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Show us your truck...
#576347 12/14/14 1:53 pm
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I am curious, having spent many years visiting the US, just how many of you own a truck?

So do you, and if so, come on then show us what you have.

Now as we are talking trucks, I have always wanted to own an old 50's Apache stepside. one day maybe. beerchug


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my old truck doubled as a beer cooler

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What's it like then Shel? I notice that most US trucks are a little high for loading bikes etc


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It's been a good reliable truck. It's a V6 and automatic. drives nice. it's a little high for loading bikes but my yard is elevated about 3 ft above street level so I can back up to the lawn and push the bikes straight in


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Run of the mill 20 year old Ford.

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Kev. #576373 12/14/14 4:39 pm
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I've owned many trucks over the years. Had a succession if great Ford trucks but have since moved on to Dodge's mid sized Dakota- love their 3.9 litre V6 motor. All in all, I really like the Dakota. The V6 gets decent mileage and the bed is only slightly smaller than a full size truck. It's a real dependable, solid truck. Boy what I wouldn't give for a smaller or mid size truck with a diesel motor, here in the U.S.!

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I thought everyone owned a truck???????????

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My truck is a '93 G30 Chev Cargo Van. One ton with a 350ci engine. Gets 12 mpg whether it's loaded or empty or pulling my vintage trailer. 220,000 miles and still running strong. I like my stuff in out of the weather and locked up. Holds a ton of stuff, (pun intended). Thinking of going with a new or newer 1-ton Ford cargo van.

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Kev. #576395 12/14/14 5:59 pm
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here's my 80's era F150 that came with the property I purchased 20yrs ago

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Dont have any pix handy, but a '99 Ford F150 and an '88 Jeep Comanche.


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Kev. #576420 12/14/14 8:11 pm
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Here's my Land Rover D90. I took it in for a blown fuse to the cigarette lighter, and I think we finally found it!
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Kev. #576424 12/14/14 8:26 pm
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Wow Mike that's quite the shop you have there!


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Kev. #576427 12/14/14 9:04 pm
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Van guy since the mid 70's current one is a 1990 chevy G-30 cargo van 350 & turbo 400 trans

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Kev. #576436 12/14/14 9:37 pm
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Here is the back of my truck. Looking for a better photo but not for much longer.

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I was my dads truck and is sentimental for that reason otherwise I would have an old 50's truck... Still might someday


Another bad photo of my truck but you can see it gets used grin

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I've been sorta lookin for a late '40's to early '50's 1 1/2 ton flatbed to drive around locally just so I can have painted on the doors "Brown's Nut Farm".


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Hy Kevin
Its not from the States, but a truck. And a good one. Trusty, reliable, european sized 3/4 ton 4x4 with removeable hard-top. Has a 2.5l Toyota Diesel with 80 horses, gives about 8.5l/100km(30mpg?) and should be good for at least 1.000.000km, as they say.

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Here in use with two bikes and fully camping gear, together with Tom heading for the International BSA Rally Norway.
Its from 1997, the last one without all the fancy gimmicks like turbo, aircondition, airbags and electronic stuff.
Did rebuild the brakes before the trip (guess why..), but just a few months after our journey i lost complete brakes..! (dont tell Tom).Both braketubes were rotten on the way to the rear axle. Couldnt see anything, because it was between Tank and frame, covered with mud for ages.
But, very happy with the truck.
Kev. see you next year in DK?
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here is my ride. 99 dodge cummins with about 400 HP and 800 LB FT torque cool and has no trouble pulling in the mountains.

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as high as it sits I don't try to load a bike in the back so this makes it a little easier along with keeping it cleaner.

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leave it to Lucas to hide the fuses. laughing

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Here's my Land Rover D90. I took it in for a blown fuse to the cigarette lighter, and I think we finally found it!
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Originally Posted by ricochetrider
Wow Mike that's quite the shop you have there!

I wish it was mine Tom...belongs to my friend and Land Rover Guru John. Stop by after 5 and the ale and scotch flow freely! And Windy....more to that than you know. When we pulled the harness for the tail lights out of the frame it had multiple mouse chewings on it. THAT would have driven us nuts had we not gone that far into it. Original plan was to remove just the nose and cowl to fit the diesel engine in but just 4 more bolts and the frame was bare.


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Heres mine. I dont put bikes in the bed but thats what the trailer is for smile

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Originally Posted by Blown Income
I dont put bikes in the bed but thats what the trailer is for smile

Agreed. This is not my truck, but I did drive it about 200K miles. My brother took these pics when I piicked up my TR6 from the PO. That old Peterbilt is 16 years old now. It had about 1.2 million miles on it when the boss sold it. A farmer uses it as a grain hauler now, and I still see it on the road from time to time:

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Same old truck -- different day / different trailer -- hooking up a load of railroad wheels:

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And unloading wheels in Chicago at a railyard near Midway Field (pictures taken by my other brother that day):

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But this may be more what you had in mind, Kevin. Here's a pic of my first truck when the world was younger:

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This be the truck that made the wherewithal for Bryan & Maries' Big Advetures smile

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We retired together a few years ago, the truck has now been converted to a horse box & spends it's declining years having the occasional outing taking nags to shows & the like


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Originally Posted by TR6Ray


But this may be more what you had in mind, Kevin. Here's a pic of my first truck when the world was younger:

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Lovely truck Ray, is that a 49 Chevy


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