Carcaine is a Helluva Drug... New (to me) '79 LUV

Illustration for article titled Carcaine is a Helluva Drug... New (to me) 79 LUV

I went out and bought a thing... A LUV thing....

So I went and bought a 1979 Chevy LUV. AKA the Isuzu Faster/Pup. It’s pretty much stock (sans a very non-functional roll bar, and some other odds and ends. Has a mean 1.8L I4 that screams like a banshee... Because the prev. owner straight piped it... In other words it’s going to be getting a bit more of an exhaust in the near future.

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Illustration for article titled Carcaine is a Helluva Drug... New (to me) 79 LUV

Of course the first thing I did after buying it was bring it down to a more reasonable height (pictured above). Overall it was a 4" drop (w/ a 3° pinion angle correction) in the rear and then just cranked down the torsion bar in the front to drop it about 3.5".

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Illustration for article titled Carcaine is a Helluva Drug... New (to me) 79 LUV

Overall the thing’s been an absolute blast to drive. It’s laughably impractical/ridiculous and I couldn’t be happier! Last picture is how it sat when I bought it.

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Illustration for article titled Carcaine is a Helluva Drug... New (to me) 79 LUV

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