OK my truck isn't REAL old, (2003) but it sure isn't new. Friday is nine years to the day since I bought it new. This last weekend I jumped in, fired it up and as I started driving I thought, "I still love this old truck"! It has 146K miles, has gone through two trailers, hauls the occasional load of gravel/dirt/beauty bark etc, takes me hunting and fishing, and sometimes just to the grocery store, and it still puts a smile on my face. It's never let me down, and still looks great. The other day I was at the bank ATM and the guy that had used it before me turns around and asked "What year is your truck?" After I told him he said "It's beautiful". Made me feel good all over again. Would I like a new one? Sure, but it just isn't in the budget yet, but for now the 'ol girl is workin just fine!
03 F-150, 5.4 Scab 4x4 auto 3:55
2011 Jayco 256RKS
1980 C10 Silverado given to me by Dad. Was his small grocery/butcher shop truck
I ordered it for him after some heated discussions that he needed a 7,600GVWR (3/4 ton
of that era)
Only got him to get the 'Big Ten', or heavy half (today's HD or superduty)
Just over 500,000 miles. 3rd engine (performance crate with a cam), 2nd tranny
(rebuilt) and new 3.73's
I put in 1 ton helper coils on the rear after seeing brother coming back from
the wholesale house and it was on the bumper stops and the tires squished
They never went more than 50 miles per day. Going/coming to work. Picking up
sides of beef, canned goods, produce market, etc.
Frame is still bent from the time I borrowed it to work on some windgenerators
up in Tehacahapi Mountains. All four corner sheetmetal have dings from it being
both my daughters first ride.
Not worth much, other than sentimental value...am keeping it till either I can't
fix it anymore, or don't want to (not likely)
-Ben Picture of my rig
1996 GMC SLT Suburban 3/4 ton K3500/7.4L/4:1/+150Kmiles orig owner...
1980 Chevy Silverado C10/long bed/"BUILT" 5.7L/3:73/1 ton helper springs/+329Kmiles, bought it from dad...
1998 Mazda B2500 (1/2 ton) pickup, 2nd owner...
Praise Dyno Brake equiped and all have "nose bleed" braking!
Previous trucks/offroaders: 40's Jeep restored in mid 60's / 69 DuneBuggy (approx +1K lb: VW pan/200hpCorvair: eng, cam, dual carb'w velocity stacks'n 18" runners, 4spd transaxle) made myself from ground up / 1970 Toyota FJ40 / 1973 K5 Blazer (2dr Tahoe, 1 ton axles front/rear, +255K miles when sold it)...
Sold the boat (looking for another): Trophy with twin 150's...
51 cylinders in household, what's yours?...