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    Happiness is a F-150!
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    Quote Originally Posted by SKIP KILPATRICK View Post
    Happiness is a F-150!
    I have a 2021 150 hybrid that replaced my 2000 150. Still trying to decide if I'm happy.

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    Our French friends have been responsible for a few um,singular pickups.








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    must love the french
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    This may not be popular, but I do not like pickup trucks at all. Working pickups, fine; vehicles actually used as trucks to carry loads of stuff around, no problem. But 80% of American pickups in 2022 are no more than overgrown symbols of faux-working-class machismo, too large, too tall, too ugly, using too much fuel, and doing no more work than transporting their owners to the grocery store.

    Nyaaaah nyaaaah nyaaah, so there!
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    A 505 pickup? I'd love one! Especially in 4WD.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Keith Wilson View Post
    This may not be popular, but I do not like pickup trucks at all. Working pickups, fine; vehicles actually used as trucks to carry loads of stuff around, no problem. But 80% of American pickups in 2022 are no more than overgrown symbols of faux-working-class machismo, too large, too tall, too ugly, using too much fuel, and doing no more work than transporting their owners to the grocery store.

    Nyaaaah nyaaaah nyaaah, so there!
    I can't help but agree. Yes, I have one - but I only use it when hauling stuff. Otherwise, why not take the far more comfortable car that gets 2X the MPG?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    A 505 pickup? I'd love one! Especially in 4WD.
    That's a 504 in the photo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stiletto View Post
    That's a 504 in the photo.
    Right you are - brain cramp on my part. A friend had a 404 pickup - funky was the word.
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    Here's a couple I spotted earlier this year at two entirely separate single-type club meets that I happened across during my travels. The Morris Minors were at a regional park where we'd gone for a hike, and the Fords were in the carpark of small Northland town we were staying in after attending a friends house-warming. Funny how in both cases, it was the pickup versions I gravitated towards, long before this thread existed.

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    The Ford owners weren't around, but I didn't want to get too close to the Morry's because the club members were picnicking in the vicinity, and next thing you know they've invited you for a sandwich or too and Geoff's trying to sell you his project woody.
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    Seen at the local hardware store




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    Now that looks like an exceptionally useful vehicle.

    Agile, easy to load/unload, abundant sturdy tiedown points, and it fits under the bar at the donut shop drive-thru.
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    Useful bed size on these "Kei" trucks. Going down the rabbit hole this morning I discovered the "Kei truck" is mini-truck built inside certain design parameters which I guess is why they all look so similar. Not street legal in all US states so check your local regulatory body before looking for one. 5 years ago they were reasonably cheap, price has definitely risen of late.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Davis View Post
    I have a 2021 150 hybrid that replaced my 2000 150. Still trying to decide if I'm happy.
    other than the cost of new what are you unsure about? I saw a Maverick p/u for the first time yesterday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twodot View Post
    I saw a brand new Ford Shelby pickup truck at a gas station the other day. It screamed out Conspicuous Consumption.
    didn’t know such a thing existed.


    goodness

    https://www.shelby.com/Vehicles/Shelby-F-150-2021

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    775 hp
    6740 pounds
    msrp $114,980

    dse

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    Quote Originally Posted by twodot View Post
    I have heard of entrepreneurs that fill shipping containers full of used cargo vans from Japan and send them to Seattle/Vancouver.
    Not just pickup trucks. All sorts of Kei vehicles. Panel vans, fire engines, even ambulances, even. My issue is that I suspect parts (and service?) might be hard to come by here in the US. Can't imagine the US Suzuki dealer is going to have the parts catalog (much less the parts) for a 25-year old Suzuki Carry.

    They seem to sell in the $5,000 to $7,000 range here.

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    This was recently sold by a local dealer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    775 hp
    6740 pounds
    msrp $114,980

    dse

    Must be those racing truck tires..

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    Older, smaller, Austin...

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    The one I'd like....UK built too.

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    I love old pickups, but most of the time this works for anything I need to haul…

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    Early Bronco, known as the "Half Cab".
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    Jeep FC150



    It's big brother - the FC170

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    [QUOTE=Garret;6732627]Jeep FC150



    The gun rack in the back window; a common sight on the pickups of my youth. Back when pickups were used for work, not macho strutting; and guns for hunting animals, not people.

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    [QUOTE=Jack Loudon;6732631]
    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    Jeep FC150



    The gun rack in the back window; a common sight on the pickups of my youth. Back when pickups were used for work, not macho strutting; and guns for hunting animals, not people.
    Somehow, that Jeep's styling looks a bit Russian to me, but I can't quite pin it down.

    ETA: I think it reminded me a bit of this:

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    Looks like Jeep invested in a few more bespoke body parts for its forward control efforts than Land Rover did. The series IIA and IIB FCs were pickup-only models based on the standard 109" lwb chassis of the base Land Rover, not at all the same as the later 101" FC for the army that came in pickup and box body ambulance versions.



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    [QUOTE=Jack Loudon;6732631]
    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    Jeep FC150



    The gun rack in the back window; a common sight on the pickups of my youth. Back when pickups were used for work, not macho strutting; and guns for hunting animals, not people.
    For sure!

    I had an FC170 for a while. The 150 had the venerable 4 cyl Jeep engine & the 170 was a 6 cyl & a 9 ft. bed. Really maneuverable but, like any FC, lord help you in a head-on collision.

    I later had (actually half owner with my brother) one of these (M715) - 1 1/4 ton. Woefully underpowered with a small 6 cyl. We converted it to a civilian Jeep AMC 327:

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    The red 1966 Truck was my everyday ride for few years until I got the 1992 4WD F-150 FlareSide. Been driving it about 5-6 years now.

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    Then I found a matching topper for it.

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    And an artist in Anchorage painted my hood.

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    define 'beef driving' por favor
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless;[URL="tel:6732798"
    6732798[/URL]]define 'beef driving' por favor
    hahaha… that’s Siri’s spelling of “been”.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LeeG View Post
    other than the cost of new what are you unsure about? I saw a Maverick p/u for the first time yesterday.
    In town I get 30-50% of my driving on the battery. On the highway, the battery is operating along with the V6 twin turbo. At 75, I get about 22-24 mpg. At 80, its down to 14-17 mpg. 80 is slow around here but I usually don't drive 80. The battery is strong but small. In cruise control, I can drive from Billings to Denver and the engine never downshifts, speed doens't increase or decrease, and the tach doesn't budge. Its a powerful engine. So powerful it wouldn't let me slow down fast enough for a construction zone and I got a ticket in Wyoming.

    The transmission is a little clunky at low speeds going from electric to gas. But man is it fast.

    I got another pickup because I'm a big boy and I occasionally haul stuff. I didn't want to wait for the Lightening because of perceived range issues and I drive through Wyoming a lot. I'm liking it - its just a little different.

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    That sounds very good given the power on tap and aerodynamics of a truck.

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    I guess it’s nostalgia, but I really like the early (Eighties and before) Japanese trucks.
    Nissan (Datsun)
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    Currently drive a '79 J20 but would really like an M715 or maybe a 50's willy's pick up, either are rare as hens teeth over this side of the pond.

    [QUOTE=Garret;6732707]
    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Loudon View Post

    For sure!

    I had an FC170 for a while. The 150 had the venerable 4 cyl Jeep engine & the 170 was a 6 cyl & a 9 ft. bed. Really maneuverable but, like any FC, lord help you in a head-on collision.

    I later had (actually half owner with my brother) one of these (M715) - 1 1/4 ton. Woefully underpowered with a small 6 cyl. We converted it to a civilian Jeep AMC 327:


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