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Every man should own an old truck





#24
I've got a 2004 F250 disguised as an SUV. I don't have to pay a weight fee on my Excursion license - I can haul 4x8 sheets in the back. I can take 8 people to dinner. Yeah I can't get a scoop of gravel in the back so I need to take the trailer for that. The only thing bigger is an H1 Hummer - I'm kicking around if I need one of those.
 

Bob R

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#25
When I was stationed in San Diego in the mid to late 70s I squeezed a 427 (L88) into a 66 El Camino. That thing was squirrely no matter what I did so I took out the 427 and sold it to a guy for his drag boat. I replaced it with a much more manageable 327 with some different pistons, heads, cam and carb for a little more ummph. After that it was fun to drive. I sold it to a buddy and he had it parked on the street in front of his house and one night a semi decided to run into it. At least he pulled the engine before the junkyard got the body. I played with a 49 Ford F100 for a while also. Old trucks can get very expensive very fast.

bob
 

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#26
I've got a 2004 F250 disguised as an SUV. I don't have to pay a weight fee on my Excursion license - I can haul 4x8 sheets in the back. I can take 8 people to dinner. Yeah I can't get a scoop of gravel in the back so I need to take the trailer for that. The only thing bigger is an H1 Hummer - I'm kicking around if I need one of those.
I have an H1 Hummer, it will only hold 4 people, and not very comfortably at that , and you can't get anything big in the back. It's a 4 door wagon with the ambulance type side swinging doors.
On the plus side it is up armored, weighs 12,000 pounds and will go nearly anywhere, as long as the trail is more than 8 feet wide that is!
 

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#34
Mine isn’t much worse than a 2500 gasser. About 13mpg
13 is pretty good. Most of my driving is in the City and all of my vehicles are about 15 in the town, with the exception of the my Titan (not the Nissan previously mentioned) with gets about 12 in town.
 

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#35
13 is pretty good. Most of my driving is in the City and all of my vehicles are about 15 in the town, with the exception of the my Titan (not the Nissan previously mentioned) with gets about 12 in town.
How would you know? You're never in town!
 

NvPirate

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#36
13 is pretty good. Most of my driving is in the City and all of my vehicles are about 15 in the town, with the exception of the my Titan (not the Nissan previously mentioned) with gets about 12 in town.

After investing $5000 under the hood my MPG in town went from 16.2 to 22.8. Well worth the trouble.

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