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. :|

https://bringatrailer.com/2017/12/17/better-bob-1965-kaiser-m-35a2-4x4-conversion/
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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,249
    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)


  • quickr1
    quickr1 Posts: 413
    I saw a review on this and thought it was pretty cool.
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,249
    well, that 3-pointed star on the grille suggests to me that one would be a tad pricey ;)
  • quickr1
    quickr1 Posts: 413
    Yes more than my pocket can afford.
  • mrbiron
    mrbiron Posts: 5,599
    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.
    “If your eyes didn’t water, it means I didn’t go deep enough” says the nurse administering my COVID19 test. She was sweet...
  • Clipdat
    Clipdat Posts: 9,535
    Not bad!

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

  • FestYboy
    FestYboy Posts: 3,857
    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!?!
  • Viking64
    Viking64 Posts: 5,484
    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.
  • nooshinjohn
    nooshinjohn Posts: 22,892
    A 1955 Cameo Fleetside would be my dream truck...
    The Gear... Carver "Statement" Mono-blocks, TriangleArt Reference SE with Pass Labs Xono Phono Preamp, Walker Precision Motor Drive, ClearAudio Goldfinger Statement V2 cartridge and Origin Conqueror Mk3c tonearm, Polk Audio "Signature" Reference Series 1.2TL with complete mods, Pass Labs X0.2 three chassis preamp, PS Audio PerfectWave DAC MkII, Pioneer Elite SC-LX701, Oppo UDP-205 4K Blu-ray player, Sony XBR70x850B 4k, Polk audio AB800 "in-wall" surrounds.

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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.
  • FestYboy
    FestYboy Posts: 3,857
    Hmmm, how many things about that truck are illegal in the state of Pennsyltucky? (Or at least won't pass safety inspection)
  • mikeyb128
    mikeyb128 Posts: 2,887
    How about this one?
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    2 channel:
    Bryston 4B3, Bryston BDA3, Cary SLP05, Shanling CDT1000SE with parts conneXion level 2 mods, Nottingham analogue ace space 294, soundsmith Carmen MKii, Zu DL103 MKii, Ortofon MC 20 MKii, Dynavector XX2 MKii, Rogue Audio Ares, Core power technologies balanced power conditioner, Akiko Corelli power conditioner with Akiko Audio HQ power cable, Nordost heimdall 2, Frey 2, interconnects, speaker and power cables, Focal Electra 1028 BE 2, Auralic Aries Femto, Black diamond racing cones, ingress audio level 1 roller blocks, JL Audio E110 with Auralic subdude, Primacoustics room treatments.
    Theater:
    Focal Aria 926,905,CC900, SVS PB ultra x2. Pioneer Elite SC85, Oppo BDP93, Panamax M5400PM, Minix neox6, Nordost Blue heaven LS power cables.

  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,249
    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 :|
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,249
    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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  • motorhead43026
    motorhead43026 Posts: 3,688
    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.
    2 channel: Anthem 225 Integrated amp; Parasound Ztuner; TechnicsTT SL1350; Vincent PHO-8 phono pre; Marantz CD6005 spinner; Polk SDA2BTL's; LAT International speaker cables, ZU Mission IC's and power cables all into a PS Audio Dectet Power center.

    Other; M10 series II, M7C's, Hafler XL600 amp, RB-980BX, Parasound HCA-1500 amp , P5 preamp, all in storage. All vintage Polk have had crossover rebuilds and tweeter upgrades.

    There are three things that give a man a false sense of courage, a keyboard, alcohol and a firearm.
    Motorhead, 4.12.20

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  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,249
    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!

    :|
  • mrbiron
    mrbiron Posts: 5,599
    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.
    “If your eyes didn’t water, it means I didn’t go deep enough” says the nurse administering my COVID19 test. She was sweet...
  • mhardy6647
    mhardy6647 Posts: 27,249
    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 M
    Tony M Posts: 9,640
    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.
  • mrbiron
    mrbiron Posts: 5,599
    “If your eyes didn’t water, it means I didn’t go deep enough” says the nurse administering my COVID19 test. She was sweet...
  • Tony M
    Tony M Posts: 9,640
    ^^^^^^^

    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.
  • mrbiron
    mrbiron Posts: 5,599
    “If your eyes didn’t water, it means I didn’t go deep enough” says the nurse administering my COVID19 test. She was sweet...
  • exalted512
    exalted512 Posts: 10,735
    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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    -Cody
    Music is like candy, you have to get rid of the rappers to enjoy it
  • FestYboy
    FestYboy Posts: 3,857
    If you can't ram it, stroke it?
  • Nightfall
    Nightfall Posts: 9,426
    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.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
  • Nightfall
    Nightfall Posts: 9,426
    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.

    Village Idiot of Club Polk
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