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New-Gen    Posted 10-19-2004 at 00:12:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Recently I aquired a new (to me} pickup truck.
So as not to start a discussion or debate on the merits/shortcomings of the various trucks, I won't mention the make, I'll just say that I've never owned a vehicle with this nameplate in my life. No particular reason, just never did.
All in all I must say I like it. It runs good, is comfortable to drive, handles and rides like a dream, looks good, nice all around truck.
So far my only complaint is so minor I almost hate to even mention it for fear of sounding like a nit-picker.
I don't like the cup holder. {After seeing it in print it really does sound nit-picky doesn't it?} But then again it didn't feel so nit-picky when I went around a corner and ended up wearing a bottle of iced tea on my lap. Especially when I had to walk into the local John Deere dealership and try to maintain some semblence of dignity while enduring the sideways glances of people who appeared to be making the assumption that I was bladder control challenged.
On my way out the door with my parts I happened to walk past the shelf with the duct tape on display. Had I been a cartoon charactar the artist would have drawn a lightbulb in a thought bubble over my head! I grabbed a roll from the shelf and held it up so the guys behind the parts counter could see, telling them to put it on my account. {I would have walked back up there but I was still a little self concious about the bladder control thing}
Upon getting back in the truck I placed it on the floor on the hump in the middle and VOILA!! I had a cup holder!! My tea bottle (although empty) fit perfectly in the hole in the middle of the roll, and the sides of the tape affixed itself to the carpet like velcro! And as a bonus it was even color coordinated! I even entertained thoughts of going back in and getting another roll for when I have a passenger, but a re-examination of the front of my pants changed my mind on that one.
In conclusion I have to say in my opinion every new vehicle should come with a roll of duct tape as standard equipment. {passenger side optional} Then when the vehicle gets old and things start breaking you could use the cup holder as a repair kit!!

Alias    Posted 10-19-2004 at 09:15:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good story New-gen. Lighthearted with a flair at poking a little fun at yourself. (Wet pants thing). I enjoyed the telling.......gfp

Grove r    Posted 10-19-2004 at 08:07:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Red Green would be proud of ya, NG....keep up the good work....R.E.L.

Dave Munson    Posted 10-19-2004 at 05:44:39       [Reply]  [No Email]
Bet it is a superduty, '99 or '00. They changed the cup holder in '02 or so. I showed the ford what happens to 32oz of coffee and they changed out the cup holder with the newer one.

Usually, it just dumped on the floor boards & I have those covers that will hold a half gallon of water.

Replace the older style with a new one.

I bet some woman or sissy city guy designed the cup holder. It was designed for those little sissy 8oz cups: not a real cup (32oz+).

hahaha!!!!!!!!    Posted 10-19-2004 at 06:18:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
yep, we call the cup holder on our truck the cup splasher. good old duct tape. the uses never end.

mojo    Posted 10-19-2004 at 04:10:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
Bet it was a Dodge.
Had a '94 Dodge, 1st year of the new design, and that cup holder was horrible about that. Even dumped so much and often that it ruined the ignition switch. They've since relocated them. My '88 Ford (am I the only one to trade down to get what he wants?) doesn't have any and I'm pleased with that. Just put the parts store specials on the door and go.

The reason Gleaner combines are the color that they are is so duct tape blends right in!


deadcarp    Posted 10-19-2004 at 01:42:33       [Reply]  [No Email]
i wouldn't have believed it but the nurse who told me is very religious so - one of her relatives got stranded omewher and twisted some duct tape and actually towed his car home with it!

Doc    Posted 10-19-2004 at 00:17:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dad always said, "A man can never have to many friends or to much Duct Tape".

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