In the matter of big (bad) pickup trucks

Since I promised not to muck up the Demon thread any more with trucks :)
I'll just share this here.

I mean -- if ya really want a macho pick-up truck... I say... go for it.
The full Monty.

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It's a good thing that I don't really have any money. :|

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,591
    edited December 2017
    I remember the evening after the "Patriot Day" bombing at the Boston Marathon seeing fleets of things that looked like that rolling in towards town on Route 2 as I was headin' home from work in Lexington.

    (note, I realized I had initially written this bass-ackwards, so it's been edited)


  • quickr1quickr1 Posts: 402
    I saw a review on this and thought it was pretty cool.
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,591
    well, that 3-pointed star on the grille suggests to me that one would be a tad pricey ;)
  • quickr1quickr1 Posts: 402
    Yes more than my pocket can afford.
  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 5,023
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    I remember the evening after the "Patriot Day" bombing at the Boston Marathon seeing fleets of things that looked like that rolling in towards town on Route 2 as I was headin' home from work in Lexington.

    (note, I realized I had initially written this bass-ackwards, so it's been edited)


    I remember that day all to familiar because I was in Cambridge the day of, and the day after. Many vehicles that had that Urban Assault look barreling down highways/back roads.
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 6,606
    Not bad!

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    Viking64 wrote: »
    Not big, nor bad, but my favorite pickup is the 1958 Chevy.

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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,490
    Viking64 wrote: »
    Not big, nor bad, but my favorite pickup is the 1958 Chevy. Although, I'm not really a truck guy. I'm more into exotics and musclecars. :p

    Look at this beauty.

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    That is some serious class... Why can't the make them look like that anymore!?!
  • Viking64Viking64 Posts: 3,829
    FestYboy wrote: »
    That is some serious class... Why can't the make them look like that anymore!?!
    I couldn't agree more. The late 50's and early 60's were, to me, the pinnacle of American automobile styling. Just like the music coming out of England in the late 60's and early 70's was the pinnacle of the rock and roll era.
  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 20,430
    A 1955 Cameo Fleetside would be my dream truck...
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  • That riot control rig looks a lot like the Marauder (sp?) from South Africa if I remember right. Richard did a review of one on BBC Top Gear a few years ago. AK-47's and all included. Made a Hummer look like a bloody booger.
  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,490
    Hmmm, how many things about that truck are illegal in the state of Pennsyltucky? (Or at least won't pass safety inspection)
  • mikeyb128mikeyb128 Posts: 2,866
    How about this one?
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,591
    nbrowser wrote: »
    My dream truck...highly customized Ford F650...yep...I'm a Ford fan...go figure.

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    Gotta show that one to my son-in-law! :)
    We are looking for something to two his Kubota. That could probably do it :|
  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,591
    edited December 2017
    I do like my Toyota pickup. Nimble, maneuverable, simple and rugged.
    First choice of guerrillas the world around!

    :p

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  • motorhead43026motorhead43026 Posts: 3,105
    edited December 2017
    Yep, you need a dependable truck to carry out mass murder and genocide. Especially important when escaping the scene of such crimes.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,591
    Yep, you need a dependable truck to carry out mass murder and genocide. Especially important when escaping the scene of such crimes.

    That's why I rock one!

    :|
  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 5,023
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    I do like my Toyota pickup. Nimble, maneuverable, simple and rugged.
    First choice of guerrillas the world around!

    :p

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    Would love to see your underside.............not you, the truck!
    That puppy predates the junk they produce now-a-days.
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 21,591
    edited December 2017
    It has a brand-new frame (well, like 5 or 6 years old) -- Toyata had a little frame... issue, which they dealt with rather quietly but effectively.

    Our son-in-law's old-ish Tundra likewise sits on a new frame.

    It is an almost embarrassingly simple vehicle is the Taco. Not much to go wrong with it, besides rust (and mortar fire, of course).

    I did have to replace the original wheels last year -- they had rotted away and two of 'em were leaking air.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 7,986
    I'm a FORD fan myself. Not big and bad but just reliable is important to me.

    40 years ago or so...guys I knew wanted a Dodge Power Wagon 4WD. One guy had one and would love it when it snowed ( this was in Va. back then ) . He would go out and pull people out of ditches for 50.00. He made some drinking and smoking money all the time.

    This what my friends looked like.

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    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 5,023
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 7,986
    ^^^^^^^

    350k.....only sports pros can afford that price.

    I wonder what the ????? BRONTASUAROUS will look like ? :s
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 5,023
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  • exalted512exalted512 Posts: 10,796
    edited December 2017
    Mine's not super fancy, but it gets the job done. 800 ft lbs of torque, stock - and that was before I deleted the emissions crap and put a full exhaust and tune on it. 4wd and the stock locking rear differential helps move her heavy butt around in less than ideal traction situations.

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  • FestYboyFestYboy Posts: 3,490
    If you can't ram it, stroke it?
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 7,545
    I think it's I'd rather be (Cummings diesel engine) than (Power Stroke diesel engine).
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.
  • NightfallNightfall Posts: 7,545
    nbrowser wrote: »
    Nightfall wrote: »
    I think it's I'd rather be (Cummings diesel engine) than (Power Stroke diesel engine).

    It's actually Cummins, no G. :)

    That too. :D
    afterburnt wrote: »
    They didn't speak a word of English, they were from South Carolina.
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