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    The old goat must be getting ready to die....



    Sun was sure putting a look to it...
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    Nice old Dodge. This model is after they quit making Dodges too ugly to die. lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtomelliott49 View Post
    Nice old Dodge. This model is after they quit making Dodges too ugly to die. lol
    Age and beauty are relative I guess.

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    Must be a couple of parallels up above the Rust Belt.

    Still looks good from here.

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    Rust belt! Yup, that is where I live and it sucks. I drive a 2011 Tacoma with the plastic flare fenders and so far so good. As I drive around and see what my friends have I have to say the big 3, GM, Ford and Dodge sure do look pretty ratty after just a few years here. I can't stand a pick up that has rust rotted fender wells but they all seem to be missing the point where the roads are salted, sanded and sprayed with calcium chloride. Fortunately I am retired and can just stay home on most days when the roads are loaded with the chemicals, sand and salt but for those who must venture out it is nasty on the metal. Ford just came out with an all aluminum body and I have to see how that fares in this region. I still think the chemicals will attack aluminum just as hard as the regular steel and the idea was weight reduction rather than rust prevention. I know in the past when ever I bought a new pick up I always had it spray undercoated right at the dealer but even that does very little to protect the fender wells from rotting through in just a few years. Sad to say but I think every pick up should come with nothing but all plastic fender wells where ever the crud is subject to build up under neath. A truck here in NY is sure to last about half as long as the same truck in the southern regions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryL View Post
    Rust belt! Yup, that is where I live and it sucks. I drive a 2011 Tacoma with the plastic flare fenders and so far so good. As I drive around and see what my friends have I have to say the big 3, GM, Ford and Dodge sure do look pretty ratty after just a few years here. I can't stand a pick up that has rust rotted fender wells but they all seem to be missing the point where the roads are salted, sanded and sprayed with calcium chloride. Fortunately I am retired and can just stay home on most days when the roads are loaded with the chemicals, sand and salt but for those who must venture out it is nasty on the metal. Ford just came out with an all aluminum body and I have to see how that fares in this region. I still think the chemicals will attack aluminum just as hard as the regular steel and the idea was weight reduction rather than rust prevention. I know in the past when ever I bought a new pick up I always had it spray undercoated right at the dealer but even that does very little to protect the fender wells from rotting through in just a few years. Sad to say but I think every pick up should come with nothing but all plastic fender wells where ever the crud is subject to build up under neath. A truck here in NY is sure to last about half as long as the same truck in the southern regions.

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    I personally think it all in how you take care of something not the brand per-se. My 2005 chevy that my nephew now drives has over 200k on the clock and still looks like new, no rust anywhere on it. My brother in law drives the 2008 version of the same basic truck and its a crap box. The difference he has never washed it, waxed it or done ant other maint to it of any kind other than oil changes. I take care of my stuff, little things like crawling under in the the spring and rinsing the chassis and underbody so the salt wont fester goes a long way.... Same goes for regular washes and wax.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jb882 View Post
    I personally think it all in how you take care of something not the brand per-se. My 2005 chevy that my nephew now drives has over 200k on the clock and still looks like new, no rust anywhere on it. My brother in law drives the 2008 version of the same basic truck and its a crap box. The difference he has never washed it, waxed it or done ant other maint to it of any kind other than oil changes. I take care of my stuff, little things like crawling under in the the spring and rinsing the chassis and underbody so the salt wont fester goes a long way.... Same goes for regular washes and wax.
    I get pretty anal myself and wait for those rare nice days when the temperature goes above 30 and run the truck to the local DIY car wash bay. I spend a lot more time on the undercarriage than I do on the paint surfaces. Getting the crud off quick seems to work well for me and in the spring I use my own power washer to get all the left over crud off the frame. In my next life I think I will have an outdoor lift so I can get right under the truck and really clean it well.

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    Love the old Mopars...looks great! ..gotta 79 Crew Cab Power Wagon waiting on its turn in the shop.....(behind the boat)
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    My Father had a truck like that old 1946. We lived on a long gravel road & as a kid, I would pull a drag with that truck up & down the road to fill potholes & that's how I learned to drive. Lol. The PTO winch was real handy around the farm. We wouldn't drive the thing more than 40 or 45 because it was so low geared, but for the time & place it was fine .
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