Man that trucksarossa kit was the shiat back in the day. I was an avid minitrucker as a yoot. Some of the best times ever were had in my B2200.Truck averages around 21-22 mpg highway when not towing.
Before I was into nissans, before I was into fords, I was into isuzu's, and its deff not everybodys style, but it was good enough to make mini truckin magazine back in the day and what work was done, was well done, and one of my old isuzu friends reached out to me to see if I could transport one of his isuzu builds back to him. So, I hooked Eff Juan v6.0 (I've had 6 f150's over the years) to a trailer and did my thing
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Drove from Albuquerque NM, to Gallup to pick up my trailer, then to arlington tx to pick up the isuzu, then to hickory nc where I dropped it off and got paid.
All in all, about 4k miles in 3 days, saw the great smokey mountains (they are, well, great) and the truck did great, put it in tow haul mode, set the cruise on 75 and averaged about 17 mpg, deff one of my favorite road trips even if it was a lot of driving and I didn't really stop other than at the old shiloh battlefield which has a very eerie feeling to it.
Got back, planning on a wrap of sorts (just some striping) bed liner, factory brake controller, and hopefully some tow mirrors as the factory units suck.
All in all, very impressed with my new truck
Silverton is my favorite place, Ive been going up there since I was 12, it was where I first sat in the drivers seat of a jeep and learned how to 4 wheel, been doing that and bikes ever since.Silverton is one of the most awesome places in the world. So many cool place to 4 wheel or bike. Spent a good part of every summer in the 70s and 80s down there doing “research”. Wow you got to Animas forks and lake como and appear to have gotten to lake city for gas. Did you do all that in one day on your bike?
once upon a time I'm sure I did, stony isn't much fun to me due to it just being an extremely rough road more or less.Ok, dang that would be epic in a 4wd for one day, much less on a bike! You are way tough! I think I was 8-10 and parted with some of my hard earned (or not) cash to buy a little card with bits of rocks and ore on it in Silverton. Road the train etc etc. Took another decade to figure out I was genetically a geologist. Spent 3 summers riding the Train to work in the Needle mountains and getting drunk at Romeroʻs......great times. Have you been over Stony Pass and up Bear Creek to Kite Lake? Thats an awesome place to camp, right on the edge of the wilderness. No fish in that lake due to mining but fly fishing along Bear Creek and the Rio Grande.
Nice old truck. And even nicer ranch!Still no real challenge for ye mighty powerstroke
hauling the jeep out (it has issues, its a jeep thing) but I needed the winch and a snatch block since this truck hasn't moved since grand pa died 6 years ago
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and yes, she is a factory high boy, but in pretty bad shape, not entirely sure whats gonna happen in the future, may become a parts rig for my in much better shape 77 that I might actually get to in this life