Posted 5/23/2020 11:30 (#8275196 - in reply to #8275160) Subject: RE: If A Farmer Gets A Pickup
Madison Co. Virginia
Dan Loehr - 5/23/2020 12:07
FWIW there is NO 1974 era Chevy of ANY type in good enough shape to take PICS of unless it was the day you bought the POS
ALL rusted out --I owned way too many of those POS
You're in the rust belt.
There's still plenty of 73-87 chevrolets around here, and quite a few are regular drivers. Most are in the 80's, but I run across a 70's model on the highway every now and then.
I'm daily driving a 1981 F-150. There's some rust in the cab corners, but the truck is definitely not swiss cheese. This truck is still bone stock. 300 I-6, 4-speed granny-low transmission. It gets as good fuel mileage as any newer truck, and is more fun to drive. The only downside, is it's a lightweight half-ton with 2wd.
I'm building a '87 Chevrolet to replace the F-150 for my daily driver. The '87 chevy is still very solid. It will have a new drivetrain and electrical when I get it going.
Honestly, I've seen a lot worse rust on the '88-'98 Chevrolets and the '99-'07 Chevrolets, compared to the square body's.