Thursday, February 16, 2012

Lookin' for a '70s Dodge Pickup

So, I’m in the market for a ’72-’75 Dodge 4x4 pickup. Why? The reasons go on and on, actually, but I think it comes down to “I’m getting older”. Here are a few other reasons, though:

1. I love that body style; the ’72-’75 Dodge trucks really get me going. The ones released just before that look pretty weird, most of the time. Sure, some of 'em look hot when they are lifted and have big tires, but those “swept side” trucks are all a bit strange to me. I have liked a few of them, and they definitely have personality, but I’m more drawn to the ‘70s truck look. Maybe it’s because I was born in ’75 and my dad drove a ’76 Chevy long bed forever.

2. NO SMOG. I repeat, this cesspool of a state doesn’t require owners to smog vehicles that were built before 1976; that’s what I’m talking about. I’m so tired of computers, sensors, harnesses, smog junk, and the inability to radically modify an engine, I could scream. I’ll take an old V8 any day, because I can slap on a 4bbl, a mild cam, some headers and an electronic ignition whenever I’d like to for more power. Substantially more power. Plus, I save on the stupid smog bill every couple of years. Screw The Man. I don’t wanna Go Green; I want to run 300 horsepower or more in an old, carbureted truck. So there.

3. I can work on the shit. There is nothing sweeter than working on an older vehicle, in my opinion. Everything is simple, it’s right there, and problems are very easy to diagnose. Changing the alternator isn’t a finger-breaking nightmare, and there are *no* sensors to go bad, causing me to have to hook the vehicle up to a code reader in order to figure out what the hell is wrong with it. Not for me. I like a simple engine that makes simple power in a simple engine bay.

4. Pickup trucks rule. Yes, this cesspool of a state charges me for that, but so be it (CA tacks on a “weight fee” to all pickup trucks unless they have a permanent shell). There are things I can do with an old pickup I cannot do with my current Jeep Cherokee. Like towing. Sure, the Jeep can yank things and it got my boat home fine, but it was pushing hard to do so. Even the smallest V8 in a pickup will do much better. I wouldn’t tow a travel trailer or another vehicle with my Jeep – not a chance. I can get more shit inside it, which is good for camping and whatnot. Even adding a shell to an old pickup is superior to the storage space in the Cherokee. There’s way more room in the cab, too; I get tired of squishing into the thing sometimes. I’ve never been one for small vehicles. Plus, I’m a big fan of bench seats; I actually and truly love 'em. About the only thing an old Dodge pickup won’t, for sure, do better than the Jeep is trail. The Jeep is superior in that aspect but as I said, I’m getting older; the trails aren’t near as fun as they used to be. I’d rather just yank a cool old camp trailer somewhere and setup for the weekend. Old people style. *lol*

5. I can lift a ’72 Dodge four inches and fit 37s under it with zero issues. A Jeep Cherokee with a 4.5” lift still has to be trimmed to properly fit 33s. I do realize that because of the size differences of the actual vehicles, the 33s are likely as big on a Jeep as the 37s are on a bigger tuck, proportionally, but still, it’s hard to argue with 37s. 35” tires actually look small on a big truck with a four-inch lift. That’s what I’m talking about. Oh, the lift kits are far cheaper, too, but probably because they aren’t designed exclusively for flex and/or trailing. However, I’ve seen a few of the ‘70s Power Wagons straight-out getting down on the trail with nothing more than a lift and tires. Trucks are versatile like that.

So, anyhow, there are probably more reasons, but you get the idea. I once had an old pickup, too, but it was a Chevy (Yuck!) and it had a gutless 400ci small-block, and it was a 1976 – smog monster. In fact, it was the one my dad had that I mentioned earlier. It could climb anything and go anywhere, though, and it was fun off-road while it lasted. Now, on to bigger and better (Dodge!) things.


  1. I sympathize. Despite the fact that it is not a classic design in any sense, I have long had a hankering for a '63 Chevy truck. There are many vehicles that I prefer, and many better trucks, but there is a charm about those '63 era Chevy fleet-sides that I just love.

  2. I want a early 70's truck too, if it were not for the gas prices I wouldn't be driving a focus.

  3. Pre-71 J-series w/AMC V8, or pre-71 W-series w/LA V8.

    Then I can do whatever I want - and probably get more power, better fuel economy, and less tailpipe emissions than a new vehicle anyhow.

  4. Hah! You got that right. At least comparable, and you don't have to get hassled by the state.

  5. Wonderful work! This is the type of info that are supposed to be shared around the net.
    Shame on Google for not positioning this publish upper!
    Come on over and visit my site . Thank you =)

    Take a look at my homepage - honey ham recipe
    my site :: 1

  6. You really make it appear really easy together with your presentation however I find this matter to be
    actually one thing that I feel I would never understand.
    It seems too complex and very extensive for me. I am having a look forward for your next submit, I will try to get the hang of it!

    My web page :: more
    my webpage ::

  7. I absolutely love your blog and find nearly all of your
    post's to be just what I'm looking for. Would you offer guest writers to write content in your case?
    I wouldn't mind publishing a post or elaborating on a few of the subjects you write with regards to here. Again, awesome site!

    Also visit my blog

  8. No matter if some one searches for his essential thing, thus he/she wishes to be available that
    in detail, so that thing is maintained over here.

    Here is my webpage ... was 2 Hot Fuckign Euro Babe Gers Nailed Hard In Their Juce Box In These Hot

  9. Hey there, I think your blog might be having browser compatibility issues.
    When I look at your blog site in Firefox, it looks
    fine but when opening in Internet Explorer, it has some
    overlapping. I just wanted to give you a quick heads
    up! Other then that, amazing blog!

    Feel free to visit my page; click Here

  10. My brother suggested I might like this website.
    He was entirely right. This post truly made my day.
    You cann't imagine just how much time I had spent for this info! Thanks!

    my web-site ... visit website

  11. Hi there, its nice piece of writing on the topic of media print, we all know media
    is a great source of information.

    Visit my web site :: at motorcycle

  12. Outstanding story there. What happened after? Take care!

    Feel free to visit my web blog; ShonaDial: wrestling youth singlets

  13. Its like you read my mind! You appear to know so much about this, like
    you wrote the book in it or something. I think that you can do with some pics to drive the message home a little bit, but
    instead of that, this is great blog. A great
    read. I'll definitely be back.

    My web-site -

  14. Hi just wanted to give you a brief heads up and let you know a few of
    the images aren't loading correctly. I'm not sure why but I think its a linking issue.
    I've tried it in two different browsers and both show the same results.

    my blog: 2013 at 10:06 Am

  15. Paragraph writing is also a excitement, if you be acquainted with after that you can write
    if not it is difficult to write.

    Feel free to visit my website :: from Campus Orgies

  16. Thank you for sharing your info. I really appreciate
    your efforts and I am waiting for your further write ups thanks
    once again.

    my page -

  17. I every time used to study paragraph in news papers but now as I am a user of net thus from now I am using net for posts, thanks to web.

    Have a look at my web-site An index of nubile actresses for the modelling business

  18. Wonderful work! This is the kind of information that are
    meant to be shared across the web. Disgrace on Google for now not positioning this
    publish higher! Come on over and consult with my web site .
    Thanks =)

    My web-site:

  19. Way cool! Some extremely valid points! I appreciate you writing
    this post and also the rest of the website is really

    my web-site;

  20. It is the best time to make some plans for the longer
    term and it's time to be happy. I have read this submit and if I could I wish to recommend you few interesting issues or tips. Perhaps you could write next articles regarding this article. I desire to read more issues about it!

    My blog :: Visit website

  21. I loved as much as you will receive carried out
    right here. The sketch is tasteful, your authored material stylish.

    nonetheless, you command get bought an nervousness over that you
    wish be delivering the following. unwell unquestionably come more formerly again as exactly the
    same nearly very often inside case you shield this increase.

    My website ... such as Young Orgies

  22. I'm extremely impressed with your writing skills and also with the layout on your weblog. Is this a paid theme or did you modify it yourself? Either way keep up the excellent quality writing, it's rare
    to see a nice blog like this one today.

    Also visit my weblog :: visit

  23. Great beat ! I would like to apprentice at the same time as you amend
    your web site, how can i subscribe for a blog website?
    The account helped me a applicable deal. I were tiny
    bit acquainted of this your broadcast offered vivid transparent concept

    Also visit my blog - in porn actress

  24. Heya i am for the first time here. I came across this
    board and I find It truly useful & it helped me out a lot.
    I hope to give something back and aid others like you aided me.

    Also visit my web site: more

  25. There's definately a great deal to learn about this topic. I like all the points you have made.

    Here is my web-site - Follow the hilarious activities of the group of old age pensioners who think.

  26. I always used to read piece of writing in news
    papers but now as I am a user of internet
    so from now I am using net for posts, thanks
    to web.

    my website; this guy

  27. I have been surfing online more than 4 hours today, yet I never found any
    interesting article like yours. It is pretty worth enough for me.
    In my opinion, if all web owners and bloggers made
    good content as you did, the net will be much more useful than ever

    Check out my blog post - the sex vids

  28. Hi, I do think this is an excellent site. I stumbledupon
    it ;) I'm going to revisit yet again since i have saved as a favorite it. Money and freedom is the greatest way to change, may you be rich and continue to guide other people.

    my blog :: Continue Reading This

  29. Useful information. Fortunate me I discovered your site unintentionally, and I'm shocked why this twist of fate did not took place in advance! I bookmarked it.

    Also visit my web site:

  30. Hello it's me, I am also visiting this website daily, this web page is actually nice and the viewers are in fact sharing nice thoughts.

    Feel free to surf to my web blog: agree with

  31. My partner and I stumbled over here different page
    and thought I may as well check things out. I like what
    I see so i am just following you. Look forward to checking out your web page for a
    second time.

    my site ::

  32. As the admin of this site is working, no question very shortly it will be well-known, due to its quality

    Also visit my website :: senior dude spanked hard by a horny mistress and her whip

  33. I'm curious to find out what blog platform you happen to be working with? I'm experiencing some minor security issues with
    my latest blog and I would like to find
    something more secure. Do you have any suggestions?

    Look into my web page - at nude

  34. Hi, Neat post. There's an issue together with your site in web explorer, would test this? IE still is the marketplace chief and a good component of folks will omit your great writing because of this problem.

    Look into my webpage; her explanation

  35. This post is in fact a fastidious one it helps new internet people, who are wishing in favor
    of blogging.

    Look at my blog - A gallery

  36. Link exchange is nothing else however it is only placing the other person's webpage link on your page at appropriate place and other person will also do similar in support of you.

    my web page Teen Showing Off Her Tight Bald Pussy

  37. Hey there! Someone in my Facebook group shared this site with us so I came to give it a look.
    I'm definitely enjoying the information. I'm bookmarking and will be tweeting this to my
    followers! Wonderful blog and terrific design.

    Here is my homepage: click here

  38. This іs reаlly inteгesting, You are a vеry
    skilled blogger. Ӏ have jοined your feеԁ and
    loοk forwaгd to seeking mοrе of your magnifіcent post.
    Also, I have shareԁ your site in my social

    Look intο my web sіte ... reputation management

  39. Hello, just wanted to mention, I loved this blog post. It was practical.
    Keep on posting!

    My website ... in sex vids

  40. I was suggested this website through my cousin. I'm now not sure whether or not this post is written by way of him as no one else realize such targeted approximately my trouble. You are incredible! Thank you!

    Feel free to visit my site; a Porno Website

  41. Nice respond in return of this query with solid arguments and explaining
    the whole thing regarding that.

    Also visit my website :: see more

  42. I every time spent my half an hour to read this webpage's articles daily along with a mug of coffee.

    Here is my website: Click On

  43. Woah! I'm really loving the template/theme of this blog. It's simple, yet effective.

    A lot of times it's hard to get that "perfect balance" between user friendliness and visual appearance. I must say you have done a awesome job with this. In addition, the blog loads very fast for me on Chrome. Outstanding Blog!

    Here is my blog post; Click Here

  44. Hey there, You have done a fantastic job. I'll certainly digg it and personally suggest to my friends. I'm sure they'll be benefited from this web site.

    my web page ... porn tube

  45. I'm really enjoying the design and layout of your website. It's a very easy on the eyes
    which makes it much more enjoyable for me to come here and visit more often.
    Did you hire out a developer to create your theme?
    Exceptional work!

    Here is my site;

  46. I am now not certain the place you're getting your info, however good topic. I must spend some time learning more or working out more. Thanks for fantastic information I was looking for this info for my mission.

    Also visit my blog post ... shannon Plays with her wet Pussy

  47. This is very interesting, You are an overly professional blogger.
    I've joined your feed and stay up for looking for extra of your magnificent post. Additionally, I have shared your website in my social networks

    Here is my web site: Shiloh Apresenting Shiloh By Timmor

  48. Awesome things here. I am very happy to peer your post.
    Thank you a lot and I'm taking a look forward to contact you. Will you please drop me a e-mail?

    My webpage - Http://Chatclimax.Com/

  49. It's really a great and useful piece of information. I'm satisfied that you simply shared
    this useful information with us. Please stay us up to date
    like this. Thanks for sharing.

    Feel free to visit my webpage: over at this website

  50. I seldom leave a response, however I browsed a lot of
    remarks on this page "Lookin' for a '70s Dodge Pickup".
    I do have 2 questions for you if you do not mind. Is it simply me or do a few
    of these remarks look like they are left by brain dead folks?

    :-P And, if you are posting on additional places, I would like
    to follow everything fresh you have to post.
    Could you list of every one of your social community sites like your twitter feed, Facebook
    page or linkedin profile?

    Here is my blog - Профиль пользователя ElinorMat - My PunBB forum