Posted at the Cohort by dman-x
Give me the Sanford and Son truck. At least I’ll be able to reach my toolbox without a ladder.
The E250 and Rabbit truck is a nice juxtaposition. Man, do I dislike Bubba trucks.
Yeah…I don’t think much of the Tall Truck concept either.
A dressed off-road truck can be a beautiful thing. But…it has to be FUNCTIONAL.
That thing’s only function, will be to star in a YouTube video when it goes end over end in an accident.
My brother loves the damn things. This is our driveway.
Lovin’ the cinder block platform for engine bay access!
I’ll take the VW…just because I like to be different.
Too bad there wasn’t a Rampage in there…I’d be all OVER that.
Nice serendipitous staging, BTW.
The Bro-dozer gets 5 gal/mile while the VW gets 50mpg (assuming it has the diesel).
The real non sequitor is that it has a tool box utility body, implying that the owner is some sort of tradesman. With the 2′ of Lift and 40″ tires the bed is so far off the ground its useless.
I can understand doing something like this to a Jeep or FJ if you want to build the “goes to 11” rock buggie that makes the Rubicon and Fordyce easy. But why would you do this to a perfectly good F-series work truck?
It could be he uses the boxes for camping or hunting or other outdoor stuff.
It could also be he’s a fool and a silly @ss…but we’ll never know.
Yeah. We call those high-lift trucks mud-boggers here in Jawwwwja. Ain’t never seen a mud-bogger with a toolbox bed. Must be some Yankee pretender.
Cuz Purvis’ got tools.
That is inspired.
“When I was your age we had a war on! Two wars! We had to dig and pull and carry and fight day and night just to stay alive. No rest, bad tires, bad gas, and those army drivers, I shudder just to think. They’d have taken a useless showoff like you and melted you down for bullets in a red hot second! Where’d you get all that rubber? These Fords today…..”
Right. I had to get up in the morning at ten o’clock at night half an hour before I went to bed, drink a cup of sulphuric acid, work twenty-nine hours a day down mill, and pay mill owner for permission to come to work, and when we got home, our Dad and our mother would kill us and dance about on our graves singing Hallelujah.
And you try and tell the young people of today that ….. they won’t believe you.
The “war” comment from MikePDX I find highly believable, knowing that there were rubber shortages during WWII, for example.
Your comment, on the other hand, I find highly exaggerated.
I think MPDX was channeling the TRUCK’s viewpoint on the matter.
You folks see trucks, I see a white E30 BMW convertible as well as a first-generation Lexus IS.
As fans of different makes and models we all have our visual filters. I noticed the older BMW but the Lexus in the foreground was generic mobile to me.
That generation of Lexus will someday be a future classic. It was emblematic of the early 2000’s import tuning craze.
Since that car came “tuned” from the factory in the JDM style that was popular at the time (clear taillights/big exhaust/fat chrome shift knob), it became extremely popular with the under-30 crowd who had decent jobs or generous parents; the IS owners I knew in my college days in the early 2000’s mainly fell into the latter bucket.
They’re RWD, compact, and in terms of driving dynamics are the closest Lexus ever got to emulating a BMW before BMW started trying to become a German Lexus.
Did anyone notice the VW rabbit pickup in front of the tall truck that looks like it’s going to be crushed by the tall truck?
It looks like the tall truck would have to crush the VW just to get out of it’s parking place.
Yup if that VW isn’t gone when the Ford driver wants to leave say good by to the bed on the VW.
I wonder if they’re the same owner – the Ford for playing in the mud, the VW for non-wallet-busting commuting.
“Would you like that pickup in small, medium or Big Gulp?”
Somehow I’ve missed ever seeing how someone actually gets into or out of one of those ultra-jacked up pickups. I mean, the door handles are too high to even reach from a standing position, and there seem to be no steps to get one up to sill level. Is there a rope ladder folded up underneath, or what?
And once you do get in this truck somehow – you probably can’t see what is directly in front of you unless you have a front camera and a video monitor.
Had to try hard not to laugh when i saw bubba get his feet caught on the sills in his tonka jeep..and fell the rest of the way to the ground..had to admit i kinda felt sorry for the dude, but it was hard to not laugh..
I like the old truck best with it’s patina except for the center cyclops fog light and tacky 70s type white wheels . Seems like an odd way to restore . New chrome front bumper check ! New center chrome windshield strip check ! Center beam all seeing fog light check !
I drove an 82ish VW Caddy in the late 1980s and it struggled getting up a driveway on a hill. I suspect that was a major drawback – WVs were not particularly powerful, and even in an admittedly light-duty application like the Caddy, it would have been tough being useful. Anything but the lightest loads would tax the engine.
Interestingly, on a humorous note, because it is know as a “Caddy” it periodically shows up in eBay listings under Cadillac because Cadillac’s are often known as “Caddys”…
I submitted this picture, and I should let people know that the Ford owner runs a local off-road related business (the E250 and I think the Rabbit pickup are all in the family), and some of the suspension hardware is pretty professional …. this is not just a massive lift-block special. In fact, the first time I saw this truck it was 200 miles from here, so I was very surprised to see it a few weeks later in my then-new-to-me neighborhood. Though, if you have sharp eyes, you may have noticed there’s no front drive shaft on the Ford – 2WD only. The scene on this street, which I walk about 3-4 times a week, has evolved quite a bit over the past year. There was a lifted VW pickup, the Ford has gone through a few iterations, and there have been some equally tall vans and a Blazer as well. The Chevy appeared recently but like the others, seems to be driven regularly, and it definitely has a patina ….
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