Tuesday, June 01, 2010
New Family Member (vehicle)
It had to happen at some point . . .
As some of you well know, I have been struggling with my 1973 International Harvester Corporation Model 1010 pickup, pulling my hair out trying to find parts for it. The fun and joy of owning an obsolete truck.
My brother works for a tow company so they get vehicles in from time to time that they lien sale off. One such vehicle is a 1997 Ford F-250 XL Heavy Duty Standard Cab 4X4 pickup. I went today and put my money down ($1,600 USD), making it the newest vehicular member of our family. I don't have a picture of her just yet so her stunt double (twin?) will have to stand in.
"The Great White Buffalo" is about 90% as nice outside as this truck is. Pictures will be coming.
My friend "SC" will be glad to know "The Buffalo" is a kindred spirit to "The Bowtie Beast".
Quick specs: 136K miles, 460 SEFI V8, Auto trans, Manual hubs, 4.10 gears. Runs smooth as silk. No kidding!
Because it's a lien sale vehicle, I have to go to the DMV and jump through a few hoops to register it. Wish me luck.
Kellan, the old warhorse