: Let's talk small pickups



vincentm
04-28-11, 05:37 PM
Would love to get my hands on a 1972 Chevy Luv pickup, to fix up and give to my friend in California, i know, i know. Crap Isuzu 4 banger motor but i'd love to get my hands on a 72 Luv

vincentm
04-28-11, 06:00 PM
Suhweet, found this puppy, gonna go check it out this weekend.

http://kpr.craigslist.org/cto/2339099971.html

How hard would it be to convert these to automatic?

Submariner409
04-28-11, 06:08 PM
Small pickups..................darn. I thought that was a 5'2" blond I used to chase......

Srsly, at my 6'2" they don't work well - but the Ranger extended cab is OK.

vincentm
04-28-11, 06:25 PM
Small pickups..................darn. I thought that was a 5'2" blond I used to chase......

Srsly, at my 6'2" they don't work well - but the Ranger extended cab is OK.


Yea my friend and i used to be big into Chevy Luv pick ups back in the 90's, fixing em up, custom rims, stereo, etc. I'm 5'8" so they're perfect, looking for one to make a project and have as a work truck to do side work in, i work in Health IT, but do alot of side work, hauling computers etc around for clients. So one of these fixed up nicely would be perfect.

V-Eight
04-28-11, 08:12 PM
Srsly, at my 6'2" they don't work well - but the Ranger extended cab is OK.

Same here....

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p185/tabgobbler/feels-bad-man.jpg


But its not a real truck if it doesn't have a V8 anyway....

Aron9000
04-29-11, 02:15 AM
Same here....

http://i128.photobucket.com/albums/p185/tabgobbler/feels-bad-man.jpg


But its not a real truck if it doesn't have a V8 anyway....

I beg to differ, a lot of over the road semi's use massive inline six's. Cylinder count isn't important in trucksville, its how does your rig hold up to abuse that is paramount. I've always thought Toyota makes the best compact trucks, provided you keep them away from salt. Half of Africa and the middle east gets around in some pretty sorry looking 10-30 year old Toyota trucks that have been to hell and back.

EcSTSatic
04-29-11, 09:42 AM
They were real rust buckets into the 80's. I know some people who dropped V8s in them anyway.
I'm seriously considering putting a 350 in an AWD Astro and letting go of my Suburban.

V-Eight
04-29-11, 01:28 PM
I beg to differ, a lot of over the road semi's use massive inline six's. Cylinder count isn't important in trucksville, its how does your rig hold up to abuse that is paramount. I'v

But those are diesel, which are exempt from the rule :P

Submariner409
04-29-11, 05:17 PM
But its not a real truck if it doesn't have a V8 anyway....

Seen on a bumper sticker on a Ford Super Duty on Maryland's Eastern Shore: Real trucks don't have spark plugs

orconn
04-29-11, 05:25 PM
"Real Trucks Don't Have Child Seats!" Yup, it's the truth!

Sevillian273
04-29-11, 05:55 PM
That's a cool truck. Never heard of those before. A quick google search reveals some badass examples:


http://www.hotrodhotline.com/feature/2005show/05claycountyjack/assets/images/db_images/db_nuDick_Butler_had_his_Chevy_Luv_there.jpg