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Street Build CHEVISH LUV 4G63T

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1978 Chevy LUV
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  1. mattp_65

    mattp_65 Proven Member

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    Lake Stevens, Washington
    Finished up the cooling system and half of the intercooler setup. Gotta figure out the throttle body side to fit in an IAT bung. Oil line and feed line for the turbo is next on the list also adapting the cross member to fit around the oil pan.

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    Street Build 496  1

    4G63 1978 Chevy LUV
    automatic · 4G63t Swapped

    1K  1

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    11.98 @ 125 · 2G DSM

    601  0

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    12.04 @ 121.000 · 2G DSM
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  2. mattp_65

    mattp_65 Proven Member

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    Rear end update. Explorer 8.8 Shortened, painted, axles installed, calipers bolted. Original gas tank removed and wow it's clean inside for a 40 year old tank. Tires are mounted on wheels. Next is clean up the leaf springs, add bushings, make some rear brake lines, install the rear end in the truck.

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    4G63 1978 Chevy LUV
    automatic · 4G63t Swapped

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    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    11.98 @ 125 · 2G DSM

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    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    12.04 @ 121.000 · 2G DSM
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  3. Ludachris

    Ludachris Founder & Zookeeper

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    Looking forward to seeing how this build turns out. :thumb:
     

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    1997 Eagle Talon TSi AWD (sold)
    manual · 2G DSM

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    1991 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    435.0 whp · 399.2 lb/ft · 1G DSM
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  4. mattp_65

    mattp_65 Proven Member

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    Finally rear end installed, bushings installed, brake lines fabbed and installed with brackets welded up, wheels and tires mocked up with full weight of truck. Next is to install brake master cylinder with brake fluid to check for leaks, and start mocking up fuel cell then electrical harness.
    Thanks for following, Merry Christmas more to come! rear1.jpg rear3.jpg rear4.jpg rear21.jpg
     

    Street Build 496  1

    4G63 1978 Chevy LUV
    automatic · 4G63t Swapped

    1K  1

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    11.98 @ 125 · 2G DSM

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    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    12.04 @ 121.000 · 2G DSM
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  5. mattp_65

    mattp_65 Proven Member

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    Merry Christmas! Finally got to finishing up the front and rear brakes with the master cylinder installed, all bled no leaks. Finished up the lines for the trans cooler. Next either fuel cell or electrical. Fuel cell area is being cleaned up and painted in the truck bed.


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    Street Build 496  1

    4G63 1978 Chevy LUV
    automatic · 4G63t Swapped

    1K  1

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    11.98 @ 125 · 2G DSM

    601  0

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    12.04 @ 121.000 · 2G DSM
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  6. ChessmoDSM

    ChessmoDSM Supporting VIP

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    Looking good my friend, keep it up!!
     
  7. Jacob_Barnes520GST

    Jacob_Barnes520GST Proven Member

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    Joined Feb 21, 2018
    Tucson, Arizona
    I am too a LUV owner, I've had 4 of them now down to 2. They're neat little trucks. Very interested in where this build goes because I've considered this swap myself
     

    Street Build 482  8

    1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GST
    fwd · automatic · 2G DSM
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  8. mattp_65

    mattp_65 Proven Member

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    Lake Stevens, Washington
    Fuel cell, pre/post filters and pump installed. Lines routed and hooked up.
    Next will be electrical harness, wow what a mess.
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    Street Build 496  1

    4G63 1978 Chevy LUV
    automatic · 4G63t Swapped

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    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    11.98 @ 125 · 2G DSM

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    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
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  9. mattp_65

    mattp_65 Proven Member

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    Well the electrical has begun. Stripped it more down and removed all the unnecessary wires. Then threw it onto the truck and see what goes where. All wires are near the correct sensors, still needs more clean up and some protective sheathing. And still need to add battery/alternator/starter/ignition harness.
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    Street Build 496  1

    4G63 1978 Chevy LUV
    automatic · 4G63t Swapped

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    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    11.98 @ 125 · 2G DSM

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    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
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  10. mattp_65

    mattp_65 Proven Member

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    Lake Stevens, Washington
    Minor update. Electrical is almost done, wrapped in sheathing. Then I made a gauge cluster for my LUVLEE and wrapped in carbon wrap. Used some equus gauges and autometer boost gauge and black one is innovate wideband. Still need to work on battery starter and interior connections. Driveshaft is in the making. Thanks to Jeremy Nutt for helping me on the electrical portion, I think I have everything to make it start for the first time in a couple of years. luvcluster4.jpg luvcluster3.jpg luvcluster2.jpg luvcluster1.jpg luvelectrical.jpg
     

    Street Build 496  1

    4G63 1978 Chevy LUV
    automatic · 4G63t Swapped

    1K  1

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    11.98 @ 125 · 2G DSM

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    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    12.04 @ 121.000 · 2G DSM
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