Good morning all ! Nice shower this morning - so far just about a half - good for the just planted crops : ))
As far as car - truck brands - Started out with Chevy's - had a 69 - 3/4 with a stick and 6 cylinder - that was a great pickup - then a 74 - 3/4 - 4x4 - 350 --- then a 79 Chevy - 4x4 350 - with a 400 tranny - funny thing about the 79 and 400 tranny - I ordered that truck - dealer told me that I could NOT get the 400 in it - truck came in and it had it in it ! Dealer told me that the truck had been made in Canada and it was at the end of that model run and that's all they had to put in it was the 400 tranny - lol
The Chevys at that time had one big problem in the 4x4 's - they pulled off the frontends in 2 wheel drive and had a smaller front drive shaft yoke - WHY ??? I had a big 5th wheel I pulled with that truck and 2 times - I threw the front driveshaft out and on to the road ! No chit ! I heard it break with a large bang - truck stopped pulling - got out and looked and there the shaft laid on the road ! POS !! Would lock it into 4x4 and drove like that till I could fix it .
Got tried of that POS and went to Indy and had a new front drive shaft made - very heavy duty and that fixed the problem !
Had a brand new Suburban - 454 in it - took it to FLA for a vacation less than 1,000 miles on it - on the way back - lost the Alternator - pulley was bad and threw the belt off at 11:30 at night - a hour North of Atlanta - Believe it was near Clarksville - Wrecker just happened by and stopped - Bill was the drivers name - he hooked us up and took the truck to a GMC dealer and then took us to a motel where we stayed till Monday- waiting for a new Alternator - They were the best people we have ever dealt with ! They took good care of us!
2 Chevy -- 1 a full size Blazer and then a Full size Tahoe - both a POS ! Widows leaked and they could not fix them - carpet got to smelling !
2 Dodges - 1 a 3/4 -- 4x4 with a Cummins in it - that Motor could pull a sick Whore out of bed ! then a 1 ton Dully with a V-10 gasser in it ! That truck would pull anything -- the bad problem - well we pulled a 30 foot race trailer with it and going into a stiff head wind it would only get 3 to 4 mpg !
Fords - many ! 2 - 4 door - 4x4 Dually 1 tons - 2 with the IH Diesel's - 7.3 - Greatest motors Ford put in them - then the last one - 2008 with the 6.4 was a POS - I never liked that truck from day one !!! Had a 34 foot 5th wheel - it was scary pulling it with that truck !!!!
Also the 2008 was our car - Wife loved driving them all : )
1 Ford - 350-- 4x4 with single tires -- 2 door - work truck - Great truck !!! Great farm truck !
Now have a Ford 150 4x4 - 4 door - fun truck to drive ! Great to run parts - rides good but for me - it's really to light of rig - Miss my 2002 Ford Dually !!!
Wife has a New 2018 Chevy Tahoe - Rides nice - nice everything - That is what she wanted --- So -- that's what she got - Guess she had forgot about the other 2 she had - had
BTW- Have any of you checked the sticker on a new Dually ?? WOW !