Project ChevishLUV 4G63T Truck Build

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Project ChevishLUV 4G63T Truck Build

Post by mattp_65 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:14 am

Hello All,

Long time Lurker, Here will be my official Build page for my Luv Truck.
I will be posting here for Non FB members and here is my Facebook Blog (https://www.facebook.com/ChevishLUV/?no ... 5244878051). I just started this Facebook page for Project ChevishLUV, slow process but will update as much as possible as the build goes.

So here it is:
Day 1 of getting the 1978 Chevy LUV stepside 1.8L 4cyl on May 2016. Picked up in Mt. Vernon, WA and drove it home barely on the freeway and took the rest home by side streets.

The journey of building Project ChevishLUV (#Chevish and/or #ChevishLUV). Mild build with a 4G63T mated with TH350 auto trans. #RWD4G63
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"CHEVISH" Soon to be 4g63 Luv
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Re: Project ChevishLUV 4G63T Truck Build

Post by LethalEthan » Fri Aug 18, 2017 5:29 pm

Awesome project! I love the look of these trucks.
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Re: Project ChevishLUV 4G63T Truck Build

Post by 89mightymax » Sat Aug 19, 2017 10:23 pm

This is going to be sweet!!!
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Re: Project ChevishLUV 4G63T Truck Build

Post by mattp_65 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:38 pm

Some interior shots. Picked up this bench seat at a junk yard last summer. I will redo my carpet and door cards later and maybe headliner. Pop up sun roof to top it off.
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Re: Project ChevishLUV 4G63T Truck Build

Post by mattp_65 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:40 pm

The stock little 1.8L 4cyl 60hp motor with a 32/36 Weber carb with 82xxx miles will soon be gone.
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Re: Project ChevishLUV 4G63T Truck Build

Post by mattp_65 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:46 pm

Sneak peak of the motor going in it.
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Re: Project ChevishLUV 4G63T Truck Build

Post by 4g63mightymax » Mon Aug 21, 2017 8:26 am

That is an incredibly solid looking truck. Those don't exist in Massachusetts, because they have all turned into dust. It's going to be fun with the new engine though. What wiring harness will you be using? Looks like a lot of 2G stuff in the pictures from what I can tell.
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Re: Project ChevishLUV 4G63T Truck Build

Post by mattp_65 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:44 am

4g63mightymax wrote:That is an incredibly solid looking truck. Those don't exist in Massachusetts, because they have all turned into dust. It's going to be fun with the new engine though. What wiring harness will you be using? Looks like a lot of 2G stuff in the pictures from what I can tell.
Yeah mostly surface rust on the bed but pretty clean overall.
I did pick up a 1G gsx harness so it will be easier to do. But I am not an electrical person, all mechanical for me, so I will be needing help on that for sure. And I will need an idea how to make some motor mounts, I am not a welder too lol.
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Post by 4g63mightymax » Wed Aug 23, 2017 2:14 pm

You've come to the right place for both of those tasks!
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Re: Project ChevishLUV 4G63T Truck Build

Post by mattp_65 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 3:14 pm

Tonneau cover I built or made fit the stepside bed. Came from a Chevy avalanche but short couple of inches so I added some vinyl.
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Re: Project ChevishLUV 4G63T Truck Build

Post by mattp_65 » Wed Aug 30, 2017 11:43 am

Disassembled the motor and check for anything broken or missing. Has eagle rods and wiesco pistons. All looking good so far. Back in June 2017 more to come...
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Re: Project ChevishLUV 4G63T Truck Build

Post by mattp_65 » Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:38 am

So I added gates racing timing belt, oem timing components, added mighty max water pump, jay racing alternator relocation kit for my 90 amp galant alternator and pressed the water pump pulley to line up the alt, wp and crank pulley. Getting closer to finish this motor.
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Re: Project ChevishLUV 4G63T Truck Build

Post by 4g63mightymax » Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:56 am

Nicely done! Did you grind the water pump to make sure the timing tensioner can move freely?
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Re: Project ChevishLUV 4G63T Truck Build

Post by mattp_65 » Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:57 am

Yup! grinded it down a bit. The hardest part was finding a press (harbor Freight) to press my Water pump pulley to line up. Pulley is not 100% (maybe 90%) lined up but it should be fine when its running.
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Re: Project ChevishLUV 4G63T Truck Build

Post by 4g63mightymax » Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:24 pm

I flattened mine with a hammer and it worked mint from 2006-2014. :)
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