I bought it two years ago ... the ultimate Craig's List find ... a 1984 Ford F150 with 81,000 miles, and I'm only the third owner. This truck can haul ANYTHING.
This is a full-size truck bed, my friends ... not the shrunken bed one gets with a new pick-up these days.
Why do I have my own truck, you ask? Because my husband's truck is big, and comfortable, and has heated seats ...
... and its bed is only 5 1/2 feet long! (Which pick-up truck designer thought that this would be a good idea???)
One day, in a fit of frustration at having to borrow my husband's truck, and finding that whatever I wanted to haul didn't fit AGAIN, I asked if I could PLEASE have my OWN truck. The Husband agreed, and it took me about two weeks of scouring Craig's List to find it.
It was perfect!! My mechanic came with us to check it over. He proclaimed it to be in good condition, and told us that he was going to buy it if we decided not to. That's a good enough recommendation for me!
A little bit of carburetor work, some new brakes, and a tune-up, and she was good to go.
I cannot say enough about the freedom that having my own truck represents. If I find a cool deal on a large piece of furniture, I can hop into my truck and go get it.
Hauling roses to a plant sale? No problem. We put on the camper shell (another Craig's List deal), and I can haul 200+ roses, the tables, and my canopy.
There have been a couple of times when we had to take my golf cart somewhere ... and we can use ramps and drive the cart right up into the back of my truck. It fits perfectly.
(I don't have a photo of the cart actually IN the truck ... you'll have to take my word that it fits.)
Need a little extra workspace outside? Just yesterday, I used the tailgate as a workbench while I was cutting beadboard ... after I took the truck to Lowes and picked UP the beadboard.
(This is more work on my new sewing room. The Big Reveal is coming soon, I promise.)
Did I mention that I love my truck?
Wanna go for a ride?
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