The Hot Rod inspired 1976 Chevy LUV was voted by Mini Truckin' Magazine as "BEST of 2007". The LUV graced the cover of Mini Truckin Magazine in June 2007 and has been a fan favorite ever since. This head turning mini truck was Lukasz Granicy's first of many SEMA builds.
THE LOWDOWN.... ON THE LUV Wheels: (Front) 18 x 18 Boyd Coddington w/ Backspace 6-inches & Tires 215/35R18 (Rear) 20 x 10 Boyd Coddington w/ Backspace 4.5 inches & Tires 215/30R20
CHASSIS MODS: Suspension type = AIR. Front suspension: Z'd and narrowed Toyota front clip. Rear suspension: A custom designed triangulated four-link by Needfulthingz. Airbag/cylinder type & size: (Front) 2500 Conitech, (Rear) 2600 Conitech. Control arms: Custom A-arms with S-10 ball joints. Shocks: Toxic. Valves: Chrome 1/2" AirLifts. Compressors: Dual Air Zenith. Air line: Parker 1/2" stainless steel lines. Frame material: 3 X 3" 1/4" thick stock floor, 3 x 2" 1/4"thick back half. Gas Tank: Custom built 15 gal. aluminum fuel cell Stafford Fabrications. Brakes: Toyota up front & Ford 9" in the rear and a 85' Chevy Sprint booster. Detail Work: Powder coated frame. Misc: Chevy LUV body over a Toyota frame. Performed by Lukasz Granicy of Lancaster, Ca. BODY MODS: Shaved: Fender markers, door handles, key locks, cab vents, bed seams by taillights, bed hooks, tailgate logo, bed markers, antenna, cowl vents, wiper holes, stock mirrors, emblems, tailgate latches. Body dropped:Body dropped past the rocker. Front end: 72'Chevy LUV valance, 80' Chevy LUV headlights, 2 1/2" cowl. Back end: shaved tailgate. Exterior bolt-ons: Hot Rod mirrors. Performed by Lukasz Granicy of Lancaster, Ca. PAINT: Brand & Colors: PPG Black and three coats of Clear. Style: Old Skool. Pinstriping: Bob Coslett. Performed by: Dave Little from Little Designs. INTERIOR: Seats: Toyota bench seat cut down 3" with headrests removed. Material: White leather. Dash: 57' Chevy truck dash narrowed with relocated gauge cluster. Door panels: Wrapped old skool style all white with red piping. Flooring: Red carpeting. Gauges: Dakota Digital. ENGINE PERFORMANCE: Displacement: 2.6L. Model/Year: 1989 Toyota 4 cylinders. Head Type: LC Engineering, port & polished. Camshaft: LC Engineering. Supercharger: Eaton M-62 w/ 18 lbs. of boost. Transmission: 95' Toyota 5-speed. Intake: Custom by Stafford Fabrication. Header/exhaust: Stafford Fabrication. Ignition: MSD. Rearend type: Ford 9" by Currie. Battery: Optima Red Top custom mounted in the frame. Inner fenders: Custom designed floating rear fenders by Needfulthingz Hot Rod Shop.