Several years ago when I decided a debt free life in the middle of rural flyover country was how I wanted to end up I made the decision on my final tuck.
Had to be an F150, single cab. short bed with lock outs and an Inline 6 engine with a six inch lift. I waited and looked and saved until one finally came to me. I had to accept her power windows though (we can't all be perfect) and lift her myself though. Over the years she has had her share of troubles. Took me months to find a good transfer case for her and her brake cables exploded on a steep incline when I was hauling a load of wood once that scared me so bad my hair turned gray but considering where I work and all there was never a problem too large. The wife convinced me back during the lock downs I should park the old girl and use the wife's Hybrid car and then with all the repairs and my son moving by this Winter I had more than few repairs to make on this old girl as well to get her back into the shop
After the last three weeks of constant deliveries and despite the fact that someone from up the chain just decided to dump two brand new 24 Mustang GT's on me this morning with no paperwork I finally got away early enough to revisit my old girl. I have the longest serving Mechanic in the shop to work on her and gave him a free hand and I managed to get her moved the 20 some odd miles this afternoon without a hitch. The steering is a bit loose and she is starting kinda rough but I hope this truck to be with me till the end now. Not like I have anywhere far away I plan on traveling to anyway but I still have loads of farm maintenance to keep up with.
I am sure you are aware the picture is not the truck I am talking about. Believe me I will be posting actual pics of her soon but I was singled in on getting her to the shop this afternoon I didn't think of anything else till I got home and then slap myself on the forehead.
Just another long term goal I set for myself when I finally realized this Scamdemic was over. Just in time for them to try and start another one I guess.
Keep Prepping Everyone!!!