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    New truck

    Well, new to me anyway. It's a 2000 model ex government/military truck with only 40k miles and is almost like new. The spring loaded closers on the boxes arent even worn. The extended cab and enclosed bed will be a lot better than what I have now. I will actually be able to carry everything in the truck without worrying about stuff being taken out of the back or having to run to the shop every 5 minutes.





    This is the old truck. It has served us well, but being 14 years old and with 184k miles it's in need of a lot of repairs (and paint). At this point it's just not worth it and it's not setup well for my needs anyway.

    Zach

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    cool deal..good find. Did you get the service records also? The military is very detailed on those things. Now comes the fun part of getting your own sent in there and not someone else stench.

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    Great looking truck!

    I like those kind of service bodies myself, great compromise between van and pickup. Around here it'd be really nice to have 4wd too vs one tire fire.

    Get us some pix once you have all your stuff in it!
    "If you call that hard work, a koala’s life would look heroic."

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    No, I didnt get any service records. I bought it from a dealer, he didnt have or didnt give them to me. It's never been titled, so technically, I'm the first owner. There's not any smells in the truck, but I need to degrease it. I think they slapped the armorall on with a fire hose. lol

    Great looking truck!

    I like those kind of service bodies myself, great compromise between van and pickup. Around here it'd be really nice to have 4wd too vs one tire fire.

    Get us some pix once you have all your stuff in it!
    Thanks. I agree about the body. When I worked for another company I had a van for a while. It was nice to keep everything locked up, but that was the only thing I like about it. After that I had a box truck with a van cab. It was nice to work out of and had tons of room, but it was big and noisy.

    This truck is quiet and comfortable. It's also small enough to maneuver around town.

    I'm planning on moving in tomorrow. I'll try to get some pics. I'm going to take an inventory and pics of all my tools while I'm at it.
    Zach

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    yes!
    very nice truck.
    keep her clean and organized.
    very easy to pack full of cr@p!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    st65
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    YOU SHUT THE HELL UP AND QUIT RUNNING YOUR MOUTH!

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    Got it mostly setup. I still have some organizing to do though.




    Zach

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    Nice truck - but I really like the one in your avatar! Is that rock trail on the Rubicon?

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    Nope. That was at Katemcy, Tx.
    Zach

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    It looks happier full of tools
    "If you call that hard work, a koala’s life would look heroic."

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    Congregations. Looks nice
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    Thanks.

    Only thing I'm not liking about it so far is the ladder rack. It's kinda awkward with my heavy ladder. I'm probably going to just get a 16' ladder to carry around and keep the 24 at the shop. I very rarely need a tall ladder since I mostly do residential.
    Zach

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    I like the ex cab and the side compartments
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    lookin good!
    I WILL SELL WORK,GENERATE BUSINESS, GO GET NEW CUSTOMERS!
    YOU SHUT THE HELL UP AND QUIT RUNNING YOUR MOUTH!

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