free cab and cutting the top off. Also have a 76 & 78 parts truck. Its just a fun play truck driven on the street.

 
 

LUV: 1977 Daily Driver
Name:
Jason Drown
Location: Clarksville, TN USA
Notes: This is my third LUV,and Im looking forward to a lot of fun with it. I had a blast with my last two. I've been trying to find one in descent condition since I sold my last one about Eight years ago. That one had custom interior, A flawless body and a removable hard top. All of which I did and for less than a grand price of the truck included. I cant wait to get started on this one and see how I do with it now that Im a little older, wiser, and have more money in my budget.

 
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LUV: 1975 Drag
Name:
Donnie Wells
Location: Abilene, TX USA
Notes: Engine: 383 Chevrolet/ 11:1 Transmission: Turbo 350/ Tranz King brake Rear end: Narrowed 9 inch Ford with Moser Axles/ 4.11 gear ratio Best 1/4 mile time: 11.43 @ 116 MPH Best 1/8 mile time: 7.11 @ 93 MPH With the exception of the motor and tranny, I did all of the fabrication on this truck myself. Installed a S&W Race Cars prefab roll cage and back-halved the chassis. I really enjoy taking the truck to the track. So many people have asked,"Why a Chevy Luv?" I say there are too many "Camaros" out there and I wanted to be different!

 
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LUV: 1979 4x4
Name:
Steve (Moe) Walton
Location: Monroe, WA USA
Notes: 30" tsl/interco Thornbirds, Rancho RS5000 shocks. I plan on bobbing the bed and getting at least a 4" suspension lift for it and then some boggers, if there is anyone in the washington area that knows where I can get a suspension lift, I would be very grateful.

 
 

LUV: 1978 Street
Name:
Neil Elam
Location: Tracy, CA USA
Notes: So far I have given it a slammed stance and 16 inch Cadillac Escalade wheels with 215-40-16s, next is paint and possibly a small block.

 
 

LUV: 1977 Street
Name:
Randy Monistere
Location: Independence, LA USA
Notes: I drive my truck everyday...I am making plans to turn it into a street rod! Right now it gets me to work and back. Pic's on the way.

 
 

LUV: 1974 Drag
Name:
Jason Breth
Location: Valley Center, KS USA
Notes: Drag Truck in the making. Still undergoing surgery. Soon to have 350 sbc. Can't wait to get out on track. Hopefully in the near future it is going to be a blown monster.

 
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LUV: 1980 Street/Strip
Name:
Clint Hayes
Location: Pineville, LA USA
Notes: Runs pump gas, no nitrous, et 11.80s @115mph, good for daily driver!

 
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LUV: 1974 Street/Strip
Name:
Ronnie Hill
Location: Fort Worth, TX USA
Notes: building 383 stroker/350 trans LUV still in early stages of constuction

 
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LUV: 1979 On/Off Road
Name:
Ari Subekti
Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Notes: Design stylist for Isuzu Motors in Indonesia

 
 

LUV: 1980 Drag
Name:
Mike & Dianna Creason
Location: Greensburg, IN USA
Notes: "Igor & Gypsy Racing" 80 Chevy Stepside DRAG truck-NHRA certified chassis Carbureted 496 Big Block, 2850lbs. 10.20's @ 132mph on Turbo Blue, 9.88 @141 on methanol

 
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LUV: 1979 Daily Driver
Name:
Johnathon Hazelhurst
Location: Sacramento, CA USA
Forum Name: johnnyluv82
Notes: I got my LUV when I was a freshman in high school; since then I've had it painted and I had the seat and carpet refurbished. A few years ago I put an aftermarket stereo system in. It still has a 1.8L engine. I'm looking for mostly cosmedic parts. I want to restore it to an original conditions with some high tech modifications. I'm very happy with my LUV and I'll never get rid of it.

 
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LUV: 1979 4 x 4
Name:
Octavio
Location: Hermosillo, MEX
Forum Name: chevy luv
Notes: mi mejor carro

 
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LUV: 1977 Street
Name:
Tom
Location: Palmdale, CA USA
Notes: I have had 6 luv trucks 4 still remain my first is a 1977 weekend driver, slammed about an inch off the ground,grey tweed interior,7in tv screen w/dvd ,buick 3.8turbo motor and bags on the way: 2nd is a 77 daily driver lowered 5in with stock 1.8 and amazing sounds:3rd 1978 4x4 lifted 3in on 31s,full cage 1.8 with mods:4th 78 4x4 parts truck proud president of luv performance

 
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LUV: 1973 Daily Driver
Name:
Thomas Wakeling
Location: Canberra, Australia
Forum Name: Tommo!!
Notes: Luv truck's are the funnest thing i have ever driven, there the best for burning around on dirt track's in the mountain's.

 
 

LUV: 1975 Pro Street
Name:
Donny
Location: Baytown, TX USA
Forum Name: luvondope
Notes: Building a 355 sbc.B&m 144 blower,nos.The frame and rear end was narrowed by a friend and myself.The truck will ride on a set of m/t et streets.13/16.5/15 and runners on the front.Can't wait to get it finished .

 
 

LUV: 1975 Daily Driver
Name:
Jay Smith
Location: Plano, TX USA
Forum Name: 5hauler
Notes: Had truck in family since new. Have all orignal sales paper work. Truck is all stock with exception of seat, recovered. No rust any were. Small amount of plastic in rear drivers side bed due to being hit by semi. Butterscotch outside with a grey door with tartan plaid insert.

 
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LUV: 1972 Drag
Name:
Bobby Hensley
Location: Bassett, VA USA
Forum Name: perf auto
Notes: This truck was built 8 years ago and has a 482 cubic inch BB. It also has a Powerglide and 9" Ford rearend. It took 2 years to build. I did it all myself except paint and trans. If you would like to make comments email me at: luvtrk482@yahoo.com

 
 

LUV: 1978 Street
Name:
James
Location: Martinsville, VA USA
Forum Name: james_sawyers2004
Notes: its just a stock truck and it sittin real low, its soon to have a 383 stroker in it, and tubbed. thats all for now will keep you posted for updates, hope to have pics up soon.

 
 

LUV: 1980 Daily Driver
Name:
Shane Sanders
Location: Vancouver, WA USA
Forum Name: shaybag2
Notes: light blue luv truck, want to drop a v-8 into it, but need info and specifications on it. Hopefully someone here can help me out.

 
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LUV: 1975 Drag
Name:
Mike Weisenbaugh
Location: Port Orchard, WA USA
Forum Name: wiseguy
Notes: It was a miracle when I finally found the truck in a junk yard for $250.00! I took it home and began the demolition. I am in the process of a 4" chop job, narrowed frame with 4-link, front coil over conversion, etc.... I have never done any of this type of work other than minor body work so it is truly a learning experience. I plan to have this complete by late 2003 and ready to race for the 2004 season. The 400cid Chevy pushing the Ford 9" and 14" slicks should put it in the high 9's to low 10's in the quarter. See ya at the track!!!

 
 

LUV: 1981 On/Off Road
Name:
Marcus Waggoner
Location: Lyman, WA USA
Forum Name: scud
Notes: I got my 81' Chevy Luv 4x4 from my parents for my B-day as my first truck. As far as I know Im going to keep it till the day I die. Im looking into finding a V6 that can bolt up to the original transmission, if you know of any that will work E-mail me.

 
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LUV: 1975 Daily Driver
Name:
Nelson P.
Location: Los Angeles, CA USA
Forum Name: ChevyToyR
Notes: well im just starting and well lil by lil im trying to get her up. any help from anyone will be great! email me if posible for some help on anything.

 
 

LUV: 1979 Street
Name:
Joe Arreola
Location: Hughson, CA USA
Forum Name: Joe Arreola
Notes: I traded a cadillac for my Chevy Luv about 2 years ago. The engine was in pretty bad shape, till recently, it's running great now, after a major tune up.I stripped and had the interior done and working on the exterior. Interior black/gray haven't decided on the paint for exterior, either black or charcoil grey. Ill send a picture as soon as possible, A now and later shot. Gotta LUV that Chevy LUV!

 
 

LUV: 1978 Show Truck
Name:
Voss
Location: Wauconda, IL USA
Forum Name: Luvtruck78
Notes: Brought this truck back from Kansas, was my late fathers. Was going to give it to daughter as first car, you know how 16yr olds are, Crash and bang. Got into it - Well its not her's any more. Totally restore! New paint does wonders, Went thru the motor which is orignal. Runs sometimes a little rought but that can be fixed. . When I go to shows with it, everyone shakes their heads and ask why a LUV, or others don't know what the heck it is. Have taken 2nd & 3rd place - Working on that all needed 1st place. But Im looking for interior piece for the door. Its a little chrome disk that goes around door handle. Can any direct me to the right person who would have one on their hands. Love the little thing.

 
 

LUV: 1977 Daily Driver
Name:
Kelly Foster
Location: Travelers Rest, SC USA
Notes: Right now it is being gutted out and totally restored all original interior,cab, and chassis, however, its has a 1.9l bored out to the max. Not quite sure how fast it will go. Only paid $350 for it. Looking to make it street/strip in the near future:) Not sure if I want a 350 or??. any ideas are welcomed. thanks. email chevy77luv@yahoo.com

 
 

LUV: 1975 Daily Driver
Name:
Dave Taft
Location: Machesney Park, IL USA
Forum Name: bighappy
Notes: I found the truck on this site.Already had a 350/350. Stock rear end.Lowered 3" front/rear.Needs some work. Hope to have it driving soon.

 
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LUV: 1976 Daily Driver
Name:
Bryan D
Location: Lakewood, CO USA
Forum Name: Bryan D
Notes: custom paint,custom interior,new wheels,upgraded stereo with two 5 1/2 subwhoofers with 500 watt amp.

 
 

LUV: 1974 Street/Strip
Name:
Eric Aranda
Location: Albuquerque, NM USA
Forum Name: eric
Notes: 350/350 basically stock soon to be corrected. stock luv rear end also soon to be corrected. she,s smurf blue with white wheels and is just beautiful to look at. pictures coming soon.thanks for the web site guys it's been a great help

 
 

LUV: 1972 Drag
Name:
Dennison Aterout
Location: Dallas, TX USA
Notes: 426 HEMI nothing chevy about it exept body motor from cuda could always get more power out of a mopar c ya

 
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LUV: 1978 Street
Name:
Michon Lokke
Location: Reno, NV USA
Notes: My truck was built for me by my husband. The engine is a 468 cubic inch big block chevy, performer rpm intake, 750 Edlbrock carb, very reliable. It will cruise all day long at 185 degrees during Hot August Nights in Reno. It has a super T-10 4-speed with an hydraulic clutch pedal, which is a whole lot easier to depress than linkages. The rear end is a ford 9 inch posi with 350 gears while retaining the stock six bolt pattern. The steering colume is out of a 1978 trans am of course it is a tilt and the colume key operates just like a normal car. The dash is customized with a 160 mph speedo recessed inside. It has a set of Simpson 5 point harnesses. The body has a bunch of added body work that the normal person would not notice. The hood is an all steel custom made functioning cowl induction set-up off of an 1970 chevelle SS, spare parts left over from other projects that we have. The paint is porsche red. It has never been raced on a drag strip but let me tell you it is FAST!

 
 

LUV: 1980 4x4
Name:
James Rice
Location: Longview, WA USA
Forum Name: luvwth33s
Notes: Bought my truck for 150$ at a auction. My very first truck and i plan on putting fenders, hood, and a bed on it from my other 78 luv that has a excellent body. I want to put a V6 in it and make it a flat bed. Any good info on putting a V6 in it my email is chevluv4x4@yahoo.com The only thing i dont like about chevy luvs is the pile of ? isuzu motor. will have pics later on down the road. james

 
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LUV: 1977 Pro Street
Name:
Ray Friend
Location: Laramie, WY USA
Forum Name: tatefri
Notes: 350, th350, ford 9 posi 411, 5 point harness, fuel cell, n50/15 hooker headers and I love my truck.

 
 

LUV: 1973 Street
Name:
Lane
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Forum Name: golum
Notes: just got my truck it's got a 1.6L five speed in it. looking to modify it but bit low on information. If anyone has info on them in Australia it would be great if i get any info. Thanks

 
 

LUV: 1980 Show Truck
Name:
Daniel T. Cruz
Location: Cherry Valley, CA USA
Forum Name: luv-8
Notes: with a step side

 
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LUV: 1979 4x4
Name:
Esteban
Location: SanAntonio, TX USA
Forum Name: TXLUV
Notes: 79 LUV 4X4 has been in the Family since new. Recently rebuilt Engine. Upgraded to electronic ignition. Planning on Paint and body work over the next year to the origional colors.

 
 

LUV: 1972 Street/Strip
Name:
Paul Naumann
Location: Santa Barbara, CA USA
Forum Name: Motomadness805
Notes: 350 w/ TH350 tranny, Ford 9",aluminum block edelbrock heads and manifold, Sneeky peek nos system runs 8.78 on 1/8mile

 
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LUV: 1972 Street
Name:
Brian C
Location: Whittier, CA USA
Forum Name: Specfire
Notes: I was given this truck by my dad in early 2003, and i started modifying it as soon as possible. So far, I have the mirrors shaved, the taillights shaved, the interior is gutted, i hav 14 inch rims in front, and 15 inch rims in back, a front bumper off of a 2003 corolla, which is in the process of being molded on, and the front end is slammed about 6 inches(the bumpstops were shaved 2 inches). I hope to paint the truck soon, bergandy and charcoal, and drop in a 350 for some power.

 
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LUV: 1979 4x4
Name:
Donavan
Location: Centralia, WA USA
Forum Name: me_2_3_5
Notes: My 1979 Chevy luv has nothing really special. It's got a 3 inch body lift and 31 inch tires. It's got a header and a cherry bomb on it so it sounds cool. I don't know how much HP it's got. Me and my Grandpa made the winch bumper pretty much from scratch so it's pretty strong.

 
 

LUV: 1979 Street
Name:
Anthony Lazenby
Location: Conyers, GA USA
Notes: the truck maybe old and YELLOW but it runs great

 
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LUV: 1979 Street/Strip
Name:
Josh Flanigan
Location: Spokane, WA USA
Notes: I bought the truck for $500 going to get a v-8 facelift in the next year or so can't wait.

 
 

LUV: 1980 On/Off Road
Name:
Michael Mathis
Location: Aurora, IN USA
Forum Name: skyway72
Notes: Paid $550 for one running and one parts truck with everything except front axle and bed. Had complete engine, but torn apart. Now everything except body has been replaced or rebuilt on the running LUV. Got more into it than it's worth, but that's what LUV's about!! No power on the road, but gets 25MPG and does well on the off road hills of IN! Anyone know if you can convert a 2WD to a 4WD?

 
 

LUV: 1975 Street
Name:
Shelton Reeves
Location: Buda, TX USA
Forum Name: shelton
Notes: Ive got a 75 luv with a LT1 aluminum headed small block going in it. Im hoping it will turn some numbers! Im building for fun and to get to work faster!

 
 

LUV: 1977 Street
Name:
Walter
Location: Citronelle, AL USA
Forum Name: killroy
Notes: To be a 1977 model it a strong body strong motor and i still get that what is a Luv.I have had it for years but i still need to do little more to the luv but i belive i will have it from now on.

 
 

LUV: 1977 Daily Driver
Name:
Nathan Wilson
Location: Kempner, TX USA
Forum Name: My luvs faster!
Notes: 77', double headlights, 350, ford nine inch,

 
 

LUV: 1974 4x4
Name:
Brian Leck
Location: Columbia, NJ USA
Forum Name: slapshot
Notes: My LUV is a 74 (w/79 headlights),powered by a Chevy 350 & a 4 speed w/ hydraulic clutch. The rears are dana 30 & 44 from an I.H.scout.36" tires mounted on aluminum 5-slot mags. Not painted yet,fixing the frame,and (of course) the dash is totally shot. P.S. this site inspired me to finish this project

 
 

LUV: 1981 Daily Driver
Name:
Ray Clinger
Location: Navare, FL USA
Forum Name: Ray
Notes: My 1981 Chevy LUV truck was bought new by my father-in-law. Over the past two years my brother-in-law had just about rebuilt or replaced everything on the truck. I got the truck from him in April when I found out it was for sell. It's a great little truck and the only truck my father-in-law ever owned. My father-in-law passed away on April 24 of this year and I know he would be prowd of me for keeping the truck in the family. The truck will get a fresh paint job and a few other up-grades. It makes a great truck to go to work in.

 
 

LUV: 1974 Daily Driver
Name:
Bob Washburn
Location: Claremore, OK USA
Forum Name: moose
Notes: I bought it new in 74. I rebuilt the stock motor when my son started to drive. That was about 7 years ago and it still runs great. This coming fall we are going to rebuild it again, but this time we aren't going back stock. The 4 cylinder is coming out and the top is coming off. A 350 with 6 speed is going under the hood and we plan to turn it into a fun little roadster.

 
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LUV: 1979 Daily Driver
Name:
Brandon Lynch
Location: Spicer, MN USA
Notes: My truck is the origional baby blue with only light rust on the tail gate. It has only 80,030 miles on it. She runs like new with new 15" chrome wheels and about a 4" body lift. New CD player and carpet. A new seat has been added and looks great check out my picture.

 
 

LUV: 1980 Street
Name:
RBG - Tri-Tone Racing
Location: San Marcos, TX USA
Forum Name: rbg
Notes: I bought my "Luv Truck" for 250 bucks - Engine didn't run but that was ok cause our racing team has plans to drop a 351 in it - Ya it's a work in progress, I hope to have it running by the end of summer.......

 
 

LUV: 1979 On/Off Road
Name:
Brandon Boyer
Location: Virginia Beach, VA USA
Forum Name: luvchevy79
Notes: My luv truck is a 4x4 with a 3" body lift and a set a 29" tall tires. It's the best truck I have ever had. It still has it's 1.8 liter motor.

 
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LUV: 1975 Street/Strip
Name:
Jay Allen
Location: White City, OR USA
Forum Name: 75luvguy
Notes: This my 1975 luv it has a 1989 chevy 350 with center dump Ram horn exg. manifolds and duel pipes a th350 and a 1980 chevy monza 10 bolt rear end. My plan is to up grade to a 9" rear end and convert the front end over to pinto disk brakes and a 383 stroker with s-10 shorty headers and Flow Master mufflers

 
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LUV: 1977 Street
Name:
Tim
Location: South, AL USA
Forum Name: truluv65
Notes: Got the 77'truck in 1980 at 15 years old,29000 miles. Drove it for 200,000 miles and pulled the 4 banger out and put the 355 in it after my Dad said, "It won't go in there". That was 1991.Ran it at the strip that year and turned 8.00s and 20s....burning the 215x14" skins most all the way. The engine was 76cc pocket ported/port matched,single points with stock coil,4 bolt,TRW forged pistons,polished rods,sps rod bolts,zoom double roller,Lunati Bracket Master II, Performer RPM, Double Pumper, and other goodies. It turned over 7 grand but I shifted around 6. To make a long story short the engine was pulled for a complete resto and it was stolen.Bummer..it let all the air out of my balloon.With a kid and more responsibilities I put it on the back burner until last year in 2002.What a mess it was. New engine and drivetrain: 360 Chevy,Flat Tops,2.02/1.60 Swirled Stainless,64cc pocket ported/port matched,Polished Rod Beams W/ARP bolts,Melling High Pressure,Lunati cam 1 degree advanced,Dynagear double roller,Block Hugger Headers,Weiand single plane,Double Pumper,TH350 w/3000 stall,4:11 gears,aluminum radiator,billet pulleys,1 wire alternator,Autogage,Mallory,20,000 GVW trannie cooler with fan mounted under bed. Like the energizer bunny I could go on and on and on.Soooo,almost everything has been off or out except the cab.Everything was done at my home with exception of machine work on the block and heads by Gordon and sandblasting by "Rover". Goin' with 8" or 10" slicks this time shooting for 7s in the 8th.Then maybe some supercharging for 6s...he he. This will be my "SUVLUV"........ smiles.This will be mostly used for the street. Hope to take it to the Chevy Show in June just to cruise around and check out the swap meet.

 
 

LUV: 1976 Street/Strip
Name:
Steve Rod
Location: Lancaster, TX USA
Forum Name: steverodperf@yahoo.com
Notes: Built a 360sbc 350turbo 3500stall still in process of assembling truck. 3700 original miles on truck. Great condition. Hope to finish soon. Waiting on rear end.

 
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LUV: 1978 Street/Strip
Name:
Kevin Ingram
Location: Kearney, NE USA
Forum Name: ingrmkev
Notes: Chevy 350,350trans,Nitrous,Hooker Headers,Ford 9" with 3:70 gears,Mini tubed,Rear tires 29x13x15,Fronts 26x6.5x15,

 
 

LUV: 1980 Drag
Name:
Justin McGarry
Location: Vally Grove, TX USA
Forum Name: JUSTIN
Notes: 80 luv drag race truck runs 5.86 fastest 1/8 mi time

 
 

LUV: 1980 4x4
Name:
Derrik Sanford
Location: Bellingham, WA USA
Forum Name: mad4dirt
Notes: I just bought a luv from luvsick and i am in the process of restoring it. I plan to put a flat bed on it and a 2 inch body lift for the bigger tires. My grandpas serves him well so I had to get one.

 
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LUV: 1976 Street/Strip
Name:
David Smith Jr.
Location: Wichita Falls, TX USA
Forum Name: David Smith Jr.
Notes: This truck Is a father and son project that began in 2000. It has been ever evolving since. The truck as you see it here has a 355, turbo 350, S/10 rear with mini spool. It makes about 350 HP. It's best 1/8 mile time is 8.21 at 83 mph. It has been a lot of fun.

 
 

LUV: 1975 Street
Name:
Mark Minter
Location: Coquille, OR USA
Notes: My truck is an old beater but she runs.

 
 

LUV: 1980 Street
Name:
Doug Fisher jr.
Location: Coquille, PR USA
Notes: Shes a beast and is a flat bed truck that has a brand new $150 cd player in it and now im pimpin

 
 

LUV: 1982 Street
Name:
Charles Scanlon
Location: Leadville, CO USA
Forum Name: Chipscan44
Notes: Sweet little yellow ride with fading decal stripes. Runs great but has electrical problems. Trying to make it a daily ride with no problems. Has 147,000 on its original engine. Should I invest? Suggestions welcome.

 
 

LUV: 1976 Daily Driver
Name:
Kris Craig
Location: Spokane, WA USA
Forum Name: JISM
Notes: What I like about my truck is that after all the stuff its been through it still runs strong!!! I'm thinking about putting some blue neon underglows on this beast and then I want to lower it!!

 
 

LUV: 1979 On/Off Road
Name:
Camron Goforth
Location: Creston, Canada
Forum Name: sabin
Notes: It's I love it! A 79 4x4, original 1.8 ISUZU engine. (completly gutless, but eventually will change!) A monster in the mud, it's so much fun to just cruise around in. While a continual work in progress, she'll one day be the twinkle in my eye. bought it off an old farmer who just used it to push around stuff. I love working on it, what I do in my spare time. Gotta love the LUV.

 
 

LUV: 1975 Daily Driver
Name:
Chad Harlow
Location: Tahlequah, OK USA
Notes: I bought my luv for $200.00 I planned on putting a v8 in it but when I went to pick it up I found out that the truck was all original and in good cond. and that I was going to be the 2nd owner. The body is perfectly straight with a little bit of rust under both doors. The seat was pretty much shot and so was the dash, but I am putting bucket seats in it, and have already ordered a new dash pad. The inside of the bed is perfect not a single dent in it, the old man I bought it from kept a rubber mat in the bed, and said he hardly ever hauled anything in it. I decided to leave it as just a clean/stock every day driver. I also bought a 1973 luv that I found setting in the yard of a trailor shop. I only paid $50.00 for it and the body is OK it has a little bit of rust, and it has been sitting out in the weather for the last couple of years with out any glass in it. I plan to drop a good strong 350 in it sometime next year.

 
 

LUV: 1975 Daily Driver
Name:
Alfredo Bustillos
Location: Chihuahua , Mexico
Forum Name: Nisca
Notes: Luego les comento

 
 

LUV: 1976 Daily Driver
Name:
Mark Wallace
Location: Jacksonville, FL USA
Forum Name: doubletmax
Notes: work in progress :)

 
 

LUV: 1975 Street
Name:
James Pippin
Location: Conroe, TX USA
Notes: My very first luv truck. It has a 338 sbc'destroked 350', turbo 350 trans, camaro rear with 4.10 gears. It's not on the street yet, but very excited.

 
 

LUV: 1979 Pro Street
Name:
John Fulton
Location: Spokane, WA USA
Forum Name: JohnnyWagon
Notes: 406 S.B. Chevy, Th350 trans w/3500 stall. Tubbed w/dodge 8 3/4 rearend (355 posi) on stock mono leafs w/ladders & floating housing mounts. Its been a V8 truck for 15 years, been tubbed for 8 years. Its still not done yet, but is licensed, driveable & street legal(?). Word to the wise-I recently spent over $500 for an UNLIMITED PRODUCTS fiberglass hood w/6 inch cowl. On the FIRST one they sent, the cowl was on 1" off center! It took 5 months to get another one and it was only 1/2" off center! Ive decided to cut my losses and keep it. Maybe some creative body work & flames will hide it. Oh yeah, the under structure separated from the skin when I installed it. HIGH QUALITY #$&*%! Thanks for letting me vent.

 
 

LUV: 1979 Street
Name:
Mildred Power
Location: Tiki Island, TX USA
Forum Name: Millie150
Notes: I have redone this 1979 Luv Truck, I cann't believe the engine is still in very good condition.

 
 

LUV: 1980 4x4
Name:
George Aripa
Location: Worley Idaho , ID USA
Forum Name: luvinit
Notes: I have 4 chevy luvs my first and favorite is my 80, this truck has taken me to hell and back. It has 3in body lift and 2in suspension lift. I have just installed my second motor after 395.000 miles. This one is .030 overbore topped with a weber carb and 30x9.50x15s..My other 4x4 is 79 with a 4.3 and a th 350 tranny, and 30x10.50x15 super swampers. My last 4x4 is a 79 for parts. I also have a 77 i just picked up for free, i plan on making this my pavement smoker. Need any advice about anything Relating to the toughest truck ever! please contact me.via e.mail.

 
 

LUV: 1979 Street
Name:
Larry Campbell
Location: Cleveland, MO USA
Notes: 1979 4x4 I have had for 10 years. Pulls great behind my motorhome. It's stock yellow and I get a lot of lookers. It's fun.

 
 

LUV: 1980 4x4
Name:
Donnie Ford
Location: Tecumseh, OK USA
Forum Name: Luv 4x4
Notes: Got it nine years ago from my brother.Runs great some rust but in the middle of restoring it. Have added a three inch lift kit.Truck will go places where some 4x4's will not go.

 
 

LUV: 1976 Daily Driver
Name:
Sandy
Location: Bellingham, WA USA
Forum Name: galaxysweety
Notes: My truck needs a lot of work, but maybe someday it will be good enough for show.

 
 

LUV: 1972 Street/Strip
Name:
David Barbin
Location: Melb, Australia
Forum Name: Dbarbino
Notes: my luv had had the engine removed and replaced with a chev 383 fully worked hooked up to a B&M quick shift connected to a chromed up jag rear end. dual 4 barrel carbs predators (future plans once regested are a supercharger). it is a 72 mod stepside tray. with custom rear lights/bumper the tail gate is made if jarrah timber (marone/dark wood) with chev luv engraved into the back. the car is painted in a deep purple paint 2-pac. the car is driven to the strip and to shows and runs on premium unleaded from the pump. engine bay is fully chromed/polished with a hot pink theme. it sits low with adjustable shocks front and the jag rear end in chromed up irs. rims and tyres are 15 inch billet rims 12 inch wide at the back, 8 at the front

 
 

LUV: 1972 Street/Strip
Name:
Matt Barbin
Location: Melb, Australia
Forum Name: mAtTyb
Notes: my luv had had the engine removed and replaced with a chev 383 fully worked hooked up to a B&M quick shift connected to a chromed up jag rear end. dual 4 barrel carbs predators (future plans once regested are a supercharger). it is a 72 mod stepside tray. with custom rear lights/bumper the tail gate is made if jarrah timber (marone/dark wood) with chev luv engraved into the back. the car is painted in a deep purple paint 2-pac. the car is driven to the strip and to shows and runs on premium unleaded from the pump. engine bay is fully chromed/polished with a hot pink theme. it sits low with adjustable shocks front and the jag rear end in chromed up irs. rims and tyres are 15 inch billet rims 12 inch wide at the back, 8 at the front

 
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LUV: 1976 Drag
Name:
Cecil Morrison
Location: Duncan, OK USA
Notes: It is loaded with an injected 406...and it is named and known as "luv gone bad"...been building on it for roughly 12 years..and just about got it the way it needs to be!

 
 

LUV: 1977 Daily Driver
Name:
Nathan Donnelly
Location: Preston, WA USA
Forum Name: Nathan
Notes: I bought my LUV for $600 in Idaho for my outdoor adventure get away truck. I have add a canopy, bed, stove, storage, etc. and sanded down and primed over all the rust. I am looking for info. on diesel engines that can be dropped in with a minimum of work ( I believe Isuzu makes one) and would be interested in any info. on that. Someday I'd like to convert it to 4x4, but I'm told it would be easier to just buy one, but I'm pretty attached.

 
 

LUV: 1979 On/Off Road
Name:
Randy Markham
Location: Romeo, FL USA
Forum Name: Randy
Notes: It has been pasted down through many of my family members, My dad bought it in 1979 a year or two later he gave it to my sister then in 1988 she gave it to my brother the in 1994 it was given to me. Its in pretty bad condition while sitting in it you can see the ground below.

 
 

LUV: 1981 Street
Name:
Kevin R. Osborn
Location: Swea City, IA USA
Notes: Bought it with 81,000 miles on it from my best friend's dad. I've got a '99 Alero, too, but the Luv is for running errands and all those good things a car can't do. A little more restoration in store for it once I save up some cash.

 
 

LUV: 1979 4x4
Name:
Aaron May
Location: Perth, Australia
Forum Name: fast_&_furious
Notes: I am 16 sorry but I don't have any decent pictures of my ute at this time but the specs are: Engine: standard 1600 engine with exstracters Diff and Suspension:standard 4x4 I'm looking at upgradeing to a 2.4ltr(4cyl) or a rotary engine with step side back and side skirts I was wondering if any one can help me out.

 
 

LUV: 1980 On/Off Road
Name:
Chris
Location: Crescent, OR USA
Forum Name: Chris
Notes: I have a 1980 Chevy Luv That was givin to me in shambles, (hey it was free)I painted it black with Grabber green on the windshield wipers, Valve cover, and fan, along with other places. Bucket seats, Indy Shifter, Cobra CB and Radar Detecter, a TSI tach. I has a overall 6" lift with custom Bumpers,Custom Roll bar and Custom Nerf bars, It sits on 35/13.5/16 Micky Thompson Baja Claws. I am Planning on putting a Chevy 350 in my Luv or a Pontiac 400, Not sure yet. I also plan on putting a CD player and off road lights on it and a Warn 8000lb Winck. Over all it's a BAD ASS LUV

 
 

LUV: 1987 Street
Name:
Tyler
Location: Newbern, TN USA
Notes: its light babe blue with 16" rim's. It trashes other trucks when I race.really don't know that much about the rest i just got it and just tested it out with some friends got it about 2 days back it gets 41 miles to the gal. its disel with 2 str8 pipes. i thing i'm going to get a stack put on latter maybe when i'm 18 right now i'm just 16 but thats about all i know now;when i learn more i put it up.

 
 

LUV: 1979 Street
Name:
William
Location: Salisbury, NC USA
Notes: We have a 1979 luv street legal and it is tubed out. We need a bed that is in good condition, but we love our truck...

 
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LUV: 1981 On/Off Road
Name:
Christopher Detour
Location: Norfolk, NE USA
Forum Name: cddetour
Notes: I bought my luv in june, and have done very little 4 wheeling action. I plan on lifting it and putting tires on. Just put in a new clutch, and brakes. It has a 1800 cc motor, 4 speed, 4x4, 2 10" subs, with 600 watt amp, 2 5 1/4" door speakers, and a cd player. Also, I removed the rear bumper and put on a piece of 4" channel with a trailer hitch (for the boat), and plan on building a tube front bumper/brush guard.

 
 

LUV: 1979 Daily Driver
Name:
Jerry D Self
Location: Birmingham, AL USA
Notes: My truck has the original 4 cylinder engine, and 4 wheel drive. I am setting it up for Prophane. The work will begin July 20,03. I am very happy to discover luvtruck.com .

 
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LUV: 1980 4x4
Name:
Chris Harden
Location: Coal Hill, AR USA
Forum Name: hawkeye
Notes: My truck is an old 4x4 rust bucket but it's mine. I just finished rebuilding the engine to get it on the road. There's a lot of work that will need doing but I'm sure I can turn it into what I want. Thanks for the site guys and keep up the good work.

 
 

LUV: 1980 Street
Name:
Jeff Thomas
Location: Bothell, WA USA
Notes: I purchased my LUV new in 1980. It was the cheapest new small pick-up you could buy. Have only put 109K miles on it. Never had anything major wrong with it. It's so darn easy to maintain & repair, I'm sure I'll be driving it another 23 years!

 
 

LUV: 1976 Pro Street
Name:
Kris Shields
Location: Ethel, MS USA
Forum Name: Kris
Notes: Dude, Chevy Luv Trucks Are The Coolest Truck Every Built. To any body that has one you gota luv the luv trucks. Thanks Kris

 
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LUV: 1975 Street
Name:
Henry Wade
Location: Amory, MS USA
Forum Name: henrywade
Notes: My Luv is a 1979 4x4. It has a rebuilt 4 cyl. I have just redone the interior and gave it a new paint job.

 
 

LUV: 1978 Street
Name:
Pat Banser
Location: frankfort, IL USA
Forum Name: pbanz123
Notes: basically stock and mostly original.

 
 

LUV: 1980 Street/Strip
Name:
Rick James
Location: Macon, GA USA
Forum Name: rick james
Notes: 1980 with a 406sbc/powerglide 3800 stall 4:11 gear 13/31 slicks roll cage Runs 7:15 1/8 mile 1.48 60 ft and 11:39 in 1/4 mile. The truck is street legal but I cannot afford the gas to much. The truck is a blast to drive and I spend to much money on it.

 
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LUV: 1976 Daily Driver
Name:
Thomas Kain
Location: Escondido, CA USA
Forum Name: ca luvstruck
Notes: Bought mu Luv about a year ago. My son claims it as his. (It probably will be!) It is in pretty good shape. Canary yellow CA Stepside body. Son wants to but in V-8. We'll see......

 
 

LUV: 1981 Street
Name:
Rick Oster
Location: Tumwater, WA USA
Forum Name: tumwatertaz
Notes: 1981 chevy luv dropped all around,beefed rear springs, 10 in. deep chrome wheels with 205/60/14 tires, built 1.8 , trooper 5spd tranny, 6-way electric buckets, custom gauges, custom console, halogen blue headlights, bedliner, kickass 500 watt stereo system, slider back window, more to come!...(work in progress.)

 
 

LUV: 1979 Street
Name:
Paul Anderson
Location: Vancouver, WA USA
Forum Name: LUVgoneBAD!
Notes: I'm getting ready to start my 4th LUV V8 conversion. This one will have a SB Chevy350 with a Muncie M-22 Tranny and custom hydralic throwout bearing, also a dual quad tunnelram with 2 Holly 450's. Everything will be chrome or polished, so wish me luck. Pics to follow soon.

 
 

LUV: 1973 Daily Driver
Name:
Tom Wakeling
Location: Canberra, Australia
Notes: I recently re did the dash board my self, it has a 1.6L 4 speed Engine at the End of the year I am looking forward to painting it metallic Blue, Lowering it with Mags and putting a hard cover on the back tray. I shall keep you updated with the photos. Need Money!!!

 
 

LUV: 1979 4x4
Name:
Brandon Smith
Location: Pinehurst, TX USA
Forum Name: mini monster
Notes: my mini monster has a 4 1/2 inch bodylift to tuck the set of 33/12.50/15 procomp mudterrains. it has origanal motor and chasis the tank has be relocated to the bed for saftey im am lookin for a staight axle for the front so i can put 36in swampers i can tuck them now but cant turn so if u find ne plz email me playa188502@hotmail.com ne ways a few mods have been made and its soon to have more

 
 

LUV: 1976 Street/Strip
Name:
Christopher Green
Location: Brownstown, IN USA
Notes: I just bought my Chevy Luv. I hope someday to make it into Street/Strip truck. It is fire engine red with a 400cid V-8.

 
 

LUV: 1973 Street
Name:
Mark
Location: melb, Australia
Forum Name: noyz
Notes: I received it of my cousin who has run it into the ground, my plan is to restore it as best I can so I have a decent car for when I get my license. Seeing as it is not in that good condition my job is much harder and I’m asking all you LUV fans out there if you have any info you could give me about what I can do and also where to get some parts.

 
 

LUV: 1980 Street
Name:
Snooky
Location: Richland, MS USA
Forum Name: Snooky
Notes: This truck has been in the family since it was 2 years old. Its been a very reliable truck. Valve cover has never been off. Still has the original clutch. Had to replace the original U Joints recently. Body is in excellent shape. Its primer gray at this time. It is also For Sale.

 
 

LUV: 1974 Show Truck
Name:
Mike Zimmerman
Location: Danville, AR USA
Notes: Metallic blue paint done pro. Stereo system that rattles the windows. Still has the factory 4cyl 4 speed motor and trans.

 
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LUV: 1981 Street
Name:
Kenny Deal
Location: Canton, OH USA
Notes: lowerd 5 inches,crome crager mag wheels, i put my licence plate i my tailgate tilted in a frenched box, custom 2in. exhaust straight pipe to a glass pak at the rear of the truck with a custom header made it comes out the middle of the back with a dull tip icut the bottom half of the cab to make room for my 2 15 inch subwoofers, going to put a 16g eclipse turbo on the four cycl. and also cant decide if i want to do air ride or hydrolics. not painted primed but plan on painting it whisper ghost white with red graphics. put on a body kit which berreta side skirts will fit with a little cutting.

 
 

LUV: 1981 Street
Name:
Dustin Moss
Location: Raytown, MO USA
Notes: I love my truck because nobody my age knows about it and they think they know everyting about cars.

 
 

LUV: 1980 Daily Driver
Name:
John Ray Morse
Location: kansas, KS USA
Forum Name: darkknight
Notes: it was my first truk

 
 

LUV: 1979 Street
Name:
Roger Ginn
Location: Paris, TN USA
Notes: I have just started my project truck, 327 out of a 1965 corvette and 70s model muncie 4 speed. Anybody needing an orginal engine 1.9L and 5 speed trans I have one for sale

 
 

LUV: 1980 On/Off Road
Name:
Jay Doublar
Location: Newberg, OR USA
Notes: Bought it for $1.

 
 

LUV: 1982 Daily Driver
Name:
Michael
Location: Como, MS USA
Notes: 1982 Chevy Luv 2.2 LTR Diesel engine. Runs very well has only 152,000 miles on it. All original. Just needs a new set of glow plugs. So if anyone knows where to find some let me kow thanks.

 
 

LUV: 1977 Daily Driver
Name:
Ray
Location: Lakewood, WA USA
Notes: Just bought this 2-wheel drive 1977 Mikado from an old guy down the street. Body is in really good shape, motor and tranny (4-speed) are original, and has 98000 original miles. Interior is in really good shape, could use new carpet. Came with custom built camper top. Have never owned a Luv, but look forward to many fun times in this truck. Is black with gold pinstripping.

 
 

LUV: 1979 Street
Name:
Jerry Tolin
Location: Cleveland, TN USA
Forum Name: ecr14jerry
Notes: I call my truck the blues clues truck. It's the same color as blue on blues clues. It's two tone, light blue and dark blue and it has blue the dog graphics on the hood and front window. It has a 4 cyl. Izuzu eng. and a four speed trans. I bought it from a old man who bought it brand new. It's still in great shape even after all these years.

 
 

LUV: 1981 On/Off Road
Name:
Levi Trejo
Location: Floresville, TX USA
Forum Name: flowtownluv
Notes: Got it in Oct. 2001. Rebuilt the 4 banger and used it stock for a year. Then I replaced the headers and the carb and it runs like a champ. It has the 3" body lift and 30x9.5 tires. I luv my luv.

 
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LUV: 1977 On/Off Road
Name:
Roger A.
Location: Grafton, ND USA
Forum Name: Roger
Notes: This 1977 Chevy Luv has had extensive bodywork to make it into a lake vehicle. We use it for cruising and for hauling everything.

 
 

LUV: 1982 Daily Driver
Name:
R. Bumgardner
Location: Douglasville, GA USA
Notes: 278000 Miles on my diesel. This is one good truck. Got it new in 1982.

 
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LUV: 1976 Pro Street
Name:
Keith ( Spanky ) Tucker
Location: Perry , GA USA
Forum Name: kt1328
Notes: I have had this truck for about 3 years now . It now has a fresh 40 over 350 with a TCI 350 and an Art Carr 3500 converter. NO NOS ( yet ) so the ET I have is motor only. 12.96 @ 105.5 in the QTR. I drove it to the track and home ... its approx 36 miles 1 way. oh yea this was with 87 octain too.

 
 

LUV: 1980 Street
Name:
Robert Valiant
Location: ID USA
Forum Name: Robertcda
Notes: 1980 4X4 with 85K miles. Weber carb. and Mallory electronic ignition and factory A/C.

 
 

LUV: 1980 4x4
Name:
Quintin Stout
Location: Arkansas city, KS USA
Forum Name: qas1701d
Notes: piece of junk

 
 

LUV: 1980 Daily Driver
Name:
Jeremy
Location: Lebanon, OR USA
Forum Name: jrchevluv2004
Notes: I have a 1980 chevy luv long bed 2wd. She is red has the stock 1.8 litter, well actually i just rebuilt the whole engine from the ground up. It is bored out .020, has new pistons, new rings, bearings valve guides. Well the list goes on. I bought a weber for her. I am going to by a new hedder. It has 2 1/4 in pipe all the way back to a turbo muffler. All I can say is that these old trucks are great, they are so fun to drive get desent gas mileage, unless you drop a V8 in them. All in all they are in my opinion the best truck ever made by far!!!!!!

 
 

LUV: 1972 Daily Driver
Name:
Shane Stephens
Location: Mountain Home AFB, ID USA
Notes: Series 1, VIN# ***248, less than 60,000 original miles. Been in my family since it was new. I have some plans to turn her into a "sleeper".

 
 

LUV: 1977 Daily Driver
Name:
Jaret Wagner
Location: Greenacres, WA USA
Forum Name: hondakidus
Notes: Metallic blue-green color, and got it for only $250! It's awesome!

 
 

LUV: 1972 Drag
Name:
Bob Cook
Location: Riverside, CA USA
Notes: Truck is a s/st s/g drag truck, 383 sb chevy, pg 9" rear.4.88 gear, 33x15 14"wide tire. 10 point cage. Will also run d or c gas at march meet and hrr. See it on your wall paper, white step side snorkel type scoop. Thanks '

 
 

LUV: 1981 On/Off Road
Name:
Brendan
Location: Seattle, WA USA
Forum Name: CascadeLuv
Notes: 1981 4x4 Luv

 
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LUV: 1980 Street
Name:
Marvin Cheeks
Location: San Miguel, CA USA
Forum Name: nivramchico
Notes: It needs some tlc but its coming along alright. Pics coming soon.

 
 

LUV: 1978 Daily Driver
Name:
Wayne
Location: Irving, TX USA
Forum Name: Eagle8826
Notes:

 
 

LUV: 1972 Street
Name:
Bernard
Location: Long Beach, CA USA
Forum Name: bc386581
Notes: I have owned my truck since 1983. Theough the years I drive it infrequently because I was too busy working and raising our family. I have retired now and finally have time to drive and want to fix it up. I get about two offers per month from people wanting to buy it. I'll never sell! I love my truck!!!!

 
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LUV: 1979 4x4
Name:
Trevor
Location: Kansas City, KS USA
Forum Name: 79luv4x4
Notes: I own a 1979 chevy luv paid 400bucks for it runs great sits on 31s with a 2 inch lift

 
 

LUV: 1980 4x4
Name:
LOUIE POXLEITNER
Location: WESTLAKE, ID USA
Forum Name: TOPDOG 4X4
Notes: SAS Dana 44 front and rear Buick v6 Custom protaction front and back 33/12.50\15 cooper discovery tires

 
 

LUV: 1978 Daily Driver
Name:
joshua burden
Location: lexington, KY USA
Forum Name: lilluv
Notes: 55000 miles!!! slammeeddddddd

 
 

LUV: 1978 Street
Name:
Lynn Myers
Location: Pikeville , TN USA
Forum Name: snakeman
Notes: 1978 luv 6" chop top . Tail gate molded to the bed. Custom tail lights shaved door handles .. going under reconstruction. New 350 /350, new paint. Maybe more custom stuff .

 
 

LUV: 1981 4x4
Name:
Alex Rickard
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Forum Name: Viper
Notes: My Chevy luv is in fairly good nic for how old it is, Its a 4x4 with a tray, Its a mixture of holden and isuzu, The diesel isuzu motor its gutless, ive only got in up to 100km/h once and i thought it was going to rattle apart. I was wondering if anyone had a mechanics manual or something to help me fix it, (instead of just having to guess), Please if you have anything e-mail it to me, thanks.

 
 

LUV: 1980 4x4
Name:
Keith
Location: Scottsdale, AZ USA
Forum Name: phoenix coyote
Notes: Lots of fun ... gotta luv the LUV

 
 

LUV: 1976 Strip
Name:
Larry Gittings
Location: Albuquerque, NM USA
Forum Name: Larbl8
Notes: Got this truck in HS and fixed it up. Then it got recked and sold before I could do anything back. Now we are back together and she needs some TLC. Any helpful ideas about putting a V6 or V8 in it? Thanks.

 
 

LUV: 1976 Daily Driver
Name:
Jace Ellis jr
Location: Carl Junction, MO USA
Forum Name: coondog
Notes: 76 4 cylinder. Used as a garbage tote for five years until it quit in 1995. Abandonned in horse pasture as a scratching post until summer of 2003. Given to 16 year-old highschool junior as a project truck. His first, total self-funded, ride. Took him 2 months to make it street legal. Now Realtree camo inside and out. Favorite ride to the hunting field. Daily driver to school and football practice. Huge learning experience from body work to carb. Still working on it. Still Luv it. Still need more info to keep it on the road.

 
 

LUV: 1979 4x4
Name:
Sam Scott
Location: Mammoth Spring, AR USA
Notes: I got my first one at age 12 now 10 years later iv got four 4x4 and five 2 wheel drives one of my 4x4 has 13in lift and 31x10.50 tires. Stock 4 banger punched 60 over

 
 

LUV: 1980 Street
Name:
Devin
Location: Naperville, IL USA
Forum Name: Devin
Notes: My LUV was siting for 10 years then for another 2 but ive had it running for 3 years now and I finally found out y it was running so bad cuz of the electric choke but now its runnin much better than be for it has a mini L88 scoup onit and ive been restoring the paint job so far its a work in progress but i love MY LUV!!!

 
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LUV: 1978 Show Truck
Name:
Andrew C Adamson
Location: Las Vegas , NV USA
Forum Name: Cordtripper19
Notes: HI, im Andrew im 18 years of age and i luv my Chevy my first auto was a toyota tercel, and then a toyota truck, but now i have what i want i know its not much now , but looks can be deciving my friends,in my spare time i build model cars , work on car and trucks one day i hope to add a 1955 stepside pickup, to my garage chevy acheived alot with the introduction of thier stepside, but back to the main reason im writing this... Well heres my story, for all who would like to listen, who ever said u couldnt buy luv, well i bought mine for a mere 800 the engine was rebuilt in 95 since then only small upgrades new pumps ect , org am radio still in the dash cd changer in the glove, re done baby blue, new primer and finish , although the weather has taken a slight toll, i will be redoing the paintjob interior and window tinting is on its way courtsey of B&B window tinting, i want to change out my old mirrors and in the future, a new engine most likley to be rebuilt by myself and most likley taken from another dead body unless i can find a good deal on a small block witch is what i really want in the pictures shown there is a black leather cover for my tool box and not shown is the leather cover for the bed, custom Chevy wheels with dist- slim line whitewall, looks ohh so classic

 
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LUV: 1975 Street
Name:
Daniel Wilsher
Location: Houston, TX USA
Forum Name: Silver Luv
Notes: It has a 355, Dart 215 Iron Eagles, 490 Isky cam, Victor Jr., 750dp, NX Gemini plate. MSD pro billet dist., blaster coil, digital 6 box. Turbo 350 w/3000 converter. Dana rear end with traction bars.

 
 

LUV: 1978 Daily Driver
Name:
Skip Parker
Location: Benicia, CA USA
Notes: I paid $300 for my yellow luv with a bad engine. I put in an Isuzu 2.0L and 85-90 mph is no problem, including hills with help from a pup 5 speed. Its more reliable than my 99 jeep...go figure!

 
 

LUV: 1978 4x4
Name:
Douglas K Jones
Location: Fresno, CA USA
Forum Name: VOGLERBONNWICKI
Notes: I love my little mule. He is a project truck I paid 400 dollars for. He has a great heart and runs like a champ. I love that it is a 4x4, because it makes the truck a little different. If anyone out there has suggestions and specs, send them to me I would be greatly appreciative. Glad to be a member of this exclusive little club. I just luv it. DJ

 
 

LUV: 1976 Show Truck
Name:
Corey Burgos
Location: Los Angeles, CA USA
Forum Name: crzyluv
Notes: Great lookin lil truck. I got flowmasters and a glossy paint job what more do i need? I need a new owner. I'm selling it for $2,500. e-mail me for pics.

 
 

LUV: 1980 On/Off Road
Name:
Bradley King
Location: Lexington, NC USA
Notes: Mostly stock with 6 inches of lift. Its awsome when I play with the 4 wheel drive in it. I Luv my truck

 
 

LUV: 1978 Street
Name:
Timothy
Location: Bethany, OK USA
Forum Name: LuvmyLuv2000
Notes: First of all, my truck is a CL series & that already makes it unique. I've owned this truck since I was 16 and I'm now 39. I have the original 1.8 litre motor with some toys. This luv has been known to outrun kids on bicycles (if they have a flat tire) My family don't know why I kept it so long, but I just have. It's been a part of my life a long time. They call it a piece of junk, but I call it memories. Soon I want to put pics in the photo gallery so all my other luv friends can see it. Also I'm going to restore it with a V-6. Plans are in the making.

 
 

LUV: 1980 4x4
Name:
Russell Rivers
Location: Bloomingdale, IN USA
Forum Name: N/A
Notes: It's 4X4, it was only fifty bucks, and it has studded tires on it. The frame has been patched numerous times. The other day I Lifted the cab up with a tractor and fix it with 2X4's and steel plates. Very good truck!

 
 

LUV: 1980 Street/Strip
Name:
Neil Serfas
Location: Kindersley, Canada
Forum Name: smokinluv
Notes: My LUV truck is still and always undergoing modifcations and work. It has a 283 small block chevy, with a Turbo 350 transmission. The 283 is basically stock with exceptions of HEi distibutor, 4 barrel carb with lowrise intake. Exhaust is going to be 2.5" dual with glasspacks. Right now it has the stock rear end but and upgrade to a 9" or a chevy 12 bolt is in the future. Body is rough, but a donor LUV might change that in the future as well.

 
 

LUV: 1981 Daily Driver
Name:
Ty Nicholas
Location: Lander, WA USA
Forum Name: Sly Ty
Notes: This is my second Luv. the first was a 74 that i ran into the ground. (It had already been there once before I got it. Right now my 81 is down. I need an igniter. Anybody out there that has an extra one, let me know. I would imagine that they are not unique by year.

 
 

LUV: 1972 Show Truck
Name:
Corey Booker
Location: Ontario , CA USA
Forum Name: duster71
Notes: Its a covertable 77 cab on a 72 frame with an 88 camaro 305 with tbi and the computer with th350

 
 

LUV: 1979 On/Off Road
Name:
Travis
Location: Warner, OK USA
Forum Name: luv79
Notes: What I like about my luv is that it is a small chevy truck that gets me up and down the river bank.

 
 

LUV: 1980 Daily Driver
Name:
Ricardo Montaño
Location: Las Vegas, NM USA
Forum Name: Kardo
Notes: 1980 LUV with a 83' buick 231 3.8, and olds 350 turbo tranny with a 4 in. body lift, rear air shocks, and a new trooper rear axle. My dad was the original owner we did alot of work on it over the past two years.

 
 

LUV: 1982 Street
Name:
Colin Zimmerman
Location: Winnipeg, Canada
Forum Name: KOOL
Notes: My truck is still a project that is underway, although i've been working on it for 6 years off and on as finances and time allow. But I truly love my series 12 short box,as ive spent considerable time on it and have yet to even drive it !!!!! except of course the day i brought her home! the best thing about owning a 82 luv ,is that i've never yet seen another one in my city.they are quite rare up here in canada.I happened to stumble on her while on a drive out just north of the can /u.s border. the best part is i had been looking at s-10s and such but i wanted something a little different ,so i looked at many makes of trucks until as fate would step in and present me with the perfect answer to a different truck A 82 CHEVY LUV!i have since torn her apart completely to do a v 8 swap , all body and paint , interior, and lowered suspension. i cant wait until my luv makes her debut, because only a couple of close buddies have seen her so far! I think the luv will definitely turn some heads around here!!!!! i will try to send some pics to you guys soon (i dont have a scanner yet) THE LONE CANADIAN LUV OWNER? ,COLIN ZIMMERMAN

 
 

LUV: 1980 Street
Name:
Erik Sawyer
Location: Reno, NV USA
Forum Name: erik
Notes: This is a chevy luv with a rebuilt overhead cam 4 banger it has been lowered. and it is in good shape i need to put my bucket seats in and my pioneer system. and the best thing is all this stuff is free. and the truck came from a family member that passed away.

 
 

LUV: 1978 Street
Name:
Chris
Location: Idaho Falls, ID USA
Notes: I like my Luv cause its seems to be a really fast ride, plus its easy to update the parts and such. I luv being able to hear the comments about how dependaple it is.

 
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LUV: 1976 Street
Name:
Frank Johnson
Location: Elba, AL USA
Forum Name: Duke
Notes: I like my truck because of the radio system I Have in it..

 
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LUV: 1976 Daily Driver
Name:
Dennis Keaton
Location: Eagle Point, OR USA
Forum Name: diarmadhim
Notes: 76 is a daily driver. Just got it (Oct 2003) w/ 60000mi on it nice truck completely stock. Soon to get the 80 sitting around the corner and do a v8 conv. Will be the second v8 conv I've had, sold the other in 93 283/350 in that one. Luv these things!

 
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LUV: 1980 Show Truck
Name:
Corey
Location: Smyrna, TN USA
Forum Name: jstorm
Notes: Bought mine for $100, runs good and has a straight body. Needs a new tailgate and a few other things but still a beautiful truck. Plan on turning it into a show truck while keeping it as original as possible.

 
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LUV: 1980 Street
Name:
Eldridge Goins
Location: Austin, TX USA
Forum Name: jazzer24
Notes: '80 longbed, original 1800cc 4 banger. two-tone red and white paint, gonna keep it mechanically stock, while fixing up the appearance. gonna add a camper top. if the motor ever dies, I'm gonna drop a 6-cyl. into it.

 
 

LUV: 1981 Daily Driver
Name:
Mark Rogers
Location: bumpass, VA USA
Notes: Color, Bright Yellow! 4x4 works great!!! Runs super!!! Has roll bar and off road lights. Best thing about this truck was the price. Bought from a girl for only 275.00. LUV THE LUV!!!

 
 

LUV: 1980 Daily Driver
Name:
Eddie Rangel
Location: Grand Prairie, TX USA
Forum Name: Coach Eddie,W.B.T.
Notes: I recently bought my Chevy Luv for 800.00 I have been bothering this guy for it the past four years until finally he gave up.I would like to put a small blk in it , this year it will be my project, I need help with it guys as far as the front clip, ect.ect...

 
 

LUV: 1981 Daily Driver
Name:
William Brown Jr.
Location: Columbus, GA USA
Notes: I just love my Chevy Luv Truck.

 
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LUV: 1974 Street/Strip
Name:
Tom Braver
Location: Henderson , NV USA
Forum Name: 74 LUV 9.50
Notes: Painted house of color Sweet Pee green Has been balk halfed ,650 horse small block chevy, Dart heads and intake corello 6.20 rods, 13.5 to 1, 690 roller jones camshaft all MSD ignition ,5000 stall ,5.13 strange gears 14/32 w goodyears

 
 

LUV: 1974 Street/Strip
Name:
Johnathon
Location: Springfield , MO USA
Notes: My truck is a 1974 chevy luv no rust on it. It has a 327 in it right now but i am working on a 350 and new paint. The truck is black right now but the new color is yellow. The truck is used for street and strip but mainly strip because of gas.

 
 

LUV: 1979 On/Off Road
Name:
Joseph Reagan
Location: Yerington, NV USA
Forum Name: dodoman
Notes: I baught it for 50 buck at a junkyard. Now all I need is rims, tires and paint job.

 
 

LUV: 1980 Daily Driver
Name:
Ryan Bechtold
Location: Cheyenne , WY USA
Notes: Its multi colored due to an accident. The clutch rod broke and went into the guard rail.

 
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LUV: 1976 Street/Strip
Name:
Bill Armand Bonsaint
Location: Graham, WA USA
Notes: I got it in PA for 600 a runner driver. Took home and tore it apart. I put in a 406ci chevy sb,muncie 21 4 spd, ford 9" (notnarrowed) full floater locked disc brake 350 rear end.New dash parts and gages from auto meter. Jegs helped me lots for parts. I raced limited sportsmen class at south sound, car totaled one day so I put all I had in race car into my luv pu. wood sides and tail gate I call it thumper. To much to list but willing to show and tell to help others in area with theres.Haven't been to track to see times but we all figure about 450 to 480 horse. Its a fun ride and I'am looking for a club.

 
 

LUV: 1979 Daily Driver
Name:
Kyle Nagle
Location: Tullahoma, TN USA
Forum Name: luvon
Notes: Rusty but trusty, gets me to work on time, it can climb with it's 1.9.

 
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LUV: 1975 Daily Driver
Name:
Reggie Morgan
Location: Houston, TX USA
Forum Name: LiL' LUV
Notes: Daily driver with original drivetrain, 4in drop with Weld wheels, new exhaush, etc., 80,000 original miles. Plans to install 454ci, powerglide, 9in w/ladder bar, and narrowed stock frame rails.

 
 

LUV: 1972 Daily Driver
Name:
Nick Bittler
Location: OH USA
Notes: My LUV restoration is quite the project... It presents lots of problems for me to solve, but I never give up on my LUV....

 
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LUV: 1973 Street/Strip
Name:
Leonard Orozco Jr.
Location: Tucson, AZ USA
Forum Name: wicked73luv
Notes: 350 small block, toyota front spindles, turbo 350 trans, homemade backhalf with comp. engineering 4-link and chris alston coilovers, ford 9-inch with 35-spline axles and full spool with 4.56 gears, 32-14x15 ET Drag slicks on 15x14 weld draglite wheels, fronts are 15x3.5 draglites with 165-r15 tires. Truck is driven at least 3-4 times a week back and forth to work and around town for errands and also on weekends.

 
 

LUV: 1981 Street/Strip
Name:
Cris Battles
Location: Ashville, AL USA
Forum Name: luv355
Notes: This is the first Luv I have owned. It has a fairly hopped up 350, it's been a lot of fun. With more to come as I add to the motor.

 
 

LUV: 1979 Street/Strip
Name:
Brandon Klang
Location: Yakima, WA USA
Notes: I am looking to put a 3.8 chevy v6 in my chevy luv. If any one know how email me. I am looking for a dash too.

 
 

LUV: 1977 Street
Name:
Debbie Sweeney
Location: WORCESTER, MA USA
Forum Name: VAMP6803
Notes: 77 LUV that starts up every time, powder blue, all original inside, right down to the sterio, hate to give it up, but cant affored the needed tlc.

 
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LUV: 1975 Street
Name:
Kevin Terry
Location: Ferndale, WA USA
Forum Name: Kevin Terry
Notes: My '75 is still a still a project truck, but it currently has a small block 305 from a 79 chevy stationwagon. I will be putting a 4 speed in it shortly.

 
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LUV: 1979 On/Off Road
Name:
Ryan Whinery
Location: Lisbon, OH USA
Forum Name: 19794x4Luv
Notes: factory air mikado trim

 
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LUV: 1974 Street/Strip
Name:
Chad Cline
Location: Orange, CA USA
Forum Name: blonluv
Notes: This truck has been in hot rod 2 times trucking and hot rod swimsuit issue it won the 1979 street nationals for pro street and make 700hp on the street

 
 

LUV: 1979 Show Truck
Name:
Brandon
Location: Martinez, GA USA
Notes: Well I bought my 79 luv barely running fixed it and its still running the motors never been rebuilt its got over 400,000 miles on the original motor and still going. I'm fixing to body drop it, it's a show truck right now ive got hydraulics on it full crush interior from the floor to the top, shaved door handles, shaved tail lights, shaved antenna. I'm going for first place with this one.

 
 

LUV: 1979 4x4
Name:
Vishal
Location: Avon, CT USA
Forum Name: BEETLEVH
Notes: 79 LUV 4x4 with power steering. Lots of electrical upgrades.

 
 

LUV: 1980 Street
Name:
William
Location: Oklahoma, OK USA
Notes: I want to sell mine. I dont drive it so I need to sell it

 
 

LUV: 1980 Daily Driver
Name:
Blaine Hall
Location: Paris, TX USA
Notes: Bought my LUV at a raffle for $5 plus TT&L Total $145.62 and drove it home. Everything works even the A/C. I probly wont big block it till I burn up the 1.8 Izusu P.O.S.

 
 

LUV: 1980 Daily Driver
Name:
Eddie Schrader
Location: yakima, WA USA
Notes: I bought it off my firend 2years ago, but it has some good mods done to it: elect. ingition,new dash, and limited slip rearend. I hope to put a 3.4L v6/350 small block in it in the next year some time. E-mail me somes tips please thanks

 
 

LUV: 1977 Drag
Name:
Bubba Lax
Location: Memphis, TN USA
Forum Name: Dragracer
Notes: I have a '77 LUV,that my uncle bought new.A few years later my father bought it from him.He drove it for a few years.From there it bounced around between my brother and myself. Until about 6 years ago.Thats when i got it back.The day that i got it is the day we started turning it into a race truck.It's been a long time in the making,but it will be worth it in the end. I should have some pictures posted soon,along with more details. 1V8LUV

 
 

LUV: 1975 Drag
Name:
La Cascarita
Location: Jalisco Mexico, ME Mexico
Forum Name: la cascarita
Notes: la cascarita pick up luv es muy rapida con un 540 big bloc and pawert lhait trasmicion 29.5 14.0-15 corre 9.80 1\4 mile nhra and ihra certificada

 
 

LUV: 1980 Street
Name:
Danny Pinson
Location: Medina, TN USA
Forum Name: Danny Pinson
Notes: Bought this truck for my son when he was 15. He is now 31 and it has been setting in my shop for 10 yrs. Got it running last month and it is a classic. Has the Calif customizing with step side bed, mag wheels, snap on cover and wood trim on the bed. I would like to keep it to show, but don't have time. Will be selling it soon.

 
 

LUV: 1978 Daily Driver
Name:
Jim
Location: Fairfield, CA USA
Notes: I brought my truck in 1981, put a 68 vett. motor in it in 82. A strong 327, with a saganal 4 speed tranny, a Ford 9 in. rearend with 350 gears. Since then I`ve put a 350 turbo tranny with a shift kit changed teh gears to 308 for the highway. Its driven daily, just finished shaving the handles, and putting a rollpan on the rear. I recessed the license plate into the tail gate and trying to prepare it for paint instead of the black primer. but its a great truck and I always looking for parts.

 
 

LUV: 1972 Drag
Name:
Eddy
Location: springfield, OR USA
Forum Name: spaghetti man
Notes: 72 luv with a 400hp small block 350 thurbo 350 custom made mounts gm 12 bolt posi trac 3:73 gears narowwed and tubbed braied fuel and brakelines 4 whell drum line lock in the front rx7 seats custom made wiring harness push button start ford soleniod conversion tinted black windows "luv machine" sticker from the first time i went to the porn shop howe aliminum radiator smooth black paint with blue flames and orange pearl Soon to have full customized dash 4 link suspension 150hp sniper nos system polished aluminum gas tank all work done on truck is buy me and my shop "westide fabrications"

 
 

LUV: 1979 4x4
Name:
Chris Routh
Location: Sherwood, AR USA
Forum Name: stonecold
Notes: nothing special about my luv, its awesome in the mud with regular 28-8.50 R14 Super swamper mud tires she'll go man go. A 1.8 liter Isuzu motor powers this huntin truck, haven't driven on the road in ten years, off road only! It was my grandpas truck and when he died my dad gave it to me.

 
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LUV: 1979 4x4
Name:
David Peters
Location: Hohenwald, TN USA
Forum Name: luvmuddin
Notes: 79 Monster Luv 4x4 has total of about 6" lift and 31x10.50 mudders. Completely rebuilt it from a junk pile in 98. It's not much to look at but it will go anywhere and I drive it daily.

 
 

LUV: 1979 Street/Strip
Name:
Robert Holley
Location: Elizabeth City, NC USA
Forum Name: Holleywood
Notes: This truck is powered by a powerful 283 ci SBC. Very Spunky. It is a dream of my brother and I to build a street/strip machine. Our motto is "Luv 4 Life!!"

 
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LUV: 1972 Street
Name:
Steven S.
Location: Arcata, CA USA
Forum Name: FirstLuv
Notes: Mint condition!! It only has 45K miles on it. ZERO RUST!!

 
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LUV: 1972 Drag
Name:
Gus Kaloudis
Location: Philadelphia, PA USA
Forum Name: Luvdartruck
Notes: My friend Mike and I recently got the 72 Luv and are making some changes, hope to be racing in spring of 2004. Future plans include big block or possibly blower.

 
 

LUV: 1980 On/Off Road
Name:
Devin Duggins
Location: Gassville , AR USA
Notes: It’s lifted about 4inches, bright yellow, roll bar, grill guard, bfgoodrich A/T are coming soon. I just got it repainted I love it. I got it as a gift for my sweet 16; my grandpa bought new it 1980. It’s well taken care of. Still the stock 4 cylinder 4 speed. Great truck.

 
 

LUV: 1979 4x4
Name:
Ian Baughman
Location: Glide, OR USA
Forum Name: Geovoni
Notes: Yea.. i have a 4x4 luv pick, and i cant name one place it cant go( excluding inside buildings) awsome for hunting etc. Completly stock.

 
 

LUV: 1979 On/Off Road
Name:
ChrisD.
Location: Heflin, AL USA
Forum Name: ChrisD.
Notes: My luv has the stock 4-banger but has 30in birds on it, a 3in. body lift, and a 4in. susp. lift. I have replaced the clutch, did some minor motor work, added strait pipes, a paint job, tinted the windows, built new bumpers and added some interior and exterior lights and accessories.

 
 

LUV: 1977 4x4
Name:
Nic
Location: Albany, OR USA
Forum Name: bajaman
Notes: I bought it for cheap and it has a 9 inch supsesion lift on it with 31" tires, still has stock 4 clinder with 4 speed tranny, it is a good truck , have not been stuck yet

 
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LUV: 1980 4x4
Name:
Marty Kennedy
Location: St. Helens, OR USA
Forum Name: FRoG, man
Notes: Well, the FRoG is nearly done... it's alive, it stops, and it steers. Since my last post of nearly a year ago, lots has gone on. I found a plastic post Quadratrac Wagoneer fuel tank to clear the new driveshaft. It was built by the best driveshaft shop on Earth: Driveline Service of Portland. (a little bias for I worked there 20 years ago.) Little by little and with some help from my friends we got the cab mounted on homemade brackets. That took the longest time of anything to set up. But once it was done, it ain't going anywhere. The engine after nearly two years of sitting, started right up and the 5 speed Trooper tranny is way quieter than the 4 speed it originally had. The box is mocked up for now, I'm still deciding to bob it or leave it. Somehow that dreaded 'import' overhang remains.. but then again I like the Chevy 6'8" idea of their short box. Once I refit the front fenders to match the front wheels' location it shouldn't look as weird. Bigger tires would help too. But I'll let the pics speak for themselves. It's turning out to being quite the project. In the Bible it says, "Nothing is impossible with God." Given that I'm what they call, "Low vision" or on the ragged edge of legally blind in the best eye... I can attest to the fact that verse is true. May the testimony and the pics be an encouragement to anyone out there who's going through hard times. Just gotta hang in there, trust Jesus, and go for it. Shalom, Marty

 
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LUV: 1980 Street/Strip
Name:
Bobby Robinson
Location: Lafayette, LA USA
Forum Name: RADIALKID
Notes: 1980 CHEVY LUV STREET/STRIP 377CI SBC FORGED PISTON,H-BEAM RODS,COLA CRANK 2 STAGES OF NITROUS BY EDELBROCK DANA 44 REAR END WITH LADDER BAR SUSPENSION WE RUN TRUE TEN 5 TIRES AND 275/60/R15 DRAG RADIAL ALSO HAS BEEN 10.40@129 ON THE MOTOR AND 1.28 60FT 8.87@154MPH ON ONE STAGE AND 5.63@131 1/8TH ON BOTH KITS THIS TRUCK IS A CROWD PLEASER WHERE EVER IT RUNS USUALLY STANDS ON THE BACK BUMBER I DRIVE IT EVERY WHERE I CAN STOCK INTERIOR WITH 6AL BOX

 
 

LUV: 1982 Daily Driver
Name:
Josh leusink
Location: orange city , IA USA
Forum Name: smoknleu
Notes: 82 Luv diesel.... 5 gear is out but just going back and forth to work.. little rusty but hey its IOWA!

 
 

LUV: 1974 Daily Driver
Name:
kris melton
Location: filer, ID USA
Notes: hi im kris m i own a 1974 LUV with the stock 4 banger I strate piped it replaset the timing chain and sprokets its looks like a peice of crap its got frunt fenders off a 1980 luv the fenders are blueand the rest of it is red and orange so we call it TOOTY FROOTY its a good name the first thing i did was take ou the dash pad it was in bad shape then put in a new toons, new shifter nob,and my frend levi W putin a seet i found on the sid of the road its a nice seet I need a new speedometer cover for my luv,some body panils,and parts for the engineto make some mor power

 
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LUV: 1977 Daily Driver
Name:
Ray Christian L. Bauan
Location: Los Baños, Laguna, PHL
Forum Name: RC
Notes: shaved emblems, shaved/molded tailgate, rollpan, frenched license plate box, fairlane front clip, 14" steelies with lo pro rubber in front, 17" zaubers with federal tires in rear (not shown), 5" drop in front, 7" in rear by cranking torsions, removing leaves and using drop blocks, white face gauges. the only slammed chevy luv in my area....

 
 

LUV: 1980 Show Truck
Name:
Frank Lutwinas
Location: Enfield, CT USA
Forum Name: frank5522
Notes: My LUV truck has 25,000 org it has OEM tires and seat covers still .

 
 

LUV: 1972 Street/Strip
Name:
Robert Jr
Location: Sachse , TX USA
Notes: have a huge hose on this thing 375 hp shot

 
 

LUV:
Name:
Austin Palacios
Location: Danville, CA USA
Forum Name: LUV Rush
Notes: 1980 LUV Stepside- Frenched license plate, antennas, custom sparkle paint, roll pan, and new interior. Awaiting installation of a 355/M22/Ford 9"

 
 

LUV: 1981 Street
Name:
Denny Felix
Location: seaside, CA USA
Forum Name: 81chevyluv
Notes: i owned my truck since my dad bought it in 81 from the dealer he passed it on to me when i was a freshmen in highschool no i am a jr (11th) grade it is being rebuilt from the ground up at my high school Monterey High

 
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LUV: 1978 Daily Driver
Name:
Chris Hare
Location: Huntington, OR USA
Forum Name: wicked
Notes: I am a 19 year old stuck out in the middle of no where and had to have a project. I had the idea of putting a v8 in a LUV truck, but all my friends and those who I wasn't exactly friends with around here said I couldn't do it by myself so I decided to prove them wrong. This is a 1978 short bed that had been through multiple heart transplants including Toyota 22r and 20r. I swapped it out to the current motor which is a GM Goodwrench 350 hooked up to a 350 turbo tranny which I just happened to come across from the same dealer that the LUV had been at a year before I purchased it. I added Edelbrock 600cfm carb sitting on an Edelbrock Performer RPM intake, and topped with a chrome Edelbrock air cleaner. Patriot Tight Truck headers leading back to 30" glasspacks give it that well known v8 sound, but is still relatively quiet. I purchased a Spectra chrome kit an chrome valve cover mount wire deviders which accompanied by the Edelbrock products really set it out from how it once looked. To increase power I removed everything on the front except the water pump, and I will only be running fully synthetic oil (not cheap) to reduce the friction in this relatively high mileage motor. Currently the truck is in my garage due to the fact that I have had too many complaints since I started driving it (people don't like it when someone with youth in my town does something right). Future plans include a LT1 350 which I will order (as most of my other parts) through JEGS. I would like to thank my boss for allowing me the use of the company shop and engine lift (fork lift), and the JEGS associates for their assistance.

 
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LUV: 1979 4x4
Name:
Steve Woods
Location: Waynesville, NC USA
Forum Name: Steve
Notes: 79 4x4 was purchased new by my father. I learned to drive at 9yrs old with this truck dragging the baseball field at local schools where I played. 90k miles. Burnt Orange. Re-paint in 86. I got this truck in Oct. 03 from my father, as my son is now 9yrs. old. Is being re-done again now. Currently in paint shop. I installed a new 2-inch lift. 15x7 chevy rallys w/ flat disc brake covers (machined front for hubs). 235-75-15 all terrain tires. I have new hickey dbl tube rear bumper, hickey roll bar, and hickey grille guard to be installed. Will repaint original paint code. Hope my son will not think this is too goofey for him.

 
 

LUV: 1980 Street/Strip
Name:
Michael
Location: Calhoun, GA USA
Forum Name: chevyluvman
Notes: It's a 355 with flattops 10.5comp 461 heads little porting 515 lift cam holly intake and carb 400 trans 3500 stall with a 4.62 gear it run a 7.30 in 1/8mile on 93 pump gas and it has 50,000 miles and still runs good

 
 

LUV: 1977 Street/Strip
Name:
Rob fleek
Location: Clevland, TN USA
Forum Name: luvtruck 4
Notes: I have been working on my truck for some time now. When I first got the truck it was original but I like to modify things, first started with the engine. Then I cut the frame shortened 9in.rearend suspension and much more. What I like best about my truck is that there isn't another like it.

 
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LUV: 1979 Strip
Name:
Tal Holmes
Location: Tylertown, MS USA
Forum Name: Heavychevyred
Notes: this luv is a boogie scott chassie, streached 6'' on back bed. has a (540c.i.d.) Bill Mitchell racing engine. T.C.I. trans with brake, nogular 9'' rear, all strange + 4 way coilover's. has all elect's you can put in one.will run (8.40's) 1/4 all day. thank's (Tal Holmes)

 
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LUV: 1973 Pro Street
Name:
Thomas Schnacker
Location: Crescent City, CA USA
Forum Name: smokingun
Notes: I've been building thid truck for a couple years now....I lost the pics that I took of the rear end being built but here is the ones that I do have.....My truck has a 400 small block bored 30 over. 194 heads complete milling/decking valve job magna flux. Pistons are 10 1/2 to 1 TRW Forged rods 400 crank line board and ballanced. Double roller timing chain. High volume oil pump grade 8 bolt kit. MSD ignition (all engine work done by Reggie Jackson in South San Francisco) Rearend is a mopar 8 3/4 possi (built By Don Nuss@ redwood welding in Crescent City,Ca. Door handles,fenders,antana shaved by my good friend William Winn...(keep looking for his luv)paint is Electric Blue Metallic Valspar Precision Pro High gloss Enamal.I'm hoping to have it finished by summer 2004.

 
 

LUV: 1975 Daily Driver
Name:
John Siscel
Location: evansville, IN USA
Forum Name: dudeIgottaLUV
Notes: It is my winter beater for now but since i saw this site i am probally going to fix it up to be as nice as my nova. Anyways Iam in the process ov dropping in a smallblock.

 
 

LUV: 1978 Daily Driver
Name:
Mark Silva Jr
Location: Anderson, CA USA
Forum Name: masterathlon
Notes: Bought it as a tired wreak and plan on fixing it up to look new agian.. Any and all help welcome :D

 
 

LUV: 1978 Daily Driver
Name:
Fred & Carla Springs
Location: Luling, TX USA
Forum Name: redneck365
Notes: Just got my 78 Luv. Rebuilding the engine now. Hope to be driving it in a few days. Has the 1.8L still, but have plans for a Vortec 4.3 90degree V-6 soon.

 
 

LUV: 1979 4x4
Name:
Thomas T. Shaw III
Location: San Antonio, TX USA
Forum Name: tshawiii
Notes: Well my best friend owned the truck and he and I talked about fixing it up. He recently passed away and his mother gave me the truck real cheap..so in his honor I'll finish what he and I dreamed about.. as I can afford It I'll restore It. It seems as I enter into this project it may be hard to find parts so If anyone out there can help then I thank you very much. Thomas T. Shaw III 5910 Cliff Rock Dr., San Antonio Tx. 78250

 
 

LUV: 1975 Street
Name:
Vann Blankenship
Location: Bremen, GA USA
Notes: It has a built chevy 4.3 v6 4bbl with a 700R4 tranny and a B&M ratchet shifter with 411 gears. It's fun to drive.

 
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LUV: 1973 Daily Driver
Name:
Matt Price
Location: Fuquay-Varina, NC USA
Forum Name: admyank
Notes: I used to own a 1977 Luv, RED. A 1980 4x4 (Luved it!), and a 1981 Mikado. Now I am trying to resurrect a 1973. Been doing love trucks for nearly as long as I have been a driver.

 
 

LUV: 1978 Street/Strip
Name:
Jacen
Location: Salem, OR USA
Forum Name: foxarelly
Notes: Primer Gray 350/350 10 Bolt Rear Its My HONDA SMASHER.

 
 

LUV: 1980 4x4
Name:
KC Wagner
Location: Falls City , OR USA
Notes: I'm 16 years old and got the truck when i was 15 we traded a 1976 Chevrolet Luv with a chevy small block 350,TH350 and Ford nine inch rear end. but my parents wanted something i wouldn't kill my self in so we traded it. but the kid we traded said the motor was blown. but a little tweeken on the carb and a header solved the problem. The luv know has a new paint job, header, rollbar, tires, New clutch, Tach, Grant Steering wheel, and bucket seats out of a 1989 Jeep Cherokee, and also a pioneer CD player and soon a flow master with duel outlets so i can run duel exhaust out the back. The best thing about my truck is you can't hurt it. Later I would like to add a solid front end out of a toyota, a lift, and maybe a V8 or big V6,

 
 

LUV: 1980 Street
Name:
Justin
Location: Raisin City , CA USA
Forum Name: damainplaya
Notes: I have one 1980 Cali edition step side bed, ac, original factory black paint & custom pin striping. My second is a 1978 stock Luv. It's a parts truck. My plans when I'm done rebuilding the 80' is to bag the 78' leaving just the rolling chassis and using the truck for competition air bag hopping.

 
 

LUV: 1974 Street/Strip
Name:
Erik Ferguson
Location: Franklin, KY USA
Notes: Shaved with vette tail lights, Runs 12.6's in the 1/4 mile; Runs 8's in the 1/8 mile, 15 inch hoosier drag radials, Weld wheels, 350 bored 40 over, Aluminum heads, 3 inch cowl hood, Flowmaster exhaust, Ford 9 inch rearend, 350 turbo tranny, B&M shifter

 
 

LUV: 1980 4x4
Name:
Kyle Reynolds
Location: Sweet Home, OR USA
Forum Name: i scored a freebie
Notes: i am 17, a guy i know gave me a 4x4 luv, it has a a knck in the top end, but i have never heard it run because the motor is out of it. me and my dad are going to rebuild the engine. i am no stranger to this kind of stuff, i have a 78 two wheel drive chevy big 10, and, it is a beater, and a 72 ford f-100 4x4 that is lifted 4 inches, 351 cleveland, custom power steering, etc. if you have any advice on how to fix it, please e-mail me, or if anyone knows about any books on how to rebuild the engine, it would all be much appreciated.

 
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LUV: 1980 4x4
Name:
Shawn Black
Location: Woodland , CA USA
Forum Name: shawny-B
Notes: My little luv 4x4 is the coolest truck in the world. I don’t have any pictures yet but I will when I put on my 3 inch body lift and some 31 inch tires. After I do the body lift I'm gunna do a straight axle conversion and put full size 1/2 ton axles on it then it will be the coolest thing on the road.

 
 

LUV: 1980 4x4
Name:
Jeff Cotner
Location: Salem, OR USA
Forum Name: SANDRAGON
Notes: It's a piece, But the body is straight, it runs and it was only 200.00. It will get better, WE HAVE THE TECHNOLIGY!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
 

LUV: 1979 Street
Name:
Adam Wright
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA USA
Notes: Original motor, just starting restoration, I need a few stock parts like the back bumper etc. E-mail me with parts

 
 

LUV: 1981 Street
Name:
Jody Lawrence
Location: selma, CA USA
Notes: I bought my truck 3 days ago for 100$.Its going to be black with neon pin strip lowered 4in off the ground.With a neon under ground kit and 15 in luxor rims. I will have a camper shell with 10 10's subwoofers in the bed and 2 behind the seat/4 fultron tweeters/6 1000 watt amps.Its has a 1.6 liter 4 cylinder engine with 2.5 in pipes and a bumble bee muffler.

 
 

LUV: 1979 Street
Name:
Ruby G. Perez
Location: Crystal City, TX USA
Forum Name: tazluvr
Notes: This was my dad's first truck, then it was my brother's now its mine. Its been het twice by druck drivers on my street, but dad never gave up on her when they said it was a gonner, now its my job to make her up like new for my younger brother.

 
 

LUV: 1976 Street
Name:
Michael Bledsoe
Location: Sacramento, CA USA
Forum Name: Mike
Notes: Light blue '76 LUV needs a new home! Truck in original condition except for wheels, exterior mirrors and radio. Needs engine work, dashboard and another radio. Body has a few dings, but is basically good. 116,700 miles. Fix up or part out. Original owner. Make offer. Can email photos.

 
 

LUV: 1981 On/Off Road
Name:
Gareth McGee
Location: Raytown, MO USA
Forum Name: Rigel
Notes: 81, 4x4 4spd Just got it running after 6 years of sitting in my parents back yard. I use it now for keeping my Lesabre T-Type out of bad weather, and for jobs that take a truck to do.

 
 

LUV: 1980 Show Truck
Name:
Bryan
Location: Perth, WA Australia
Forum Name: Chevy KB
Notes: I am rapidily doing up my 1980 Chevy L.U.V known as an Isuzu KB in Australia. I brought the ute when i was 16 and have had it since july 03 so on new years day 2004 i decided that it was time to clean it up and sell it. I began preparing to respray it fixing up rust and getting it ready for the respray after hearing that i should put a CAM in it as it is only the standard 1600 motor i decided that i might as well keep it and turn it into a show ute as i am only 17 and studying at a school of fine furniture i have decided to put a jarrah tray on it in the next school holidays and make do with the aluminium tray that is on it a present not to long after that i hope to put a 253 (4.2 litre) V8 in it and hopefully supercharge it. I have completly resprayed the vinyl and completely carpeted the floor. I am glad that i have found this website as i have taken in a few ideas on graphics to put on my ute. I am going to rip off the isuzu badge becuase they degrade the cars potentional and replace them with jarrah chevrolet badges. i hope to get some pics up so that you can see what i have done.

 
 

LUV: 1979 Daily Driver
Name:
Joe Frisbee
Location: Las Vegas, NV USA
Forum Name: Dracosshadow
Notes: It's still the way I bought it exept for a few dings here and there. I Luv my Luv. It gets me around pretty well, just really hard to find parts for it. Hoping to do put a 350 in it one day. Just need to get the money and time to do it.

 
 

LUV: 1976 Daily Driver
Name:
Casey Castle
Location: Independence, OR USA
Notes: My luv is pretty much a stock luv. I rebuilt the stock 1.8L and had it painted orginal yellow. It is 2WD, short box, mikado pickup. I put 15in aluminum wheels with low profile tires.I lowered it 2in from stock height. I put two kicker solo barics L7 subs behind the seat with a kicker 1200 watt amp, sony xplod 6.5in speakers in the doors, a eqaulizer and to finish my sound package, I put in a sony 200 watt cd player. I would like to find a good pair of bucket seats and a fiberglass canopy. Please give me a e-mail.

 
 

LUV: 1980 4x4
Name:
T. Harris
Location: Roxboro, NC USA
Forum Name: Teedle37
Notes: I have a 1980 LUV that I bought in 1989. The truck was bought new by neighbor, sold to another gentleman in 1986, and then purchased by me in April of 89. It has only 126,000 actual miles. It has been sitting for 6 years but still runs. I plan on restoring it soon. Just bought a 79 mikado 4x4 that runs and drives this week. Will keep them both. Email if you know where i can get some parts. Teedle37@live.com

 
 

LUV: 1980 Street/Strip
Name:
Robert Stanhope
Location: Houston, TX USA
Forum Name: junction34
Notes: This will be that fastest luv truck one day. Man I need money bad first though

 
 

LUV: 1980 Street
Name:
Kevin Jones
Location: Sumner , WA USA
Forum Name: RMS80luv
Notes: I got it from my grandma and she only used it to move plants and bark and garden stuff. Well now its in my hands it still has the stock motor with only 77652 miles on it. She bought it form the chevy dealer ship in 1980. Now i have worked verry hard to make it what it is now. Still more wrok is needed but i will make it a nice truck. I have put on a webber 2 barrel redline carb (nice). I had the local muffler shop make me some custom dual exaust. Now just not to long ago i lowered it about 4 inches. The next project civic seats (i know they are honda), a sunroof and my custom stero and way more to come.

 
 

LUV: 1978 On/Off Road
Name:
Colin Hinshaw
Location: Elon, NC USA
Forum Name: 78MELLOYELLO
Notes: One tough truck, its my very first truck and its been a good one, had a lot of good times with it. pretty much stock, except for straight pipe,bucket seats out of late 70's chevy full size,electric fuel pump, chrome nissan wheels, and custom front roll pan w/fog lights, makes this luv look like no other.

 
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LUV: 1981 4x4
Name:
Leonidas
Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
Forum Name: Leonidas
Notes: I have had a 81 4X4 Diesel LUV truck for three years now and its been a great help at farm. It has a wood bedding which is common and very handy in this part of the world. Best regards.

 
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LUV: 1972 Daily Driver
Name:
Toby
Location: EaglePoint, OR USA
Forum Name: luvnit
Notes: This is my second luv.I bought it at a car lot for $300. It had new chrome wheels and new tires. Its primer gray (currently) Has the stock motor which I hope to soon change over to a 350. My first luv I traded an Iroc for straight across. That luv already had a 350 in it and was racing orange. It had luv350 air brushed on the sides of the front fenders. Anybody from Modesto CA would definently remember that truck. Hated to sell her.

 
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LUV: 1980 4x4
Name:
David Von Ruden
Location: WA USA
Notes: I bought my truck on Jan. 1st,2004 for $250 and everthing works great the only thing is is my piolet bearing i have to replace. I have taken it wheelin and does great better than i thought it would do. It's a Mikado! Not that great of a differance. But it has some rust spots.

 
 

LUV: 1979 Street
Name:
Cory Fletcher
Location: Omak, USA
Forum Name: CorBoy
Notes: My Luv is a 79 with a after market fiber glass step side box. a 3.8 leter V-6 turbo, choped 411 rear end. and custom cab. i need ground effects.

 
 

LUV: 1982 4x4
Name:
Casey Vancleave
Location: Graettinger, IA USA
Forum Name: casey
Notes: 4x4 luv with a deisel and 30 inch tires flat bed with dual crome stacks coming out the flat bed

 
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LUV: 1980 Daily Driver
Name:
James Kuper
Location: sutherlin , OR USA
Forum Name: jk's80_4x4_luv
Notes: well my truck its been a good one i put the weber 32/36 dgev carb on and swaped the head cause original warped on me and its got the G200 head and put the diamond plate alum kick plates on floor and around both sticks and a tach and a cd player Later on i want to put a either a twin turbo or a single on my lil luv and also swap cam out and intake offenhauser o and header and body lift 3" some other stuff i will have to take pics of mods later when i get some more cash flow

 
 

LUV: 1980 4x4
Name:
Matt Johnson
Location: Brighton, TN USA
Notes: My Luv has a 3" body lift and 31" bridgestone tires, the engine is horrible, so anybody in the area with any of these trucks for sale please e-mail me. I am planning an engine swap as soon as i get enough money to get the engine. There aren't many of these trucks still around so ya'll take care of 'em aight??

 
 

LUV: 1974 Street
Name:
Earl Carmichael
Location: Porterville, CA USA
Forum Name: ecarmichael22
Notes: Right now it nothing big I got it in pritty bad shape and i am restoring it.

 
 

LUV: 1980 Street
Name:
Lisa Stanton
Location: Fresno, CA USA
Forum Name: Blondie
Notes: It's a car and a truck in one

 
 

LUV: 1980 Daily Driver
Name:
Trae
Location: Burbank , WA USA
Notes: it Back fires when it is cold so i named it the Gangster

 
 

LUV: 1979 Daily Driver
Name:
Bill Silvia
Location: Swansea, MA USA
Forum Name: For Sale
Notes: 1979 red, stock except seat has been covered. Four cyl. 4-speed, long bed. Have 2nd truck from cab forward, also 4-cyl. 4 speed. Best Offer.

 
 

LUV: 1979 4x4
Name:
Travis
Location: Rigby, ID USA
Notes: The truck does not run but it is in the shop

 
 

LUV: 1977 Street
Name:
Randy Tabayunda
Location: Waikoloa, HI USA
Forum Name: Randy
Notes:

 
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LUV: 1975 Street
Name:
Bryan Kopp
Location: Seattle , WA USA
Notes: This is a Horizon Blue LUV bought nearly new by my grandfather and has been passed down to me. It has the classic stock items with chrome front and rear bumpers, and soon to get new wheels and tires.

 
 

LUV: 1980 Street
Name:
David Biorn
Location: Evanston, WY USA
Forum Name: David
Notes: My 1980 chevy luv was bought in 1983 for a little run around vehicle. But my dad started driving it and kind of took it over. And he's been driving her ever since. My dad took out the old 1.8 liter engine and put a 2.0 liter in. She still has her same rearends, transmition, etc. The truck has 207,000 miles on the clock. Been painted onece in 1086 by him. The only thing thats wrong with her running gear is her major oil leak coming from the timing jain cover. The body is a hole other story. The cab is so rusted out on the bottom that I am looking for a used one thats in good shape, no rust, no dents. Well, I know she really isnt unique, but thats what both, by dad and I are driving right now. Oh, she has two tanks not, we can get up to 21 in town and 27 or 8 on the highway! I am hoping to get her fixed up by this summer.

 
 

LUV: 1981 Street
Name:
Kenny
Location: Plao Cedro, CA USA
Forum Name: LUVmachine
Notes: mikado, 4x4, gorgeous beast that she is doesn't run great yet, shes a beauty in the body of a beast. I call her my LUV machine ;)

 
 

LUV: 1979 4x4
Name:
Davin
Location: Hastings, ID USA
Forum Name: Angermgt101
Notes: Picked this truck up for $300.00 cant beat that cause it runs. more pictures as i get more done to it.

 
 

LUV: 1979 4x4
Name:
Jeremy
Location: San Jacinto, CA USA
Forum Name: 2luvtrucks'77/'79
Notes: i need any kind of parts you want to sell

 
 

LUV: 1978 Daily Driver
Name:
Dave Arkle
Location: Pomona, CA USA
Notes: 1978 luv truck for sale...All original, w/ shell, yellow w/ tan int. Truck is in good shape!

 
 

LUV: 1975 Street/Strip
Name:
Scoobydoo
Location: Ferndle, WA USA
Forum Name: scoobydoo
Notes: hi people out there i live up in ferndle there is about 8 of us that got luv truck well we ned to meet people in seattle this sunner to show off..her is my yawoo too jscooby2004@MSN.COM TOO SCOOBY DOO.....

 
 

LUV: 1974 Street/Strip
Name:
Bill Turnipseed
Location: Danbury, TX USA
Forum Name: Luvhandles
Notes: Back-half chassis, custom bed, 355" small block, 12 bolt with 4.10 gears, turbo 400. Runs low 11's in quarter.

 
 

LUV: 1972 Street
Name:
Dale Hert
Location: Billings, MT USA
Forum Name: yellowluv
Notes: my luv is powered by 350 hp. 327 cu. engine turbo 350 trans.ford 9in rear.luvered hood bright yellow paint covered step side box. i am looking for new weatherstripping for doors and windows if anyone knows where i can find these contact me at LILGREENFROG2@NETZERO.NET. thanks;

 
 

LUV: 1979 Daily Driver
Name:
Debbie Gannon
Location: boise, ID USA
Forum Name: tuffluv
Notes: I bought my Luv brand new in 1979. It is the only new vehicle that I have ever bought. It is a 4 x 4, black with the red Mikado package and bucket seats. Everything is original and it only has 148,000 miles. When I purchased this truck, I told everyone that I would never sell it, and I have never had a reason to change my mind. The padded dash is toast, but I was able to salvage an intact one from a junk yard. Does anyone have any info on how to get this restored? FYI, I paid $7250.00 for my Luv and it has been a great investment.

 
 

LUV: 1982 Daily Driver
Name:
Howard Bond
Location: Raleigh, NC USA
Notes: 2.2 liter diesel. 240,000 miles. What a reliable tough truck.

 
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LUV: 1980 Daily Driver
Name:
Johnny S
Location: Fort Collins, CO USA
Forum Name: Johnny S
Notes: Bought new in February 1980. New engine, clutch, paint, ball joints at 115,000 in 1994 or 1995. Need new NOS chrome rear bumper...anyone know where I can find one? Having some fuel problems with it at the moment. No rust to speak of, no body damage. Interior needs to be refreshed. Nice truck. Lots of fun has been had in the "Yellow Luv".

 
 

LUV: 1978 Daily Driver
Name:
Shaun Fitzgerald
Location: Powder Springs , GA USA
Forum Name: chickenman28
Notes: I recieved this truck on my seventeenth birthday and i am currently reworking the interior. Going to put some of my old legends cars racing seats and belts in it and I plan to make it a show truck.

 
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LUV: 1979 On/Off Road
Name:
Tina
Location: Port Townsend, WA USA
Forum Name: trad
Notes: I use my truck for mud bogging and hauling hay I only drive it about 25 times a year.

 
 

LUV: 1980 Daily Driver
Name:
Evan Collins
Location: Salem, VA USA
Notes: Im 15 years old an I realy thank luv trucks a cool becase the way they look and im trying to sell my luv because i found anoter one and im trying to sell it for $850.00 real good truck if you want to see what it looks like cheak it out in the picture gallery.You can email me if you want to ask about it.I like to race my truck sometimes for fun

 
 

LUV: 1980 4x4
Name:
Greg Shirley
Location: Dover , FL USA
Notes: My Mikado LUV is Red with a red interior and it has all original parts down to the very last boltexcept for the battery and spark plugs.

 
 

LUV: 1976 Daily Driver
Name:
Matthew Price
Location: Fuquay-Varina, NC USA
Forum Name: admyank
Notes: Well, I have to revise my original I have a 73 parts truck and a newly aquired 76 Longbed. She is in great shape, very little rust, and the parts from the 73 will easily go into the 76. So now I am starting anew with the 76.

 
 

LUV: 1982 Street
Name:
Travis Williams
Location: Jonesboro, AR USA
Forum Name: tmw3116
Notes: I have a 1982 lwb luv with a 223 diesel. I bought the truck from my dad, who bought it new. I luv everything about the truck. I have a fullsized truck that sits at home, so i drive the luv. The truck has about 136,000 miles and gets about 35 mpg.

 
 

LUV: 1977 Street
Name:
Steven Porter
Location: Puyallup, WA USA
Notes: My truck has a new 350 in it and has a custom stepside bed with fenders from a full size shevy.

 
 

LUV: 1972 Street/Strip
Name:
Jeff Wells
Location: Victorville, CA USA
Forum Name: JW
Notes: I bought this truck from Michael Van Horn (truck on the front page of website) 383 w/400 trans. This will be a long term project for the family. What a blast, it hauls ass.

 
 

LUV: 1976 Street/Strip
Name:
William Preston
Location: ocala , FL USA
Forum Name: Billy Preston
Notes: I like my truck because it is a 76 with the stepside bed. Modifications include a 3.8 liter v6 hooked up to a 350 turbo transmission with a b & m rachet shifter to a modified drive shaft with a stock rearend. It is fast but not fast enough I am waiting for a chevy 350 small block motor to put in. Then maybe it will be a nice looking fast truck.

 
 

LUV: 1979 Show Truck
Name:
Nicole
Location: roseburg, OR USA
Forum Name: luv-n-it
Notes: I have a nice 79 luv. I bought it from my neighbor about 2 months ago and it has alot of custom work done to it. It runs good but needs a little wiring re done. but I'm luv n it.

 
 

LUV: 1981 Daily Driver
Name:
Cain
Location: Boise, ID USA
Forum Name: pentagram101
Notes: I am in need of any info about this little truck i can get!

 
 

LUV: 1979 4x4
Name:
Meritt Boyd
Location: Kennesaw, GA USA
Forum Name: meritt
Notes: I have a 1979 chevy luv 4x4 has 3inch body and 2.5 suspension sitten on 31 10.50 15 alterane. Its orange with dimand plate rocker panels.

 
 

LUV: 1976 Daily Driver
Name:
Andrew
Location: ReedSport, OR USA
Notes: I am 15 years of age and I got my truck about 3 years ago to fix it up, paid $85 for it and it was running then, but i dont know much about engines so i had some one work on it for me and they droped the timing chain. its been siting since. if any one would like to help me work on shoot me a email

 
 

LUV: 1981 On/Off Road
Name:
Kenny Jones
Location: sunman, IN USA
Notes: it is a 81 4wd deasil i have welded a full roll cage in it and have put 2 seats equiped with a 5 point harness and has kc lights all along the rollcage that i have bought to put in the bed ti also has 38" mickey tompsons and brand new american racing rims the rear end has a dana 44 detroit locker and also has a 12" suspencion lift and a 4" body lift and just bought a new front and rear crome drive shaft and just got done with velvet interror and blue pant on the outside and also put a new tack in it

 
 

LUV: 1980 Street/Strip
Name:
Ramon McDuffie
Location: Pikeville, TN USA
Notes: i LUV whooping honda ass

 
 

LUV: 1980 Daily Driver
Name:
Rodger Downing
Location: Bunker Hill, IL USA
Forum Name: rodgerdowning
Notes: I just bought my truck today for $200, and it actually runs! It is currently held together by rust, but my son and I are looking forward to fixing it up!

 
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LUV: 1979 Daily Driver
Name:
Clarence Coto Aviles
Location: San Jose, Costa Rica
Forum Name: faivoklink
Notes: It's a light green truck. We call it the green machine. Runs incredible man. Some fool broke a window the other day and stole my stereo and cel phone and all my cds. Now it's at the shop getting restored completly. I'm so excited! Can't wait to drive it through the chepe streets when it's ready. Even though it's not a 4x4, it's gone where only off road truck would go, and it ripped the jungle like a true LUV. Just had to put a couple of logs on the rear to add a little weight you know. I got it from ma grandpa too, who turned 95 yesterday and can't drive no more. He's helping me to restore it though. He also loves the green machine. Well, i will try and send some now and later photos so you can enjoy them. Tuanis!

 
 

LUV: 1980 Daily Driver
Name:
Joe
Location: Kingstree, SC USA
Forum Name: cunningham
Notes: It is a good work truck and the best on gas

 
 

LUV: 1975 Daily Driver
Name:
John Hamman
Location: Spokane, WA USA
Forum Name: cowboy
Notes: Old fixer upper

 
 

LUV: 1974 Daily Driver
Name:
Scott Lawrence
Location: vale, OR USA
Forum Name: 1stluv
Notes: 2 wheel drive 74 luv mikado. 2.5 and 5 speed from 1980 chevy monza. Old school 8 in wide mag wheels. 60 series tires. Blaupunkt stereo. owned for 15 years and still hoping to make it go fast.

 
 

LUV: 1976 Show Truck
Name:
Erik X Hernandez
Location: Santa Ana , CA USA
Forum Name: blue demon
Notes: I’m 17 years old just like another luv owner that I’ve read about, my old man gave me his truck and I took it, I thought I could fix it and right now I'm having trouble with the fuel systems but I’ll fix it . I fixed my luv in rop and its description is blue, about 5 inches off the ground and it has 2 custom boxes along the side of the bed with 2 10" connected, at school they gave it the nicknames "Blue Demon" and "The Luv Machine" and is on the way to becoming a show truck.

 
 

LUV: 1981 On/Off Road
Name:
Kenny Hall
Location: Palo Cedro, CA USA
Forum Name: LUVmachine
Notes: 1981 4x4 mikado, climbs like a beast, needs new tires and still works great, 4 inch lift, interior and exterior are good, needs little work, ouchie on tailgate lol, no raido, lighter, speakers. original parts, engine, interior, paint, its a classic.

 
 

LUV: 1972 Daily Driver
Name:
Brian Gilmore
Location: Corning, CA USA
Forum Name: Dragon
Notes: it's my little low rider..20in rims..3in off the ground..one of these days it will have a small block

 
 

LUV: 1980 On/Off Road
Name:
Tiffanie Cook
Location: Olympia, WA USA
Forum Name: luv_girl
Notes: I have 5 chevy luvs the 80' that I drive everyday has racing seats, a 2" lift, 29" super swampers, a crome grill guard and crome wheels and is my first LUV.

 
 

LUV: 1979 4x4
Name:
Zach Dunklee
Location: Montrose, MI USA
Forum Name: zdunklee
Notes: Well it has the Mikado package, which from my understanding means some dressed up interior decorations(EX: Carpet,Door Panels), also has stock chrome rear and front bumpers, and it's yellow with the 4x4 sticker package, which makes it look like a nice little tonka truck.

 
 

LUV: 1978 Street
Name:
Chad Davidson
Location: Gatton,QLD, Australia
Forum Name: Brother trucker
Notes: I bought the truck about 6 months ago,it has a 1800 Nissan motor in it,15" rims,lowerd 2".Im currently searching for a tub for the back instead of the tray I have now.Will be putting a fuel injected 5.0ltr in it very shortly.

 
 

LUV: 1976 4x4
Name:
Nate Thompson
Location: Tooele, UT USA
Forum Name: rusty
Notes: my truck is all rusted out and could use a hole new truck but like the one i have.

 
 

LUV: 1977 Drag
Name:
Charles Owen
Location: Pontotoc, MS USA
Forum Name: Charles
Notes: My Luv is one of the lightest around this part of the state. It is white with small block power. It has a Ford 9 inch rear, and rack and pinion steering. The special fact is that it only weighs 2,200 pounds. If you want to see us run check us out at Blue Mt. and Aberdeen.

 
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LUV: 1981 Strip
Name:
Jeff Foreman
Location: Odessa, TX USA
Forum Name: mighty mouse
Notes: It has a 496 / eagle rotating assy. / 4.30 gears / powerglide / foot brake only / comp 4-7 swap roller cam / holly aluminum heads / has run 10.08 @ 135mph with a backup converter @ 4500ft corrected alt. I know I can get a 9 out of it soon...home shop built 100%

 
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LUV: 1977 Daily Driver
Name:
Mike Hamman
Location: Seattle, WA USA
Notes: This truck is yellow with rims, its getting a new Corvette yellow paint job this summer. Inside and out it is in really good shape. It had bucket seats, but i put the bench back in it.I want to find a V6 for her.

 
 

LUV: 1976 Daily Driver
Name:
Nathan Thompson
Location: tooele, UT USA
Forum Name: little bill
Notes: I am 17 a Junior in high school I had this truck since I was in 8th grade. my grandfather was driving it tel the alternatior went out in 1995, and it has been siting their since then. the truck is a 2wd and i plan to turn it into a 4wd luv truck, but I will have to do alot of work to the body because their is alot of ruck and half has eatin through the body.

 
 

LUV: 1980 Daily Driver
Name:
Allen Kasten
Location: Phoenix, OR USA
Notes: Very dependable. Has not broken down in the two years of ownership. Currently under restoration.

 
 

LUV: 1979 4x4
Name:
Shane
Location: Edgerton, KS USA
Forum Name: barryparrish1
Notes: nice truck needs repair

 
 

LUV: 1980 On/Off Road
Name:
Kevin Jones
Location: Norfolk, VA USA
Notes: Newly acquired 1980 Luv 4x4. A friend of mine recently wrecked my 1978 Toyota 2wd that I have had for 5 years, so I started looking for a replacement. When I was younger, before I could drive, my dad used to own a 76 luv that we called Sanford. He always bragged so much about how much fun it was to drive. He sold it to some kid for 200 bucks and has regretted it ever since. So when I started looking for a replacement for the Toyota, I had my mind set on a luv. Not quite sure what all I am going to do to it, but time will tell.

 
 

LUV: 1981 Daily Driver
Name:
Mike May
Location: Warren, AR USA
Forum Name: may's luv
Notes: 1981 luv diesel with 5 speed. This was my dad's truck, bought it new. now it has 175,000 miles on it and a bad trans. if any of you out there have done an engin swap for an 81 or 82 diesel and have a 5 speed for those years laying around please give me a shout. I would realy like to fix this truck.

 
 

LUV: 1979 4x4
Name:
T.W. Patton
Location: Willamina , OR USA
Forum Name: T.W.
Notes: this has been a wonderful truck to me throughout the years but whil replacing the ead on it the timing became offset can anyone send me information on how to set the timing on a 1.8 four cylinder izuzu anything will help thank you.

 
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LUV: 1980 4x4
Name:
Matt Cross
Location: Bakersfield, CA USA
Forum Name: ironcross
Notes: This truck was given to me by my grandpa. He had a stroke and could not drive it any more

 
 

LUV: 1978 On/Off Road
Name:
Tomo Morris
Location: Euston, Australia
Forum Name: Tomo
Notes: This one is Luv No.2 I bought another one after the old ones heart was no more. The latest one i bought i put on a 3 inch lift and a pioneer head in it. Future plans are getting this one on the road with help of the other one also a snorkle, 253 holden and twin 2 1/2 inch exhaust. Keep you posted, Tomo.

 
 

LUV: 1979 Daily Driver
Name:
Noah
Location: Barnsville, GA USA
Forum Name: noah
Notes: I bought my truck for 300 dollars and it had 32000 miles on it it just needed a carb., its been a great truck i recently rebuilt the engine and am int hte process of restoring it, im tring to find parts for the engine for performance need some help all i can find is a header.one of the best trucks ive had.

 
 

LUV: 1977 Street
Name:
Orly
Location: Jackson, WY USA
Forum Name: luvergirl
Notes: My truck was given to me by the ranch that i worked at this summer. It wasn't running that great, so they just wanted to get rid of it. We put a new battery and spark plugs in and now it runs like a charm! Even made it all the way over the Continental Divide.

 
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LUV: 1980 On/Off Road
Name:
Richard Barnes
Location: Salt Lake City, UT USA
Forum Name: Narcisist
Notes: She's got a carpet kit that goes all the way through. The back wall of the cab and the bed are cut out glued together with foam rubber and carpeted floor to ceiling. She's a little underpowered with the 4 banger, but as soon as I can I'm upgrading the hole thing.

 
 

LUV: 1980 Street
Name:
Dee Buford
Location: Rome, GA USA
Forum Name: Bassman
Notes: Bought it as a project for a few bucks. Seems to be mechanically a good work truck. It has some cosmetic issues, mostly rust and flaking paint. No real body damage other than a couple of bent bumpers. Very cold natured though. Plan on taking my time and making it beautiful.

 
 

LUV: 1976 Street
Name:
Cody
Location: Vallejo, CA USA
Notes: 1976 Chevy LUV with 1979 buick small block motor, slammed shaved door handles lubers in tailgate & hood, cust rachet shifter, narowed 9 inch ford rear end turbo trans. outo,tono cover i love this truck every thing workz! i love my LUV

 
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LUV: 1980 Daily Driver
Name:
Chris Goosey
Location: Irvine, KY USA
Forum Name: luvmikado
Notes: I already had one 4X4, but it needs a lot of work. So I bought this 1980 4X4 Mikado to fix up and drive now. This one is rough, but only has 89,000 miles on it.

 
 

LUV: 1977 Street/Strip
Name:
Randall
Location: Kingsport, TN USA
Forum Name: brownra
Notes: The truck I have I have been watching it for a couple of years and finally found it tore apart in the trading post so I started over on it it know has a small block Chevy but still incomplete. It’s hard to find fenders where I live. No one can even order them. All I have left on it is building a bigger motor and getting a passenger side fender and putting a 5 lug front end under it.

 
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LUV: 1980 Daily Driver
Name:
Eisaku Shirato
Location: Fullerton, CA USA
Forum Name: 760GEO
Notes: 1.8L Original Engine with 4 speed trans, 2WD, AC. All mechanical and electrical system work properly. I am still working on cosmetics. My college roommate in Virginia had 78 LUV. We drove her around everywhere. Now, I own LUV.

 
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LUV: 1974 On/Off Road
Name:
Cameron Ross
Location: Cottage Grove, OR USA
Forum Name: cameron_ross
Notes: I am 15 years old and just finished working off the $300 my grandma wnated for her 74 Mikado shoveling her horses crap. Any ways when I say On/Off Road I mean off road as in still sittin in the driveway. Its all stock exept for a Weber carb that some fool put on without tuning it. trying to sort that out now. Severly cracked dash from sittin in the sun for like 5 years. looks like a child put toghether the wiring under the steering wheel. The paint on the hood is almost all gone replaced my rust. All that wrong and still when I look at it I just want so bad to be able to drive it. Well I don't know a lot about the engine on it or any engines really but my dad is gonna help me with that. Anyhow I really think I bought the right truck because hey if all of you guys are happy then the LUV must be in the air.

 
 

LUV: 1982 Street
Name:
Ken Attkisson
Location: Rockville, VA USA
Forum Name: attkisson
Notes: 4X4 diesel-rebuilt at 120,000 due to injector chamber problems in head. HELP--frame is rusted out completely at front spring mount passager side. Anybody make any weld on braces?

 
 

LUV: 1974 Street
Name:
Kevin Casillas
Location: Fort Worth, TX USA
Forum Name: duffman
Notes: My 74' mikado isnt in good shape right now, but im trying to get her back in to shape. She has been sitting for 6 years and i need to get her back on the road. As soon as i get a motor and fix the rust spots, and paint her, look out world!

 
 

LUV: 1978 On/Off Road
Name:
Rich Rush
Location: Phoenix, AZ USA
Forum Name: MJ
Notes: It's compact size

 
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LUV: 1978 Daily Driver
Name:
Dave Stach
Location: Tacoma, WA, WA USA
Forum Name: chevluvguy
Notes: 1978 daily driver with 4.3 liter V6, turbo 350 trans, B&M mega shifter, stock rearend.

 
 

LUV: 1975 Street
Name:
James Warner
Location: Wilton, CT USA
Notes: Bought it new in 1975. Put built 350 in it in 1977 but couldn't cool it well enough so swapped with 327 (300 HP). Truck has turbo 350 tranny and narrowed 12 bolt rear with Summers Bros axles. Reworked dash (Auto Meter gages) and trick paint. Put over 100,000 miles on it then in garage since 1988. Ready to go after it again (miss the fun!). I want to do the disc swap also during rebuild.

 
 

LUV: 1980 Street
Name:
Al Gattie
Location: Chickamauga, GA USA
Forum Name: Yankee
Notes: Im on my second 1980 luv.My first was 2wd and i now up'ed to a 4x4.You can sure have a hard time finding suspension parts.If anyone out there has a 1980 4x4 for parts,I'd like to here about it so i can climb more trees.It must be series 10.

 
 

LUV: 1972 Daily Driver
Name:
Matthew Martelle
Location: Underhill, VT USA
Forum Name: VTLUV
Notes: My truck is a sweet looking truck I am 15 and love old trucks and cars.

 
 

LUV: 1981 4x4
Name:
Josh Richmond
Location: Farmington, PA USA
Forum Name: fastt1000
Notes: I just bought a 1981 Chevy LUV 4x4 in need of a motor, which I got out of a donor truck with a bad frame. It has almost no rust on the body and frame is perfect. I plan on adding a cab visor, tonneau cover, 2 or 3 inch body lift, and some agressive mud tires. Should be a fun, rare truck.

 
 

LUV: 1977 Street
Name:
Mike
Location: Portland, OR USA
Notes: 1978 2wd. step-side.Stock except for webber carb, headers,and 78 Camaro buckets.Also 1976 2wd. w/auto completely stock.I plan on doing a meld of the two so that I end up with a 1976 step-side w/auto.These have both been excellent daily drivers and ,aside from the typical rusting,have been GREAT trucks...hauling stuff a full size truck would shudder at!!I'm in LUV with these trucks!!

 
 

LUV: 1979 Street
Name:
Tony Kummer
Location: Stayton, OR USA
Notes: I have never seen the factory paint scheme that my truck has. I went through the entire engine, punched it out .30, had the head shaved, and pretty much every thing in the engine is brand new with custom 2.5 in. exhaust.

 
 

LUV: 1979 Street
Name:
Fidel
Location: Colorado Springs, CO USA
Forum Name: Fidel
Notes: My truck is a 79 but has a bad engine Im trying to figure out how to go about putting in a V8 or should I just rebuild the original. There is no rust on this truck the paint is still visible underneath and its a long bed. If you have any advice for me please email me or talk to me at luvtruck.com thanks

 
 

LUV: 1974 Street
Name:
Matt
Location: USA
Forum Name: Matt H.
Notes: This baby is packin a 350 small block, IT HAULS ASS!

 
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LUV: 1976 Daily Driver
Name:
Shawn
Location: Jacksonville, OR USA
Forum Name: ShadyNluvNit
Notes: The little truck I have always been looking for and now I finally have it.

 
 

LUV: 1978 Daily Driver
Name:
James
Location: Mid Valley, OR USA
Notes: It is a '78 short box, Auto, baby blue, hub caps, hood pins, 3" shackels, small street tires, ford bench seat,4cyl on each side of engine compartment ;):P,stock auto rearend with 4:67 gears :( Th350, with '72 350ci,Edelbrock 650 carb,dual 2 1/4" Coming soon....... 1970 buick GS 350WB/TH350, dual 2 1/2" with flowmasters, 6 point cage, 3:73 gears, Ford 9", 5 point Simposon harenesses, fiber glass buckets. Oh ya and a speeding ticket ;)

 
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LUV: 1980 4x4
Name:
Glenn Webb
Location: Albany, OR USA
Forum Name: GDubb
Notes: Buick 231 V6, Edelbrock 600cfm carb, Edelbrock Performer intake/cam kit, ported and polished heads, headers, dual Flowmaster exhaust, electric fan kit, Chevy T-350 tranny w/ Hurst shift kit, Downey transfer case, Toyota springs and running gear. The frame has been lengthened with a winch box welded between the front frame rails. It also has loops for dual shocks up front, with Rancho 5000 shocks all the way around. Tires are 38.5 X 14.5 TSL Super Swampers.

 
 

LUV: 1987 Street
Name:
David Barnabo
Location: Stoughton, WI USA
Forum Name: Boo
Notes: power stearing,the fluid is good, Does it have it's own belt? Could it be the pump?

 
 

LUV: 1979 4x4
Name:
Omri y Wilson amaya
Location: tegucigalpa, TN Honduras
Forum Name: SHARK & CORSAIR
Notes: Hi,this is the history of our car,my father buy it in the agency.we are the one owners of our car,this car mean so much for us because we learned drive in it.the car is a machine that has all the conditions for a classic so that we have care of it. we are fans of CHEVROLET LUV all models , LUVTRUCK is a good page stay live please Thanks for your page!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
 

LUV: 1980 Street/Strip
Name:
Josh
Location: Amarillo, TX USA
Forum Name: jshdnbwn
Notes: 350 engine with super charger big blower.

 
 

LUV: 1975 Daily Driver
Name:
Ronnie Killman
Location: Aurora, MO USA
Forum Name: rkillman
Notes: paid $20 and it runs!!! Convinced my wife to buy it by saying it was just a "to work" vehicle.. but we all know I have much more planned for it.

 
 

LUV: 1978 4x4
Name:
Cisco
Location: Tonopah, NV USA
Notes: I got this truck as i was 13 and am using it for baja right now but have future plans to make it a hot rod

 
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LUV: 1976 Street/Strip
Name:
Christopher
Location: Houston, TX USA
Forum Name: Wicked Mayhem
Notes: 305/700r4, Carter 625 carb, polished intake, aluminum radiator, all autometer gauges, B&M sport shifter, custom tweed bench seat, grant steering wheel, various aluminum parts custom made by me and my dad, converted to 5 lug, 15x4 rodlites in front wrapped in 165r's, 15x8's with 4.5" backspacing with a 255/60 in rear, 2 1/2" exhaust with turbo mufflers, primered for now. thats all i can think of for now. will have it updated as i think of more and do more.

 
 

LUV: 1979 Daily Driver
Name:
Rick Jones
Location: Spanaway, WA USA
Forum Name: rick jones
Notes: 1979 step-side no moter or trans.got it from nascar44 about 4.5 years ago.been working on it off and on. went with 350 truck moter and 350 trans. just finished paint (black) orig. but not a good idea when you have'nt had much exper.with body and paint.But with elbow and 1500 sand and buffing,It will show true LUV.

 
 

LUV: 1980 Daily Driver
Name:
Carl
Location: Phoenix, AZ USA
Notes: I'm the original owner of this 4x4 truck, bought in July 1981 at Dick Wickstrom Chevrolet in Roselle Il. It's on it's 2nd engine & it is bone stock. Unfortunately (for me) AZ. is considering 80 mph open highway speed limit & for those of you with 4x4's with 4 speed & 4.10 gears this is about as fast as this truck could go....

 
 

LUV: 1980 Street/Strip
Name:
Yonis Alvarado
Location: los angeles , CA USA
Forum Name: yonisalvarado
Notes: 1980 chevy luv soon to have a chevy 350ci

 
 

LUV: 1976 Daily Driver
Name:
Brian Evanoff
Location: Grants Pass, OR USA
Forum Name: Kartoon
Notes: I bought my 76 luv when I was 15 and have been working on it since. I am running the 1.8L bored 40 over with an aluminum intake and full-length aluminum header. I have it rollin' on 17 inch eagle alloys and dropped 3 inches. I uni-bodied the truck and have 4 12 inch subwoofers. Whatever could be shaved, was. I am planning to do an engine swap to a 4.3L in a year or two.

 
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LUV: 1972 Street/Strip
Name:
Roy Stilwell
Location: Orlando, FL USA
Forum Name: royboy
Notes: 1972luv-1965corvetteng. 700r-4speed-bm-shifter475horsepower. daileydriver. engine built by american autosports. 3500 stallcon. shiftkit. apcseats. msdignition. compcam.

 
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LUV: 1978 Drag
Name:
Ian Baker
Location: tulsa, OK USA
Notes: The luv is going through many changes as in a new motor also being backhalfed with a 9inch. There are to many changes to list.

 
 

LUV: 1978 4x4
Name:
Bear
Location: ID USA
Forum Name: bearcat
Notes: I purchased this luv for my son he gets his license this year but i am having trouble the motor turns over but i get no spark i have changed coils checked points,timinggears chain,i believe it could be the ignition, any help would be greatfully appreciated.

 
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LUV: 1974 Street
Name:
Rich Howell
Location: Payson, AZ USA
Forum Name: RD HOWELL
Notes: This is my luv it has a chevy 350 v8 and a turbo 350 trans with a rearend out of a 1973 ford maverick grabber that came with a 302 boss engine this truck has surprised many people off the green light-very quick-i love this truck!!!!

 
 

LUV: 1974 Show Truck
Name:
Jacob Huey
Location: Milner, GA USA
Forum Name: does not have one yet
Notes: My 74 Chevy luv has a shaved tailgate with a molded in rollpan. I shaved my side marker lights in the front and in the back. One thing that is great is that I have the hope of putting a 56'-67' Chevrolet 283c.i. V-8 in it this summer. And bucket seats with a DVD/CD player with a custom fiberglass dash that will hold a 10 inch LCD monitor.

 
 

LUV: 1980 On/Off Road
Name:
Adam
Location: Zebulon, NC USA
Notes: My truck is a 1980 4by4. It's gasoline powered. I'm in the process of painting and fixing it up. It runs GREAT!!

 
 

LUV: 1975 Daily Driver
Name:
Eddie Greene
Location: Florence , AZ USA
Notes: What I like about my truck is that i can do what ever I want to it,and it is simple. The truck is easy to work on. One Thing that I have learned is that LUV's are solid little trucks. and I like that.

 
 

LUV: 1978 Street/Strip
Name:
John Chapman
Location: Salt Lake City, UT USA
Forum Name: Zesty
Notes: I have owned my LUV since 1987. It's about to enter a new phase of it's life...

 
 

LUV: 1989 Street
Name:
Cliff Bennett
Location: Fort Sill, OK USA
Forum Name: PickupMan
Notes: It's all truck with alloy wheels and wide Baja tires!

 
 

LUV: 1979 Street
Name:
Antonio Morales
Location: Newton , NC USA
Notes: Its the best little truck that chevy made , I just luv the look that people give me when i drive my truck down the highway .

 
 

LUV: 1981 4x4
Name:
Kyle
Location: Lander, WY USA
Forum Name: koyote
Notes: This chevy luv has a 2.2l diesel. It is in the process of getting a 12inch suspention lift.

 
 

LUV: 1980 Street
Name:
Jonathan Harvel
Location: Temple City, CA USA
Notes: right now this truck is stock but i am getting ready to start in with the project of changing out the engine to a fuel injected V6 out of either a chevy S-10 or a chevy astro van along with a automatic transmission with my friends custom torque converter that he makes and im going to shave the door handles lower the vehicle and give it a custom paint job

 
 

LUV: 1979 Street
Name:
Jonathan Harvel
Location: Temple City, CA USA
Notes: i also own a 1980 chevy luv right now this truck is stock but i am getting ready to start in with the project of changing out the engine to a fuel injected V6 out of either a chevy S-10 or a chevy astro van along with a automatic transmission with my friends custom torque converter that he makes and im going to shave the door handles lower the vehicle and give it a custom paint job

 
 

LUV: 1980 On/Off Road
Name:
Adam
Location: Seattle, WA USA
Forum Name: adem
Notes: 1980, 4x4, low miles (24k at the time)

 
 

LUV: 1980 4x4
Name:
Eugene Branham
Location: The Dalles , OR USA
Forum Name: luv truck racing
Notes: This truck is a 1980 4x4 luv it is mostly all original except for the painted motor and the 3 inch exhaust. The miles r really high on the beast so I am in the process of putting another 1.8 liter engine in it. I’m planning to restore the whole truck to all original and use it as a show truck

 
 

LUV: 1973 Street
Name:
Billy Raub
Location: Marana, AZ USA
Forum Name: 73LUV
Notes: It is a 1973 LUV truck . I like the color best...It has a chevy V6 in it and a automatic transmition. It has a 10 bolt ford rear end in it. Custom paint job on the under carage.

 
 

LUV: 1980 Daily Driver
Name:
Sean
Location: Charlotte, NC USA
Forum Name: MetalAsHeck
Notes: My LUV is a family heirloom passed onto me from my uncle who got the truck when it was new as a company vehicle working for Georgia Pacific. She's on her third engine and still kickin ass with some Desert Dog tires and a few extra inches of lift.

 
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LUV: 1979 Daily Driver
Name:
Gary Bisgard
Location: Moore, OK USA
Forum Name: 79 luv G.O.B.
Notes: This is my second luv truck blew the first one up in highschool and sold it. This one I'm gonna keep and rebuild her back to stock from front to back and top to bottom.

 
 

LUV: 1981 Daily Driver
Name:
Dennis McLallen
Location: Sumter, SC USA
Notes: Just bought this truck and having real problems finding used parts. I'd like to keep this truck, it runs great but needs work to stay that way. Any input from members here would be helpful.

 
 

LUV: 1979 Street
Name:
Brandon Walker
Location: Oroville, CA USA
Forum Name: 79luvmaster
Notes: where to start? Mods.. Shaved Door Handles Shaved And Relocated Gas Cap Shaved Bed Rails Shaved Emblems Shaved Side Vents Shaved Side Markers Shaved Sunroof (cause it leaked) I guess you could say i made a combo/skinned the tailgate and lights. (I Took ford pinto tail lights turned them vertical and molded sheet metal around them to make a kind of cadillac style light and cut out the back of them so i could slide them out through the bed to change the bulbs.) Cherry Bomb Exaust Home Made Cowell Indution Scoop Grant Streeing Wheel 3A Racing Pedals Bucket Seats 14" rims on Toyo Tires (whohoo)lol Lowered 3" Future Mods... Air Bags Paint Flare Fenders Interior work Possible roof scoop Custom Body Kit Full back window 350 Small block Bed Cover 17" or 18" rims with Low Pro's

 
 

LUV: 1979 On/Off Road
Name:
Matthew Lee
Location: Dahlonega, GA USA
Forum Name: brut
Notes: I am having some wiring problems and need some help. battery is not getting a charge. Have replaced alt.,and regulater. e mail any suggestions

 
 

LUV: 1977 Street
Name:
Terry Mersch
Location: Mineapolis, KS USA
Notes: I have a 77 chevy luv mincado mighty mike. Nice truck luv it alot can take it any were i want to go. I also have a 1980 luv. have had the 80 for 6 years and the 77 in the middle of restoration into a flat bed truck.

 
 

LUV: 1979 4x4
Name:
Jeremiah Jones
Location: Alto, TX USA
Forum Name: wfo
Notes: this luv is a mud machine she has a 350 chevy engine with dana 44 axle,detroit lockers and a 8 inch superlift with a set of 38/15.50/15 Super Swamper Boggers also has a warn 10,000 pound winch. like i say she has a lot of extras but she is the luv of my life and i have put alot of time and work into her.

 
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LUV: 1979 4x4
Name:
Thomas Kindrick
Location: Reedsport , OR USA
Notes: 5" lift 31x10.50x15 tires. I just bought this 1976 chevy luv. The moter is a 1.8L it got 4:10 gears.

 
 

LUV: 1977 Street
Name:
Donald
Location: Klamath Falls , OR USA
Forum Name: carnut
Notes: My truck is a work in progress! It is completly stock(TO MY DISMAY)! It needs just about everything! But I love the looks I get driving it to car shows! People ask me why don't you scrap that POS? Because no one whould steal it! It is 5or6 colors! It is so ugly I couldn't give it away!

 
 

LUV: 1974 Daily Driver
Name:
Gay Ann Williams
Location: Hawthorne, NV USA
Notes: I have had this truck for 25 years,I bought it as a 1972 LUV but rod went through the block; had the engine (4cyl) rebuilt. Still runs great and body is 1974 Luv 'Mikado'. Now I need some parts for Interior dash, looking for parts for the tail gate, anyone out there want to part out their LUV?

 
 

LUV: 1980 4x4
Name:
Louis
Location: Ukiah, CA USA
Forum Name: Louietuned
Notes: Not too much I can say about it. I bought it for my dad and he never really used it. The little bit I used it, all I can say is that it ain't a freeway going rig but it climbes like a striped ape. She is kinda pretty too.

 
 

LUV: 1976 Street
Name:
Danny Rinker
Location: Groveland, FL USA
Notes: 1976 Chevy luv, fender flares, fiberglass l88 hood, fiberglass spoiler, rear bubble window, dual sunroof, chrome traction bars, sway bar, and rear end cover, interior done in black velvet with camera bucket seats, pioneer sound system. Sun super tach 2, dash cover, truck mural on glove box, grant gt steering wheel, tinted windows, stock engine with headers and a Weber 32/36 downdraft carb, black bed cover, truck is painted corvette yellow with mural on tailgate, truck is named myluv.

 
 

LUV: 1976 Street/Strip
Name:
Kevin Linn
Location: Corvallis, OR USA
Forum Name: Kevin
Notes: New Isuzu Impulse motor, tranny, brand new rims, tires, ranger headlights, dropped 3 inches...waiting for airbags and body kit. I love my truck!!

 
 

LUV: 1976 Show Truck
Name:
Billy Joe Simpson
Location: Guntersville, AL USA
Notes: It has sat in the same place for the past 13 years. I have been working on it for a year or so it is in very rough shape. But I am fixing it up one part at a time. There are some very large rust holes in the bed and cab, some up to 1'. It has the original 1.8 liter engine. But it has custom rims and some little extras, I luv this truck!!

 
 

LUV: 1981 Show Truck
Name:
Jeremy Davis
Location: Wartrace, TN USA
Forum Name: BlueRaider
Notes: My truck is very simple looking it has the original interior and dark blue high gloss paint job. I have raised the ground clearance by 6" and replaced the muffler with a glass pack. It has really great sound.

 
 

LUV: 1979 4x4
Name:
Donald N Wagstaff
Location: Jasper, TX USA
Forum Name: daytek
Notes: I bought it from the first owner, this was fun truck

 
 

LUV: 1987 Street/Strip
Name:
Romanos"ROMAN" Head
Location: Fort Valley, GA USA
Forum Name: NewChevyMan
Notes: I am all new to the Chevy world. I have owned my truck for 11 1/2 years but never thought about putting in a small block until now. I am looking forward to learning as much about Chevys as I know about Fords. So far I have a lot of help from a fellow LUV owner.....looking forward to being part of the crowd. My truck is sporting a GM 350 HO crate motor (350hp @ 5000 and 390lb-ft @ 3800). I am not getting too wild with it, just a good street truck with the occasion on the track to whoop up on some unexpecting Mustangs and Imports.

 
 

LUV: 1976 Daily Driver
Name:
Greg Paulson
Location: Bothell, WA USA
Notes: I bought my truck when I was 17, not long after I blew the motor. Now that Im 24, I'v already got another stock motor back in it and getting ready to put a 350 in. It's lowered to the point were the frame only sits 3in. off the ground with sunroof and all custom interior.

 
 

LUV: 1980 4x4
Name:
Josh Melton
Location: Sylacauga, AL USA
Forum Name: 804x4
Notes: Started as nonrunning project truck. After6 months of work and help at luvtruck.com its looking good. it is a 1980 4x4 with a 3 in. lift, headers, electronic ignition from an 81 model. 10.5x31 tires on alum.wheels reworked inside with bucketseats.It's an ongoing project.

 
 

LUV: 1975 Street
Name:
Roberto Varas
Location: Santiago de Chile, Chile
Forum Name: Luv 1975 Std
Notes: My luv is fantastic, year 1975, engine 1600cc.

 
 

LUV: 1978 Street
Name:
Jon Hayter
Location: Hayward, CA USA
Forum Name: trubrit
Notes: Originally bought as a dog truck for my wifes rottweillers Sarah and Sundance when she found out that even california won't issue driving licences to dogs she gave it to me.It's blue pretty much stock,came with the original shop manual handbook and service record the paintwork is scabby with a few dings and scrapes.It's been laid up in our driveway for a couple of years and had so much ivy growing over it that our neighbours thought we were using it as a planter.I found this a trifle insultng so fired it up and dragged a small woodland area into the street.Now the bug has bitten and it's rebuild time!My dearl beloved wife is american and solidly patriotic and was a touch miffed that our "chevvy" is an Isuzu under the bonnet, I don't dare mention the household appliances she might never cook again.

 
 

LUV: 1976 Daily Driver
Name:
Bruce Rider
Location: Marblehead, OH USA
Notes: Only 70,000 actual miles. Never been on the road in the winter - stored inside.

 
 

LUV: 1980 Daily Driver
Name:
Rick
Location: Jefferson City, MO USA
Forum Name: my80togo
Notes: 350 engine. Long bed. Haven't seen many long beds around. Just getting it running . Now time to tear it down and do the fun stuff.

 
 

LUV: 1979 Street/Strip
Name:
Bow
Location: cote 'divoire, USA
Notes: i love the site and keep off for guy man mugu is here oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

 
 

LUV: 1979 Daily Driver
Name:
James Nadon
Location: Virginia Beach, VA USA
Forum Name: Leroy's_Luv
Notes: Father in-law gave me the truck to play around with in May '04. It should be on the road by June. Eventually putting in a V6, lifting it a few inches and converting to 4WD. Only time and the wallet will tell.

 
 

LUV: 1981 4x4
Name:
Bibeault
Location: moultrie, GA USA
Forum Name: S_Bebop
Notes: My truck is a high milage offroad only toy,it was a hand me down from my dad who used it as a farm truck,then to escort mobile homes. so i decided to give it a rest afterall that PUPpy has alot of miles so i turned it into an offroad buggy,that old faded red paint is now john deere green ,those 14" wheels and pizza cutters are history it now bears a set of 31" good years and is still runnin' great (smokes a little though)

 
 

LUV: 1976 Street
Name:
Barry Hilderbrand
Location: Douglasville, GA USA
Forum Name: barry t
Notes: 76 luv lowerd 4" saved side markerlights,embles,bed hooks.smoothed front bumber,front air dam,rollpan in back with tag cut in,latches on tailgate on inside,tweed inter.16"wheels.stock 1.8 withair,auto trans.truck was in sport truck mag. may 2004 page 76

 
 

LUV: 1979 4x4
Name:
J Lee
Location: Arkadelphia, AR USA
Forum Name: jryan
Notes: This is my first LUV project. It will also be my step sons first ride. I have a good base to start with so the possibilities are endless.

 
 

LUV: 1980 Daily Driver
Name:
James
Location: Brownsville, OR USA
Notes: Modified 1.8litre. 5-speed. Baby moons all around, lowered 2" in front and 3" in back, air shocks, premium sound system, cherry bomb with 2" exaust, and weber carb.

 
 

LUV: 1981 Daily Driver
Name:
Scott Satterly
Location: Shelbyville, KY USA
Forum Name: scott81luv
Notes: my luv has 200,000 mile on the same motor

 
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LUV: 1972 Street
Name:
Craig
Location: Perth, AUS
Forum Name: craig
Notes: My luv is undergoing transormation body wise. Well body removed and modified holden one tonne tray being fitted with 2 inch roll bar. Front bumper removed to be replaced with 2 inch nudge bar. Paint to be two tone burnt orange and silver with burnt orange scallops on roof and bonnet. I have fitted 16 inch navara rims. I am extremely interested in fitting a small block V8 but have no idea where to start. I know I have to change the brake system to disks but dont know how to go about it. If anyone in Perth or anywhere at all can help me please email me .

 
 

LUV: 1976 Daily Driver
Name:
Brian G
Location: Gilbert, AZ USA
Notes: I bought this truck from an elderly woman in Scottsdale. Her husband was the original owner. He passed away about 10 years ago and the truck has been garaged since. Looking to replace the dash, as it is sun-damaged and need to replace some of the seals because it was non-used for such a long time. Everything (I mean everything) is original, even has all of the original owner's manuals (AM radio, etc.). The original paint still shines and the 4-banger is still dependable.

 
 

LUV: 1982 Street
Name:
Cait
Location: Tulsa, OK USA
Forum Name: xxxilf
Notes: 1982 Chevy Luv Mikado w/an Isuzu 4 cylinder 2.2 liter diesel engine (running), 5 speed transmission, A/C, all glass/mirrors/lights/lenses are intact, frame straight with good wheels, only two hubcaps. The cab is good but bed rusted out -- common to this model. Listed as a parts vehicle on eBay last week in May 2004.

 
 

LUV: 1978 Street
Name:
Andrew Williams
Location: Whittier, CA USA
Forum Name: rondog
Notes: 107000 original miles. Everything original but the paint. 1st owner 24 years, 2nd 2 years, and now me.

 
 

LUV: 1979 On/Off Road
Name:
Rafael Lomelin
Location: Caborca, Sonora, Mexico
Forum Name: fenix68
Notes: This truck has the stock 1.8 4 speed tranny 4x4, lifted 5 inches, 30" x 15 wheels, everthing working, I bought it 5 years ago and the motor still working as the first time, only i need to install the A/C. Actually I want to improve it, so it will be good accepted any tips or addresses where to get parts.

 
 

LUV: 1979 Daily Driver
Name:
Jimmy Herzig
Location: Cookeville, TN USA
Forum Name: jimmy
Notes: putting in a 305/350 will soon be lowered looks like crap now but i luv it and will make it one of a kind got alot of cool ideas

 
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LUV: 1979 4x4
Name:
Ed Dunn
Location: Camden, AR USA
Forum Name: akzo90
Notes: My first Luv to buy was a 1976 and it was bought in 1989. I'll try to find those pictures too. It was a really cool truck with 7 1/2" lowering blocks on it. I bought this Luv in 1996 with a bad motor. I bought two more 4x4s for the extra parts. Then I compiled all my good usable parts and took the engine to the machine shop. It is now 2004 and the little 1.8 still runs fine. In 2002 I did the Toyota straight axle conversion. The truck steers and handles fine. I put 38.5 x 14.5 and to my surprize the 1.8 was still able to untrack itself. Although not the most fastest 0 to 60 in the world it still can get you from point A to B.

 
 

LUV:
Name:
joe
Location: USA
Forum Name: luv2gofast
Notes:

 
 

LUV: 1978 Daily Driver
Name:
Heath Blake
Location: N.Wilkesboro, NC USA
Forum Name: Heath
Notes: I have three parts trucks for sale

 
 

LUV: 1973 Daily Driver
Name:
Sau
Location: San Jose, CA USA
Forum Name: slugluv
Notes: Bone stock and in very good condition. My first truck ever.

 
 

LUV: 1980 Daily Driver
Name:
Nick
Location: Pflugerville, TX USA
Forum Name: LowBlazin
Notes: 1980 Chevy Luv.

 
 

LUV: 1980 On/Off Road
Name:
Rick
Location: Prineville, OR USA
Forum Name: GIJoe
Notes: It took two to make one. One had a blown headgasket the other had the tranny stuck in second. I did an engine swap and got the Mean Green going. Its still alittle ruff, with a stock motor, but im working on it.

 
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LUV: 1974 Street
Name:
Bill Stinson
Location: Hernando, MS USA
Forum Name: Bill Stinson
Notes: My 1974 Luv which I refer to as my 1stLUV, was restored to look almost totally stock. However it does have an Olds 350 with four speed overdrive automatic transmission, and an S-10 3.08:1 limited slip rear end. It also has factory air conditioning, power steering, and disc brakes. I also had to add a one and a half inch body lift to get the hood to close. Hope you like it. Thanks, Bill

 
 

LUV: 1977 Daily Driver
Name:
Ted Vavra
Location: Nooksack, WA USA
Notes: truck has new paint sky blue 51,000 orignal miles no rust. automatic tranny. truck is stock except 2002 fullsize chev 4x4 16inch wheels with 205 55 16 tires.

 
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LUV: 1979 Street
Name:
Ethne Crook
Location: Sheridan, WY USA
Forum Name: ethne_c
Notes: He's given me a lot of trouble. But the little fella is running now.

 
 

LUV: 1980 4x4
Name:
John Peters
Location: Elma, WA USA
Forum Name: badboy4x4
Notes: wats up i got the hottet 4x4 stock around

 
 

LUV: 1977 Daily Driver
Name:
Scott Salvatori
Location: Duvall, WA USA
Forum Name: s.salvatori
Notes: I've run Luv trucks in the rural news delivery business since 1986. I switched to a 91 S-10 in 93, and also a new S-10 in 97. But, I've always kept a Luv truck as a backup, and once a week driver on the route. Here are some facts: the Chevy Luv can handle about 4000 lb's of weight with no problem. Unlike my 91 S-10, which wore out the axle seals a number of times and dragged down low with lots of weight. The chevy Luv is amazing in snow. With a load of 500lb's or more in the back the Luv can do great in snow with rear wheel drive/snow tires. Unlike, my S-10's which just don't grip as well. I still use her every sunday delivery with papers piled as high as the roof all the way to the back. My new project is to put a 1.8 L or 2.2L Diesel engine in a 79 Luv, anyone know any thing about that?

 
 

LUV: 1980 4x4
Name:
George
Location: Grants Pass, OR USA
Forum Name: george
Notes: Use it for fun things,hunting,fishing,you know, JUST for the fun of it

 
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LUV: 1975 Street/Strip
Name:
Vincent Rangel
Location: Irving, TX USA
Forum Name: badluvtruck5
Notes: It is a 1975 chevy luv. It has a 383 strocker motor, 9' rear end and it is tubed. This truck runs 7.0 on motor and 6.30 on a 175 shot of nos. I did everything to this truck myself {paint, motor interior, roll cage, rear end, the only thing I did not do is the trans}. I've taken it to Texas raceway, Denton dragway, Yellow belly, and Ceder Creek race track.

 
 

LUV: 1972 Street
Name:
Rob
Location: Ellensburg, WA USA
Notes: fast fun low babey mag yeahaw kikin sound sistym air bags suspeinsun.

 
 

LUV: 1977 Street
Name:
Kam
Location: Littel Elm, TX USA
Forum Name: Big Daddy
Notes: I paid 500$ for 2 1977 luv trucks and one will run but i need a new new gas tank for it. Someone please help me. both step side. Thank you!!!!!!

 
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LUV: 1977 Strip
Name:
John E. Maneth
Location: Great Bend, Ks, USA
Forum Name: luv383
Notes: This started out as buying a lil truck, putting a big motor in it, and driving it on the street. I couldnt put very large tires under the fenderwells, so a friend suggested narrowing the frame. As this was being done, he also suggested i get the rearend narrowed,( of course he knew someone who could do all this, lol).I wanted to use the leaf spring suspension to still be able to drive on the street. After much head scratching, and a lil cussing, we figured out the suspension wasnt going to work. A friend was re-building his race car, and building a new ladder bar set-up, so we found a "new" rear end set-up.After my wife saw a racecar roll, and crash, she decided i needed a rollcage.(what a thoughtful wife). I now have a narrowed ford 9 inch rearend with 4.86 gears in the back. It is tubbed, and sheeted in the back, the battery has been moved to the back, rollcage installed, and ready to go. With a new Chevy 383 engine, and a powerglide transmission with 5500 stall converter and transbrake, on pump gas, i'm running a best of 11.24, at 118 mph in the quarter mile. Its been a 7 year project, and it will never be completed, lol. Plans are for sheeting the back to enclose the fuel cell and battery, and to paint the truck bright yellow, with teal and purple stripes.i hope everyone has a project like this, and can look back over the years, and think to themselves ,,,,,, What The Hell Was I Thinking ??!! LOL.

 
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LUV: 1976 Drag
Name:
Tom Hintz
Location: Scappoose, OR USA
Forum Name: LUV-a-TATION
Notes: Legal S/G 377 SBC,powerglide,9in.Ford,2000lbs,Has run 9.50 @142 mph,1.29 60' Candy Red,Orange,green & violet paint,annodized aluminum in cab & bed. Super Chevy top 10 winner w/photo in mag. Several time best appearing.Fan favorite!!

 
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LUV: 1978 Street
Name:
Gene Voss
Location: Wauconda, IL USA
Forum Name: Pa'sLuv
Notes: Brought this poor little thing back from Kansas. Was late fathers last Vehcile. Thought it would be cute for daughters first car. Starting taking it apart piece by piece then one year later and to much money. Decided not to give it to her. You all know what a 16yr old can do to something. Keep it for ourself, and three shows later were happy as a clam , daughter isnt thou.

 
 

LUV: 1979 Street
Name:
Jamie Watson
Location: Oakfield, GA USA
Forum Name: 79LuV
Notes: manual shift, black and purple color,bought from girlfriends brother for $50.00,hand painted

 
 

LUV: 1980 4x4
Name:
David Nezat
Location: Houston, TX USA
Forum Name: NOAH
Notes: We found this luv truck in colorado bought it for $ 200.00 put a fuel pump on it and drove it away. now we are fabricating a 6'' suspention lift for it other than that we are going to keep it stock.

 
 

LUV: 1979 4x4
Name:
Toby Tyler
Location: Shreveport, LA USA
Notes: yellow with rust spot throw out body. Public works on both doors.beer label in rear window.

 
 

LUV: 1979 Daily Driver
Name:
Guy Valentino
Location: pahrump, NV USA
Forum Name: guy
Notes: my luv is all stock i rebilt the little 4 and she gos and gos but it is allmost time to say by to her i can be reach at warehouse@pahrump.com

 
 

LUV: 1980 Street
Name:
MackAttack
Location: Los Angeles, CA USA
Forum Name: MackAttack
Notes: Iluvit!

 
 

LUV: 1978 Street
Name:
Jonathan Bartenfeld
Location: Cumming, GA USA
Forum Name: JBartenfeld
Notes: Well, my grandfather owned my LUV before I was even born. He died before I was born too. I always saw my LUV as a farm truck that my grandma and dad drove. The only time it went on the road was to haul lawn mowers, four-wheelers, or cow feed. It was the first vehicle I ever drove, and it was a four speed at that. Although it is only two wheel drive and has a long bed, I still took it through trails and swamps around the farm. It was red when we met but at age 7 I painted it black, and put white racing stripes down the middle. This was done with a WAGNER paint gun and a gallon of RUST-O-LEUM. I took the seatbelts out to loose weight. lol what can I say I have also been a NASCAR fan my whole life. IN MEMORY OF DALE EARNHARDT #3 Anyways the son-of-a-bitch has been around for a long time and I love it. Throughout my childhood I developed many dreams for my truck. motors and guages and rear ends and trannys. Well my dad saw how much I loved the truck and when my grandma died in 2005 he asked me if i wanted it I said yes so he signed it over to me and now it is mine. I use it now as a work truck because I frame houses and often get muddy. I love my LUV. I hope to one day cut the bed and frame down to normal length, build a bad ass motor for it , tub the .........ok you get the point. I love looking at all of yalls projects on here. Thank you so muck LUVTruck.com for making a place so helpful and entertaining for all of the Chevy LUV Truck Owners!!! Jonathan Bartenfeld

 
 

LUV: 1980 4x4
Name:
Barry Burgess
Location: AL USA
Forum Name: Barry
Notes: This truck is definatley the love of my life. Its still got the original, from the lot motor with only 163,000. Its got brand new doors which I am in the process of painting so right now it has a lot of bondo on it. But the underpaint is a CAMO GREEN AND TAN. But this truck is defintally a fixer upper so I am open for suggestions especially with helping it not flood out when I am mud riding. Its alo got a 3" body lift wich has really helped me climbing while I am mudding on hills. Its got great mudtires wich has also helped but other than that im still in the process of deciding if i want to turn it into a looker or just keep it for having fun in the mud. So thanks for looking into my car and I hope to here some info and advise.

 
 

LUV: 1978 Show Truck
Name:
Raymond Howard
Location: Rockaway Bch., OR USA
Forum Name: BadboyBody
Notes: Body-Front fender flares,chin spoiler all molded as one.L-88 Corvette scoop molded to hood.Top has been chopped 9.5",made to look like a Camaro T top, but without the T, open all the way across. From the cab back, the rear frame rails have been shortened 2',leaf springs deleted,now uses ladder bars and air bags.Box is only as wide as the frame rails,the tilting flatbed is cab width at the front,but a foot wider at the rear,overall length is 4.5'.The bed is made of oak & birch.The Luv rearend was replaced with a same dimension Dana 44 posi,and with 29-1850-50 M.T.'s on 15X14 wheels,it makes for a 6'3" rear track,nasty footprints too!Rear fenders started out as boat trailer items cut,widened,re-radiused,bobbed.Running boards tie the front flares to the rear fenders.Other body mods include frenched antenna,shaved door handles,filled side marker lights,etc.Color is 92 Ford aqua,interior is charcoal tweed.Interior consists of Honda buckets,full length custom console with Auto Meter gauges.The engine is a warmed over 305 sbc,headers,cam,Edelbrock carb & manifold.The trans is a Muncie m-21 4 spd,outback is the Dana 44 posi with 3.73's.All of the design,fabrication,work was performed by me (exception-paint). I purchased this truck new in 78,this is the third go-around for it,and you know their never done,thats what makes it fun.Already have plans for the next round!I showed the truck in the 03 Portland Roadster Show,took second place in "Radical Mini Truck",not bad for first time out.I'll send some pix as soon as I get the software for my computer. Thanks for letting me share. Ray

 
 

LUV: 1976 Daily Driver
Name:
Ernie
Location: Montclair, CA USA
Forum Name: Equilon
Notes:

 
 

LUV: 1981 Daily Driver
Name:
Derek DeLange
Location: Monroe, NC USA
Forum Name: LUV master
Notes: Hey im 16 and i got my truck from parents friend and its in really good conditin its only got 109000 miles on it which was a bonus and i just got new tires and i went thought the engine and put new plugs and wires and oil change and now it runs like a champ

 
 

LUV: 1977 Daily Driver
Name:
Bruce
Location: Seneca Falls, NY USA
Forum Name: luv_rider
Notes: i bought this truck about 2 months ago & have had to replace the gas tank & carb, but now it runs & holds gas. It has the original radio in it & its a 2 wheel drive w/ automatic transmision. It only has 55,146 miles on it , so i guess i will keep it stock except for the radio & paint.... LUVS rule..!!!

 
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LUV: 1976 Street
Name:
Ian W. Hurt
Location: Newland, NC USA
Forum Name: dreamsicluv*17
Notes: i bought my little 76 on the seventeenth of May 2002 near Bakerskille, NC...the man who had her had told me he would take $150 for the truck...when me and my old lady got there to pick the truck up he said that he and his wife had decided to let me have her for $100!!! the truck wasn't running at the time...and a brake caliper was locked up, it took a little work...but she's the best truck i ever had!!!

 
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LUV: 1975 Street/Strip
Name:
Andy Shaw
Location: Mead, WA USA
Forum Name: Dr. Luv
Notes: Email me and give me advise on pimpin my truck out

 
 

LUV: 1979 Pro Street
Name:
Mike Mcconnell
Location: Collinsville, OK USA
Forum Name: mike luv 79''
Notes: for sale 79chevey luv has hooker header 1 3/4pipes,hooker mounts ford 9' strange 31 spine 4'11 full spool 46'hub to hub. all most complete, 305/350trans just a dummy motor but runns.good body orginal owner been in side sentes 95 no rust. $1500 all the parts.9183710102 ask for mike.

 
 

LUV: 1981 Daily Driver
Name:
Jeremy Bartunek
Location: omaha, NE USA
Forum Name: 81 jeremy
Notes: its white and i trying to find parts for this luv got it giving to me by my cousin got 100,000 on it and run like a champion. need part like side window, tailcover (front and back)

 
 

LUV: 1980 On/Off Road
Name:
Clark Sweet
Location: Oakhurst, CA USA
Forum Name: Clarksweet
Notes: A big work in progress

 
 

LUV: 1979 4x4
Name:
Steve Davis
Location: Mt Lake Park, MD USA
Forum Name: LUVMAN2000
Notes: I Have 20 Luvs Some Big Block Some Small Block Some 4x4's AND 2wd's

 
 

LUV: 1979 Street
Name:
Troy
Location: Salem, OR USA
Forum Name: ctmandu
Notes: I only paid $300 at an auction. The guy that had it before me put a header, 2 1/2 in. exhaust, alternator, and a lot of other stuff into the engine, the Luv runs great. I’ve lowered it by 2 ¾ inches in front and 3 inches in the back; I hope to get a step-side for it soon. I’ve also redone the interior, new prelude seats ($40) and redid the dash there was nothing left of it, new door panels, carpet and the like, all work done by me and my tight budget. Would like to eventually put a 4.3 in it and coil over shocks.

 
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LUV: 1977 Pro Street
Name:
Jeff
Location: el Paso, TX USA
Notes: it is going to have a blown 383 with a powerglide tranny

 
 

LUV: 1980 On/Off Road
Name:
Maxwell Brown
Location: Roanoke , VA USA
Forum Name: OldBlue
Notes: Truck is in the restore process. If you have any parts or advice I would LUV to hear it just drop me a line at my email address. Thank you all very much and by the way this site is very helpfull.

 
 

LUV: 1981 Daily Driver
Name:
Ilias
Location: Granville , OH USA
Notes: Well, my truck is very special. Second engine blew out on my 1995 S-10(shittiest trucks ever built) so I had to get a new truck. Got this one for $500 with 100,000 miles on it. Runs better then S-10 ever did.

 
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LUV: 1978 Street
Name:
Dan Clark
Location: Saginaw, MI USA
Forum Name: disco
Notes: ford 9 in., 4link suspension, spool, 3.90 gear,406 sbc, powerglide,trans brake, 8 inch convertor, b&m quicksilver,msd ignition,autometer gauges, m/t et streets,tubbed, holley electric fuel pump and regulator,hooker super comp headers, 1.6 roller rockers,miloden oil pump and 7 qt. pan.

 
 

LUV: 1978 Street
Name:
Scott Bingham
Location: siler city, NC USA
Notes: i got this truck for 50 bucks from a neighbor who couldnt get it to run it has sat for bout 5 years so its got a few rust issues but its a project im makin my own repair panels for the fenders rocker-panels an the bed sides i plan to make my own custom body kit an rear roll pan since i cant find or afford new bumpers im puttin a custum interior in lowered it 4.5 in. all around and made a custom "tire-warmer" side exit exhaust the motor is a stock 1.8 w/ a carter carb. i plan to fab. a header soon an eventually im gonna bore an stroke it my hope is to have the fast luv in the world w/ the stock 4-cyl. when i get a camera i'll post some pick cause i want ya'll to see what a 16 yr old that actually has ambitions can do w/ no money an the ability an drive to learn the skills that made the "old-timers" famous---- Peace out

 
 

LUV: 1981 Daily Driver
Name:
Donald Lease
Location: salem, OH USA
Notes: Work in progress at the monent all original truck unsure what im going to do to it,,

 
 

LUV: 1978 Street/Strip
Name:
Kevin
Location: Augusta County, VA USA
Forum Name: daddywabbit
Notes: 15 year project....pro street......getting painted now=july 15 04......runs great..taking out4.88 gears,5500 stall,750 hp small block this fall..runs 5 60s/5 70s 122-124 mph......no juice..truck been 5.06 two years ago..added juice /never sprayed hoping for 530/520 range maybe better..motor has a lot left.not practical ..gonna purchase crate street motor this fall ..truck been blast but need to tone down.haha

 
 

LUV: 1979 4x4
Name:
Arno
Location: Wiesbaden, Germany
Forum Name: mrgermanman
Notes: hello, I love my LUV, look at my selfmade double-bumper and Überrollbügel(dont know the english word), nice sportseats, Weber caburator. keep on rolling GREATINGS FROM GERMANY

 
 

LUV: 1980 On/Off Road
Name:
David
Location: Shelton, WA USA
Forum Name: xxxfreakxxx
Notes: i bought this luv for 5.00 from my best friends uncle. i have put about $500 in it. it has a 1.8 liter with 33's.

 
 

LUV: 1980 4x4
Name:
Zack Taylor
Location: Keyes, OK USA
Forum Name: coponinkeyes
Notes: My chevy luv was my first car and i love it

 
 

LUV: 1983 On/Off Road
Name:
Gareth Hilborn
Location: Pioneer, CA USA
Notes: FOR SALE I had a 2.3 L Izuzu gas engine profesnally rebuilt to put into a Suzuki Samari. After one run I found a Izuzu Diesel that I was origanally hunting for to replace it with. So I have this 2.3 for sale. It has less then 500 miles on it. I have invested Approxmently $1800 and would let it go for around $1000. E Mail me and we will talk

 
 

LUV: 1979 Street/Strip
Name:
Todd & Kathy
Location: Krum, TX USA
Forum Name: Missing our Luv
Notes: Stolen from The Colony, TX “Painter Street” Friday November 21st 2003 According to witnesses, the trailer was hooked up to and hauled off between 1:pm and 3:pm. White 2003 Haulmark 20ft enclosed Race Trailer. NHRA license plate, Vanderbeck Race Cars Inc. Decal on lower right corner of rear door,various decals inside side door. See photo's and website 1979 Chevy LUV V-8 Strange coil-over shocks front and rear. Ford 9 inch round center section,31 spline Dutchman axles, mark williams full spool, 4:88 gears , Morrison Ladder bars, Six States drive line, Light blue T-350 trans, Red Hughes converter with balooning ring, old style Torker Intake, 2” spacer, 700 double pumper, chrome Chevrolet valve covers, MSD distributor, 6AL box, blaster coil, Hurst Quarter Stick, biondo line lock, recessed firewall, aluminum removible tunnel ,small block 400, 186 castings heads , short aluminum Moroso polished water pump, 15 X 14 Weld wheels 4 ½” back space dated 1993, 32 X 14 Goodyear eagles, 14 X 6 Welds 6 lug front, Aluminum radiator with plastic tanks ,electric fan, Blue plug wires with R M red anodized wire holders, Holly Blue pump, with regulator, wire braded 1/2 inch fuel line, Fram chrome filter, RCI 8 gallon cell, red top Optima battery, yellow inside doors and inside of tailgate, white under hood, battery cut-off on right rear valance. Aluminum door panels with bow tie bead rolled in center, aluminum bed cover also has bow tie bead rolled in center section, aluminum radiator top piece, no side marker lights or front turn signal lenses REWARD $1000 CALL ANY TIME WITH INFORMATION LEADING TO THE RETURN OF THIS LUV TRUCK Home 940-482-9560 cell numbers 940-577-1039 OR 940-577-0941 or call Police Officer Hall at 972-625-1887 Owners Please help us to find our pride and joy.

 
 

LUV: 1974 Daily Driver
Name:
Josh
Location: Salina, UT USA
Notes: workin on it but i'm almost done

 
 

LUV: 1978 Street
Name:
Craig Klacman
Location: Austin, TX USA
Forum Name: landscaper
Notes: I have this 78 luv for sale, this truck would be good for reserve parts. the body is in fair shape, original motor, needs transmission. Best contact point is cell (512) 775-1738

 
 

LUV: 1979 Street
Name:
Bill Warman
Location: Mesa, AZ USA
Notes:

 
 

LUV: 1977 On/Off Road
Name:
Scott
Location: Harriman, TN USA
Forum Name: H_town_luv
Notes: I am the proud owner of a 77' luv i use it mostly for clearing the land around my house but she burns out real well too. i haven't had it on the road but once since i got it in early 2004. "That's all i got to say about that."

 
 

LUV: 1974 Daily Driver
Name:
James Cheairs
Location: madison, TN USA
Forum Name: Luv my truck
Notes: My 1974 ChevyLuv Truck is the best little truck that I have come across so far. it draw's alot attention due to the fact that it is two tone blue and change's color whenever the sun shine's on it. along with the shiny bling -bling rim's on it I LUV MY little ChevyLuv Truck 1974 good year.

 
 

LUV: 1979 Street/Strip
Name:
Joey Kruse
Location: Salem, OR USA
Forum Name: meathead
Notes: looks like hell or creaping death......But it runs

 
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LUV: 1974 4x4
Name:
Kevin Bryant
Location: Yuba City, CA USA
Forum Name: kevin
Notes: My luv is powered by a small block 350,With a ford 9 inch rear end with a Detroit locker,dana 30 front axle with a lock right locker,Tires are 33x12.50x15 super swamper boggers.

 
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LUV: 1980 Strip
Name:
Barrett Hinesly
Location: Odessa, TX USA
Forum Name: SirWraith
Notes: I have 1980 strip only longbed. Itt has a 355 SBC 4 bolt steel crank with solid roller cam, 13:1 Kieth Black Pistons, 800 Double pumper, Victor Jr intake, Dart Pro 1 Heads, Hooker Headers, MSD 6AL and Pro Billet Dist. Best 1/4 time thus far is 11.20 @ 119.86 @ 5000 Corrected alt. Still tweaking it's gone a 10 in her somewhere. Built by myself and Jeff Foreman.

 
 

LUV: 1977 Street
Name:
Tino Alonzo
Location: George, WA USA
Notes: It is yellow with a four cylinder engine, needs carburetor work, has headers, cherry bomb exhaust, sunroof. Need help with carburetor?

 
 

LUV: 1975 Street
Name:
Deanna
Location: Brighton, CO USA
Forum Name: luvblue
Notes: On my truck my head gasket is gone so I would like to replace it and the whole motor with one looking for parts and maybe more.I love my truck and want it to be beautiful for ever. Any thing will help even just addresss of a place to get parts. Thanks

 
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LUV: 1977 Street
Name:
Luke Curtis
Location: Bakersfield, CA USA
Forum Name: luvluke
Notes: I bought this truck for my daughter for $300.00. It had a knock in the engine so I pulled it and had it compleatly over hauled and I'm now in the process of putting it back together. With the way gas prices are going up I'll be driving it till she gets her lic. Which won't be for a while yet. O' and when she no longer wants it I get it back!!!!!

 
 

LUV: 1978 Street
Name:
Payton
Location: Puyallup, WA USA
Forum Name: payton
Notes: My truck is driven daily I bought it from the origanal family they have had it since it was new. The truck has 119000 origanal miles on it. Its all stock besides it being lowered 3in and 15in chrome rims.

 
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LUV: 1978 Street/Strip
Name:
Lee Marchbanks
Location: Caldwell, ID USA
Forum Name: pee_roy
Notes: It's a work in progress, but I have done a lot to it. First I took out that pathetic 4 cylinder, and I squeezed in a decked out 355 V8, a TH350, a solid peice drivline, 10 bolt rear-end, a Starshifter, really trick exhaust, Auto Meter monster tach, and all those goodies in it. I am so proud of this truck! I am only 17 years old and I spent the whole summer and more to get this truck drivable again. All that work that I have put in is so worth it! It's a lot faster than before, gets a lot more attention, and I luv being a Luv owner! You gotta Luv it!!! **UPDATE** Got a new Luv after the other one had kinda fallen apart. The new one is a 80 shortbox. I used alot fo the parts from the old truck to build this one. I rebuilt the motor woth a set of .125 dome KeithBlack pistons with GMPP rods. Put a fresh cast crank in it with new clevite bearings. Used the same intake and carb, along with the blockhuggers for the exhaust. I also swapped the Posi'd s10 rear into it too. The first tranny i used when i put the truck togetther was a 2004r, but that turned out to be a bad tranny, so i put a th350 in it. I also made homemade solid motor mounts that set the motor down low and back. There was still just nough room to use an HEI distributor though.

 
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LUV: 1980 Daily Driver
Name:
Chad Brown
Location: Broomfield, CO USA
Forum Name: chaddmann
Notes: Right now not much to say, it is a 1980 Mikado 4x4. She is pretty rough, but runs. I am working on doing a complete, or as complete as possible restore with some twists.

 
 

LUV: 1978 Street/Strip
Name:
Hal Hawley
Location: San Leon, TX USA
Forum Name: Luvstruck
Notes: Found the Air Force/Army truck on Luvtruck.com. It has 6473.6 on the odometer, and being ex-military, I believe the mileage to be actual. It's getting a LT1/4L60E, and will be street driven, with an occasional pass or two at the strip. I've made some progress, and it's posted on my webpage.

 
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LUV: 1982 Daily Driver
Name:
Melissa Kernodle
Location: Burlington, NC USA
Forum Name: luvtruck1303
Notes: I like my Luv truck because it is yellow and stands out in a parking lot. I also like it because it is my first vehicle and I don't think I can ever get rid of it!

 
 

LUV: 1978 Daily Driver
Name:
Travis
Location: TX USA
Forum Name: bassist
Notes: i got it from a guy who hadn't drove it very often for five years, for $650. it belonged to a father-in-law of his who really liked it and took excellent care of it. its got a really straight body with one good sized dent and a little rust but overall really nice. the engine is also really strong for a stock motor, with only 88.000 miles. the interior was also redone at some point in time and its pretty nice, considering.

 
 

LUV: 1978 Street/Strip
Name:
Anthony
Location: Seaside, CA USA
Forum Name: Anthony
Notes: My LUV has had the original motor taken out and replaced with a Chevy 350 roller motor that packs 450hp. Connected to it I have a 3 speed 350 Turbo tranny & 12 bolt psi rear end. Currently it is awaiting a new paint job. After that I'll be cutting the frame from the cab back,& welding on a new custom frame, with a narrowed rear end.

 
 

LUV: 1978 Show Truck
Name:
Calvin Ramsey
Location: Pangburn, AR USA
Notes: My chevy luv is 2 inches off the ground whith 2.5 dark window tint. this truck is still under construction its getting painted midnight blue with a yellow under body with matching interior as soon as i get it to the iterrior doctor.

 
 

LUV: 1980 On/Off Road
Name:
Angela Odum
Location: Coarsegold, CA USA
Forum Name: Angela
Notes: It's small, strong and it's mine !!

 
 

LUV: 1976 Daily Driver
Name:
Christopher Crombie
Location: Enumclaw, WA USA
Forum Name: mylittleluv
Notes: theres nothing really special about my luv, but it gets me to and from work everyday and then some. Im leaving for the ARMY in january and when I get back im doing a v8 smallblock conversion on it so I found this place and maybe I'll find some hints and trick for the swapp.

 
 

LUV: 1979 Street
Name:
Derek Huwe
Location: Yorktown, TX USA
Forum Name: Ranger
Notes: Dad just bought this for my 16 birthday. Needs alot of work only paid $250.

 
 

LUV: 1977 Daily Driver
Name:
Gilbert
Location: tulare, CA USA
Forum Name: Gilbert
Notes: My truck is a 77 small bed, it's my ride to and from work. What I like best about is difrent and the body desing. My hole family has own one at one point or another.

 
 

LUV: 1981 On/Off Road
Name:
Justin Linton
Location: Charleroi, PA USA
Forum Name: Justin
Notes: It's a 1981 Chevy Luv Diesel. I just got it from my uncle I'm currently saving money so i upgrade the engine and enter it into shows,but I"m having trouble finding cool looking parts> If anyone has any ideas or place I can look pleases email me.

 
 

LUV: 1979 4x4
Name:
Tyler
Location: San Jose, CA USA
Notes: this luv truck has the original 4 cylinder engine but hoping to put in a 1996 chevy 4.3l v6 vortec engine. hoping to lift it with some toyota or bronco or jeep axles. and put a fleetside back on it

 
 

LUV: 1982 Street
Name:
Heath Bresee
Location: Thayer, MO USA
Forum Name: dsf
Notes: my truck has been rebilt and rebuilt its had a flat bed on it for abu5yrs irecently put a truck bed on it

 
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LUV: 1979 Street
Name:
Jessica Newkirk
Location: Seattle, WA USA
Forum Name: JessMN
Notes: My truck is a 1979 luv stepside. As you can see, it's black, with a 350 under the hood. It has a 3.31 limited slip rear end and a custom driveline from Drive Lines Northwest. Once I got it, I customized the interior to get rid of the dated stock brown and tan. New door panels, painted the headliner, got seat covers, and put a stereo in. Future modifications include an engine swap, mustang II front suspension, new exhaust, and rims and tires, as well as a tonneau cover and whatever else I think of along the way. :)

 
 

LUV: 1980 Show Truck
Name:
Shawn Zagar
Location: Greensburg, PA USA
Notes: 1980 Chevy Luv bought new by me with 26,000 original miles. Painted by nationally known airbrush artist Jim Kunze in 1983 and winner of many shows. The truck features a 5" body lift and a 3" suspension lift with 33" groundhawgs on 15x8 aluminum wheels. This 4x4 started out as a daily driver until it got repainted. It then became a show only truck. I am still working on some more mods as it is never truly finished. Any helpful tips on more mods are greatly appreciated. Thanks, Shawn

 
 

LUV: 1980 4x4
Name:
Jason Inman
Location: Clinton, WA USA
Forum Name: rick j ames
Notes: My truck is going to be on the lines of a baja truck. i am going to blue print and balance the engine near the end of summer. 4wd. bucket seats are in consideration. light wieght flywheel and stage 1 clutch. yee haw. little system, nothing insane because i would like to go fast and all!

 
 

LUV: 1976 Pro Street
Name:
Peter Noble
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Forum Name: pnoble
Notes: twin turbo's v6 twin exaughst 12.09 1/4 mile planning nos

 
 

LUV: 1979 Street
Name:
Mike Essex
Location: West Frankfort, IL USA
Forum Name: rasco010
Notes: Stock 350 in works w/turbo 350 Trans. 235/60r15 tires on chrome rims so far I only have $850 invested in the whole truck including the motor and Trans. Excellent sleeper for them there rice burners who think they can win it all

 
 

LUV: 1981 Show Truck
Name:
Connie Jerry Griffin III
Location: La Puente ,Calif., CA USA
Forum Name: BLACKBOY
Notes: Got my Luv for free as a junker got it running added flowmaster system front to back, webber outlaw carb, paint done by BIGDADDY stero 750 watts with remote, The metalic blue is awsome. It got damaged in a fire and I'm in the mix of re-wire with painless and re-paint. I Luv it.

 
 

LUV: 1979 On/Off Road
Name:
Alan Thrailkill
Location: Chattamooga, TN USA
Forum Name: Geezer
Notes: Owned since 1980

 
 

LUV: 1982 Street
Name:
David Cohea
Location: Springfield, TN USA
Forum Name: CoheaD
Notes: 1982 Chevy Luv is Blue long bed and 5 speed. The transmission is having some problems. However the motor is still humming. I understand that a 2.2 Diesel Isuzu engine's life is estimated to be over 16,000 hours. At 50mph that is over 800,000 miles.

 
 

LUV: 1980 Daily Driver
Name:
Paul W. Robinett
Location: Wapakoneta, OH USA
Forum Name: Led Fether
Notes: My LUV is a 1980 Mikado with the original 1.8. I am planning on restoring it the best I can. I've never taken on a restoration project before, so this should to be full of headaches and sheer enjoyment(after it is complete). I traded a 1986 Merc Gr.Marquis even up for it. I think it was worth the trade, especially since it only had 80k miles on it.

 
 

LUV: 1981 Daily Driver
Name:
Travis Rempfer
Location: Rapid City, SD USA
Forum Name: luv'n it
Notes: The project I have going on with my truck is really unique and will be one sweet luv when I am done. I will keep new pictures coming as the battle continues.

 
 

LUV: 1980 Daily Driver
Name:
Doyle Brown
Location: Lufkin, TX USA
Forum Name: Ronan
Notes: Where I'm at there isn't alot of luvs so I find it very valuable. It gets lots of looks where ever I good and it's nearly impossable to get stuck there great little trucks.

 
 

LUV: 1980 Street
Name:
Bobby Taylor
Location: Macon, GA USA
Forum Name: justatoy
Notes: 406ci, 350 turbo 3500 stall, rear roll pan, shaved drip rail and marker lights, cowl hood, body close but not ready for paint yet. A lot of fun to work on and even more fun to drive

 
 

LUV: 1974 Street/Strip
Name:
Rocket Reece Reeves
Location: Weatherford, TX USA
Forum Name: Luv Rocket
Notes: I've had this truck for 20 yrs! Me and my dad built it in 1984 and have tried to sell it 4 times and I still have it and i guess will pass it on to the kids. The truck 1st had a 305 then I decided to go with the big engine. It has a stroked 400 that makes it a 410, 6.5 rods 12.5 Keith black pistons, 670 mechanical roller cam. 2 Holley 600 carbs with a mallory unilite dist. The front wheels are Cragar 15x3 and the rear is 15x10. 3800 stall turbo 350, quarter stick and a S-10 mini spool 373 rear gear. The truck is not only fast, but has 4 12in woofers and a whole lot of tweets and mids.

 
 

LUV: 1979 4x4
Name:
Toby
Location: Shreveport, LA USA
Forum Name: BUDDHA
Notes: 4x4 used everyday I love this truck dearly. I just needed a few parts for it. It’s yellow with public works on both doors. Big CB antenna on top that I put on. This truck is far the best there is. The whole luv truck line that is.

 
 

LUV: 1980 Daily Driver
Name:
Michael Swain
Location: Woodstock, GA USA
Forum Name: luv-er
Notes: POS, 1.8, 4-speed, 4-wheel discs, all stock except for "forced intake" (removed box from beside radiator!) and a weber carb. I dunno if I want to sell it or fix it. It has a "blown" head gasket.

 
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LUV: 1979 Street
Name:
Alex Bustamante
Location: Santiago, Chile
Notes: It has an original engine of 1.6cc(IZUSU)of 4 marches,i use it to work.

 
 

LUV: 1979 Street
Name:
Bob
Location: Tulsa, OK USA
Notes: Want to sell it. Has 83,000 miles. 2nd owner at 23000 miles in 1982. Oxidized Red Mikado long wide bed. Automatic, A/C (converted to new environment friendly freon), 1.8 Litre, pass-thru rear window. Bad dash, burns/leaks oil, needs tune-up. 98% original. Never wrecked as far as I know.

 
 

LUV: 1978 Daily Driver
Name:
Gilberto Valdez
Location: Alamos, Sonora, AZ Mexico
Forum Name: Gilberto Valdez
Notes: This is my friend's truck his name is Gilberto Valdez he got his Luv like 4 years ago it was really mess up but he and our friend Ricardo Ramos make it look better with a little bite of Autoshop and mechanics. just take a look a it i don't have old picture but here are the new ones... enjoy it

 
 

LUV: 1979 Street
Name:
Jeff Campbell
Location: Lincoln, KS USA
Forum Name: fuse
Notes: 70,000 mile flatbed 4x4 :D

 
 

LUV: 1987 Street
Name:
Bill Tippett
Location: memphis, TN USA
Forum Name: thawolff
Notes: I have two. both are 2.2 diesels. a 1981 that's sitting up and '87 isuzu. I bought the 87 new. I drive it every day. it uses no oil at 250,000. I have worked the crap out of this truck from day one. These are tough lil trucks. If anyone has parts to sell let me know.

 
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LUV: 1979 On/Off Road
Name:
Colin Hinshaw
Location: Elon, NC USA
Forum Name: burltnblue79
Notes: I own 2 luvs, a 78 2wd and a 79 4wd thats factory carolina blue and still has the 4x4 labels all over, 4cyl. 4 spd. Other one is yellow 4cyl 4 spd. 2wd used to be a really clean low-low. I plan on fixing both and someday have both on the road.

 
 

LUV: 1979 4x4
Name:
Tim Waters
Location: Lake Park, GA USA
Forum Name: gotaluvit
Notes: Daily driven for work... Bought it on Auto Trader on line from someone in north GA... Put in a G200 and drive the piss out of it.... 25+MPG!!!!! Love my LUV!!!!

 
 

LUV: 1979 4x4
Name:
Bob Ryan
Location: Fort Atkinson, WI USA
Forum Name: Whiz Kid
Notes: Bought the truck in Oct.1986.I put a 3 inch body lift and a 2 inch suspension lift on it.I ran 31 by 11.5 inch tires on 15 by 8 wheels.In Sept.1989 I decided to tear the whole truck down and completely re-do it.Unfortunetly that was as far as I got.It sat that way in my garage until Spring of 2003.I found a 1984 Pontiac T1000 2-door in mint condition and decided to put the body on the LUV frame.I had to shorten the frame to match the wheelbase of the body.I currently have the body mounted on the frame.I also had to modify the Pontiac steering column to mate with the LUV steering box.I am sticking with all the LUVs original engine and running gear.I hope to have it finally back on the road by the end of summer 2005.

 
 

LUV: 1979 4x4
Name:
Jeff Conway
Location: Powell, MO USA
Forum Name: cyclon
Notes: I own 3 running 4x4's 2 are daily drivers.I also have 5 for parts. We have a 240 acres of hills and "hollors".There is nowhere this trucks can't go. From hauling firewood to deer hunting they do it all!

 
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LUV: 1975 Street
Name:
David Puaa
Location: Kaunakakai, HI USA
Forum Name: kawelo
Notes: This truck has a 383 v8. Turbo 350 trans. There is a shift kit inside, also 4546 gears. Also cam roller rockers and headers.

 
 

LUV: 1976 Drag
Name:
Byron Duncan
Location: Anahuac, TX USA
Forum Name: bd'slittleluv
Notes: new to me first luv drag truck it's a work in progress

 
 

LUV: 1979 Street
Name:
Luke Wheeler
Location: Boise, ID USA
Notes: this truck is half 1974 and half 1979. this truck was previously wrecked bofore i bought it. they tried to fix it but i dont know if they caused me more or less work. around 4 months of work went into this truck and i'm no where near done with it. it's dropped 6in. has an 1800 L series datsun motor in it, i put some hop into that motor. I'm looking for passenger side rear step-side fender for it. i'm fixing it up to be an SSCA/street/drag race truck. looking for help or ideas...

 
 

LUV: 1980 4x4
Name:
Jordan Petersen
Location: Junction, OR USA
Forum Name: litl44
Notes: There is sticker on the back window my girlfriend gave me "LUV IT OR LEAVE IT". Tires 31x11.5x15 Baja claws. Three Different luvs in one. Stiff suspension, jumps like nothing else.

 
 

LUV: 1975 Street
Name:
Art Ellis
Location: Cheyenne, WY USA
Forum Name: LUV ART
Notes: This truck has 42000 miles on it. It has been in the family since 79. It is dependable, starts first turn and gets tremendous mileage ( 4 cyl). I hope to clean it up, install new weather stripping and dash cover and eventually give it to my granddaughter to keep it in the family for another generation.

 
 

LUV: 1979 Daily Driver
Name:
Ike Fist
Location: Georgetown, OH USA
Forum Name: Ike
Notes: I am the original owner of a 79 4x4. I bought it brand new on March 10, 1979. It has every option available except bucket seats. It now has 165,000 miles and still runs great and the air conditioner still blows cold!! But, it is so rusty its not safe to drive. I am now restoring a very nice 80 2 wheel drive.

 
 

LUV: 1977 Street
Name:
Nathan
Location: Haskell, OK USA
Notes: my luv has a good shell but the motor lacks the hores im going to put a turbo 4 cyl to help it out a lil

 
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LUV: 1979 Street
Name:
Wayne Opperud
Location: Billings, MT USA
Forum Name: waynejob
Notes: Got a 1979 Luv, was professionally chopped 7" using 2 bodies. Firewall, dash and floors handmade- Nascar style dash with all Smith mechanical gauges. 350" 3sp manual, 9" Ford rear 3.00:1. Even a frenched in antenna along with shorty chrome stacks. What a Hoot to drive! Best of all, it handles great!!

 
 

LUV: 1980 Daily Driver
Name:
Wayne Opperud
Location: Billings, MT USA
Forum Name: waynejob
Notes: Old dependable 1980 4x4 with about 212K miles. Don't burn any oil, but front seal leaks a little. Runs good using it about 10-15 miles a day

 
 

LUV: 1980 4x4
Name:
George Humphreys
Location: Grants Pass, OR USA
Forum Name: OLD country boy
Notes: It's a 4x4 I drive every day. It's like me not fast but gets there every time.

 
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LUV: 1982 Daily Driver
Name:
Dustin Evans
Location: Winston Salem, NC USA
Forum Name: Finalman
Notes: New Flowmaster w/ 2" pipe(sounds like a v8), 2.2l diesel(119k miles), 5spd tranny, New paint-job, 4 neon-light interior, Center-line rims 14", proudly drive to school daily, turns heads at stop lights, cousin of the Isuzu pup.

 
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LUV: 1978 Street
Name:
Kris Kalson
Location: Tacoma, WA USA
Notes: This truck to me is special. I recieved it one month ago from my friend chance who has a slammed 79' green street racing chevy luv truck. I have already did the G200 motor swap and I am planning on getting more done to it. This truck is pretty fast for stock. I just want to meet more people who own chevy luvs and that live in or near tacoma. I am only 17 and a 1/2 years old too.

 
 

LUV: 1978 Street
Name:
Camrin Charles
Location: Phoenix Phire City, AZ USA
Forum Name: slammed78
Notes: Ive lowerd it and am thinking about cilinders or dros im not shure yet it has a buick v6 other than that its the shit, Luvin it.Oh for any of you people out there dont come here its hell on earth cause there isnt any place hotter than phire city

 
 

LUV: 1979 Daily Driver
Name:
Thawstone
Location: Portland, OR USA
Forum Name: thawstone
Notes: 27K original miles now (2004). Converted to 5.0 V8 when new by local professional shop, Holly Dominator intake, MSD, tuned headers, 4bbl, B&M shifter. Stored for years and just restored by original shop.

 
 

LUV: 1978 On/Off Road
Name:
Bryan Fields
Location: South Charleston, WV USA
Notes: rall bogey

 
 

LUV: 1981 Street
Name:
Casanova
Location: Lakeville, MN USA
Forum Name: FlamedLUV
Notes: The LUV is really beat up right now. Rusted and dented but the motor hasnt even turned 80,000 miles yet. I plan on turboing the LUV eventually to get some more power out of the slug...we'll see though!

 
 

LUV: 1973 Street
Name:
Darius Ball
Location: Manchester, KY USA
Notes: Everything but the tires is oringinal(still has the AM radio). The LUV runs great. I've had less problems out of it than my wife's new car. I just wish I knew what it was worth.

 
 

LUV: 1979 Daily Driver
Name:
Justin Boyle
Location: Apex, NC USA
Forum Name: Holy LUV
Notes: 1979 Longbed 2wd daily driver. My church pastor gave me this truck in April and I LUV it. We named it Lazerus because he's been resurrected on a few occasions! It's so much fun to drive and I get more looks than the guy in the new Corvette! He's in rough shape with the typical rust problems and the roof is banged up from a tree limb that Fran dropped on him in 96. He's a work in progress and may eventually get a heart transplant in the way of a healthy 350 V8! But that's yet to be built, so I'll just keep driving him the way he is!

 
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LUV: 1979 Show Truck
Name:
Tom
Location: Underwood, IA USA
Forum Name: Tom Heinrichs
Notes: My first truck was a Luv, So I thought it would be fun for my son and myself to fix one up for show. Still needs engine work done but we are getting there. Just having fun with my son and the LUV. Keeping it stock.

 
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LUV: 1974 Street/Strip
Name:
Josh Meeks
Location: Forset Park, GA USA
Forum Name: 74chevyluv
Notes: dropin a 350 in it totaly gutting it and shaving the gass fill puting fuel cell in bed and a raising tono cover ... let yall know what else when i get to it

 
 

LUV: 1979 Daily Driver
Name:
Jake
Location: belgrade, MT USA
Forum Name: jake
Notes: I use my 79 luv as an every driver I have had this luv for about a year now. I bought it for threehoundred bucks it was a toall basket case it did not run for the first six months I had the truck I had alot of frontend damge to fix but after 800.00 bucks later it is a good truck and I am planing to restore it in the five years.

 
 

LUV: 1976 4x4
Name:
Jason
Location: puyallup, WA USA
Forum Name: thechevyguy78
Notes: 76 luv solied axled with a dana 35, sprung over on 33's. it has a dana 20 transfer case its a beast but its fun!!!

 
 

LUV: 1981 Street
Name:
Eric
Location: Burke, VA USA
Forum Name: Eric
Notes: Old, Ulgy, but runs like a sewing machine. 187,000 miles on the original engine. 35 MPG at 65 MPH. Eric

 
 

LUV: 1979 Daily Driver
Name:
Chris
Location: Ellaville, GA USA
Forum Name: civic
Notes: i need help i need a wiring diagram

 
 

LUV: 1980 On/Off Road
Name:
Justin Dutton
Location: Queen Creek, AZ USA
Forum Name: enemyenigma
Notes: I'm amazed at how well it drives, I wouldn't trade it for the world

 
 

LUV: 1980 On/Off Road
Name:
Thomas Ohlman
Location: Prescott, AZ USA
Forum Name: rezkid
Notes: 215x75R15 BFG A/T KO's on 15x6 Unique Modulars, 3" body lift, Toyota rearview mirrors, brush bar w/ 7" K/C Daylighters, Rhino liner, Clarion stereo w/ Clarion speakers. Is Scarlet Red, and has factory A/C, bucket seats, and a moon visor

 
 

LUV: 1973 Street
Name:
Arnold Hansen
Location: Snohomish, WA USA
Forum Name: puzzled
Notes: Inherited an original owner 1973 LUV pickup. The truck was owned by my 93 year old aunt. The body is straight and the paint is original. The mileage is 41,000 miles. It is well-maintained and runs good. I have the original purchase invoice and warranty. Please e-mail me if you know what it is worth.

 
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LUV: 1980 On/Off Road
Name:
Nathan Campbell
Location: Chandler, AZ USA
Forum Name: gargoyl
Notes: Got this truck for $150.00 in running condition. Since then, I have replaced the motor and put some new tires on it. It still needs some body work but it has a lot of potential. Plus, it has no rust.

 
 

LUV: 1980 Show Truck
Name:
Denny Elmer
Location: Hope, AR USA
Notes: The truck is in the process of being a one of a kind...More the less a needle in the haystack. If you have anyideas or inquiries on good ideas, please email me or contact me on Yahoo Messanger by: "shoverspringskustomz"...I'll have all pic.s' available real soon...It's gonna make your mouth water if you're a Luv owner.. Thank You, Denny Elmer a*k*a Lucky

 
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LUV: 1977 Drag
Name:
Raymond Guzman
Location: Abilene, TX USA
Forum Name: stroker383
Notes: My truck is in the works right now to becoming a high 5 second drag truck (1/8 mile). I have owned it for around three years now and have done alot of chassis fabrications. To include pulling out the stock 4 banger and setting a 383 nitrous sbc with powerglide 10" back from the stock 4 cylinder location, so alot of firewall fabrication had to be done. In the rear I have a narrowed 9" stuffed with all the goodies and ladderbars to help aid in some wheelstands. In addition to that the I cut and moved the rear framerails in for more tire clearance. To tie everything up I installed a 12 point roll cage. My truck has along way to go and has been a slow process but when it is done it will be worth the wait.

 
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LUV: 1980 Street
Name:
Jose Luis Diaz Izquierdo
Location: Peumo, Chile
Forum Name: fargo
Notes: esta es una modelo 1980. pertenece a mi abuelo quien es su unico dueño desde esa fecha. posee un motor 1.6 reacondicionado con piezas originales, caja de 4 velocidades y un trabajo de pintura no muy bueno, que pienso cambiar yo. tiene algunos detalles que no la hacen parecer "original de fabrica". pero la verdad es que mi abuelo le saco algunas cosas para reemplzarlas por algunas mas actuales pertenecientes a las generaciones siguientes de Luv. a pesar de ello mecanicamenete esta como nueva y suena y se comporta como tal.

 
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LUV: 1980 4x4
Name:
Luke Hunsaker
Location: Emmett, ID USA
Forum Name: Luke Hunsaker
Notes: My truck is in the making i'm transfering it to a 88 isuzu trooper frame and modifying the interior the pic is what it looks like now and i'll add pic's as i go

 
 

LUV: 1979 Daily Driver
Name:
Russell Napier
Location: Dumas, TX USA
Notes: My Luv is alittle unqiue in the since it has had a '76 ford mustang v-6, C-4 auto installed in it before aquired it. Buz is what I named it. This Luv is a '79 Mikado series,and has factory air and orginally equipped with an factory automatic, but as mentioned before it has a c-4 now. The truck is solid white with a blue mikado interior all orginal except for the floor mats, other then that it is basically alittle get around truck.

 
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LUV: 1976 Daily Driver
Name:
Adam Wagner
Location: Spokane, WA USA
Forum Name: Adam20
Notes: got a nice running and in good condition truck for 300$ 2 blocks away from my house. my brother got one in the same condition as mine but without a motor for 250$ and it was a 6 hour drive there not counting 6 hours back and hookup times

 
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LUV: 1972 Drag
Name:
Daniel Rivas
Location: San Diego, CA USA
Forum Name: DRIVAS
Notes: Built a V8 350 enginge, under 4,000 running 12's.

 
 

LUV: 1981 4x4
Name:
Wes / Jason Turner
Location: Floyd, VA USA
Notes: My plan is to jack it up and put a 4.3,305 or 350 in it and make it in to 4x4/daily driver. I'll paint it black,yellow or white.

 
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LUV: 1975 Pro Street
Name:
Ron Kest
Location: Pompano, FL USA
Notes: Well here it is,brand new proffessionaly done by well known hot rod builder. Project started 1988. Sat for 15 yrs. compleated 1 mo. ago. Engine is a 355ci solid roller 010 4 bolt,pink flat top TRW 2 valverelief. Balanced assembley heads are aliminum GM phase 6 205 int 165 ext, sevre duty valves,68cc 220 runners, victor JR intake,750 Russ carb port matched,transmission turbo 400 B'M 3000 nitros converter,third member,9 in. detroit locker,31 spline,350 gear for highway driving. Coilover ladder bar. Chassis engineering strange. Truck bed is alum. diamond plate. Full roll cage 6 point X bar to back half. Wheels weld 15X13,ET street 30X1250 S. Could use 33X1850. brakes are four wheel disc Ford set up.Line Lock. Body has no rot,orig.floors, Int. fabricated. Bow tie alum dash,alum door panels,orig glass,orighead liner. just painted base coat clear coat. Allthe lights,wipers horn work. I will be making a pass at moroso soon. Looking for high 10"s om motor,set up for nitros not installed yet. having fun driving this fantastic work of art on high test pupm gas. Now I know why you guys own and have your own sight for Luvvvvvvvvvv, Trucks. Think of selling soon so call Ron at (954) 304-2008 anytime. Thanks, Ron Kest

 
 

LUV: 1979 Show Truck
Name:
Garth LaGrone
Location: Longview, TX USA
Forum Name: greenchevy94
Notes: '79 longbed air bagged

 
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LUV: 1973 Street/Strip
Name:
Richard Rader
Location: Tacoma, WA USA
Forum Name: rabbelrowzer
Notes: This truck was for the most part finished when I bought it. I’ve added nitrous to it, steel braided hoses, polished carb, a detail job, pinstripe and collector plates. This truck has proven it's self to be very tough and very fast!!!!

 
 

LUV: 1975 Street
Name:
Lindsay Earles
Location: Bairnsdale, Australia
Notes: New Brakes, Tyres, Wheels, Carburettor, Fuel Pump, Battery etc. As is in VGC for it's age. Will separate some parts, got tub. 15" wheels. For Sale as is Contact: 03 5153 2430 NB: Will separate tub from cab chassis

 
 

LUV: 1980 4x4
Name:
Kevin Davis
Location: Valley Center, KS USA
Notes: I luv my luv its the best truck but i blow the motors a lot but its worth it im looking for a v8 to put in it.

 
 

LUV: 1978 Street
Name:
Lillie Herrera
Location: Sacramento, CA USA
Forum Name: Lil Red Riding Hood
Notes: I bought my Red Chevy Luv since I was 34 years old in 1978.4/Cylinder,automatic transmission.Hardly used it,has 277,32 original miles(beleive or not). Paint job is original(acrylic red),no dents.other than a couple of nicks from passing trucks lifting debris from road.All original and looks fantastic.Now am 60 years old and for comfort, won't drive it. Who wants to buy it? I love the uniqueness of it's looks!

 
 

LUV: 1975 Street
Name:
Ashley
Location: Bristol, VA USA
Forum Name: ashstruck
Notes: i got this truck from my uncle cause he went in to the service. i am now fixing it up with a new paint job and every thing. this will be kinda a welcome back present to him. this truck is so popular at my school and they flip out when they find out a girl drives it. :) i also need to find speakers to go in it that has to be harder than it is to find the parts!!!! but if any one knows were i can find a metel back bumper let me no. i am trying to keep every thing orangial but some of the things gots 2 go see ya Ash's Truck

 
 

LUV: 1975 Daily Driver
Name:
Paul Handsaker
Location: Toledo, OR USA
Forum Name: PH73_55
Notes: This is my forth Luv its bin abused but still a good runner I hope to put a v-6 in her and later a for wheel conversion. Resoration is on the way

 
 

LUV: 1980 4x4
Name:
Dylan Evans
Location: Hardy, AR USA
Forum Name: The Luv Machine
Notes: My Luv is black has a rorebar four inches above the roof of the truck. I also have spinner hubcaps for it. The spinners make it looked pimped. It is a nice truck and I love my Chevy Luv.

 
 

LUV: 1976 Daily Driver
Name:
Roger Bitikofer
Location: Mesa, AZ USA
Forum Name: Roger
Notes: 1976 chevy LUV-second owner-was camper-110,000 miles-Arizona truck-excellant mechanical-some gaskets dried out-my use as daily driver

 
 

LUV: 1978 Daily Driver
Name:
Alex Evans
Location: Tucson, AZ USA
Forum Name: buster
Notes: 1978 luv, I bought the truck in April of 04'. It was running but now has a carburetor problem that I'm working out. I have plans to swap the motor for a 350 but might go smaller. I also plan to upgrade the interior and give it a paintjob.

 
 

LUV: 1977 4x4
Name:
Daniel Thomas
Location: Carlton, OR USA
Forum Name: spongebob
Notes: On the road or off,I feel like a kid with a brand new toy.

 
 

LUV: 1981 Daily Driver
Name:
Glynn Riley
Location: Wilmer, AL USA
Forum Name: Glynn
Notes: my mom bought this new,i bought from her and been driving ever sense! it don't wear out. i drive daily to work. i am a construction worker that carries me all over the south. thank you Glynn Riley

 
 

LUV: 1982 Street
Name:
Markus T. Morris
Location: Mankato, MN USA
Notes: she always starts no matter if she needs work or not , just one turn and she's ready to go, i call her luvette and i love my little luv, dubbed TUFF LUV

 
 

LUV: 1980 On/Off Road
Name:
Jake Watson
Location: Logsden, OR USA
Forum Name: 1980Mikado
Notes: 1980 Mikado 4x4 with minimal rust and a nice, straight body. Had a nice system in it with a set of 12" subs, but now reduced to 6.5's and 6x9's from deck power. Most common use is toting lumber around (building a garage), but she enjoys playing in the mud every once in a while. Sporting white powdercoats and a set of 28's.

 
 

LUV: 1982 Daily Driver
Name:
Roy ray bresee
Location: thayer , MS USA
Forum Name: ray
Notes: My luv is uniqe because it has had four beds on it. Me and my dad put a regular bed on it last year off of a nissan. it fits perfictly. Itis a blue with metallic flakes. The bed is green me and my dad are going to put a black paint with white stripes going over the hood. I have bougt two 12" sony explod subwoofers init. I had already six 6"/9" init.

 
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LUV: 1981 4x4
Name:
Bryon Yeager
Location: Marcola, OR USA
Forum Name: slick97477
Notes: I have a 1981 Chevy Luv Diesel 4x4...as far as I know it is the only Luv Diesel 4x4 that I know of in the state that run and drives....This Truck is a very nice piece of work...It gets about 45 miles to the gallon...and plenty of pulling power....

 
 

LUV: 1980 Street
Name:
Glen Craig
Location: Hawkins, TX USA
Forum Name: eg craig
Notes: 1980 has tilt frontend,350/350 combo,1981 trans-am disc-brake rearend with 3.08 gear& narrowed 8 inches. still underconstuction. maybe finish someday.

 
 

LUV: 1976 Daily Driver
Name:
Steven Mcdonald
Location: Goulburn, Australia
Notes: It's a g160 bored 1mm. It has 4,2,1 extractors, 2 barrel webber, aftermarket air filter, 5 speed rodeo box, rodeo front disc brakes and woodgrain sports steering wheel.

 
 

LUV: 1978 Show Truck
Name:
Charlie
Location: Georgetown, OH USA
Forum Name: gobbler1132
Notes: Kick ass

 
 

LUV: 1980 On/Off Road
Name:
Anthony
Location: Lake Havasu City, AZ USA
Forum Name: luvmann1980
Notes: this truck is a war horse. it has been sunk, hit bounced around, and still runs strong. like a rock lol

 
 

LUV: 1980 On/Off Road
Name:
Brian Robertson
Location: Paris, IL USA
Forum Name: 1 lil toy
Notes: I purchased this 1980 4wd 4 yrs ago and my wife still drives it everyday to work. it is still in original stock form and has not been restored. I am the second owner of this fine truck and I have always wanted one, and I'm wanting another one to restore

 
 

LUV: 1978 Daily Driver
Name:
John
Location: Sevierville, TN USA
Notes: it is a 78 white and blue with a set of wires still the 1.8 in it it is a long bed very rare will sell for a g$$d price

 
 

LUV: 1979 On/Off Road
Name:
Jonah Link
Location: Bullhead City, AZ USA
Forum Name: Big pappa
Notes: I bought this truck for $700. It has 115,000 miles and runs decent. I reupolstered the seat first thing. The exhaust is thrashed so i need to replace it. The four wheel drive is great though(already had fun in the mud with that). It's baby blue now but I might make it camo =). I named it Big Pappa.=p

 
 

LUV: 1981 Daily Driver
Name:
Thomas Barlow
Location: Colorado City, AZ USA
Notes: My father bought this truck in '84. It has a big dent in the side, the paint is wearing off, but I still love it. It is? well, it was silver. It has blue interior. Father put carpet in it and a nicer speaker system. It is a 1.8L 4-speed 2-wheel drive long bed. It has racks on it as Father used to use it for work. Right now it isn't working, something is wrong with the fuel pump or something, and as I am only 16 and still going to school, I haven't had time to fix it or get it fixed yet. Someday in the future I wish to put a bigger engine in it, but for now, I'll probably just use it for work. Sure is fun to cruise though. I would like to find a glove compartment cover for it, as the one that is in it got cracked.

 
 

LUV: 1972 Street/Strip
Name:
Christian
Location: Westminster, CO USA
Forum Name: Chris66
Notes: I have a 1972 Chevy Luv with a 327 vortec. It's my dad and I's project truck for the drag strips and the road. I'm looking for someone around my area to go race with, and for some cool tips for rebuilding my truck. I really need help with the weight issue because when I put that 327 vortec it made the rear end stick up and the front squats pretty low so looking for help on that problem also. Thanks Christian

 
 

LUV: 1980 Pro Street
Name:
Ron Guffey
Location: Thompson Station, TN USA
Forum Name: oldtimer
Notes: This LUV Truck is a midlife project,having my first LUV a 77 way back in 78 it ended it's life with me as a 350/350 narrowed 8-3/4 rearend and a walk through (if anyone remembers them)One other V-8 LUV. 7 other stock LUVs, and a PRO STREET Datsun.(I could'nt find a cheap enough LUV at the time)Along came the wife then the kids (the youngest is in her first year of college)and away went my toys. Fast foward to the present. Just bought 2 LUVs 1980 and a 1978. The 78 is going to donate it's bed to this project it's a stepside. This truck will be PRO STREET running a 350/4 speed and a narrowed 9" Ford. I hope to have it on the street by April 2005.

 
 

LUV: 1973 Drag
Name:
Scott
Location: Eugene, OR USA
Forum Name: Bullkat
Notes: I have a 1973 LUV I got the truck from my brother, who was going to build it for drag racing. Now I am. It has a lot of work to be done but I'm hoping to make the 2005 season. It will have a chevy 350, 194 heads, 650 cfm holly, shorty headers, 9inch rear, and other goodies. It's top has been chopped about 3 inches or so.

 
 

LUV: 1976 Street/Strip
Name:
Bill Moore
Location: USA
Forum Name: nitrodawg
Notes: I found my 76 sitting in a field went up to the house and asked if they wanted to sell it they told me I could have it if I took it right then.I plan to install a 350/turbo 350 with a 9 inch not a bad score at all.

 
 

LUV: 1979 On/Off Road
Name:
John W. Cross
Location: Roanoke, VA USA
Forum Name: RunninLUV27
Notes: 1979 Chevy LUV, Found it out in a field rusting away, so I rescued it and am going to bring it back to life. As many know and more don't know the LUV in still here and many are coming back strong.

 
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LUV: 1979 Daily Driver
Name:
Jamie Johnson
Location: Stokesdale, NC USA
Forum Name: Luvin'it
Notes: My Luv is baby blue 1979 4x4...good shape just a few tiny rust spots to fix. Know any where I can get parts??

 
 

LUV: 1976 Daily Driver
Name:
Bill Huber
Location: Littleton, CO USA
Forum Name: dUbbA
Notes: Got a free 1976 Mikado. Stock for now but plan on some mild upgrades. What a great site.

 
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LUV: 1979 Daily Driver
Name:
Nick Kuker
Location: Readlyn, IA USA
Forum Name: nkuker_79
Notes: My truck is bone stock except for the Holley elct. fuel pump. I purchased it from a friend in April 2004 and am saving some money for a paint job and an engine swap, I'm thinkng a 400 sbc. Right now it is orange and it has bucket seats out of a S-10 or Blazer, one of the two. I got in an accident in June of 04 and had to buy a doner truck off ebay for the front end. That one is a blue 79 4x4 that doesnt run.

 
 

LUV: 1978 Street
Name:
Larry Cagle
Location: Ephrata, WA USA
Notes: "78 with 231 Buick v-6, th200R4 tranny, stock (4.56:1 rear), 4bbl carb and torque cam. Completely re-built front susp. but need body paint yet. I have 3 others "77, 78's for parts if anybody needs something--it's free!!!

 
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LUV: 1979 On/Off Road
Name:
A.J.Tea
Location: seattle, WA USA
Forum Name: ajax
Notes: Just got it from a dealer for 800 bucks and its in good shape for how bad they rust sometimes. im just starting to sand on it to paint it and then im going to put a weber on it and a lift so it will be cool.

 
 

LUV: 1979 4x4
Name:
Mark Newton
Location: Clyde, KS USA
Forum Name: mark
Notes: The reason I am on here is to tell you guys that I have a luv that has a 4 inch suspension lift with oversize tires on it and is one of the ugliest trucks ever.

 
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LUV: 1980 Street
Name:
MJBoyd
Location: Austell, GA USA
Forum Name: MJBoyd
Notes: First luv is 1980 long bed rescued from scrap yard which I gave to my son. Now I have a 1980 luv (short bed) with 350 40 over, s10 rear and still adding on. Also have 1979 Luv 4x4 I'm still working on as well

 
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LUV: 1978 Street/Strip
Name:
Jeff Joyce
Location: Waynesville, OH USA
Forum Name: jjstreetracer
Notes: bought in 1990 from original owner motor: 350 small block chevy. Approximately 425whp turbo 350 tranny with 3500 stall, Ford 9 in. rear 4.88 gears 12 1/2" hoosier DOT tires. Runs mid 12's all motor on pump gas

 
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LUV: 1977 Street/Strip
Name:
Bill Thompson
Location: Simms, TX USA
Forum Name: luvtrucktnt
Notes: I always wanted a luv truck since I was a teenager,have owned several in the last 7 years.Only have one now.When I was 18 or 19 I was living in Dallas and went to buy a luv that was already set up for a chevy v-8 and the guy couldnt sell me the truck because some-one had left him a deposit on it,the reason I wanted one so bad is because I was at the street races in Dallas and had been going to them for years and I seen this primer gray luv kick ass on all the cars and trucks there, then beat all the motorcycles.I was sold,since then I have built myself a luv truck,and like it too much because I spend more money and time with it than I do anything else.Even though I built the luv I still like the bikes nothing like the open air at 200 mph,or running low 9.s in the quarter or high 5.s in the 1/8th for way less money than I have in my luv.But the luv is still cool atleast when I leave the club I dont get wet when it rains hehehe.

 
 

LUV: 1972 Street
Name:
Roger Allen
Location: Pleasant Valley, TX USA
Forum Name: Phantom 309
Notes: Mine's just all original, nothing special and w 318k miles on it still runs like a clock.use it on the farm mostly because i am a OTR truck driver.

 
 

LUV: 1977 Street
Name:
Glen Roberts
Location: pottsboro, TX USA
Forum Name: 1997luv
Notes: My truck has been siting for a while i just bought a 4.3 z. Does any body know what i should do. Or if it is worth the trouble of putting it in.

 
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LUV: 1980 Daily Driver
Name:
Robert Houck
Location: Toledo, OR USA
Forum Name: rhouck
Notes: Custom paint - Radar Love and Mystic Teal - 4.3L, gear drive, 466 bow tie cam shaft and manifold, 465 Holley, Turbo 350, burned up 3 stock rear diffs in honor of Dale Earnhardt#3! SWEET!

 
 

LUV: 1978 Street
Name:
Peaches
Location: Macon, GA USA
Forum Name: peaches
Notes: I bought my LUV new in 1978. Still drive it about once a week. I am the only owner. My truck has 114k miles on it. I have let a lot of rust form on it,any ideas to get rust off. I keep good tires on it and a current tag and insurance. A few people have tried to buy it but for some reason, I can not part with the LUV. When I bought my Luv in 78 it had no radio or AC, it still does't have AC. Would a new 4.3 Vortec fit ny frame?

 
 

LUV: 1975 On/Off Road
Name:
Zach Stilson
Location: Ft. Riley, KS USA
Notes: it's a good ol truck that doesn't rarely let me down good for hunting, fishin, and anything in the middle!!!!!! just need to convert it to 4wheel drive lol

 
 

LUV: 1976 Street/Strip
Name:
Efrain Isais
Location: Santa Ana, CA USA
Forum Name: eisais714
Notes: This chevy is new to me I recently purchased it on 02/21/05 for $200.00. I already had a 350 Chevy engine and 350 tranny. I plan to black-out the truck. Nothing but black with a billet grill, but that will take some time.

 
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LUV: 1972 Street
Name:
T. Hilbanger
Location: Ballarat, Australia
Forum Name: Hilbanger
Notes: This little beauty I picked up for $250 at a wrecking yard out in the bush. The 1600 runs well and drops a good skid, but will eventually be repaced with a V8 283 or 307 for some more serious burn out action! It is is a 4 speed on the tree(colum)but will get an auto at the same time the V8 goes in. Perhaps even airbag suspention so I can drop it on righ down its guts. Due on the road soon I will use it as a hack around to help me gather bits for other projects I have on the go. I need a fender badge like the one in the photo so if you can help send me an email I would LUV to hear from U! Yours - Speadin'the LUV in OZ!! T.

 
 

LUV: 1980 4x4
Name:
The big luv
Location: Shelton, WA USA
Notes: hey whats going on i am in the process of building a big luv and i am looking for both left and right doors and fenders so if anyone has any for sale let me know or if the know what web site has them for sale that would help me alot please help thanks

 
 

LUV: 1979 Daily Driver
Name:
Aaron Stoneburner
Location: Dewey, AZ USA
Forum Name: Swabee
Notes: Pretty much a stock lookin' LUV. It's got a 2bbl Weber stuck on top of a 1.8L, glass pack behind it. Been a really good truck. Fun to drive. Runs fantastic. LUVly little pick-up!!

 
 

LUV: 1989 Street
Name:
Justin Harris
Location: Auburn, WA USA
Notes: I got this truck off my friend chance and have traded for all of its parts. It has got to be one of the most multi-yeared trucks around with parts from all different model trucks. It has the G200 & 5-speed and a lincoln-locked rearend. when the bodyparts are done I'll paint it and go drifting.

 
 

LUV: 1975 Street
Name:
Chance Hamilton
Location: Tacoma, WA USA
Forum Name: bear69
Notes: I have a 75 stepside with 350 S.B. chevy and a th350 tranny,also has a s-10 rear-end and dual glasspack exaust. I have created a luv truck club consisting of four members so far. They are Justin, Payton, Kris, and, me. We all meet at the Tacoma mall on saturday's at 11:00 P.M. We love to be jackass's and drift and do donuts everywhere.

 
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LUV: 1976 Street/Strip
Name:
Andy Bryant
Location: Eagle Point, OR USA
Forum Name: ten2ndLUV
Notes: Has a 377 c.i. small block. AFR heads,forged crank and pistons,H-beam rods. Custom ground cam. 1 7/8 headers

 
 

LUV: 1976 Drag
Name:
Dale Anderson
Location: Hayesville, NC USA
Notes: small biock 400 runs 10.80s great truck I have ran it for one season works great powerglide trany fiberglass bed and hood

 
 

LUV: 1978 Street/Strip
Name:
The Real Jackass
Location: MOUNT BALDY, CA USA
Forum Name: THE REAL JACKASS
Notes: sad shape sat for over 8 years but thanks to an abundance @ the salvage yards in my area and ebay gettin er back to pristine conditon sure as shit running driver soon to have 351 cleveland motor remember chevy guys "it was built by ISUZU "FOR" chevy can you feel the love?

 
 

LUV: 1980 On/Off Road
Name:
Luver
Location: Mablevale, AR USA
Forum Name: acimaman
Notes: P.O.S. runs but needs work. work is in progress at the time. it's not pretty but what works works. it has a 3in. body lift on the stock drivetrane. i am going to strip it out and only have what is need, a heater. pics are coming soon.

 
 

LUV: 1979 Daily Driver
Name:
Honz and Valerie Cartee
Location: Decatur, IL USA
Forum Name: honzolo
Notes: We bought our luv for 400 and are planning to restore. We are interested in any advice we could get in this process. Also if we could get some information on the best place to get parts.

 
 

LUV: 1980 4x4
Name:
Bobby S.
Location: Buena Vista, CO USA
Forum Name: bbs_7
Notes: I bought my truck in the end of the summer of 2004 now in January we have the engine out and are getting ready to do a complete overhaul on the 1.8L 4 banger, I also plan on putting anywhere from a 3inch body lift to a 4 inch body lift with 30 9.5" tires on it. My truck is 4 wheel drive and it climbs very well but i needs a little body work (just little dents) I also am re-doing the interior shortly and gettting it ready for paint(not sure what paint job yet but i was thinking gun metal gray, any sugestions?). I am looking for many parts for it mainly the grill shell, the emblems from the side and emblems from the grill i also really need a new dash if anyone knows where to get these things please e mail me! Some more things I will be adding are a brush guard and a roll-bar. I'm 15 so hopefully I can get it ready in time!! I'll update the pics as i go, if anyone has suggestions please let me know, wait and see this will be one bad little truck when we're done!!!!!!

 
 

LUV: 1979 Street
Name:
Luke A. Frank
Location: Oregon City, OR USA
Notes: I have had this truck for 8 years now. The motor has about 250,000 miles on it and the frame has about 300,000 miles. This truck has lasted longer and had had less problems than any other vehicle that I have owned. I need to change the motor out soon, she runs really rough right now, but is still a daily driver. When I am done with it, I wild rename it "Light Utility Sport Truck - L.U.S.T. This pic is about 3 years old. I have done some body work on it last summer with plans to complete the work this spring/summer 05'.

 
 

LUV: 1976 Street
Name:
Chris Perkins
Location: alexandria, LA USA
Forum Name: IrocS1087
Notes: nothing unique bout my truck yet, its an old junker that picked up for free, i plan to shave and bag it, and hop the hell out of it...

 
 

LUV: 1976 Street
Name:
Jason Kirk
Location: Acworth, GA USA
Forum Name: DRTCARRCR7
Notes: 1976 LUV TRUCK 350/350 9" Narrowed convertable dropped 2" this truck has beed in my family for 25 years, but i gave it new life. this is one fun truck.

 
 

LUV: 1972 Street
Name:
Richard Weeg
Location: Medford, OR USA
Forum Name: 72luv350
Notes: She's a 72' with 79' doors and gett'n a fresh 350 w/supercharger.I lowered her 4 inches all the way around.Sitt'n pretty and wait'n for the new power!

 
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LUV: 1972 Strip
Name:
Chad Davis
Location: Odessa , TX USA
Notes: truck almost done it has a 406 cid small block on methonal. narrowed 9 inch with 4.88 and coil overs. rear clip from s and w race cars. I am looking for low 10's out of it. The truck is going to weigh 2100 lbs. I have been working off and on for two years. I should have it on the track this year.

 
 

LUV: 1981 Street
Name:
Doug Martensen
Location: Ellensburg, WA USA
Forum Name: Doug M.
Notes: Am rebuilding a stock Isuzu 4 cylinder. I'd sure like to put a simpler Carb. on this thing - maybe a Holley 2 barrel? Has anyone done this? If so, I would like to know the details -particularly jetting...

 
 

LUV: 1972 Street
Name:
Richard W.
Location: Medford, OR USA
Forum Name: rpw65
Notes: 1972 w/79 doors,85 camero steering colume, 79 luv front clip,350 chevy w/supercharger 410 hp and 700r trans. lowered 4 inches all the way around.70's era sloted mags.She's my luv!

 
 

LUV: 1978 Street
Name:
alberto
Location: guatemala, GU GTM
Forum Name: BETO
Notes: pues ya casi no hay muchos pick ups de esos y eso los hace unicos pero ya esta demaciado picado con oxido y no se si aun vale la pena reconstruirlos o enderezarlo y pintarlo..!!! ;)

 
 

LUV: 1974 Show Truck
Name:
Mark & Mel
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Forum Name: kisbee
Notes: This small truck really has big plans for it. We are planing to put hydraulics 2 pump set up, 19"wheels and lots more.

 
 

LUV: 1979 Street
Name:
Luvmaster
Location: Chico, CA USA
Notes: what up my names Erik and I own a 79 luv, since i got my truck ive lowered it, with centerline rims, a sound system new interier, with a dark metalflake blue paintjob powered with a 350

 
 

LUV: 1979 Street
Name:
Erik
Location: Chico, CA USA
Notes: Hey my names Erik and I own a 79 Luv,I paid 500 bucks for it, and put quit some money into it, since I got my truck I have lowered it, with centerline rims, grant stering wheal, with a sound system, new interier,and I've painted it a dark metalflake blue. I just got a 305 put in it, and its a tight fit. im thinking about tubbing it but not sure yet. I also want to mold a pair of caddy tail lights in. and paint it a metalflake candy apple red, also tint the windows, and also put a pair of bucketseats in it. ecepet the number of times it has broken down It has been a fun little truck to cruse around in. the girls also like to see the bed of the truck, and yes since its a luv, there has been quite a bit of love in it. props to all you Luv owners.

 
 

LUV: 1980 Daily Driver
Name:
Jason Schuiling
Location: Moscow, ID USA
Forum Name: jshoe
Notes: Just bought my first truck and am gettin' started on fixin' it up. She ain't pretty, but I'll see what I can do about that. Any good leads for where to get good cheap parts would be great.

 
 

LUV: 1979 Street/Strip
Name:
Mike Ross
Location: Everett, WA USA
Forum Name: DYNOMIKE
Notes: I have a 383 stroker motor, turbo 350 trans hooked up to a Ford 9". I take it along to hot rod meets and car shows that I'm setting up my mobile chassis dyno at to show how the dyno works and then we take part in the cruise or poker runs. In traveling around I have seem some pretty excelent numbers come out of some LUV's. If you see me at a show come up say hello and let me know your registered on LUVTruck.com. You can also Email me and find out where the Dyno is going to be and if your so inclined I'll show you mine and you show me yours

 
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LUV: 1980 Drag
Name:
TeamWilliams
Location: Mesquite, TX USA
Forum Name: TeamWilliams
Notes: bb - chevy powerglide plate & fogger 4.56 33.5-16-15 2500#

 
 

LUV: 1988 4x4
Name:
Hiram
Location: Mesa, AZ USA
Notes: Just got my firdt truck and am fixing it up. i want to lift the bed 3 in and in stall an 8 in with of road tiers. If any one knows a good place were they sell all the part at a good price please sent me an e-mail as top were i can get them.

 
 

LUV: 1975 Street/Strip
Name:
Myke Jeffreys
Location: Tuolumne, CA USA
Forum Name: rockcrawler
Notes: 1975 stock ...i drive it every day without many problems.....only the carb..damm hitachi P.O.S...ANY HELP ON BASIC NOT TO MUCH OF A PROBLEM.ENGINE SWAPS PLEASE HELP ME ..

 
 

LUV: 1980 Street
Name:
Noah
Location: Fairfield, CA USA
Forum Name: a1noah
Notes: 1980 Chevy LUV dually custom made truck. Over 10K has been invested in this truck to make it the head turner it is today. It has a completely restored interior,(New carpet,door panels,seat,headliner, and a new tinted sliding rear window.) custom-made dual rear wheels and fender wells, functional exhaust stacks like a semi. Very nice fire engine red fresh paint (expensive), all 6 new BFG tires and a recent tune up. Heavy duty front bumper with fog lights, and very nice heavy duty chrome rear bumper with tow ball. It has 127000 miles on its 4cyl motor and Automatic trany. This truck is a one of a kind, a real head turner, It has been to the Good Guys Auto Show and always draws a crowd. I an looking for a loving new home for her and if anyone is interested please contact me vie email. ( chevyluvman@sbcglobal.net ) Around $4500 obo.

 
 

LUV: 1979 Daily Driver
Name:
Kris Corpos-Farley
Location: sacramento, CA USA
Forum Name: GTO&LUV
Notes: There is nothing really best about my luv but its not even running. I just really wanted a truck and my cousin gave it to me. I’m thinking of putting a 327 and putting some traction on it (I believe you know why lol)

 
 

LUV: 1981 Street
Name:
Keith m. Apgar
Location: Gillett, PA USA
Forum Name: flattman
Notes: My first new vehicle ,bought in 1981 custom rag top / by rag time minnie! I have been in the auto body trade for 28+ years and have had this ride for most of my carear.And life . Time to rebuild a Luv Truck!!!!!!! Conversation/part`s ect. please reaspond A.S.P. P.S still a looker!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
 

LUV: 1979 4x4
Name:
Thomas Sattler
Location: Rugby, ND USA
Notes: I bought my LUV from the original owner(ex wife's father).It has 48,050 original miles.What a fun lil ride!Needs a new paint job and some rims(but what doesn't)and maybe a few mods to the stock engine(Isuzu 4cyl).

 
 

LUV: 1978 Street/Strip
Name:
David
Location: Dewey, OK USA
Notes: SB chevy auto 9 inch ford doing paint and body now

 
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LUV: 1979 4x4
Name:
Darrek Kay
Location: Hillsboro, OR USA
Forum Name: dkay
Notes: My 1979 4x4 project truck is getting a major overhaul. I'm replacing nearly the entire drive-train. It has new bearings/seals all around, a 5-spd manual tranny, a 1.9L G200, Weber Carb, Offenhauser intake, Pacesetter header into a 2" exhaust, new tie-rod ends, ball joints, bushings, half-shafts, clutch, motor mounts... I'm hoping to get it completely finished by August '05. I've stripped all the paint from the engine compartment and will be painting it a light-gray color. The frame won't be stripped, but it will be repainted. I'm undecided on the exterior color as of yet. I'm also unsure if it will get a standard box or a flatbed before I'm done.

 
 

LUV: 1979 Street
Name:
Robert James
Location: Ravensdale , WA USA
Forum Name: RLJames90
Notes: it has a 4.3 roller with edlebroc performer package on it and msd ignition t5 5speed B&m billit shifter lockright posi 4:11 gears flowmasters 3 inch lowering blocks coil over front shocks polished slotted mags 195/50/15 front 265/50/15 rear autometer gauges grant wheel in primer paint soon this is a nice driver fast and good mileage

 
 

LUV: 1979 4x4
Name:
Ricky Gause
Location: yakima, WA USA
Forum Name: richard69
Notes: my luv is the best thing that has ever happened to me! its just got a 4 banger in it but im only 16 and my dad said i have to wait to drop the 350. it has a 4 inch suspension lift with 33 inch super swampers. it has a great sound system the only problem is that i dont have room to fit my other 12" subwoofer.

 
 

LUV: 1979 Street
Name:
Louise Pastorino
Location: Wood Road, CA USA
Forum Name: Weeze
Notes: We are rebuilding the 1979 Chev. Luv with the Isuzu 1.80 liter engine and need help with finding a good manual. Any one know if they have any out. Thanks Louise

 
 

LUV: 1977 On/Off Road
Name:
Rob Carnell
Location: Stanthope, Australia
Forum Name: Mr maccas
Notes: I wrapt this ute round a tree doin bout 40 km/h but still drove 22 k's home

 
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LUV: 1972 Street
Name:
Eric
Location: Gilroy, CA USA
Forum Name: eric
Notes: 1972 just got it and planning on having my sb 406 in it for summer

 
 

LUV: 1977 Street/Strip
Name:
Miguel Barajas
Location: Valle de Stgo . Gto., Mexico
Forum Name: Mini mini
Notes: Construction my work; as it is it in downtown, in a very trafficked area, the parking always scarce with my truck, strong, small and him but important, beautiful that which gives me a lot of satisfaction helps me totally.

 
 

LUV: 1979 Daily Driver
Name:
Tim
Location: Vancouver, WA USA
Notes: This is the Mikado sport edition of the luv truck.

 
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LUV: 1980 4x4
Name:
Matt Lee
Location: Raleigh, NC USA
Forum Name: country63
Notes: This is a 1980 Chevy Luv Truck given to me and im trying to fix it up. Help Needed.

 
 

LUV: 1976 Daily Driver
Name:
AJ Cunningham
Location: Oswego, KS USA
Forum Name: Dr. Luv
Notes: Im 17 years old. I got my little luv about two months ago. Its a 76' Mikado. My dad bought it for my first vehicle. It runs alright (it still needs alot of work). When we first got it, it ran pretty crappy, but we replaced the head on it and it runs alot better. Before we got it, it just sat in the backyard, and who ever had it ripped out the ignition switch and hot-wired it. So the guy that owned it hooked it up to two house light switches, (one for the starter, and one to turn everything on). So we found a ignition switch and installed it. The electrical system is all bummed out, so if any one knows how to rewire all that stuff please let me know. We just got a back glass for it so we're goin to put that in pretty soon. But if anyone has any parts for sale, we could use just about anything. Let me know if you got anything e-mail me and we will see what you got.

 
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LUV: 1978 Street
Name:
Chris Burbey
Location: Hillsboro, OR USA
Forum Name: burbsluv78
Notes: I am planing on putting in a small block 350. It is stock and slow but it is going to be my project for the summer. I will submit my new photos when I am done. The stripes are custom.

 
 

LUV: 1980 Daily Driver
Name:
Micah
Location: San Antonio, TN USA
Forum Name: q-ball
Notes: At the moment, it don't run. Don't have a bed either. Had a nice Chrysler Black Cherry paintjob on in back in 1993, but wrecked it 3 months later. lookin' for a bed (shortbox).....

 
 

LUV: 1980 On/Off Road
Name:
Greg Schneider
Location: concordia, KS USA
Forum Name: luv man
Notes: i own a stock luv that i have put a 4 inch body lift on and put 31 inch tires on it can you feel the luv

 
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LUV: 1981 4x4
Name:
Eric Facha
Location: Newark, CA USA
Notes: i just got the truck a year ago. when i got the truck it did not start. now it start and it is alot of fun to drive.

 
 

LUV: 1972 Street/Strip
Name:
Ben Ramsay
Location: Gold Coast, Australia
Forum Name: Ramsayracing
Notes: I like my truck because there aren't many Luv Trucks in Australia, & the fact that you can squeeze a 350 chev in to the engine bay.

 
 

LUV: 1975 Street
Name:
Leonard Bettelyoun
Location: Redmond, OR USA
Forum Name: lenny_b_07
Notes: I am a proud owner of a 1975 Luv. My truck right now is waiting for me toput the chevy v-6 in it. I am in the process of reapholstering the cab and plan to have the new engine in it by mid april of 2005. My Luv has been sitting with a shot 4 cylinder for about seven years and I picked it up for $200. The v-6 I am planning on putting in it is a chevy 4.1 liter and for now it will be used for work and school. This upcoming winter I plan on doing a full body and drivetrain rebuild. If you have any questions about my Luv machine email me at Lenny_B_07@Yahoo.com

 
 

LUV: 1980 Street
Name:
Perry Allred
Location: Danville, VA USA
Forum Name: 59porkchop
Notes: Work in progress! Making an extra cab out of a long bed. Cut 18" off the bed and add it to the cab. Ford 9" independent w/4 link, mustang front w/ rack & pinion. 350 v8 350 turbo tran. 700 Deamon carb.

 
 

LUV: 1976 4x4
Name:
Thomas J. Boydston
Location: Phoenix, AZ USA
Forum Name: slayer09
Notes: This is my very first project and I hope it is a success. I started by reading a lot of 4X4 mags to get some ideas. With all people I know I should be covered with the mechanics. I plan to ungrade to a 90's 4.3L v6 with all chevy drive train and suspention. I hope to have some pics soon. E-mail me if you want to chat or if you have any good ideas and/or experiences.

 
 

LUV: 1978 Daily Driver
Name:
Mark
Location: Kenmore, WA USA
Forum Name: 57 coral
Notes: My LUV is a is a pretty good driver. I don't drive it every day or only once a week or so. It's a short bed, stock!!!!!!!

 
 

LUV: 1979 Street
Name:
Shaun
Location: Idaho Falls, ID USA
Forum Name: 79stepside
Notes: I put an aftermaket stepside bed to make it look different from others. I put in a Buick 3.8 liter v6 to give it some go.

 
 

LUV: 1980 Street
Name:
Neil Edmondson
Location: Iuka, MS USA
Notes: Mine is a dependable street machine that I've had for 15 years. I drive it regularily and am considering a complete restoration. Engine rebuild, paint and the works!! Glad to find this site.

 
 

LUV: 1980 4x4
Name:
Barry Owens
Location: Chattanooga, TN USA
Forum Name: luv4truk
Notes: Butt-ugly truck right now, but runs like a dream. No yards to pull from around here with any LUV parts that I can find, but still a work in progress. In the "acquisition stage" right now.

 
 

LUV: 1979 On/Off Road
Name:
DJ Faircloth
Location: Erwin, NC USA
Notes: My luv is unique because is camo its still a work in progess but soon will have 30's and a lift kit and eventually have a toyata straight axel front end and be 4x4

 
 

LUV: 1975 Street
Name:
Kyle
Location: St Peters, MO USA
Forum Name: luvrustmo
Notes: fun truck, but needs lots of work

 
 

LUV: 1980 Street
Name:
Chuck Dirksen
Location: Scappoose, OR USA
Forum Name: Chuck
Notes: Chevy Luv with original izusu 4 Cylinder only 118000 miles very reliable will have for a long time. The truck will be my hobby. It is red and has nice wheels and tires

 
 

LUV: 1980 Daily Driver
Name:
Ben Robertson
Location: JUSTIN, TX USA
Forum Name: dmoldtimer
Notes: Going to do it OLD SCHOOL CUSTOM

 
 

LUV: 1982 Daily Driver
Name:
Ginny Larson
Location: Leland , NC USA
Forum Name: feisty63
Notes: first thing i like is it a great little truck.it's a 1982 chev luv diesel with 2.2l motor as it was built but right now it's in need of spare parts. the heater stopped working so i need the heater assembly or maybe just the blower motor.the bed i had to change to a short isuzu 6 ft bed and cab so i would like to reverse it back to the chev luv cab and bed and long wheel base which the bed on it was 8 ft but i messed it up when i wrecked it and my husband changed it all now its been a headache does any one have a chasis for 1982 luv like mine long wheel base that live near me hahahha nc.in usa that would like to donate it or parts pleaseeeeeeee. thanks have a good day email me if you do .

 
 

LUV: 1979 Street
Name:
Hollie Place
Location: Sallisaw, OK USA
Forum Name: chevy_girl79
Notes: I have a '79 step-side with a 350 automatic. It has dark tented windows and it's brown with solid aluminum wheels. It was already custom lowered when my dad first got it. He wouldn't part with it, but I wanted it BAD!! I got it. It is the LUV of my life!!

 
 

LUV: 1979 On/Off Road
Name:
Derek
Location: wichita, KS USA
Forum Name: dexter
Notes: its my now toy

 
 

LUV: 1977 Street
Name:
Charles Faires
Location: Nezperce, ID USA
Forum Name: me
Notes: What makes my truck unique is htat fact that it DON'T RUN. I just droped a valve in the wore out 1.8. I also have absolutely no emmissions, and I have a bad berring on the crank. Other than that, it's a piece of crap. It's taken a lot of crap in the last rebuilld. So at least it's good for that. I have a hundred mile an hour tape (duct tape) holding the dash together. A bad motor, and PIK STRIPS and ROSES on a black LUV. It's hideous. After new motor and paint job, you might see the picture on this site.

 
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LUV: 1978 Street/Strip
Name:
Chris Wilbanks
Location: Norman, OK USA
Notes: 1978 Chevrolet Luv. Buick 231 V6 conversion. Holley Aluminum Heads, Holley Aluminum Intake, Holley Carb, Headers, B&M Shifter, B&M Shift Kit (Street/strip), It is in primer. This is not the longbed it is a shortbed. Running dual exhaust. Have alot in mind for this truck. Plan to install new exhaust system.. maybe flowmasters or borla. Email me for pics.

 
 

LUV: 1978 Street
Name:
Frank Adams
Location: San Francisco, CA USA
Forum Name: blacktruck
Notes: bought my luv for $500 about ayear and a half ago msd blaster 2 super conducter wires kn air home made cold air honda bumper(!) flared front fenders 7 inch wide 14's buckets from an acura .I think this truck rocks!Can someone e-mail me,I need to know what I need to do to pass smog if I do an engine swap,thanks.

 
 

LUV: 1972 Daily Driver
Name:
Ben Levack
Location: sydney, australia
Forum Name: d'luvtruckman
Notes: its a chevy but i need more info on it.I just got it. any help?

 
 

LUV: 1972 Street
Name:
Chris
Location: Las Vegas, NV USA
Forum Name: chriszolnar
Notes: i have an O.G. 72 luv with origional crusted paint, torn interior, blown motor, and flat stock rims and tires. On the bright side i bought the truck for $50 and the body is in really good condition (besides the paint of course). i'm going to make it the sickest show luv in existance.

 
 

LUV: 1980 4x4
Name:
Steve Gold
Location: Zebulon, NC USA
Forum Name: stevegold
Notes: I just got my truck 1 month ago. I love it . I just wish it had a fifth gear. I'm slowly going to restore it. The motor is rebuilt 30 over new carb. 4 wheel drive. 4 wheel high pops out of gear. i just hope it is a easy fix.

 
 

LUV: 1980 4x4
Name:
T. C. Owens
Location: Ooltewah, TN USA
Forum Name: thecrucifier
Notes: I wouldn't trade my '80 LUV 4x4 for the world!!!! It has never failed to get me where I want to go. Even my 16 year old daughter wants one of her own. So, I am always looking for another one. Any help would be great! thecrucifier@yahoo.com

 
 

LUV: 1979 4x4
Name:
Michael R. Colby
Location: Coloma, WI USA
Notes: Its good on gas and gets me to work and home in any road condition

 
 

LUV: 1979 4x4
Name:
Joe Murt
Location: Nezperce, ID USA
Forum Name: retarted idiot
Notes: It's a really nice piece of crap. It has a rebuilt motor(1.8), and a crappy tape player in it. It has puny tires, but the four wheel drive works great. I also can't drive a manual to well. It's white and primer gray. If it looks any better, I might submit a photo!!!!!!!!

 
 

LUV: 1978 Daily Driver
Name:
William Henry
Location: Peru, NE USA
Forum Name: beefy1221
Notes: My litle red 2wd luv makita "or somethin like that" has the origional isuzu engine which i hope to rebuild,and a little bit of rust which i hope to iliviate, I use it to transport equipment for my band and drive to school and i have to say i luv this truck almost as much as i love my mom.

 
 

LUV: 1979 4x4
Name:
Kelly Corcoran
Location: Garland, TX USA
Forum Name: 79luvmud
Notes: 79 4wd short bed, no grill, no doors, camo krylon paint job, cut the fenders out & stuffed 33/9.50r15 under it, stock drive train, stock suspension, theres nothing I love more than taking this luv out and beating it up at the trails, it won't go thru every mud hole but it will go thru some stuff you wouldn't expect

 
 

LUV: 1977 Daily Driver
Name:
Johnny
Location: Salem, OR USA
Forum Name: J-LUV77
Notes: bone stock slammmed about three inches, but thats just the beginning

 
 

LUV: 1980 4x4
Name:
Big Daddy Perch
Location: cincinnati, OH USA
Forum Name: Big daddy luv
Notes: Tis truck is a good 4x4 and it is an all around good running truck.I've crashed it off a 20 foot hill and rolled it 4 times and it doesn't even have a scratch on it. It has also been upgraded to be completely bullet proof so the cops cant stop me when i rob banks. It has a 383 stroker bored 35 thousandths over and will run low 5's but that is in four wheel drive. I havn't took it down the strip in 2 wheel yet but i would say that i could hit low fours with it though. It has only been stuck in a 4 and a half foot deep mud hole but i dropped her in 4 wheel and kicked in the nos and turbos and pulled right out of it. When it rock crawled i rolled it down a 195 foot rock face but with my scratch resistant sides and dent resistant sides it never scratched it or dented it. It has one major mechanical defect though, at 220 the wheel and the gear shifter starts to shake a little but i don't know what thats from but as long as you hold your hands tight it won't hurt anything. Last year it took 1st at the 20 feet deep mud run because i got a 150 mph run at the pit and hydroplaned across it. all the other competitors sunk and died. Well thats about half the stuff thats happened in it.Oh and its also submersible.

 
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LUV: 1981 Daily Driver
Name:
Ray Jackson
Location: Coleman, TX USA
Forum Name: littleray
Notes: This is the third time i have owned this truck. 1.8L gas with 4sp trans. I parked the 75 F350 and found this truck to work out of again. Little truck gets 25+mpg vs 9mpg for big truck. No contest with gas at $2.20/gal.It looks bad but starts and runs everyday.

 
 

LUV: 1976 Street
Name:
Michael
Location: Tacoma, WA USA
Forum Name: mike
Notes: my truck is basisly stock but im customizing a vortex setup for it and i have lts of body work needs to be done to it .

 
 

LUV: 1980 Street/Strip
Name:
Bryce Berthelsen
Location: Tom Bean , TX USA
Notes: Narrowed rearend w/ ford 9", Mickey T's Sportsman "I"'s; 350 Edelbrock Heads, Torker II intake, Comp Cams New firing order cam w/ a 276/284 duration and .630/.630 lift, and an Edelbrock 650cfm Quadrajet; right hand driving; summit racing seats w/Simpson's Y-neck 5-point harnesses

 
 

LUV: 1980 Street
Name:
Michael Allwine
Location: Waddell, AZ USA
Notes: I bought the truck in Jan of '05. Since then it has been sitting more than driving. It's a great truck but it needs alot of LUV and alot of money, let alone alot of parts. I love the truck and will continue workin