About my LUV
1979 Chevy LUV Mikado 4x4 , stock Isuzu 1.8 ltr engine 4 cyl, stock 4 speed manual tranny, manual lock 4wd hubs Weber 34/34 carburetor, K&N air filter, MSD 5200 ignition, Pertronix Igniter setup in stock distributor, Flowmaster exhaust on stock header & pipes. Stock 14x7.5" wheels, Mastercraft tires, stock front suspension, torsion bars lifted 2", rear stock with 1" Rough Country add/leaf.
Runs and drives excellent even for a 28 year old daily driver, and functional 4X4, idles great, decent gas mileage. Ride is a little rough with the torsion bars reindexed, but I'd rather have the added ground clearance.
Future addons: 2-3" body lift, 5 speed tranny, bucket seats, front and rear steel tube bumper with winch, Delta cam for more power in the 3500+ rpm range, Pacesetter or similar header, and Offenhauser intake manifold. Think my next mod will be to add a set of 15 or 16" wheels with BF Goodrich All Terrain TA's
The paint job, I did myself in my home shop with Rustoleum professional enamel and 4" foam rollers. yes I said rollers . I read about the process online back in January 07 on a popular MOPARTS forum title "Paint job on a budget", did a few tests with thinning etc, and was rolling on paint over Spring Break back in early March. Entire process took roughly 5 days to complete. The result was an awesome looking paint job completed for about $100 in materials, very scratch resistant, and shines as good or better than any BC/CC job I've ever seen.
Told my wife, she will probably have to bury me in this truck.