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No sooner I write this than I got an offer to get my very first vehicle back. It was my grandparents 1950 Willys Overland 2wd pickup that I drove thru HS and took apart never to be resurrected many years ago I sold it to my buddys dad, now I can have it back if I bring a flatbed. And a chainsaw Apparently it's right where I left it, only it wasn't a forest growing around it then.

I remember the mind blowing luxury of that thing compared to my skateboard, it's all relative. Gonna be a money pit tho to ever approach "meticulous maintained", but gonna be fun
Projects like this are more about the memories than the truck.....

What are your plans with it ??
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What are your plans with it ??
Exactly. I have a project that I was saving for my son and I to do, but kids these days don't car about cars like they used to. He has absolutely no interest in it.

I guess I'll go it alone. 84 Bronco II that I want to drop a 302 into. The 2.8v6 had the timing gears come apart so its not running (stop it to have full gear, no chain, and then use nylon inserts in the gears). My Daughter and I were fixing it up until the timing went and we just got her something else. I've had this little BII for 20 years now.
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Exactly. I have a project that I was saving for my son and I to do, but kids these days don't car about cars like they used to.
i can barely get my kids to check or change the oil in the cars I bought them ( not spoiled they are broke college students) one B.S. on dual B.S. and a Masters in a month )

My Chihuahuas are more helpful when I am working on stuff than my kids ever were

myself I always had a wrench in my hand and grease under my nails i thought for sure they would be into this as well
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i can barely get my kids to check or change the oil in the cars I bought them ( college students) one B.S. on dual B.S. and a Masters in a month )



My Chihuahuas are more helpful when I am working on stuff than my kids ever were



myself I always had a wrench in my hand and grease under my nails
My daughter is the exact opposite from my son. She's 21. Junior at Georgia Tech working on her BS in Mechanical Engineering. On an Air Force ROTC Scholarship (4 year minimum hitch as an Officer upon graduation). More than willing to get dirty and work on stuff. Rides motorcycles with me (her own BMW F650GS) that she maintains.

My 16yo son... he's another story.
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now thats pretty darn impressive

my Daughter 21 also had more of a mechanical inclination than my 23 year old son
but still neither even know the term righty tighty lefty loosey lol

hell my Son did just average in high school and wanted to be a paid gammer LOL somehow he got motivated to dual major in Biology and chemistry ( never showed any interest before college) and now he student teaches at the University (paid and free masters ride) graduates in a month)

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It didn't happen then. Or at least won't until I can drive out there to have a look.

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Projects like this are more about the memories than the truck.....

What are your plans with it ??
I don't even know, can't imagine what condition it is in after sitting with the engine (flathead 4) in the bed for more than 30 years and now supposedly a forest growing around it. There is also a '62 Willys 4wd that I went halves on with my friend (RIP) that I can have too. Soon as I can get there to have a look and see what I even need to do to get them home I'll know more about what possible plans I could have for them.

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Well thanks for the entertainment in catching up after a weekend of snowmobiling.....jeez got a little heated in here.

There's tons of listed reasons already on the why as per the subject of the thread....all I can do is agree with most of them at this point. More power, more comfort, more goodies with the technology.... the fun of being on the cutting edge of new performance tech and having the fun of figuring out a build rather than just seeing something everyone else has done.

Different strokes for different folks, ain't it grand we live in a time and place where we have the choice for all of us.
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I read though some of this thread so far, not all and I actually need to get some work done. I figured I could spend $7000 a year on my 03 and still work out ahead of buying a 19. I may or may not get a 6.7 in the future (ford or ram), it really depends on what I want, and what the wife will allow me to spend. There are features I would like in my truck such as heated seats the 360 camera system the blind spot monitoring including the trailer. Honestly at the moment the only reason I am going to replace my paid for truck is if it gets wrecked. My truck is not a daily driver, some weeks it does not move, I got it when I flew RC planes and needed hauling room. I got the big diesel because I wanted a travel trailer. Now I have stopped flying (I wanted to be a father first when my son is older I will go back) but have the trailer its main purpose is to tow. As a result I don't even do 5k miles in a year. My <100k 03 should last me a long time.

As an aside I am the only person in the world who absolutely loves the capacitive touch buttons in my 14 fusion hybrid, I also love the touch screen infotainment system and the keyless ignition.

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Man I wouldn't get a new one. If my 7.3 goes down...rebuilt engine or someone's 7.3! Just bought mine yesterday. 1999 387,000 miles. Still running great.
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You've only owned a old powerstroke for one day, come back in a few years and we'll see if that opinion changes.....
Tells us how those injectors are, the front end, all the bushings, cab mounts, etc.
Don't get me wrong, I'm DD-ING a 03 6.0, with a 96 7.3 sitting right behind it. But you haven't exactly had one long enough to give a opinion. Lol

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