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The thought came to me yesterday that many of us on here like classic trucks.  Depending on how old you are, may define your classification of vintage.  I generally consider trucks that are pre 1977. However, my sons buddy came over the other day and was ranting and raving about my classic Chevy truck.  It is my daily driver work vehicle rusty and trusty but I don’t think of it as classic...

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It got me to thinking though, my truck is a 1995 which is now 23 years old.  My sons friend is 16 and so this truck is 7 years older than him. 

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My uncle stopped driving this one in 1984 when it was only 15 years old.

 

 

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The age of the truck being considered classic is certainly tied to the perspective of the individual. For the sake of this thread let’s say any truck that you think is cool 1998 or older (antique status here in WI). Also included are awesome deliveries or SUV’s before that was even a term like the old K5 Blazer or Ford Bronco—as long as it shares it Chassis with a truck, its good. Maybe it’s one that you owned that you loved or one that you always wanted, or even better yet it’s one that you currently still own!  :text-coolphotos: are highly desired here even if you need to copy one from the net to illustrate a favorite that you haven’t gotten yet.  No brand discrimination here but possibly some harmless ribbing...:teasing-poke:

 

Let’s see your favorite Classic Horse Hauler’s guys...

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3 minutes ago, ebinmaine said:

Go big or go home:

 

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Not one's I owned or dive but a couple hard workin' rigs from out Dakota way....

 

Then there's my favorite :

Old Macks

 

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You cant beat a Mack for severe duty use. I had a 79 DM and a 67 R model.

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My daily driver is a 98 K1500 Silverado. Newest vehicle I've ever owned. Just had the trany rebuilt so I thought maybe I should have a backup. Found a cherry 97 2 door Tahoe. Pick it up tomorrow, weather permitting. Nowadays 120K is considered low mileage. My last truck, a 93 GMC K1500 with the 4.3 has 320K on original engine and trans. and never had a valve cover off of it. Some day I'll learn how to do pictures...ahh maybe not.

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1 minute ago, slim67 said:
6 minutes ago, ebinmaine said:

 

You cant beat a Mack for severe duty use. I had a 79 DM and a 67 R model

You're the man slim. 

Love those! 

 

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12 minutes ago, Achto said:

Cool thread Josh.

:text-yeahthat::text-goodpost::text-bravo:

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These are great guys!  I didn’t expect the amazing diversity from the cab overs to the LUV but it is awesome—keep ‘em :greetings-clappingyellow:coming!!!:text-coolphotos: Muscular big trucks to speedy small ones—sweet!

 

2 hours ago, roadapples said:

My daily driver is a 98 K1500 Silverado. Newest vehicle I've ever owned.

Mine is a 1995 K2500 350 TBI with NV4500 gear slammer.  It’s sitting a few ticks under 200K.  I’m hoping I can keep it together for another 100K or so—time will tell.

 

 

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Some really nice “Blue Ovals” there professor!  I especially like that one that was given to you by your grandpa—that’s good stuff.

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24 minutes ago, PeacemakerJack said:

Some really nice “Blue Ovals” there professor!  I especially like that one that was given to you by your grandpa—that’s good stuff.

Thanks...really hope to be able to start putting the old truck back together again someday...I have many memories growing up in that old truck

 

Funny thing I just realized about the other two in my last post...that 59 was the beginning of a long lasting friendship...my good friend Glen and I are always buying from and selling things to each other, and that 59 was the truck that started it all. Since then I have bought numerous trucks, and even a few garden tractors and one bigger tractor from him. He sold me the cabover in my previous post as well...And the 81 that is my daily driver is the most recent truck I've bought off of him.

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My 20 year old1997 with a 5 spd. I still enjoy driving a stick . 84,000 miles and I'm the third owner. The 2010 sets in the garage with 36,000 and doesn't get driven because it's an automatic. 

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, PeacemakerJack said:

hoping I can keep it together for another 100K or so—

Easy! 

6 hours ago, Adams94 said:

classic to most people

Beautiful truck! 

I've been a fan of old "real" crew cabs since looong before city slickers figured out they were cool. 

Had a '85 Chevrolet C20 longbed crew I'd love to replace some day.

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