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    I'm an air-conditioned gypsy gadget73's Avatar
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    That would probably be the truck I'd want. Basically all the utility options without the entertainment electronics and all the other BS that usually comes with it. My neighbor down the road has one of those, F250 with zero options but the towing and larger gas engine, he got it "new" for a screaming deal. The dealer basically ordered an extra, used it for running parts and crap for 6 months and sold it at a pretty nice discount. I forget what the numbers were exactly but he got it basically 10k off list price and it had a couple thousand miles on it.

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    I like trucks like that.

    Every time I see a late model regular cab short or long box truck I pretty much deduce it was a custom order. Everything else is the megaton compensator with four doors and enough bling & chrome for three vehicles..
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    and a tiny bed too. My mom had one of those trucks, a 1500 with a smaller bed than an S10 is just wrong, and I don't have the long bed version either. Neighbor's truck is the standard bed length, 6' I think. The truck looks proportional.

    86 Lincoln Town Car (Galactica).
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    91 Lincoln Mark VII LSC SE, triple black (Timewarp) - poly front bushings, KYB struts and shocks, Holley SystemMax1 lower intake, SilverFox AOD valve body,

    1984 Lincoln Continental TurboDiesel - rolls coal

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    Oh yeah, how did I forget to mention the non-existent bed? First time I saw something like that was the Ford Sport-Trac. I laughed at it's useless maybe 3.5ft bed and thought no wonder it was a failure. Little did I know that pick-ups would be using that as the standard option some ten years later. 6' is almost useless, I mean I like my regular cab shortbox truck but Ashley's F150 with it's 8ft box is much more practical for work duties. I like a 3/4 or 1 ton regular cab longbox truck just as much as the regular cab shortbox stuff.
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    I don't know much about the Sport-Trac, but if it's like the Avalanche you fold the rear seat forward to gain more bed length.
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    Sport-Trac looked to have the bed separated from the cab like a traditional truck. Think Explorer but with the rear utility space surgically modified to be a bed instead of all enclosed.
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    Sport-Trak bed is also fiberglass sides... Not sure about the bed surface though.

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