- 1.a large, heavy motor vehicle used for transporting goods, materials, or troops.
I’m very fair-weather when it comes to vehicles. I really enjoy how any sort of vehicles looks good when modified correctly, which in turn gives me grandiose ideas of how I could put my spin on it. From there I get hooked and hunt down parts, variations of that particular vehicle along with anything and everything I can learn about it. All without actually owning said vehicle. That cycle resets about every two or three weeks until I see something else I think is really cool and it repeats. Outside of my Dart that I have the longest tenured vehicle I own is my Silverado. With that though, I think I may have broken my cycle of jumping from shiny vehicles to shiny vehicles.
My first truck was this Dodge w250. It was a tired work truck that’s primary function was plowing and hauling lawn mowers around. It had a very tired v8 with an auto trans and brake lines that were extremely rusted out brake lines and I only found that out on the first test drive home..in the snow..down hill..into traffic. Whoops. I loved the truck but didn’t want to put the effort in it required to get it truly road worthy. I sold it to some fellow from Vermont who drive it all the way home. *cringe*
After the dodge I scooped up a F250 Super Duty; it had a 7.3 Powerstroke BUT was only 2wd. I tossed a 4″ exhaust on it with an Edge CTS to monitor everything and drove the balls off of it for a summer. While it was a fun truck and I had some plans for it I ultimately decided I needed four wheel drive since the North East winters can often be unforgiving. Flipped it to a gentlemen who was going to use the drivetrain in a rat rod..
After the Ford this popped up. A 2002 Silverado 2500HD with over 200K miles on in, I jumped on it. The cab corners and rockers were on their way out but something about the truck just sat really well with me. I’ve thrown a bunch of random parts at it over the last 3.5 years of ownership that never really made sense. Through it’s ownership it’s been slightly neglected because I’ve cycled through a bunch of other cars and projects, until now. Over the last few months I’ve started collecting some general maintenance stuff along with other parts to really bring this thing back to life. I’ve abused it and haven’t really shown it the love it deserves. I love these 99-06 Chevy trucks, simple and easy to work on along with the fact parts are readily available.
Trucks are fun to me; lifted, lowered, small and large. It’s time I remained focused on one thing because if not I’ll never finish a project or accomplish anything I want to.