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JAC1982

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Posted: 01/30/19 10:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My two favorite trucks are ones I didn't own myself. One was a 78 GMC Stepside that my high school boyfriend and his dad put a 454 in. That thing was fun [emoticon]

The other was my dad's 1996 F150 work truck. Base model, zero bells and whistles, 6 cylinder. But lots of good memories with him in that truck. He passed away in 2000 when I was fresh out of high school so those memories were some of the last I had with him. I drove it around some after that, but my mom ended up selling it since I needed a more commute/college friendly vehicle (that's when we sold my 84 SVO Mustang too, boo).


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Any that have kept for decades are fav's...

Don't have pic's of my 1970 Toyota FJ40 anymore (divorce had her destroy most of my negatives)

1973 Chevy K5 Blazer replaced that FJ40 and kept it till it rusted out from trips to Boise Idaho

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Current Fav 1996 Suburban (see sig for details)
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Donated the 1980 Chevy Silverado C10 and can't find the pic's. Big Ten and today's HD or heavy half ton. Keep mine for decades until either can't fix them anymore, or don't wish to (didn't want to anymore)


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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?...

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Guess this was really my favorite. My Grandads old hog farm truck after I finished with it.
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I'm with the people who said that the memories were their favorite part of the trucks that they've owned. My first was a 1973 F100 full sized Ranger with a 360 that I bought in 1974. Trucks weren't considered cool then but I dated my wife in that truck and still owned it when we got married in 1975. I traded it in for a new 1979 F100 with a 302. We camped a lot with that truck. We camped in a topper, tent and then later on a slide in.

I bought a new F250 in 1988 and my family did a lot of camping with that truck. We took it all the way to the west coast in 1989.

I bought a new B2500 Mazda in 1998 and used it mostly for transportation.

I bought a new Chevy 1500 in 2003 and used it mainly for transportation and hauling firewood. Didn't put many miles on that one before I parked it due to many many problems.

I bought a 2011 Super Duty a couple years ago and still have it.

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Your topic brought this song to mind.

To all the trucks I loved before


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colliehauler

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Posted: 01/30/19 04:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Bird Freak wrote:

Guess this was really my favorite. My Grandads old hog farm truck after I finished with it.
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Looks nice, I always liked 50's style trucks. I had a 55 Dodge pickup. Dad took the old engine out and put in a 50's hemi.

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My favorite - The 1967 Chevy C10 with shell. Straight six, three on the tree, and a manual choke. It had been my grandad's truck and I got it after he passed. For a while it was more reliable than the 1983 Rabbit GTi I had at the time.

Least favorite - 1983 F-250 5.0L gasser my father owned. The carb/smog combo made it prone to stalling mid-intersection. My ex-brother-in-law was furious I sold it when it was time for dad to change trucks in 2007. I didn't feel it was safe for any family members, and I knew my BIL was lax in vehicle maintenance.

Highly appreciated - Dad's 2007 Toyota Tacoma base truck plus auto trans and air conditioning. Could not believe the value of that truck at roughly $15.5K out the door (while dressed up 4x4 CC Tacos went for $42K). My BIL got even with me as they got that truck when my father passed, and then kept it for less than a year.

I'm still very impressed with my Expedition coming up on 5 years of ownership. Quiet and comfortable, just a little short of oomph for towing in tough situations. Determined to keep it for at least one more season.

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Posted: 01/30/19 05:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Favorite hands down was the 1980 GMC High Sierra 3/4 ton 2wd with a 350v8 and auto trans. Sounded great, nice chrome wheels, just a great looking truck. Probably still my favorite overall body style of any truck ever, smiled every time I drove it.


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I like my current RAM for towing, but I think my favorite is my 2006 Chevy Duramax LBZ Crew Cab - the truck runs great, rides well and can handle just about any task, including towing up to 12K.


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LanceRKeys

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Dodge 2500 regular cab 2wd 360v8 nv4500. About as simple and basic as you could get. Easy to work on, comfortable seats, good truck. It didn’t pull as well as my 7.3 does, but it got me where I was going.

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