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Rattiac

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My first truck
« on: October 10, 2020, 09:06:27 PM »
Picked up my first truck today.  8)
Everyone meet Dusty.
2001 Dodge Dakota quad cab. 4.7 magnum, auto trans , and the real 4wd (2hi ,4-hi, 4-low) not that all wheel junk. Has a pretty throaty exhaust system. 😁

First two pics when I brought it home still all dusty. (Hence the name and it's color)
Last pic all washed up.
Came from a farmer in northern Utah.

Been seeing alot of Durango and Dakota's of this year still on the road these days. Survivors.😉
« Last Edit: October 14, 2020, 12:18:18 AM by Rattiac »

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Re: My first truck
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2020, 09:40:16 PM »
around here they all rusted out and got scrapped.   Best to get truck oil or rust check oily type sprayed to make sure it stays dusty looking.  Worth the money even if in dry climate.

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Re: My first truck
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2020, 11:20:14 PM »
It looks pretty clean. I think you will enjoy having a bit bigger hauler. You can get a Bowtie sticker.  ;D
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Re: My first truck
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2020, 06:31:08 AM »
Looks like a very clean truck, I'm getting ready to retire here in a few months and after driving a company truck for 35 years ( all of them being Silverados )I'm needing to find a truck, I hate to say it but I've found a 2010 Ford F150 super cab with a Lariat package. Not sure if I can do it or not :-\

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Re: My first truck
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2020, 09:15:24 AM »
Good luck with your new truck! Very hard to find one in decent shape and condition! I bought a 2010 Ford F-150 XLT 4x4 SuperCap with Tow Package in 11/13 with 61k miles plus it was a Ford Lease Certifed with just one owner! Paid 24k for it in 11/13
Yesterday I just bought 4 brand new Michelin Defenders LXT Tire’s plus full alignment and these tires are good for 70K miles! Plus have 110k miles on my truck now! RoarsRods
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Re: My first truck
« Reply #5 on: October 13, 2020, 11:19:22 AM »
Good luck with Dusty!! I think you will get good use of it. I had a 1999 Ram 1500. It had 240,000 miles on it when the trans started to go. I was going to invest in a new trans, but when I checked out the engine, just for piece of mind, I found one cylinder with about 30lbs of compression, you could never tell by the way it ran.
My first truck was a 1938 Plymouth....sure wish I had kept it.
Tighten it up til it strips, then back it off a quarter turn

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Re: My first truck
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2020, 12:38:19 PM »
My first pickup was a '40 Chevy with a well built 261 six. Another one I'd like to have back but I sold it to get a '51 Ford woody with the only 4 barrel I ever had on a flathead. I 'd like to have that back too but I sold to get......... ::)
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Re: My first truck
« Reply #7 on: October 13, 2020, 07:29:58 PM »
Nice looking truck Rattiac.  Good luck with it!
Home schooling my grandkids gets in the way of finishing my car

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Re: My first truck
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2020, 12:17:17 AM »
Thanks. I cant wait to start driving it. Legally that is 😉.  Insured it today. Hopefully plates soon and maybe a top for the bed. Found one for $150 in great shape. 8)

My fix it list over the winter is.
1.)Fix tracks on power seat (drivers side)
I've dealt with these at work, simple fix.
2.) Tires and alignment.
3.) Fix speakers.------- someone installed tiny speakers with no bass at all. Like listening to a CB.😮
Threw some Hank Williams in the CD player just to compliment the sound. 😄

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Re: My first truck
« Reply #9 on: October 14, 2020, 07:01:39 AM »
Well I did it yesterday I bought the 2010 Ford truck, I pick it up Friday. Ill post some pictures soon

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Re: My first truck
« Reply #10 on: October 14, 2020, 08:50:23 AM »
Congrats, 62131, and good luck. Everybody's buying new trucks!.... I did buy a 1999 F150 in the summer to take the place of my 2003 F150 that I blew the engine on. It's a real "hoopty", but it's doing what I need it to do.
Tighten it up til it strips, then back it off a quarter turn

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Re: My first truck
« Reply #11 on: October 14, 2020, 12:22:38 PM »
Yeah good luck with the Ford Truck 62131!  I did buy a 2016 Ford Transit 150 10 passenger Van last summer.  Going to remove some of the seats and put a bed out back so my wife and I can use it to travel.  I liked it better than the Chevy's of the same vintage.  When all the seats are in it we can fit all the kids and grandkids in one vehicle ;D
Home schooling my grandkids gets in the way of finishing my car

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Re: My first truck
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2020, 12:19:07 AM »
Just picked up this shell. Paid $125 . Shockingly great shape for the price.
Need to paint it though.

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Re: My first truck
« Reply #13 on: October 15, 2020, 06:53:40 AM »
Thanks guys for all grats, I really wanted a Chevy or gmc but for comparison of the option vs cost the Ford was a lot better deal,plus this was a one owner, funeral director, my thoughts was he has an image to keep to the public.

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Re: My first truck
« Reply #14 on: October 15, 2020, 09:09:00 AM »
Just picked up this shell. Paid $125 . Shockingly great shape for the price.
Need to paint it though.
Rattiac, $125.00?! It's worth much more than that just in scrap, or parts. Just the cap alone! Nice score there, what's the plan?
62131, you know funeral directors always keep their cars in top shape, usually low mileage too. You know, the funeral director is the last guy to let you down ;D ;D
Tighten it up til it strips, then back it off a quarter turn

 


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