Jump to content

Nominations for Tractor of the Month
Garden Tractors and Parts on eBay



Photo
- - - - -

What're You Driving These Days?


  • Please log in to reply
147 replies to this topic

#136 rust addict OFFLINE  

rust addict
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 51434
  • 242 Thanks
  • 174 posts
  • Location: Covina,Ca.

Posted February 25, 2014 - 01:44 PM

My 1996 F-150 is the day-to-day, has the 300 straight six in it. I expect to run it forever, newest car I've ever owned (like being able to fix them myself) . It replaced my 1974 f-250 xtra cab, gas was over $4.00 a gallon then. The one behind it is a 1984 Suburban, 3/4 ton, used to have the 6.2 diesel but my pal that sold it to me builds race motors and put a balanced 350 in it. Remember I live in (libtarded) California, small tires on the truck, nearest dirt is @ 20 miles and now don't need to smog the sub.as a gas car. Ahhh the beauracracy of it all.  I get tickets for parking any more autos out front, boats take up room in the back. Ahhh,  I dream for acreage.

Attached Thumbnails

  • truck.jpg

Edited by rust addict, February 25, 2014 - 01:47 PM.


#137 Spiritinthesky OFFLINE  

Spiritinthesky
  • Member
  • Member No: 56189
  • 14 Thanks
  • 10 posts
  • Location: Manchester

Posted April 25, 2014 - 02:39 AM

At the moment a Lexus RX 300 which we are really pleased with. Plenty of room in the back and a luxury ride. 



#138 Gtractor OFFLINE  

Gtractor

    The Tractor Hoarder

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 782
  • 6,582 Thanks
  • 3,897 posts
  • Location: Chillicothe, MO

Posted May 10, 2014 - 06:50 PM

Last November my brother found THE pickup I been looking for for several years.  It was only 12 miles from his house but 2 and 1/2 hours drive for me.  I drove one of these a dozen or so years ago until it rusted to oblivion - it was my all time favorite vehicle.  The other ones [still parked out back] interior will be installed in this one once I redoo someone elses poor attempt at a rust out repair in the floor.   This picture is borrowed from the net but it is identical to mine.  Color, wheels and pinstripe is exact.  Its a 1984 Dodge Rampage.  The Rampage was only built three years and are known to rust badly.  The seller said the tranny was out and it was locked in first gear.    I did stop by one day when I was close in the company truck and give it a quick once over.  I told brother $400 and no more since I couldn't drive it or even hear it run.  Brother delivered it to my house about a month later when he was up this way to see our mother.  I jacked it up and reattached the shifter and been driving it ever since. 

My F-150 shown in post 16 of this thread still runs the best but fuel economy is getting bad.  Without overdrive the 300 six only does about 12-14 MPG's.   I have just over 3000 miles on this Rampage and my best so far is 28.84 MPG so based on fuel savings alone it has already paid for itself over what the F-150 would have burned in fuel. 

It needs lots of little repairs but is a real treat to drive!  This "pickup" also turns a lot of heads.  I been offered 2 and 3 fold of what I paid many times but the only way I'll sell it is if someone pulls out in front of me.  :mad2:

Attached Thumbnails

  • 1983_dodge_rampage-pic-6580695859470947973.jpg

  • Alc and Delmar have said thanks

#139 toomanytoys84 OFFLINE  

toomanytoys84

    Aaron

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 45129
  • 8,226 Thanks
  • 5,069 posts
  • Location: Ohio

Posted May 10, 2014 - 08:53 PM

Is the rampage 4 wheel drive? Really neat looking.

I always wanted a subaru brat!
  • Gtractor said thank you

#140 Texas Deere and Horse OFFLINE  

Texas Deere and Horse

    RED Wild Hogs, Horses & Deeres

  • Staff Admin
  • Staff
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 1435
  • 14,464 Thanks
  • 15,392 posts
  • Location: East of San Antonio Texas

Posted May 10, 2014 - 09:12 PM

Last November my brother found THE pickup I been looking for for several years.  It was only 12 miles from his house but 2 and 1/2 hours drive for me.  I drove one of these a dozen or so years ago until it rusted to oblivion - it was my all time favorite vehicle.  The other ones [still parked out back] interior will be installed in this one once I redoo someone elses poor attempt at a rust out repair in the floor.   This picture is borrowed from the net but it is identical to mine.  Color, wheels and pinstripe is exact.  Its a 1984 Dodge Rampage.  The Rampage was only built three years and are known to rust badly.  The seller said the tranny was out and it was locked in first gear.    I did stop by one day when I was close in the company truck and give it a quick once over.  I told brother $400 and no more since I couldn't drive it or even hear it run.  Brother delivered it to my house about a month later when he was up this way to see our mother.  I jacked it up and reattached the shifter and been driving it ever since. 

My F-150 shown in post 16 of this thread still runs the best but fuel economy is getting bad.  Without overdrive the 300 six only does about 12-14 MPG's.   I have just over 3000 miles on this Rampage and my best so far is 28.84 MPG so based on fuel savings alone it has already paid for itself over what the F-150 would have burned in fuel. 

It needs lots of little repairs but is a real treat to drive!  This "pickup" also turns a lot of heads.  I been offered 2 and 3 fold of what I paid many times but the only way I'll sell it is if someone pulls out in front of me.  :mad2:

 

 

Nice find Kris, I keep looking for a Rabbit pickup to drive back and forth to work, 52 miles each way. I've found a couple but they were too far gone to use. Nice looking Rampage!!


  • Gtractor said thank you

#141 Gtractor OFFLINE  

Gtractor

    The Tractor Hoarder

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 782
  • 6,582 Thanks
  • 3,897 posts
  • Location: Chillicothe, MO

Posted May 10, 2014 - 10:43 PM

Is the rampage 4 wheel drive?

No,  they are only front wheel.  



#142 Gtractor OFFLINE  

Gtractor

    The Tractor Hoarder

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 782
  • 6,582 Thanks
  • 3,897 posts
  • Location: Chillicothe, MO

Posted May 10, 2014 - 11:07 PM

Nice find Kris, I keep looking for a Rabbit pickup to drive back and forth to work, 52 miles each way. 

When I bought my first Rampage I was looking for a VW Rabbit gas pickup but they are scarce too - PLUS most are diesel. I don't mind diesels but we had one of those when I was a teenager and it didn't take too long to figure out all the extra headaches from the diesel weren't worth the miniscule savings on fuel.  Our Vee Dub Rabbit diesel pickup got 4 MPG better than our Vee Dub Rabbit gas car

The Rampage has half again more room inside than the Rabbit.  I'm 6'1" - 280 pounds and have all kinds of room inside the cab.  The VW is pretty tight on me.  

I think the pickup beds are virtually identical.  My Yamaha Timberwolf fits nicely although it lacks about two inches from the tailgate closing.  If i were going a long ways I could squish the tires some and latch the tailgate.  Another benefit is the tailgate height is only about 14 inches from the ground when open.  Most garden tractors fit OK without mower decks. Something short like a Panzer and the tailgate closes too.


Edited by Gtractor, May 10, 2014 - 11:08 PM.

  • Texas Deere and Horse said thank you

#143 BillTheTractorMan OFFLINE  

BillTheTractorMan

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 1477
  • 203 Thanks
  • 288 posts
  • Location: Minnesota.

Posted May 10, 2014 - 11:47 PM

Currently driving 2002 dodge ram 2500 with the 360 v8. I usually it for every thing. 180k miles, 30k miles in the last year.

I also have a 1999 dodge dakota. I inherited it from a good friend mine when he passed away. I don't drive it much, put 20k miles on it in the last 3yrs

I had a 1982 dodge d150 with the 318. Had 300k miles on it and it was the only one that would start on the really cold days this winter. I paid $300 for it, sold it for $650 after I lost my job and needed brake work done on the 3/4ton.

uploadfromtaptalk1399783186990.jpg

uploadfromtaptalk1399783209361.jpg

uploadfromtaptalk1399783666434.jpg

sent from my telecomunication device, from the seat of my imaginary tractor, working my imaginary feilds.

Attached Thumbnails

  • uploadfromtaptalk1399783652852.jpg


#144 dropped82 ONLINE  

dropped82

    Nut Case

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 9923
  • 1,395 Thanks
  • 1,226 posts
  • Location: Indiana

Posted May 11, 2014 - 10:02 AM

My everyday to work and back every season but winter.
uploadfromtaptalk1399820429635.jpg

My winter driver and hauler
uploadfromtaptalk1399820476951.jpg

My wife's and family vehicle
uploadfromtaptalk1399820524693.jpg

Dog approved. Yes, I like my Chevy's. Oh and the second pic is not my house lol. Wouldn't have any of these vehicles or tractors if I had to pay for that!

Eric

Sent from my EVO using Tapatalk

Edited by dropped82, May 11, 2014 - 10:04 AM.


#145 Lovintractorin OFFLINE  

Lovintractorin

    Tinkerer

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Member No: 4180
  • 159 Thanks
  • 603 posts
  • Location: Mostly in my Jeep

Posted June 16, 2014 - 11:29 AM

My vehicles have changed since I last updated. About the end of last May I bought a 1989 jeep wrangler nonrunning project with the carbureted six cylinder and manual tranny. In 4 months of weekends because I worked away from home all week, i took it completely apart, rebuilt or replaced, painted and cleaned. In September I drove it up to NY for vacation. And then by winter I had it pretty close to what I wanted. There is still some things I want to do to it but it is a blast to work on and drive and so simple
image.jpg
image.jpg
image.jpg
Then I was in the south for the winter and picked up a better truck in Tennessee. A 2001 Dodge Cummins 5 speed manual and 4 wheel drive. Another fun vehicle and more useful than the jeep but not near as easy to work on. It needs a little cosmetic help but other than that is a solid truck.
image.jpg
image.jpg

Edited by Lovintractorin, June 16, 2014 - 07:21 PM.

  • panzersarebest said thank you

#146 Jazz ONLINE  

Jazz
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 62028
  • 1,434 Thanks
  • 948 posts
  • Location: Thunder Bay Ontario

Posted October 12, 2014 - 09:46 AM



 

I drive a '91 toyota 4x4 22RE 5 Sp. I need 4x4 to get my boat out of the lakes as we don't use traditional boat launches which can be a challenge even for 4x4's. The toyota I bought on ebay from Cedar Fall Iowa. I also have a '41 IHC K1 I restored. It has 4.3 V6 carbed with a 700R4 and Fatman M11 IFS.

IMG_2214.jpg



 
The IHC was a little rough when I dragged it home from Minneapolis area. It was also a ebay purchase
 
1album007.jpg


 

Edited by Jazz, October 12, 2014 - 09:51 AM.

  • panzersarebest said thank you

#147 tweidman OFFLINE  

tweidman

    Tractorholic

  • Senior Member
  • -GTt Supporter-
  • Contributor
  • Member No: 5
  • 250 Thanks
  • 797 posts
  • Location: Ackermanville,Pa

Posted October 23, 2014 - 09:35 AM

My daily and toy hauler

gallery_5_171_137172.jpg

My fair weather daily

gallery_5_171_1294837.jpg

My other daily that has gone to college with my daughter, I doubt I will be getting it back.

gallery_5_171_130881.jpg



#148 aevansgatech OFFLINE  

aevansgatech
  • Senior Member
  • Member No: 62323
  • 213 Thanks
  • 261 posts
  • Location: Michigan

Posted October 23, 2014 - 12:32 PM

I see a lot of trucks on here.. no surprise haha.. :thumbs:

 

I drive a Fiat 500 Abarth and you'll be surprised I've used it so far to fit barstools, lumber, firewood, small tables, etc.. There's more room than you'd think!

 

Add 30mpg combined and enough power to have fun at the track and you can't go wrong.

 

27xi8gj.jpg

iydgyf.jpg






Top