Congrats, Minnesotafisherman! You are an encouragement to those of us older guys who sometimes wonder about the future of these trucks and whether they will continue to have an avid following. We might often identify with Clint Eastwood's character in the movie "Gran Torino" when he disdainfully snarls his lip and and refers to those "rice burners". But when we see aficionados such as you our faith in the continuation of the hobby is bolstered. Keep up the good work!
I know exactly what you mean. My generation doesn't have the greatest reputation, especially working on vehicles. Most kids around here get some brand new car that their parents bought for them, well I on the other hand paid for my truck in full with my own money when I turned 16 and have been working on it ever since. Everything I do to my truck comes out of my paychecks. Most people are shocked when I tell them about doing the conversion, and that I'm only 18.
I expect to have some kind of project car to work on throughout my life, and no, not a Rice burner. There's some around here, and they are the most obnoxious things.
Anyways, Gran Torino is one of my favorite movies btw.
Yeah, that would be nice so I wouldn't have to deal with alignment issues, etc. But right now it is aligned nice and straight, and this truck doesn't see a whole lot of off road use. I mainly wanted the 4wd for the winter.