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Poes Fords
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Posts: 178
From: Medford, OR USA
Registered: Oct 2004

posted 06-13-2006 01:37 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Poes Fords        Reply w/Quote
Have you ever had a vehicle you love, but hate at the same time. I have a 4wd 1/2 ton 77 f-150. It's a really good looking truck. Has a 460 with a 4 speed. It seems that no matter any amount of money or hours I work on this truck, it doesn't get anywhere. Just as I fix one thing, another goes bad.

It's my daily driver. I know that it's just about 30 years old, and things happen. It just seems to happen a lot more to this truck. It's always had an exhaust leak, hours spent changing gaskets, it broke a header etc.....it's still there. The list goes on and on.

Everytime I gut up to sell, somebody gives it a compliment. Either that or I drive the falcon for awhile and forget about it's problems, and love it all over again.

Oh well sorry to ramble on, but I worked on it for about 3 hours tonight, and it might be 5 percent better than it was when I started. Jason.

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1964 Falcon 289, toploader 4 speed, 9 inch 4.11's locker
1977 Ford F-150 swb 4x4, 460 4 speed.

Ryan Wilke
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Posts: 3237
From: Stanton, Michigan, zip 48888
Registered: Oct 2000

posted 06-13-2006 08:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Poes Fords:

Have you ever had a......you love, but hate at the same time. It's...really good looking...... I know that it's just about 30 years old, and things happen. It just seems to happen a lot more.....it's still there. The list goes on and on.

Everytime I gut up to....somebody gives...a compliment. Either that or I ....and forget about it's problems, and love it all over again.

Oh well sorry to ramble on.... and it might be 5 percent better than it was when I started.



Yep,
...kinda reminds me of a gal I once knew.....
..she had some damn good traits too... ..sighhhhhh......

Darryl Eichenlaub
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Posts: 124
From: Buckley,Wa.
Registered: Dec 2005

posted 06-14-2006 08:24 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Darryl Eichenlaub        Reply w/Quote
I know exactly what your talking about. My '75 F-250 is a very sharp looking truck and I just love to use it. It just drives like a tank, there's a few rattles, and I've now got this electrical short some where that kills my battery. So now I'm looking at a wiring harness and it needs brakes and the front drive line needs u-joints. But everytime I take my truck somewhere I get a thumbs up or someone compliments it and all the problems don't seam as big. To make matters worst I have a guy at work offering 10K for it. And I've given it some thought, went so far as going down to the lot and looking at a new truck. What a shock that was! That just bumped what I think my truck is worth. So I continue to drive my trusty old '75 that I have to cut the battery everytime I stop and I turn up the stereo to drown out the rattles. Smile and wave at people knowing that yes I have to work on it but I don't have a truck payment and it didn't cost me a arm and a leg.

On a side note I fought the exhaust leak battle also, I went with exspensive copper gasket and solved it.

Good luck with your truck and keep telling yourself they just don't make em like they use to. Darryl

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Darryl Eichenlaub
1965 Mustang Coupe restomod 289,c4,body and interior mods.
1956 F-100 460,c6,9" major body mods, on going project.
1967 Mustang Fastback, father/son project 5.0,5spd,9".
1975 F250 4x4 Highboy 390,4spd,35",custom paint.
2002 Mustang v6,5spd, daughters college ride.
2001 Ford Escape, Wifes grocery getter.

68F100
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Posts: 2835
From: Burlington, Iowa
Registered: Oct 99

posted 06-15-2006 07:03 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100        Reply w/Quote
Check your starter for the battery drain...it's pretty common.

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