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Old 03-25-2012, 01:35 PM   #11
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I finally sold my 83 F-250 several yrs ago and am still kickin my self for that decision. Best truck I ever owned. I'm a Ford guy and have had many Ford trucks over the years. The 83 had a 460 cu in engine and 4 speed manual tranny. A real BEAST. If I ever come across another one I just may pick it up. Presently I own a 06 F-150 stepside. Nice truck also.

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I thought this post was about old trucks. Around here anything under 50 years old is considered new. Kidding aside, we have a lot of old hobbyists here. Lots of customs and classics otherwise known as rods and relics. Trucks and cars. One neighbor has a 52 Chev PU. The desert is kind to metal.

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My next project truck it sits in the drive way now my neighbors don't like it to much but oh well hopefully this summer I can have to sheet metal work done and it back running.
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Old 03-25-2012, 04:14 PM   #14
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I echo the "Stupidest move i ever made" sentiment.

Had an 84 F-150 with the 302. I put over 300K on that thing, she only ever failed me once and that was when the engine finally blew. I beat the hell outta that vehicle.

Traded it off for $1000 on a 2000 f-150 thinking i would get better mileage and a better truck...MAN was i WRONG!! The mileage on this newer one is the same or worse and its many issues and expense to fix them and rust may just force me to buy a GM or even a Yota for my next truck.

Ford really screwed themselves with me this time around!!!

and you KNOW they will do NOTHING to make it right.

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1970 TOYOTA HILUX.......MAN! IF IT COULD TALK

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Yep gotta love the old trucks. My daily driver back in states is an 85 dodge w350 that gets 9 mpg.

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I thought this post was about old trucks. Around here anything under 50 years old is considered new. Kidding aside, we have a lot of old hobbyists here. Lots of customs and classics otherwise known as rods and relics. Trucks and cars. One neighbor has a 52 Chev PU. The desert is kind to metal.
My IH's arnt that old, but I find myself having to explain what they are... When I was driving my 73 stepside everybody thought it was a old Ford, and my Scout is a "funny looking" Jeep... Even when I go to the part stores I get "Who made that, Is it a Ford or Chevy International?..."
GRRR.... I told you its a International Harvester!!...

I have a 1940 Ford, but its a Coupe...
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Love the old Fords. My first truck was a 72 f100 in the 80s. It was rusting away in a neighbors yard, her husband died and she parked it. With a little body work a carb rebuild she was good as new. 302 " three on the tree" had it a few years and someone ran a stop sign and totaled it.
I took the insurance money and bought a 76 f250 " highboy" 351 four on the floor great truck. I had it several years I still regret selling it. I bought my current Silverado new in 2002 and it'll never have the same feeling as my old fords.

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My IH's arnt that old, but I find myself having to explain what they are... When I was driving my 73 stepside everybody thought it was a old Ford, and my Scout is a "funny looking" Jeep... Even when I go to the part stores I get "Who made that, Is it a Ford or Chevy International?..."
GRRR.... I told you its a International Harvester!!...

I have a 1940 Ford, but its a Coupe...
That rig made right here!! Dont get that slack jawed look in these parts!
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Wait! You consider a '83 "old"? I feel old now.

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