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    i’d like one of these with the cummins (greatest small diesel engine ever) but they are exceedingly hard to find not worn the hell out - those engines go 300 to 400 hundred thousand miles easy, but a late eighties pickup body and chassis not so much. . .

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    I’m thinking of getting an old golf cart and lifting it for off road tires

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    going electric lee?
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    going electric lee?
    The Arctic Cat is too damn loud. I just need something to go a mile with a few hundred lbs of stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    i’d like one of these with the cummins (greatest small diesel engine ever) but they are exceedingly hard to find not worn the hell out - those engines go 300 to 400 hundred thousand miles easy, but a late eighties pickup body and chassis not so much. . .

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    This is getting a lot of buzz in the truck crowd.

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    My Tacoma is still doing fine with over 300,000 miles. I would get another one if it ever needs replacing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy W View Post
    My Tacoma is still doing fine with over 300,000 miles. I would get another one if it ever needs replacing.
    My impression is that they are not building them quite to the same standard these days. And there are a lot more standard accessories, and electronic gee-gaws to go bad... but it's hard to beat a Toyota truck even so.

    I just wish they'd offer the Tacoma in a diesel... or a hybrid.
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    Saw a midsize Honda truck the other day that looked decent. I sincerely hope I never need another full size pickup, at least as long as the stupidity in design continues.

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    Got mine 9 or 10 yrs ago. 6L Cummins 12-valve purrs like a loud cat. Chassis wearing out, but WTH. Best boat tractor I've had, fer'sure.

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    i’d like one of these with the cummins (greatest small diesel engine ever) but they are exceedingly hard to find not worn the hell out - those engines go 300 to 400 hundred thousand miles easy, but a late eighties pickup body and chassis not so much. . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    i’d like one of these with the cummins (greatest small diesel engine ever) but they are exceedingly hard to find not worn the hell out - those engines go 300 to 400 hundred thousand miles easy, but a late eighties pickup body and chassis not so much. . .

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    I just gave one away, 150k miles

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    for posterity - from John's c/l link (& except for having an automatic, the truck I want)


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    1992 Dodge W250 4x4 Extended Cab Cummins Diesel LE package with an automatic..

    throw a cap on the back, and beautiful!

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    My 1998 Dakota Sport has over 200,000 miles.
    The big V-6 still runs great but, the road salt has taken it's toll.
    I'll probably look for another used Dakota in better shape.
    If I had to pick an all time favorite....73 Ford F-100 half ton with a 302 small block 8, 3 speed on the tree.
    Ya need 2 good arms and 2 good legs to drive one of those.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Domesticated_Mr. Know It All View Post
    My 1998 Dakota Sport has over 200,000 miles.
    The big V-6 still runs great but, the road salt has taken it's toll.
    I'll probably look for another used Dakota in better shape.
    If I had to pick an all time favorite....73 Ford F-100 half ton with a 302 small block 8, 3 speed on the tree.
    Ya need 2 good arms and 2 good legs to drive one of those.
    That Ford is what my dad had as a 'last truck'. I inherited it - but was into sports cars at that point, so gave it to my brother.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Domesticated_Mr. Know It All View Post
    My 1998 Dakota Sport has over 200,000 miles.
    The big V-6 still runs great but, the road salt has taken it's toll.
    I'll probably look for another used Dakota in better shape.
    If I had to pick an all time favorite....73 Ford F-100 half ton with a 302 small block 8, 3 speed on the tree.
    Ya need 2 good arms and 2 good legs to drive one of those.
    high beam low beam switch on the floor too
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    I'm driving this for work at the moment. Toyota Hilux. I'm seriously impressed as it does off road as well as it does autobahn at 100mph. A few niggles, but overall spectacular. 20,000 Euros brand new.

    Still, I'm re-chassi-ing my 110 land-rover when I return, and thats that.

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    I have fond memories of bombing around Martha's Vineyard in one of these. Nice sized little truck.
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    If I could have one in new condition, it would be a 56 ford with the 312 engine and three speed trans.
    "para todo mal, mezcal, y para todo bien también" (for everything bad, mezcal, and for everything good, as well.)

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    It would look like this.
    "para todo mal, mezcal, y para todo bien también" (for everything bad, mezcal, and for everything good, as well.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    high beam low beam switch on the floor too
    That switch got replaced twice before I rewired it to a toggle switch on the dash.
    Not one of Ford's better ideas.
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    Keep the damn Ford.

    Ask me! I've got my Leatherman!

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    Just what I need, I'm looking for a new (old pick up) can't get rid of the land rover quick enough, a gallon of diesel and a match should do the trick
    Never again, will I go near a green oval.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bow View Post
    Keep the damn Ford.
    I really don't care what you like, I just said what I want and you can shove that red thing some place.
    "para todo mal, mezcal, y para todo bien también" (for everything bad, mezcal, and for everything good, as well.)

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    Pretty damn sad when you can't even post on a truck thread with out someone coming along spewin crap at you.
    "para todo mal, mezcal, y para todo bien también" (for everything bad, mezcal, and for everything good, as well.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by artif View Post
    Just what I need, I'm looking for a new (old pick up) can't get rid of the land rover quick enough, a gallon of diesel and a match should do the trick
    Never again, will I go near a green oval.
    Why? You recently rebuilt most of it didn't you?

    How about welding up a bed for this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby of Tulsa View Post
    Pretty damn sad when you can't even post on a truck thread with out someone coming along spewin crap at you.
    ford v chevy

    did i stumble onto the nascar forum?
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    Maybe a nice VW? Comes in a single-cab version too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    ford v chevy

    did i stumble onto the nascar forum?
    I didn't start that my friend, he hangs out on that Stovebolt forum me thinks.
    "para todo mal, mezcal, y para todo bien también" (for everything bad, mezcal, and for everything good, as well.)

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    I had one of these, talk about a work horse.
    "para todo mal, mezcal, y para todo bien también" (for everything bad, mezcal, and for everything good, as well.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Girouard View Post
    Boys , boys , settle down!! LOL. So these are the back to when America was Great again era trucks, in your opinions?

    They where much simpler , plenty of room in the engine compartment, for sure. Tiny glove boxes , and the seats as I recall where very hard and very up right!

    I’ve some what dreamed of the late series 1955 Chevy Apache , with the curved windows. Seeing I’m a late series 1955 vintage myself.

    BUT for working out of, which neither of you gents no longer have to do, the size of the bed is a problem , the ride is a problem , and no AC is a problem.



    But yes MAGA series 55 trucks are DA BOMB!! But I’ll never own one. Not practical.

    You boys settle down , ya hear, OR I’LL PULL THIS TRUCK OVER AND GIVE YOU BOTH reasons to CRY!!!! LOL , ah the good old days !!!
    I had a 53 Chevy pick up, it was useless for construction and roofing. Not knocking it as it was prolly high tech in the 50s. Bed too small, only light loads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Girouard View Post
    Boys , boys , settle down!! LOL. So these are the back to when America was Great again era trucks, in your opinions?

    They where much simpler , plenty of room in the engine compartment, for sure. Tiny glove boxes , and the seats as I recall where very hard and very up right!

    I’ve some what dreamed of the late series 1955 Chevy Apache , with the curved windows. Seeing I’m a late series 1955 vintage myself.

    BUT for working out of, which neither of you gents no longer have to do, the size of the bed is a problem , the ride is a problem , and no AC is a problem.



    But yes MAGA series 55 trucks are DA BOMB!! But I’ll never own one. Not practical.

    You boys settle down , ya hear, OR I’LL PULL THIS TRUCK OVER AND GIVE YOU BOTH reasons to CRY!!!! LOL , ah the good old days !!!
    I drive a chevy and have since the 80s. but if I could have the truck I would want it would be that for lot's of reasons, for this old man.
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    I bought a Ram 1500 classic with the V8 last November. Seems to run well. Gets better mileage than my 2011 Silverado 1500 6 banger. Has a nice ride that is actually smoother then the wife's Sube. I put that down to the bigger tires handling the pot holes better. Ifigure I will trade it when it hits 100,000. However at the rate I drive (<5,000 miles per year) I will be 86 when the truck hits 100K miles, so maybe this is my last truck.

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    Yep, total engine rebuild, head skimmed and crack tested etc etc last year, and the small matter of welding up the front of the chassis and bulkhead while it was out plus a quick suspension rebuild. Replaced the rear cross member two months later.
    Thought it had blown an injector last week, which it had, new injectors fitted today, which cleaned up some of the smoke, but it looks like the head gasket has gone as well.
    Much as I like messing about with cars, modifying etc. all my spare time is spent just keeping the stupid POS running.
    A quick example of how crap LR's are, I've never had to replace a fuel filler cap on a vehicle unless I lost it, the LR is currently on its third filler cap and that needs replacing because it's started leaking as well, all OEM ones.

    That tractor looks good ebay here i come

    Quote Originally Posted by lupussonic View Post
    Why? You recently rebuilt most of it didn't you?

    How about welding up a bed for this?

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    what model lr are we talking about here?

    i always thought they were kinda cool, i mean not as cool as cj’s of course, but you know almost as capable
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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