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  • nickel-city-fab
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    Frankly I haven't liked *any* of them since GM did away with the square-body work trucks. Just try buying a work truck nowadays. One with manual everything, rubber floor mat. For less than the cost of a house. On a workman's wages. "Earth to Detroit: some of us actually *use* our trucks and it ain't for a status symbol!"

    .... marketing shysters need to go die in a compost heap fire, right alongside their Wall St. buddies.
    Last edited by nickel-city-fab; 06-19-2021, 05:30 PM.

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  • Tundra Twin Track
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    Originally posted by A.K. Boomer View Post
    Could not watch the vid - the kids an idiot and i hate to see good stuff get destroyed, got to the part where he bent the rear door in the slam test --- looked like it "was" a nice truck though
    I agree the Video was a little over the top,had a friend that toured the New Holland Combine Harvester test track about 40 years ago.They would put gravel in grain hopper then drive over Rail Way Ties at high speed till something failed,he said the Operator wore a helmet and hockey gear for protection while bouncing around.

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  • wierdscience
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    Originally posted by George Bulliss View Post

    If you park this truck next to a modern 1/2 ton Ford it's amazing how small it looks. It actually is pretty close in size to my newer Tacoma. It does have more room in the bed, which is what a truck is for. Has a full 8 foot bed and the wrap-around rear bumper makes it easy to climb in with the tailgate down.
    I have a friend that has a 1976 F150 he recently finished doing a full restoration on. He also has a 2019 F150 for a daily driver. You're right, parked next to each other the 76' looks smaller, however the big difference is on the inside. The 19' is narrow and horribly cramped by comparison.

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  • Edwin Dirnbeck
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    Most large trucks in my suburban area are owned by office workers . They are spit polished and dont haul things.I seems that these guys feel like "real"men if they have a truck. Sombody needs to tell them that the "real" men driving around in trucks doing manual labor aint so happy. Edwin Dirnbeck

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  • RB211
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    Originally posted by epicfail48 View Post

    My previous truck was a 96 F150xlt, and that was too damn bit. Honestly, it wasnt even big by modern truck standards, modern trucks are just insanely large
    I've been driving a 92 F150 XLT around Maine this summer, going to bring it back to Florida this fall. Compared to my 2007 Prius, and 2019 Honda Odyssey mini van, it feels like a big truck, albeit one that rides on clouds... Don't know what my friend did to it, but it doesn't have the original engine or transmission. He really wants me to bring it to Florida to avoid the harsh Winter.

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  • epicfail48
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    Originally posted by The Artful Bodger View Post
    I have never seen any American internet poster say his truck was too big.
    My previous truck was a 96 F150xlt, and that was too damn bit. Honestly, it wasnt even big by modern truck standards, modern trucks are just insanely large

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  • plunger
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    Originally posted by A.K. Boomer View Post
    Could not watch the vid - the kids an idiot and i hate to see good stuff get destroyed, got to the part where he bent the rear door in the slam test --- looked like it "was" a nice truck though
    I also found it painful to watch. But I can tell you these bakkies are legendry for there toughness. There was only one problem with them.
    The taxis in South Africa use a vehicle called a hi ace . They used the same rolling chasis so these vehicles were stolen or hijacked all the time for spares. Many a life has been lost due to hijacking for these vehicles.

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  • A.K. Boomer
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    Could not watch the vid - the kids an idiot and i hate to see good stuff get destroyed, got to the part where he bent the rear door in the slam test --- looked like it "was" a nice truck though

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  • barracudajoe
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    I bought my 1985 Dodge Ramcharger new and owned it17 yrs and 245,000 miles. It was repaired after a head-on collision with an uninsured illegal mexican at about 65,000 miles.
    Fortunately my wife was uninjured. The truck looked and ran good when I finally sold it. I replaced it with a then new 2002 Dodge 2500 Cummins diesel. This is a beast for towing our 32 ft RV back and forth through the Rockies, some grades as steep as 9%! I've got 168,000 miles on this one, had it repainted a couple years ago since I'm going to keep it. Click image for larger version

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  • Michael Edwards
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    Originally posted by George Bulliss View Post

    Pretty close to mine, but mine is a '66
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    When I was a kid, my dad had a green 66. I can still remember riding in it and hearing the gas slosh around in the tank behind the seat. I would love to get a 66 one of these days, but I already have a F250 for work and a Ranger for a daily driver.

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  • sarge41
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    I wish that Subie still made a pickup for the states. We love our 2015 Legacy with its 6 cylinder engine, but even they are no longer available.

    Sarge41

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  • Ringo
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    my 1990 S10 lasted a very long time, at 260,000 miles it was still running good, and sold it to get a full sized truck.
    then I got 1998 Dodge Ram with the Cummins diesel, still got it, still runs as strong as new. had to replace heater core and A/C evaporator.
    that Cummins changes the dodge into an entirely next level truck

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  • Tundra Twin Track
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    I owned a short box truck once ( box under 8’) all of my other trucks have been long box’s,I haul to much Stuff.Current one 2018 Chev 3500 CrewCab 8’ box.

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  • Blazemaster83
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    I have a 93 f-super duty (f450) with a flatbed. Yes it's a big truck but I have a machine shop, and routinely need the weight capacity. I almost bought a 26k gvw truck and there are times when I could use one. The f-super duty has been a great truck, I also have a 93 ranger that has been a pretty good truck as well.

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  • George Bulliss
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    Originally posted by OaklandGB View Post
    My Ram 1500 is the 7th one I've had. Wouldn't trade a pick up for any other vehicle.

    Maybe this would be ideal in my mind. Simple, easy to work on, basic truck.
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    Pretty close to mine, but mine is a '66 and I think that is a '65. Slightly different grill.
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    If you park this truck next to a modern 1/2 ton Ford it's amazing how small it looks. It actually is pretty close in size to my newer Tacoma. It does have more room in the bed, which is what a truck is for. Has a full 8 foot bed and the wrap-around rear bumper makes it easy to climb in with the tailgate down.

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