I started working at a dairy farm next door when I was 13 for $3 per hour. By the time I was a senior in high school I had enough money to pay cash for this 1991 ford ranger. Lots of memories made in that truck.
Started with a ‘77 Ford f250 2wd with a 400 small block. Got 6 mpg loaded or empty, headwind or tailwind. Had to put an auxiliary tank on as the 17 gal factory tank wasn’t enough. Currently driving this.
First car 93 Fox, didn't have the $1800 to buy it so I remodeled my grandma's bathroom and laundry room in exchange for her getting it for me. Learned how to drive a manual in that thing. Still have it and will do a full restore one of these days.
first truck, 2003 F150 with 50k miles. Was like a new truck when I got it.
Was only 2wd and I learned pretty quickly I needed something 4x4
My first kinda truck was a 79 Bronco with a 351. Would slide all over in rear wheel drive, but with the hubs locked it was the most sure footed ride I've owned.
Latest truck is a 19 GMC 1500. Certainly gets better gas mileage than the broncos 10-12 mpg. View attachment 230544
90 bronco XLT, silver and black with red interior. Exterior locking hubs, brights on the floor. Didn't pass emissions when I tried to sell it, so it was donated in 2002 or 2003, got a few hundred bucks in tax deduction. Definitely not worth it.
98 Tacoma, drive to 200k and still spun like a top. Trained my best dog in that truck.
Had an 04 avalanche that I picked up with 70k and drove to 250k, dual exhaust, chipped, intake manifold. Dvd player in the back for hunting buddies and kids. Deer and duck hunters dream.
Now a 13 f150 xlt. Very vanilla, but had 37.5 gallon tank, satellite radio and plenty of room for kids and the pup.
My father's '69 Ford F100, straight 6 with 3 on the column got me through High School. The first one I bought was a used '71 Chevy blazer with 3 on the column. Really great memories with that rig !! Current is a 2022 F250, 7.3, Lariat. Kinda spoiled now.
During my punk ass years I was a jeep guy, driving a '69 Jeepster Commando and a '74 Landcruiser.
Didn't buy a truck until I was maybe 27 years old. I think this was a '89 Nissan.
Hated the paint job but that truck would go anywhere.
Pic in '95...meat hunt on the last day of the trip outside of Miles City.