Woodworkers and their trucks

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Blog entry by mcoyfrog posted 10-22-2011 03:59 AM 7625 reads 0 times favorited 79 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know I know not the norm blog for a woodworking site but… thru out my life I’ve always owned a truck whether it was my main ride or sitting on the side of the house waiting to go to the lumberyard. Being a woodworker you really need a truck or trailer to haul wood, finished cabinets etc.

sooooo how bout a pic of your lumber hauling rig it might be fun, and…...... just for fun I was thinking about all the vehicles I’ve had here goes yeah I’m a dork or maybe bored either way I’m ok with that LOL

lets see sort of in order, 1980 chevy citation, 1967 chevy convertible impala, 1970 datsun truck, 1988 chevy s10, 1976 chevy 1/2 ton, 1962 chevy 1/2 ton, another 1976 chevy 1/2 ton, 1988 chevy Beretta, 1977 pontiac venture (fake nova), 1982 toyota truck, 1988 gmc sonoma 4×4, 1964 chevy 1/2 with turbo 400 tranny and a b&m ratchet shifter, 1996 full size ford bronco, 1998 buick regal, 1986 toyota 4×4, 2001 pontiac aztek, 2000 jeep wrangler, 1996 harley davison sportster, 1998 dodge dakota 4×4, 1986 porche 944, 2000 ford contour,

and finally my truck now 2000 ford 3/4 ton diesel 4×4 crew cab whew…..

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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Rick Dennington

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#1 posted 10-22-2011 04:15 AM

Ok…here you go….. my newest ride, purchased October 3rd, 2011….It’s a 2012 Chevy Z71 4X4 Crew Cab.

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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#2 posted 10-22-2011 04:36 AM

I’ve always wanted a truck, but for some reason this is the first one I’ve ever owned. I’ve added step bars just like Rick’s since this photo was taken.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Rick Dennington

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#3 posted 10-22-2011 05:08 AM

Now that’s a nice ride….glad you posted it. I was wondering what your truck looked like when you posted on my topic….I like that color, too…I bought red to go with my boat…lol.
Boy those step rails sure helps us old guys get in better…This is about my 5th or 6th truck…

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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#4 posted 10-22-2011 05:13 AM

I’ll save you having to look at a photo – my truck is a Chevy Uplander mini-van, but I think of it as a truck. I have delivered a 8’ tall book case in it with the tail gate closed and everything. I can haul full 4×8 sheet goods and have also managed to get 28 bales of pine straw in it too. It has a bumper sticker that says, “Charter Member. Men Who Drive Mini-Vans Club.” Seriously, a mini-van is a requirement for my day job, but it has proven to be a good vehicle to haul things in too.


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#5 posted 10-22-2011 05:22 AM

While I am not real old. I could not imagine having a truck without some sort of step rails. They are a must have accessory, in my opinion.

I have a 03 Ford, ext cab, step side fx4. Honestly, I dont care for it. Looking forward to a new one.

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#6 posted 10-22-2011 05:29 AM

Like Jeff, I too have a minivan (Toyota). I never really wanted a minivan, but with 3 kids, it became logistically necessary. However, I’ve really come to like it. Its incredibly utilitarian. The third row seats can be folded flat into the floor and the second row of seats can be removed in under a minute. Once done, I can lay a sheet of plywood flat on the floor. The van rides smooth and is comfortable to drive. I’m not sure I’d ever choose a truck over a van now that I’ve owned both.

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#7 posted 10-22-2011 05:29 AM

Hmmm, Trucks I’ve owned….
1949 Chevy, with the wooden floor 8 foot bed, 4 speed with Granny gear…paid $25 bucks for it…yep $25 bucks.
1984 Chevy C20 3/4 ton with 292 engine, 4 speed manual with Granny gear. 16.5 inch tires, nice hauler.
1971 Datsun PL510 with 4cylinder, 4 speed and a little campershell on the back.
1996 Dodge Dakota with the extended cab. V6 and auto tranny. Hauled a lot of brush with that one.

Now running a 1999 Chevy 3/4 ton Silverado with Vortec V8 and auto and a READING 8 foot tool-side with sliding cover and lumber rack. Use that for sub-contracting to build shipping crates for the Navy.

But the wife…

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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#8 posted 10-22-2011 05:37 AM

The wife’s truck…2003 Ford Excursion Limited with the 6.0L powerstroke diesel (I’m not really jealous, she let’s me ride in it some times.)

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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Rick Dennington

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#9 posted 10-22-2011 05:53 AM

I’ll bet your wife’s Ford Excursion could pull a house, with a 6.0L. My wife’s truck (well, not really a truck) is a 2005 Chevy Suburban.. She used to let me pull my bass boat with it, until I got this new ride…that’s over…lol.

-- " There's a better way.....find it"...... Thomas Edison.

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#10 posted 10-22-2011 07:20 AM

Current ride is a 2000 Toyota Tacoma 2WD. 190,000 mi on it so far. It is my commuting and hauling rig, nuttin’ fancy.

I had a 1984 Toyota 4WD with long bed that I should have never sold. That was a great truck especially witht the 22R engine in it. I also had a Chevy S10 but I don’t remember the year of it. I bought it new.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#11 posted 10-22-2011 07:40 AM

currently my “truck” is a 1998 ford contour with 98,000 miles on it. usually if i need to haul home lumber or a new machine i borrow my dad’s 2002 F150

im currently trying to save up for a truck of my own. the one i want is a toyota pickup since they tend to last a very long time. those who use youtube look up a video called “top gear killing a toyota” to understand what i mean.
if i had some extra cash i would look into adding a tommy gate onto it to make hauling things easier.

-- tools are only as good as the hands that hold them

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Bob Kollman

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#12 posted 10-22-2011 09:01 AM

I love this little truck so I am glad you asked!!!!

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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#13 posted 10-22-2011 12:50 PM

2001 Ford Excursion Limited. Powerstroke Diesel, 4 wheel drive with 6 inches of lift. Currently a two seater because of the plywood in the back!

-- I can complicate anything

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#14 posted 10-22-2011 12:54 PM

I’ve got a little (short bed) 2003 Chev S10. Can’t haul much at a time, but I don’t buy much at a time, and it gets 25 mpg.

-- Joe

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#15 posted 10-22-2011 01:26 PM

‘96 Ford 2WD F150 Long bed 302 auto. 264k (all mine) so far and has given me no reason to consider replacement.

-- Visualize whirled peas

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