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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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    I didn't know where I can share this so I am putting it in the hangout section.

    Hello All,

    Long time DSMer, Here will be my official Build page for my Luv Truck.
    I will be posting here @ http://www.hotrodcoffeeshop.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1703 for Non FB members and here is my Facebook Blog (https://www.facebook.com/ChevishLUV/?notif_t=page_invite_accepted&notif_id=1503025244878051) Like and share. I just started this Facebook page for Project ChevishLUV, slow process but will update as much as possible as the build goes.

    Here is my little truck: 1978 Chevy LUV Stepside That I want to do a mild build with 4G63 turbo attached with a TH350 Auto trans
     

    Attached Files:

    Street Build 624  1

    1978 Chevy LUV
    automatic · 4G63t Swapped

    1K  1

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

    688  0

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    12.04 @ 121.000 · 2G DSM
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  2. b00st3d

    b00st3d Freelancer

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    followed.
     

    Drag Race Build 9K  161

    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    manual · 2G DSM

    Street Build 2K  27

    1997 Mitsubishi Eclipse Spyder GST
    awd · automatic · 2G DSM

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    1993 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
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  3. mattp_65

    mattp_65 Proven Member

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    Updates to my page
     

    Street Build 624  1

    1978 Chevy LUV
    automatic · 4G63t Swapped

    1K  1

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

    688  0

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

    lasershark Proven Member

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    My Mom has a 1980 step side that she is the original owner of. The thought crossed my mind of doing what you are doing, if I can ever get it off her :hmm:... Definitely going to be watching this:hellyeah: Stepsides are the best looking little luv's, my moms is black too.

    You should keep this thread updated! Just created a profile on the hotrod site just so I could see your pictures LOL
     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2017

    3K  5

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
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  5. spyderdrifter

    spyderdrifter Freelancer

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    Looks like a nice little truck, and made even better by 4g63 power. As far as not knowing where to post, just start a build journal ;) Following this for sure.
     

    932  2

    1996 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · manual · 2G DSM

    1K  3

    1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM

    1K  5

    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    automatic · 2G DSM
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  6. mattp_65

    mattp_65 Proven Member

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    Lake Stevens, Washington
    Thanks! So far my only build journal I have is on Facebook and Hotrodcoffeeshop. I didnt want to make multiple updates on different sites.
     

    Street Build 624  1

    1978 Chevy LUV
    automatic · 4G63t Swapped

    1K  1

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

    688  0

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

    lasershark Proven Member

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    Don't even worry about it, took me all of 2minutes to sign up for that hotrodcoffeeshop site. Just post an update notification here so we can check it out there.
     

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    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
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  8. mattp_65

    mattp_65 Proven Member

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    Got some rare wheels for my LUV. Keep it chrome or poweder coat it?
    Let me know
     

    Attached Files:

    Street Build 624  1

    1978 Chevy LUV
    automatic · 4G63t Swapped

    1K  1

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

    688  0

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

    spyderdrifter Freelancer

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    Powder coat black with a pink pin stripe around the hearts :D
     

    932  2

    1996 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · manual · 2G DSM

    1K  3

    1995 Mitsubishi Eclipse GSX
    awd · manual · 2G DSM

    1K  5

    1999 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    automatic · 2G DSM
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  10. lasershark

    lasershark Proven Member

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    5 lug? Has a swap been done? Maybe I missed it in your build thread. Those are rare though. I think it would look good powder coated black/gun metal with the hearts and lip being outlined with what ever the color of the luv is gonna be!
     

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    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    awd · manual · 2G DSM
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  11. import solutions

    import solutions Proven Member

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    Also Im a luv owner, I considered This swap but after I done all of tricks and cheats to my awd spyder decided to go With a v8 to do something diferent to me
     
  12. PlanZero

    PlanZero Proven Member

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    Deep purple wheels/black heart outlines. Keep truck black with purple pinstripes.

    Actually if you're keeping the bumpers and whatnot chrome then keep the wheels chrome as well. With silver sparkle black paint.

    Or convert all chrome to black chrome. PITA but looks badass.
     

    Street Build 4K  8

    1996 Eagle Talon TSi
    fwd · automatic · 2G DSM

    Street Build 2K  0

    1997 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    automatic · 2G DSM
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  13. mattp_65

    mattp_65 Proven Member

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    Yup 5 Lug the reason why its rare. LUV comes in 6 lug but I just picked up an Explorer 8.8 rear end 3.73 gears POSI and will need to redrill the fronts. I have not updated my page yet for that.
    The truck itself I am thinking of painting it gun metal/graphite gray but all colors are up in the air right now.
     

    Street Build 624  1

    1978 Chevy LUV
    automatic · 4G63t Swapped

    1K  1

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

    688  0

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

    Ludachris Founder & Zookeeper

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    You could set up a DSM Profile here and have all of your specs saved in one place. We could attach this build thread to that profile too.
     

    Street Build 8K  0

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

    Road Race Build 7K  23

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

    mattp_65 Proven Member

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    Good Idea Chris! Could you attach this build thread to my new DSM Profile?

    thanks!
     

    Street Build 624  1

    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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  16. Ludachris

    Ludachris Founder & Zookeeper

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    Done... I hope more DSMers take advantage of the DSM profiles, even those doing swaps. So much nicer to organize the build info, specs of the car, photos, etc, for others others to view and follow along with.
     

    Street Build 8K  0

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

    Road Race Build 7K  23

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

    mattp_65 Proven Member

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    Small update. Picked up an evo 8 intake manifold and sent it to Bill's auto fab to get injector holes welded. I cut part of the egr hole and evo fuel rail standoffs and then painted with high temp black. Looking good on this 2G head.


    EVOmani.jpg EVOmani2.jpg
     

    Street Build 624  1

    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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  18. mattp_65

    mattp_65 Proven Member

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    luv garage.jpg

    Almost getting ready to join these two together to be able to mock up some motor mounts. Bumper and headlights n grill are off. Project CHEVISH update!
     

    Street Build 624  1

    1978 Chevy LUV
    automatic · 4G63t Swapped

    1K  1

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

    688  0

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

    mattp_65 Proven Member

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    Well here are some engine shots of me test fitting the motor mounts. Looks right at home and the trans tunnel has lots of room. Adapter installed provided by Bill's fab shop to mount my TH350 to my 4G63T. Next attaching the adapter, flex plate, starter. I'm in the middle of adding new suspension oem parts.

    More pictures on my Facebook Page. https://www.facebook.com/ChevishLUV/?no ... 5244878051
    Or check out my thread here as well:
    http://www.hotrodcoffeeshop.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=1703&start=30

    luv4g63t_1.jpg luv4g63t_2.jpg
     

    Street Build 624  1

    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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  20. mattp_65

    mattp_65 Proven Member

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    Thanks to Aerospace Components Inc. For their awesome street brake kit. They look fantastic and great quality, can't wait to install them on the LUV. I highly recommend them aerospace_brakes3.jpg aerospace_brakes2.jpg aerospace_brakes1.jpg
     

    Street Build 624  1

    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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  21. mattp_65

    mattp_65 Proven Member

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    These brakes are sweet! Can't wait to "brake" these in. Thanks to Aerospace Components Inc. For the awesome brake kit and awesome customer support! LUVLEE is coming together slowly but surely.

    brakes3.jpg brakes2.jpg brakes1.jpg
     

    Street Build 624  1

    1978 Chevy LUV
    automatic · 4G63t Swapped

    1K  1

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

    688  0

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

    mattp_65 Proven Member

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    Well the engine fits with the trans. Just need to add the trans bracket, then I can start peicing the coolant system. LUVLEE is coming together more n more. 4g63_3.jpg 4g63_2.jpg 4g63_1.jpg
     

    Street Build 624  1

    1978 Chevy LUV
    automatic · 4G63t Swapped

    1K  1

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

    688  0

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

    mattp_65 Proven Member

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    Long over due update. Got a Honda radiator with fan and shroud installed. Also a small intercooler for the tiny horsepower 350hp installed. Intake manifold installed. Missing brake master cylinder until I get it bench bled. Working on centering trans mount, thanks Derrick for welding an extension. And working on clocking the turbo to make it work. Thanks @JusMX141 fixed my stripped bolt holes. More to come! luv4g 4.jpg luv4g 3.jpg luv4g 2.jpg luv4g 1.jpg
     

    Street Build 624  1

    1978 Chevy LUV
    automatic · 4G63t Swapped

    1K  1

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

    688  0

    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
    12.04 @ 121.000 · 2G DSM
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  24. Twinturbo120

    Twinturbo120 Supporting VIP

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    That upper radiator hose looks like it's gonna be a pita to route.

    Looks really good though, can't wait to see more updates!
     

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    1995 Eagle Talon TSi AWD
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  25. mattp_65

    mattp_65 Proven Member

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    I got a plan for that. Once I get the turbo in and temp gauge routed
     

    Street Build 624  1

    1978 Chevy LUV
    automatic · 4G63t Swapped

    1K  1

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

    688  0

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