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Projects retiring soon- Ford F100 to become my daily driver as needed-

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 2bubbas, Feb 14, 2019.

  1. 2bubbas
    Joined: Mar 19, 2011
    Posts: 548


    Some changes to the "Hillbilly" as it will become my daily hauler-
    Cap so we can haul the dog-
    New tires-
    Fix the wipers/horn and turn signals-
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  2. bdynpnt
    Joined: Feb 9, 2009
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  3. rusty valley
    Joined: Oct 25, 2014
    Posts: 534

    rusty valley

    you're gonna murder it in the salt???
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  4. traffic61
    Joined: Jun 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,403

    from Owasso, OK

    Reminds me a lot of my Grandpa’s old truck. Spent a lot of time pretend driving back in the 60’s. I dig it.
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  5. Truck64
    Joined: Oct 18, 2015
    Posts: 2,762

    from Ioway

    If ya turn the emergency blinkers on, press the brake pedal, the radio will work intermittently. Ask me how I know.
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  6. 2bubbas
    Joined: Mar 19, 2011
    Posts: 548


    Being retired have no plans to drive in snow and salt-
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  7. Bob...get my truck out of that snow...she’s a Cali beauty...always glad to see your enjoying it...maybe one day she’ll come back to me...
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  8. rusty valley
    Joined: Oct 25, 2014
    Posts: 534

    rusty valley

    i have a rust free 89 diesel dodge, born and raised in new mexico, my idea of a perfect pickup. i am a seasonal worker, off work nov to april, and my goal is to never drive that truck in salt. but...reality is, you will find some deal, some trip, or some reason that you need a pickup in winter. you can only beg friends to do so many favors, then you drive your truck in the salt. i went to ca in mine last fall before winter set in i thought, and one night on the way home in casper wyo. it snowed enough over night that they salted. it was only a few hundered miles, but living in the salt belt you know its up in places you cant wash, and death has begun.
  9. deathrowdave
    Joined: May 27, 2014
    Posts: 1,281

    from NKy

    The salt belt cancer is tough , now the brine solution seems to be worse than anything on killling your plans on keeping stuff nice . It is frustrating , the humidity is near 90% everyday , and when it’s lower , salt arrives . I have an old Power Wagon ,with a transplanted Cummins drivetrain . A western climate and your good for the remainder of your life with it . Here , maybe 20 years and a struggle of concoctions to try to slow the effects down . If you want to keep the old Ford nice , just sitting in our zones you can retire want just watch it rust , that seems to be the big event in my day sometimes . Good luck with it , and enjoy it and be safe with your truck .
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  10. gene-koning
    Joined: Oct 28, 2016
    Posts: 973


    If your retiring, and it lasts another 20 or so years, you probably will be OK. If your concerned, in another 15 years, a patch job can probably make it outlast you.

    Enjoy the truck, and happy retirement, I strongly recommend it to everyone! Gene
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    Joined: Dec 3, 2002
    Posts: 988


    I think you know what to do with it to make it last. Hell, have fun with it, we only go around once! PS: It's a cool truck.
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  12. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 24,154


    I'd think that he already has another vehicle that is his "winter rig" around that serves duty in the bad months.
    I've got one out in the driveway now, the snow tires are worth more than I paid for the car and I don't worry too much about it being out in the snow and on the deicer on the highway in front of the house. OT yuppers, and so damned plain I loose it in the grocery store parking lot but it sacrifices to save the fun rigs.
  13. bubba55
    Joined: Feb 27, 2011
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  14. chargin03
    Joined: Jan 8, 2013
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    Good lookin truck !
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  15. NashRodMan
    Joined: Jul 8, 2004
    Posts: 1,554


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  16. If I didn’t drive 100miles a day I would have an old truck to drive year round, salt be damned!

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  17. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 21,308

    Jalopy Joker

    looks like you need to change it to "Snow Bunny" - good looking truck
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    Joined: Dec 14, 2009
    Posts: 1,462


    Rust check it
    Avoid the roads right after and during snow storms as that’s when they pour the salt out
    And give the undercarriage a real good wash in the spring
    It won’t avoid the salt issues but slow it down enough to make it a non issue
    Also if you can paint the underside it helps
  19. Model A Gomez
    Joined: Aug 26, 2006
    Posts: 997

    Model A Gomez

    I retired 9 years ago and started driving my 30 Model a pickup as a daily driver, it was already sitting outside. I use it to haul parts, yard waste and drive it in all kinds of weather. The down side is that the top rotted out last year and when I replaced it I had to replace the wood too. The paint is failing and the rear fenders have rust coming thru where they bolt to the running boards. I've sold a car and a dirt bike and plan on getting it back into the garage and repainting it.

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  20. leon bee
    Joined: Mar 15, 2017
    Posts: 218

    leon bee
    from Arkansas!

    I finally got retired then I started spending so much on cars and bikes I gotta go back part time.
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