Cheap Racing LUV Still In Progress With Days To Go Before The $3K Hooptie Challenge…And They Shortened The Frame!


Cheap Racing LUV Still In Progress With Days To Go Before The $3K Hooptie Challenge…And They Shortened The Frame!

Dude. I understand that dropping a small block into a Chevrolet LUV isn’t as straightforward as dumping the same small-block into a Camaro and hitting it with enough nitrous to stun an African elephant, but the guys at the Broke Bastard Garage are cutting it close. We’re talking counting hours until that little howler absolutely has to be ready to head to Tucson for the challenge, lest all of the work they’ve been doing winds up completely in vain. So you’d think that we’d be seeing final wiring, maybe first start or shakedown drive footage, right? WRONG! Apparently the driveshaft didn’t fit, and to get the proper one piece driveshaft would set them back half a grand. That’s a sizable amount of cash! Most people would’ve bit the bullet, handed the dough over and would’ve been glad to be past a large problem. Instead of ponying up the dough, though, they’ve decided to instead remove nearly 20 inches out of the truck’s frame and bed in order to use a driveshaft that they already have. It’s an ambitious program and one that has left the main guy working his ass off to finish, but will it be finished? We can tell that he’s handy with the welder, but working late nights and cutting it this close has been known to bite even the best in the backside. Only time will tell…


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One thought on “Cheap Racing LUV Still In Progress With Days To Go Before The $3K Hooptie Challenge…And They Shortened The Frame!

  1. Big Sky Dreamer

    Very creative work for sure! My only question is why wasn’t the engine set back in the chassis? He has completely rebuild this truck almost from scratch & is afraid to do anything major to it ala shortening the frame. He would gain more traction in the back & wouldn’t have the unusual radiator mounting in the front. He coulda used the ‘wheel barrow’ trick that the street rod guys do for a firewall. Not cracking on it at all – just curious

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