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post #21 of 29 Old 08-07-2015, 11:31 AM
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Our shop trucks for the last 30 or so years have been 2wd Fords with manual trans and straight sixes.We generally buy them with 100k on the clock,throw a few parts at them and then run them into the ground,literally.

On a personal note,and folks easily offended should stop reading now........have never understood the "need" for expensive P.U. trucks?They are beasts of burden......sort of,gotta haves.If I wanted to spend 40K plus on a vehicle...make it a gaul dang used,BMW.Or maybe a beat up Ferrari?Riding around in a truck is for numbskulls(and I are one).
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I couldn't agree more. That sounds about like what I want to have around. Not going to be my daily driver. just something to haul stuff with, learn to work on with my son, and own a piece of american nostalgia.

I have friends with brand new f150s, and don't get me wrong, they are sweet trucks, but they have a long commute, and don't work in a field that requires a truck. Again, don't want to offend anyone, just saying I agree with everything you said.
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Well I ended getting an old suburban. 1990 Silverado. Does the job and then some!


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Why buy it for $7 when you can make it yourself for $92 in craft supplies
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Father/son projects are awesome! My son (21 at the time) bought a 1976 Chevy 1/2 ton with a 350, and soon after, cracked a head. He purchased new heads, roller rocker arms, and a new intake manifold for an Edelbrock 600 carb and we had a blast taking it apart and putting it back together.

Enjoy your project, and your son. Those are awesome times!
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Well I ended getting an old suburban. 1990 Silverado. Does the job and then some!
Gotta love a Suburban. That's where my screen name came from. I always loved them. I've owned a couple and used them for work & play. I'd love to get my hands on a 1991 3/4 ton 4x4 version.

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Trailer idea

Have you considered a trailer so you have a few extra options. You can get one that is as long as 8 feet, a really nice option when carrying lumber or large trees to a sawmill. You can leave stuff loaded on it and drive the Burb somewhere else. Just a couple of options to consider.


You got one of the good ones.


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This is my truck. It's a 1980 with a '54 cab on it. I do haul my camper and I have a work trailer for hauling stuff. http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/image..._face_grin.png
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No. I only do that when I'm drunk.
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Have you considered a trailer so you have a few extra options. You can get one that is as long as 8 feet, a really nice option when carrying lumber or large trees to a sawmill. You can leave stuff loaded on it and drive the Burb somewhere else. Just a couple of options to consider. You got one of the good ones. Steve, Pensacola, FL
I have considered a trailer. Just another expense though. I keep telling my wife, who also suggests a trailer, that it doesn't have an engine so what fun is that :)

I'm sure it's the logical way to go though.

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This is my truck. It's a 1980 with a '54 cab on it. I do haul my camper and I have a work trailer for hauling stuff. http://www.woodworkingtalk.com/image..._face_grin.png
That is awesome!

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