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New Pickup
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Rob    Posted 07-30-2002 at 15:32:37       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I got my new pickup Sunday, put a new battery in it yesterday and it runs like a top. I had to sell my "old" pickup (1993 3/4 ton 4x4 chev) a year ago to help pay for the land that I bought, that land now has a new house and I'm living in it now. Well I always planned on buying another pickup once we got moved and have been looking for about 2 months. But me being the cheap s.o.b. that I am I could'nt believe how much they wanted for an old rusted out farm truck. $1500 minimum. Well my father-in-law had a pickup sitting in the trees and I asked him if it ran, he said it did when he parked it there. He would'nt take any money for it so I bought him a new windsheild for his 4-wheeler. So now I have my "new" farm truck. A 1980 3/4 tn 4x4 chev. My dad always had an old beater around when I was growing up, and now I do to. It already has brought back a lot of good memories.

Tell me about your "new" pickups.



Ludwig    Posted 08-01-2002 at 08:12:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
Got a '96 Dakoter 114000 miles on the 318. Good truck, spins the tires real easy though, anything slipprier than wet grass and I'm in 4wd.

Been eyeing a '60s IH pickup lately sitting by a construction company with the driveshaft on the ground. The body is REAL good which is surprising for around here. My great uncle had one when I was just a little feller....


Scott(TN)    Posted 07-31-2002 at 11:42:11       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I cannot afford one of those newer trucks, mine is a '53 chevy 3/4 ton. In the shop(read backyard with a tarp) gettin it's second set of brakes since new (I am the 2nd owner).


ger    Posted 07-31-2002 at 13:03:22       [Reply]  [No Email]
you got one off those shops too.here i though mine was unique lol,tools are always handy (all over the ground),spend a little time in winter locating stuff in the snow though ,think im, gonna spend a little an fix the big barn into a winter shop .just never get real comfortable working inside ,later ger


ger    Posted 07-31-2002 at 10:13:14       [Reply]  [No Email]
i got an 81 gmc 4x4 ,3/4 ton with about 80000 mi. on it runs good not to much rust use it for everything daily just not to much power hauling,like trailer loads of hay etc. got inspired by mark the other day an decided to start doing something with ,so i ripped all the poullition s$$t of it . gonna run it in for duel exhaust this week,also have an old work hores a 74 gmc with a good strong 454 in it been parked for a few years now runs good but body is rusted ,im thinking its now gonna become a winter project ,i have a 1 ton rear end for it an will reskin it an use it in the summer for pulling an hauling an just use the 4x4 in the winter when i need it. their both loaded so i think i can make something out of them an have some fun ,neither one owes me anytghing ,paid for themselves 10 times over an i wont spend the kind of money they want for that new junk today everything plastic . larer ger


Spence    Posted 07-31-2002 at 07:23:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Good stuff.

I stay away from the hugly, heavy, gas guzzling, 6 wheel extend-my-cab types that you use for extra passengers 1 time every 3 years.

You usually see them with an undersize box that could barely haul a fridge. Don't know why the owners just don't get themselves an suv with a trailer.


Cary    Posted 07-31-2002 at 06:11:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just got me a 1988 F250 w/ 4 speed in the floor...faded tan just like my old 85' F150 was. Brings back some good memories.


bob ny    Posted 07-31-2002 at 04:48:43       [Reply]  [No Email]
1989 dodge dakota 120000 miles runs and looks like new pulls my tractor to all the shows plows snow hauls gravel stone and my big butt would buy
a new one but yhe dodge dealer can't say it will be as good so i keep what i got


scooterhead    Posted 07-31-2002 at 03:33:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
77 Chevy heavy 3/4 ton 4x4 . It`s retired to firewoodin and other heavy work , the way it gets around and pulls ya would think it`s got tracks on it . The fenders flop in the breeze , it`s 3 different colors but it`s a tank . Got a 78 chevy ton flat bed and a 79 ford half ton for the road .


michelle    Posted 07-30-2002 at 21:47:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
A 1965 Ford, 3/4 ton with a one ton rear end. Two wheel drive and it has special tricks. Trick number one, when you use the brakes remember to pull the brake pedal back up with your toe. Trick number two try to give it a little more gas when you turn to the left, it doesn't always like to turn. Number three leave the choke on for twenty minutes even on a hundred degree day. Number four hold your chin up when going through mud puddles, I accidentally stepped through the bad spot on the floor a couple months ago. When I first got it from my brother(whos wife made him get rid of it)the box bed was so rotten that he had to use a ratchet strap across the middle and at the tail to keep it from just falling or bouncing apart. Now though she's sporting a New steel flat bed and wood racks for hauling animals and all kinds of stuff. She is a pretty good truck even with all her faults, she still doesn't leave the farm very often, and I have to say she did a really good job hauling hay, sixteen tons out of the field. Thats my truck


Cowboy Joe    Posted 07-30-2002 at 21:12:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
A New Pickup? What's her name? Just kidding.


Dan G/Soganofla    Posted 07-30-2002 at 20:16:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
Mine's a '88 Ford F350 Dually pickup with a 460, a 4+Granny tranny, and a super cab. I ain't never hooked nuthin behind it that it wouldn't handle. Still looks good, 'cept for the rear fender, which Son-in-law utilized to unhinge the barn door. :-(>>>


LH    Posted 07-30-2002 at 19:13:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
My primary vehicle is an 83 Chevy 3/4 ton 2wd with a 350 and 3 speed automatic. It ain't purty but she gets me around and does the job with very few problems.


Les...Just today    Posted 07-30-2002 at 17:10:59       [Reply]  [No Email]
In my travels I saw an old truck for sale. It appears to be a 50ish International. Must be a ton or ton and a half truck. No body on the back. Cab looks decent. Frame is real rugged looking. Thing has lots of potential. I made a mental note of the place. Maybe if it's still sitting there next spring.......


Les    Posted 07-30-2002 at 16:20:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Got me a '91 Dodge Decoder with 147K on 'er. She's been a mighty good pickup. Never let me down. Onliest one I ever had that I liked any better was a '78 GMC 6 banger with 3 on the tree. Nothin fancy. Just run run run. It was the last vehicle I owned as would burn reglar (leaded) gas. Course you can't get it anymore anyway.


F14    Posted 07-30-2002 at 15:41:12       [Reply]  [No Email]
Currently driving a 1989 Chevy 1 ton 4x4 that I bought new. At the prices of new trucks, I'll BE driving it until the body rots off it. Prior to that, I had a 1968 Chevy 3/4 ton 4x4, and before that a '65 Chevy half-ton.

The '89 has a 454 big block, TH400 automatic with a shift kit and a cooler, 8-1/2 foot snow plow and a hoist under the bed. Poor ol' girl has spent her life gettin' rode hard and put away wet, but she still runs like new. LOOKS like 10 miles of bad road, but runs good...


D.J.-EAST TEXAS    Posted 07-30-2002 at 20:04:15       [Reply]  [No Email]
We got 3 p/u's here on the farm.got a 92 ford f-150 with 75,000 miles.got a 92 chevy s/c 1500 series with almost 225,000 miles and a 97 ford
f-150 s/c with about 121,000 miles.and i hardly ever drive them.i drive about 3500-4000 miles a week in a big truck so the last thing i wanna do when i get home is"GO FOR A RIDE"...........dj


Grove r    Posted 07-31-2002 at 07:27:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well... I never....[spose I shoulda], you guys just blow my mind....yer all driven' brand new ve-hi-cles!!!! Now, my NEAR new 1966 FORD 3/4 TON, with scarcely two hundred thousand miles on it, rates as an oldy but goodey......don't see no off-the-place, service, but it feeds ma cows ever winter.....does too! and....does lots of "yard" work the rest of the year!!! have gooder, R.E.L.


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