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    A milestone

    I just hit a personal milestone today. My 1998 Chevy K1500 has been a truly dependable vehicle for me. Other than the usual (tires,brakes,etc.) maintenance items,the list of parts replaced isn't very big. Radiator,alternator,water pump,and right side exhaust manifold. It doesn't haul horses,or trailers of hay anymore. Just me back and forth to work. It's still in pretty decent shape having dealt with 14 years of turnpike salt,and no rustproofing,although I don't take care of it (waxing) like I used to. It sees alot more carwashes these days. But they are brushless.
    If all goes well, next summer I'll be in a new one. I don't need a truck,but I'm not a "car man" anymore. I just love driving pickups. I don't think I could get used to "hugging the ground" again.
    Well,I just figured I'd share this with you guys.


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    That's great Greg, what will replace it?
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    That's a nice looking truck! You've definitely took care of it. A new truck will be very nice, but it's hard to beat "paid for."
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    Thanks Ken.
    I don't know yet. If by a miracle Chevy makes a better looking body style by next year,I'll stay a bowtie diehard. More and more though,I really like the new Fords. Oh man it hurts to say that. One of my co workers told me today to give the Toyota's an honest look see.
    As much as I like contemplating what to do,if those SOB's keep killing us with these gas prices..............well,I just don't know.

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    Thanks for that compliment Jason.

    A new truck will be very nice, but it's hard to beat "paid for."
    ...........and you ain't kidding. I wish I could keep 'er going for another 1/4 mil.


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    Quote Originally Posted by glc View Post
    I just hit a personal milestone today. My 1998 Chevy K1500 has been a truly dependable vehicle for me. Other than the usual (tires,brakes,etc.) maintenance items,the list of parts replaced isn't very big. Radiator,alternator,water pump,and right side exhaust manifold. It doesn't haul horses,or trailers of hay anymore. Just me back and forth to work. It's still in pretty decent shape having dealt with 14 years of turnpike salt,and no rustproofing,although I don't take care of it (waxing) like I used to. It sees alot more carwashes these days. But they are brushless.
    If all goes well, next summer I'll be in a new one. I don't need a truck,but I'm not a "car man" anymore. I just love driving pickups. I don't think I could get used to "hugging the ground" again.
    Well,I just figured I'd share this with you guys.


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    Quote Originally Posted by lreagan12 View Post
    Wow! That's a sure sign of good maintenance.
    Thanks for that Ireagan.

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    Greg from western pa



    2009 2520
    FEL/61" HD bucket/replaceable cutting edge
    62D2 MMM
    IMatch Quick Hitch
    A "REAL" snow blade ---- JD 380A modded to fit
    Homemade 3PT Receiver
    Homemade Ballast Box
    Woods GB65 Box Blade

    2019 JOHN DEERE X390 with 48" ACCEL DEEP DECK

    MY 2520 SE SEAT MOD:

    https://www.greentractortalk.com/for...d-for-the-2520

    MY BALLAST BOX
    https://www.greentractortalk.com/for...llast-box.html

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    Wow, that's a great looking truck for being that old and that many miles!

    Just an FYI, I like driving the trucks too, but have a Yukon in the garage. Built off the 1500 frame and sits up like a truck, but you have a lot more space to put stuff (and people). I think the larger SUV's are at least worth a consideration.
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    My '97 Ford Ranger 2WD with the 2.3 and 5 speed has over 277,000 miles on it and still runs great. Too bad Ford discontinued the Ranger last year, though. I wouldn't mind getting another one when this one finally quits.
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