Our New Pickup!

April 23rd, 2005

Yesterday, we got our new pickup! It is exactly what we wanted. We didn’t need one of these yuppie trucks that works year-round, goes faster than 55MPH, and has a fully intact body. No, what we need is something that we can use every other week or so to haul stuff off to the dump. Something that works most of the year. Something cheap.

So I’ve assembled some photos of this wonder. We’ll begin with the high-quality metal body:

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Next up, the jug of antifreeze it came with, “just in case”:

Next, the luxurious interior:

And now, the high-quality floor — only one hole in 25 years:

Recent bodywork to improve the exterior:

Loose mystery wires at the rear bumper:

And finally, this wonder of modern transportation in all its glory:

Categories: General, Humor

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  1. V

    LOL. This looks so much like trucks in India.

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    Hick Redneck Reply:

    Don’t you mean Indiana? :)

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    Rick Reply:

    I was only in India for a year but I would concur. But NOTHING rivals the sleek styling of an Ambassador. Did they make trucks too?

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  2. cliff

    You have to look at this as an investment. Should be easy to hold your money together on this one, and the depreciation shouldn’t eat you alive like it might on a slightly newer truck.

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    John Goerzen Reply:

    That’s true, but taxes, title work, and registration cost a substantial percentage of the purchase price :-)

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  3. Noufal Ibrahim

    That this “wonder of modern transportation” actually runs? :)

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    jgoerzen Reply:

    Indeed it does. But I don’t know how fast, since the speedometer is broken. :-)

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  4. Steven R. Baker

    The loose mystery wires aren’t really mysterious. It’s the wiring harness for trailer lights.

    Looks like this truck has been a good companion to someone; I’m curious what the mileage on it is.

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    jgoerzen Reply:

    I wondered if the wires might be for something like that.

    I know the mileage is well over 100,000 but don’t know exactly. The speedometer/odomoter doesn’t work anymore, and I don’t know how long it’s been broken.

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  5. Peri

    John, I have a whole new respect for you! I didn’t know you had it in you. I haven’t laughed so hard in a long time. Well done!

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  6. terah

    I’m re-reading this post and realized that you start by saying that the truck is exactly what “we” wanted. I’m not sure that all of we wanted this kind of truck!

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  7. damog

    So, how much did it cost? Just for curious.

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    John Goerzen Reply:

    I paid $75 for it.

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  11. Ragu VU2RGU

    OM kr0l

    Nice to have a truck for 75 bucks. Real steal indeed, you can now rig it up with a $750 all-mode Amateur transceiver.

    Maybe we in India can start importing these 75 buck gas guzzlers and power them with Debian GNU/Linux!

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