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Working Man's Trucks Let's See 'Em!

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by acdronin, Oct 23, 2012.

  1. Oct 23, 2012 at 9:27 PM
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    2004TacomaSR5

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    Tacoma gets all the light duty jobs, most it has moved is this trailer with a combined weight of 2580lbs.
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    I do use it for yard work too, our yard is so big and in the fall there is a ton of leaves, so I just bag them up with the mower, then fill the truck bed up until it is to the brink full of leaves, then haul them around back and rake them out in the mulch pile. Much more convenient than making a thousand trips back there with the mower.
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    This gets all the heavy duty, dirty jobs. Collecting firewood, hauling heavy loads, and plowing snow. It's a 1967 F250 High-Boy, the top of the cab is about 7 feet off the ground, this was a package Ford offered from 67-77, factory lifted truck! Gets awful mileage though, would make a H2 jealous, but it was built back when nobody gave a shit about gas mileage and guys bought trucks exclusively for work. Someday, when the Taco gets more broke in and gets a few beauty marks and dents, it will get charged with some heftier chores, but until then, old blue Sulley will take care of those.
     
  2. Oct 23, 2012 at 11:55 PM
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    acdronin

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    I love it! I love how my truck handles everything I've ever asked of her with grace and ease, nice job man!
     
  3. Oct 23, 2012 at 11:59 PM
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    acdronin

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    I drove a 65 chevy straight 6, 3 speed with a granny gear, I loved that truck, boy, they sure don't make em like that anymore! Those things were tanks. Trust me, when you decide to start using your Tacoma for the heavier jobs, you'll be pleased with the stoutness of this platform. Throw some Firestone airbags on it and it will do damn near anything.
     
  4. Oct 24, 2012 at 8:23 AM
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    Goofin off on the jobsite

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  5. Oct 24, 2012 at 8:25 AM
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    acdronin

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    Redneck RV, this was before the aal and airbags

    [​IMG]
     
  6. Oct 24, 2012 at 10:08 AM
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    neonlazer Mechanically Goofy

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  7. Oct 24, 2012 at 10:30 AM
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    Campin gear?
     
  8. Oct 25, 2012 at 9:45 AM
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    Oh yes, that old 3/4 ton suspension really hammers on the occupants, def not a daily driver friendly truck. Sometimes it will bounce me up and hit my head on the ceiling! But 800lbs in the bed barely pushes the suspension down at all. How much do Firestone airbags cost?
     
  9. Oct 25, 2012 at 9:51 AM
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  10. Oct 25, 2012 at 10:18 AM
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    Setting up for tough mudder coarse :) Luckily I had the only vehicle that could drive around the lake without getting stuck :D

    http://toughmudder.com/ for those who care to know what im talking about Lol
     
  11. Oct 25, 2012 at 10:21 AM
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    Cool, yeah I want to do one of those for sure
     
  12. Oct 25, 2012 at 11:32 AM
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    Thats actually pretty reasonable, installation shouldn't be that bad. I helped install airbags in my Dad's Duramax a year or so back, can be done in a couple hours.
     
  13. Oct 25, 2012 at 11:37 AM
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    I mounted the fill stems into two holes I drilled out on the 7-pin connector plate under the bumper, works awesome
     
  14. Nov 3, 2012 at 9:49 AM
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    TnRedNeck721 GO VOLS!

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    No mud flaps, plasti dipped emblems, and rear bumper, Weather tech digital fit, Bed mat from tractor supply. Pioneer 4400BH head unit. B.A.M.F bed rail tie downs. AVS vent visors.
    may not be all work on my end. but she gets use for what she was made for.

    well most weekends in spring and summer i mow a small business kinda down by the UT campus. just push mower a blower and weed eater. other than that my girl tows and hauls other stuff.

    latest thing was the 2 man tree stand.[​IMG]

    early spring, got another push mower and 20(or 25) bags of dirt for the business i mow.[​IMG]

    edit: more. pic from a trip to WNY last august. 5 coolers, a suitcase and other stuff, back seat of DC is full of stuff and all the space behind and under it. (mom found a bunch of shit on sale and just had to get it all)[​IMG]
    towing,[​IMG]
     
  15. Nov 13, 2012 at 8:07 PM
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    TnRedNeck721 GO VOLS!

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    No mud flaps, plasti dipped emblems, and rear bumper, Weather tech digital fit, Bed mat from tractor supply. Pioneer 4400BH head unit. B.A.M.F bed rail tie downs. AVS vent visors.
    bump. any more guys use their trucks for what they were made for?
     
  16. Nov 18, 2012 at 2:17 PM
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    Mud Flap Trim!
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    ^^^Bed full of red oak.

    Below, had about an hour and a half drive with this load. I loaded the trailer poorly so the truck kept "bucking" going down the highway.

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    I'm sure the 2013 dbl cab will get used as a work truck just as much or more!
     
  17. Nov 18, 2012 at 6:46 PM
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  18. Nov 18, 2012 at 11:26 PM
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    Done mulch plenty of times and jammed it full of wood
     
  19. Nov 19, 2012 at 4:16 PM
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    I love jamming it full of wood.
     
  20. Nov 19, 2012 at 5:43 PM
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