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The Cult Of The F-150

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by 1955, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. Stubee

    Stubee Poster Extraordinaire

    Jan 22, 2007
    Mid-Michigan
    Not entirely, but close. Being a real man will be officially extinct the exact second I bite the sod. Sorry 'bout that. Don't really want to take it with me but alas, that's the way it is.

    Now please post a pic of your vehicle. Thanks in advance.
     
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  2. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    Age:
    55
    Mar 17, 2003
    Spring City, Pa
    Mine was a '79, I think.
    300/6 no frills.
    A working man vehicle.
    I remember when an F150 was about the same price as a Beetle and was hard-working transportation for country folk.
    These $50k foo-foo things with the clean beds that people use to drive Tiffany to school make me sick.
     
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  3. Toto'sDad

    Toto'sDad Telefied Ad Free Member

    Jun 21, 2011
    Bakersfield
    I helped some neighbors move a new stove into their house the other day, I used just a plain old hand truck, not an appliance dolly. I tied the stove to the dolly using a truckers knot when I cinched it down it was on there to stay. The neighbors were astounded at the amount of leverage the knot provided at securing the stove to the dolly. Both said they'd never seen a knot like that, seemed a bit odd to me. I mean not knowing how to tie a truckers knot and you're a grown man or woman? Huh? Huh?
     
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  5. oldgofaster

    oldgofaster Tele-Meister

    374
    Dec 28, 2010
    Ohio
    "Old" truck = 2010 Chev Silverado, cloth interior, alum cap w/ ladder rack. We snowmobile and kayak, so 4x4 truck to pull trailer and rack to haul kayaks = necessity . Had it for 4 years....a couple issues.

    I am blessed to be able to afford a new vehicle and bought a new '16 F150 Lariat 4x4, 2.7 turbo, leather, 36 gallon tank, many nice things, but not all.....there are many ways to blow $5000+++ on accessories on a truck. No need for nav, sunroof, heat/air in rear, etc. I was choosy on the options to keep the cost reasonable. I have to haul equipment and pull trailers for work.

    It is aluminum. I live in Ohio, land of salted roads. It has REMOTE START, awesome feature in winter!!!

    I love it, has side-sensor safety things, big gas tank, hauls trees, bushes, wood, blocks, I built a removable kayak rack. Very quiet and cushy ride. 18mpg mixed driving. Oil changes at 10,000.

    Next vehicle will probably be a mini van with a hitch and a small trailer. Probably keep truck for 4 years.
     
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  6. chris m.

    chris m. Friend of Leo's

    Here's a fantastic article about trucks by Mr. Money Mustache-- who blogs about how you can save way more $$ by making smarter choices about how you spend your hard-earned money. Given that the average American has pretty much bupkus saved up for retirement a whole bunch of people can make their future a lot brighter by thinking a little more rationally about their spending decisions. $500 to $2,000 guitars are one kind of profligate spending. $30k to $100k+ trucks is a whole 'nother kind of big spending that can put you deep in the hole for no good reason. http://www.mrmoneymustache.com/2015/04/28/what-does-your-work-truck-say-about-you/
     
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  7. 1955

    1955 Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 10, 2010
    Certain uncertainty
    You shoulda seen the way Allen Ginsberg looked me up and down while signing my copy of "Reality Sandwiches." Blake and a squeezebox is scary enough, haha
     
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  8. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Poster Extraordinaire Ad Free Member

    Age:
    55
    Mar 17, 2003
    Spring City, Pa
  9. wayloncash

    wayloncash Tele-Afflicted

    Apr 7, 2012
    Houston, TX
    You use weak battery powered screwgun? And they last you 3 yrs, whoa, I run so many screws so fast only last me six months so we never bought em again. Regular dewalt screwgun sees me coming, it screams "No, I'm too young to die".
    And come on, interior is nicer in ram than either of the other two for the same price. The motors may all be close,(They weren't when dodge had a 5.9 1/2 ton), but if you go on car problems.com by far ram had least amount of problems of the three and usually it's first three most common problems are cheap to fix.

    Battery powered screwgun.... what are you building Barbie dream houses...
    Battery powered screw guns...
    Like one time use toothbrushes...
    Battery powered screwgun he tells me...
     
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  10. Dennyf

    Dennyf Tele-Meister

    212
    Feb 9, 2011
    Arlington, VA
    I was once in a band called "The F-150s". We called it that cuz we started off as a pickup band.

    True story.
     
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  11. Mike Eskimo

    Mike Eskimo Doctor of Teleocity

    Nov 9, 2008
    Detroit

    There's Texas...that train's never late..:lol: It's like that fighting Irish ND logo except it's wearing a cowboy hat.


    Yeah, yeah - I got 'em both - corded 1/2" and the screw guns and I need 'em both too.

    My point is - they're all the same with durability IMO. I've got the 5.4 in my 1/2 ton and the truck's been more than great.


    And I hate the big plastic-y chrome crap on the front/phony big rig look they all have now - and Dodge (when there was a Dodge) started that.
     
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  12. brookdalebill

    brookdalebill Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Age:
    59
    Nov 15, 2009
    Austin, Tx
    I had one.
    It was the first vehicle I bought "on time".
    It was a nice red 76 I bought in 78.
    I was 21.
    Loved it!
    My employer at the time bought it from me and it became my "company car".
    Good memories!
     
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  13. GuildX700

    GuildX700 Tele-Holic

    Age:
    58
    890
    Apr 28, 2016
    USA
    Never had a pickup truck, never wanted one, don't need one. Out here it seems all the kids are driving turbo diesel ones to high school and are hell bent on blasting a big black cloud of smoke at everyone.
     
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  14. 1955

    1955 Poster Extraordinaire

    Apr 10, 2010
    Certain uncertainty
    "Rolling coal." ^

    It ain't the trucks or the good folks that drive trucks, it's the nimrods with Emerods that try to spoil it for the rest of us.
     
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  15. djh22

    djh22 Tele-Meister

    187
    Jan 12, 2012
    VA
    I've had trucks for years. I use them as trucks. My 2013 F-150 has carried band equipment, wood, trash, dirt, all sorts of building materials, ATVs, motorcycles, pulled trailers, towed tractors, and cleans up pretty nicely for the Christmas parade. It rides great and cabs/Uber drivers back off in DC.
     
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  16. Papa Joe

    Papa Joe Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    87
    Jun 30, 2007
    Swanton Ohio
    This is a TRUCK..The way a truck is supposed to be..
    All reliced out and broke in..
    1993 big 6 engine with a C6 tranny.. 140K on it.
    It will pull a freight train..
    TRUCK.jpg
     
  17. ebb soul

    ebb soul Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    57
    Jun 7, 2016
    Smyrna georgia

    I'll be damned if you aren't full of lyrical ideas.
    You'd better be using some of your prose, if not, I'm plagerizing ya.
    This is like the fourth time in three days.
    You must write songs.
     
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  18. jguitarman

    jguitarman Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    61
    Oct 14, 2003
    No CA
    Last August I bought a 2001 F-150 with 138k on it with complete service records. I love it and have made many trips to the dump, recycler, hauled dirt bikes, etc. I have the 5.4 liter and it scoots. It's been around the block so when it gets muddy or whatever I don't cry. My "other truck" is a '51 GMC.
     
  19. ebb soul

    ebb soul Friend of Leo's

    Age:
    57
    Jun 7, 2016
    Smyrna georgia
    My '67 ford was the quintessential TRUCK. 'Ol Blue.
    400,000 too. 6 cyl !
    Square as a brick.
    A truck driver beat me out of it, to good to pass up, at the time.
    I've a '59 Apache and a '01 GMC these days.
    The '59 is to toy with, the GMC is a comfortable work truck, but I think about 'ol Blue most every day.
     
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  20. william tele

    william tele Doctor of Teleocity

    Nov 7, 2009
    Kansas City, MO
    Get in line...
     
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  21. don71

    don71 Tele-Holic

    875
    Dec 6, 2009
    Central Missouri
    I've found it difficult to live my life style without a pick up truck of some kind. Old, small or gas guzzeling. I need one.

    I currently have an 06 Nissan Frontier. Its just right..for me.
     
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