Let's see your pick-up trucks!!!

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by trevorf, Jun 2, 2014.

  1. 1greenmachine

    1greenmachine Long timer

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    What about your pain and suffering, let GM pay for your new ford. Lol

    Still just glad you got out of that mess of a truck.
  2. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    coulda kept it rollin and taken a chance in court, we had a court date set, August 2021!!!!

    I opted to just get out of it, and move on with my life.
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  3. villageidiot

    villageidiot Long timer Supporter

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    i gotta be honest

    i really liked that colorado, 4cyl, 6mt, 4.10 gears, 2wd, rubber floors, vinyl seats and not a soft surface anywhere in the truck. it got good mileage, the 6mt made it lively enough around town up to about 60mph, and it was a fine 75mph cruiser on the freeway, had more in it, but it was very comfy at 75-80. manual trans towed great for anything id have put behind it. all good.

    that said,

    the 2020 ranger, rides better, is more plush (if anything too plush, seats are SOFT, foam is SOFT, armrest lid SOFT)

    the 2.3 turbo, 10 speed combo is way too advanced for a knuckle dragger like me, but it flat hauls ass! pulls hills like a much bigger engined truck would.

    so far I'm very pleased with it, but i already miss the basic of the lowly colorado.
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  4. acesandeights

    acesandeights Noob

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    It had a seal, but the truck bed isnt water tight, or air tight. The wheel openings didnt have wheel liners, gaps between the bed and tailgate, etc. There were enough bed openings that water and dirt kicked up from the tires or between the bed and tailgate made it impossible to keep things clean. You never noticed it on paved roads, until maybe it rained, but I always used the truck offroad, and camped in primitive sites, so the dust would get pretty bad.
  5. engineman

    engineman Been here awhile Supporter

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    Bought the nicest truck I've ever had last week. '17 GMC 2500. Big step up from my old rusty Superduty. Driving it to work in the rain I was thinking how nice it was that my left leg was staying dry instead of getting we like it does when driving my leaky old ford. Base model truck, even has a lever for the transfer case which is how I like it.


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    While I'm at it I'll throw up a pic of my other truck, a perpetually under construction '46 ford hotrod.

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  6. Killacurb

    Killacurb Dad

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    After 100 miles on gravel roads I’ve realized the need for some type of weather stripping to keep the dust out of the back of the truck! Sucks when there is a heavy coating of dust on cooler, dry goods, bags, etc,,, I have been exercising my google foo but if any of you ff’s have any good advice please bring it on!
  7. StittWall

    StittWall Been here awhile

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    Check auto anything and etrailer. I think I remember them having a seal for the tailgate.
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  8. PK2

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    You need a forward facing vent on the top of the canopy at the front. A caravan type vent that you can open when you hit the dirt, faces forward so it pressurises the canopy, and stops dust getting sucked in through the gaps around the tailgate.

    Very common over here, I've used them on my utes for years and they make a massive difference. I'll find a photo
  9. PK2

    PK2 Long timer

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    I've got 2 or these ARB ones on my canopy

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    But these are ok too, from RV spares places.

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  10. jasonmt

    jasonmt Long timer

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    I have a soft roll up tonneau cover on my F-150, had the same problem with dust -> water -> mud in the box. Went to the local truck upfitter place and after $300 or so they put in a under the rail drop in box liner with edge seal on the back edge of the drop in liner to seal against the sides and bottom of the tailgate which looks to have minimized the problem by 98%.

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  11. 1stgenfarmboy

    1stgenfarmboy The Sherpa Man

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    The granddaughter got a mini horse this week, so I dug out the haybine and baler, mad some mini clover bales so the 9 yr old can handle them, was able to get 60 on the old Dodge.


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  12. Murray56

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  13. gots_a_sol

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    Finally got some tags on the second craigslist special Frontier of mine. This was is an 05 for $700 (the other an 02 for $375). Needed a crank sensor which fixed the stuttering problem the seller was adamant was a transmission issue. Tossed on a 2" lift kit for shits and giggles while it was sitting in my driveway waiting on the stupid dmv to reopen.

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    I strongly dislike the 4 spoke wheels Nissan seems to love, so found a set of take off 6 spoke wheels.

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    Hmm, the 6 spoke wheel seems to be a theme around here now haha

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    Hannda Short, fat, bearded, old & slow

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  16. 1stgenfarmboy

    1stgenfarmboy The Sherpa Man

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    Pulled the old Dodge in to the beauty shop yesterday, got new shoes also, should be good for another 10 years.



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  17. 1greenmachine

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    Looking at your awesome truck makes me miss our fellow dodge dually lover
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  18. 1stgenfarmboy

    1stgenfarmboy The Sherpa Man

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    I talked to him day before yesterday, he is doing ok, still a struggle with his Mom, sounded upbeat though.
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  19. ydarg

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    I kick myself in the ass for not looking him up when the wife and I went to San Antone about a year and a half ago.
  20. phuzzygnu

    phuzzygnu Been here awhile

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    Regular cab dually master race checking in.
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