Ya'll may recall that once upon a time I had a 1978 2wd short bed crew cab. It was a truck that I bought for $300 bucks. It didn't run and was beat to crap. My buddies thought it was hilarious. Even after I got it running they laughed about it, unceremoniously crowning it "the Rolling Turd"
But I loved the dam thing. My Dad had a 79 4wd short box crew cab when I was a kid, and it was what fostered my love for these trucks.
I even made a post about it at one point in 2008 titled "Old crews are in my blood"
http://www.oldfordcrewcabs.com/phpBB3/v ... f=15&t=229
Unfortunately, as is often the case, life changed and I wound up having to sell the crew cab. I had put a lot of blood sweat and tears into bringing that thing back from the dead. But it was the right thing to do at the time. In 2010 I watched it drive away for the last time.
Of course ever since I have wanted another one. As time has gone on I have kind of lost heart in my pursuit of the old FORD crew cab because they are so rare and many that are left seem to have been plucked up and hoarded. The prices on these trucks have skyrocked over the past few years and I came to the conclusion that I would most likely never own another one.
Well, I was wrong.
This past Saturday I was finally able to track down the owner of a local truck I have had my eye on for years. We met, looked things over, agreed on a price and low and behold I am now the proud owner of a 1973 F-250 FORD crew cab.
Meet The Rolling Turd 2.0
It's been 10 years, but I am no longer a poser.