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Old 03-05-2008, 12:58 PM
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Howdy!

Hey, folks ... new-ish guy here in Owensboro. My ride, which is known to my family as "Big Red," is an '87 F-150 S, really basic. 302, AOD, power steering and brakes, and not a whole lot else.

I'm in the process of fixing rust and getting ready to paint it using the Rustoleum/roller method. I know, I'm cheap, but anything will look better than the way Red looks now.

Basically, how it all came down is this: I used to buy and sell cars quite a bit, fixing what needed to be fixed. Then I became disabled and couldn't do it anymore. Well, this truck came along, and I figured I'd keep it long enough to fix a few things, then sell it and get back into a minivan. (I know, but I have four kids.)

Of course, I fell in love with Big Red from the first drive.

And now it's a "lifer." It'll be here till it dies, or I die.

If anyone knows where I can get a decent, straight (it can be slightly rusty) tailgate cheap, please let me know. I've got everything else pretty much that I'll need. But a good, fixable tailgate has been impossible so far.

Catch y'all later. Gotta run get some chores done and then it's truck time again!

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Old 03-06-2008, 03:49 PM
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HI there Jacob! WElcome to our little slice of FTE. Sounds like you got a little bit of work coming with RED. Not sure about the tailgate to be found cheap. I know of places online but they are either new or expensive. Will keep my eyes out for you.
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Thanks, Ryan! I appreciate it. I've got a place over in Evansville, IN (about 45 min from here) that I can check every so often. It's not that I HAVE to have one right now, but it would be nice to have one that isn't beaten to a rusty pulp.
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Thanks! I am SO thankful to be a part of FTE ... really helped me out a lot so far!!!
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