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More Big Fat American Bumpers

#1 User is offline   Crash & Burn 

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Posted 14 November 2017 - 10:58 PM

Brought this home yesterday, 4-wheel drive extended cab with a long bed, a rare combination apparently. That means a longer wheelbase, meaning a 30-gallon fuel tank rather than a mere 25. V-8, 4.6 litres. And the big fat front bumper. A '97, of course it has an ECU and some fancy electrickeral gadgets, so I can't count on it for a long-term ownership, but it should do a good job for a few years if luck holds. It had a well-documented maintenance history, not much bad about it...

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Tomorrow should bring a new windscreen, and I'm working on the headliner today, the two worst flaws. After it's done, I'll get inside pics....

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#2 User is offline   Craigorypeck 

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 05:12 AM

Looks handy and thankfully your gas is cheap!

- Craig -

#3 User is offline   Paul Finney 

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 08:43 AM

Park a Capri alongside it so we compare the size of that monster? Paul.

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#4 User is offline   Paulg 

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 11:04 AM

30 US gallons is 113.562 litres that we have petrol measured in. A litre at the nearest petrol station to me is £1.20 so your pick up would cost £136.27 to fill over here. That's US$180 even at todays poor exchange rate.

I bet if the US had to suffer the prices we have to pay there would be riots, after which the Ford Fiesta would become the best selling car there too, as it usually is here!


#5 User is offline   Crash & Burn 

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Posted 15 November 2017 - 02:29 PM

View PostPaulg, on 15 November 2017 - 11:04 AM, said:

30 US gallons is 113.562 litres that we have petrol measured in. A litre at the nearest petrol station to me is £1.20 so your pick up would cost £136.27 to fill over here. That's US$180 even at todays poor exchange rate.

I bet if the US had to suffer the prices we have to pay there would be riots, after which the Ford Fiesta would become the best selling car there too, as it usually is here!



Are you threatening me?! lolol

It did cost almost $100 to fill it on purchase the other day. I hope it's not burning any while parked.


#6 User is offline   Clockwork Orange 

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 10:05 AM

that's a nice looking truck ..
Looks like it could be a real comfy mile burner ..

Just a wee V8, hopefully Rumbling along soon...
http://www.capripowe...-1985-laser-v8/

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#7 User is offline   Crash & Burn 

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Posted Yesterday, 11:30 PM

Comfy, should be -- I remember when these were new, thinking they were suddenly making trucks look like cars - Meaning this ---
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And the comparison shots for Paul. I parked with the rear axles on line --

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Took it in yesterday for new front brakes, two new tires, aligning and full underside inspection - Got a good report on everything including rear brakes. It also got a new windscreen and headliner, struts for the hood and the rear canopy hatch, and I now own a code reader! Only known faults left are the wiper washer spray pump and a couple of 4-way flasher bulbs. Oh, and I refilled the tank after my first 80 miles, and calculated 12.8 miles per gallon!


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