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So, in July,2017, I was t-boned by a guy running a red light and not only did it hurt me physically, it destroyed my beloved Lincoln MKT.
I started shopping for a new Lincoln. They are gorgeous. I test drove a Continental, I tried loving an MKX, and I just wasn't feeling it. I tried, but nothing.
Out of the blue, I asked the salesman about pick-ups. He said, "I have some pick-ups here. Let's go look."
We went out to the yard, walked by an F-150 Platinum which looked pretty sweet but moved on to the 2017 F-150 Limited. I had done no research nor did I even consider buying a pick-up, but when I opened the door, I instantly absorbed the new truck aroma, and I looked up at my hubby and said, "Yes!"
We went for a drive, and through the whole experience, I said, "Yes!" And sorry hubby, I was not talking about sex, but instead it was instant bond with this beautiful truck.
OMG! It is so awesome in every aspect. It is by far my most favourite vehicle I have ever driven! And it is beautiful too :-)
P.S. Since the accident, my body is mending, and there is a part of me that is grateful for the accident because it lead me to this beautiful, beautiful truck!
» Truck of the Month 2010
November 2010 Truck of the Month
This Month's TOTM belongs to mrxlh
From Lester (Ryan):
"2008 F350 Lariat 4x4 Dually
I bought the truck new in June of 2008. So far the only thing I have done to it has been adding the fiberglass cap and the 74 gallon transfer tank. It has performed flawlessly from day 1. It has been on 3 trips to Canada, everyone who has rode in it any distance raves about the comfort and room. My dog loves the flat rear floor to lay down while traveling to and from the camp ground. I cannot imagine having anything for Ford to improve upon."
October 2010 Truck of the Month
This Month's TOTM belongs to nobodyspecial
From Josh :
"I found this Mountaineer parked alongside the road with a for sale sign in the window, and most of the front end laying in a pile beside it. I brought it home, straightened the fenders by stomping them back into shape on the lawn and bolted it all back together. It may not be as shiny and straight as other Trucks of the Month, but it has its role which it fills perfectly.
The 302 runs strong, and a BW4406 manual transfer case has replaced the factory AWD unit giving true 4x4 capability. It takes me wherever I need to go, and got me 22 mpg on the last tank. I couldn't ask for a better truck."
September 2010 Truck of the Month
This Month's TOTM belongs to Eagle-460
From Derek :
Well, what can I say?
My dad bought the truck back in 2007, after one of his friends decided he didn’t need the truck anymore. My dad drove the truck for half a year until he offered that I buy the truck, so I went ahead and bought it, being my first vehicle.
The truck is completely stock. What I like about the truck is that it is simple and powerful. No power locks or windows here. Being a 7700 series truck, which is basically a rebadged F-250 light duty, it sports the HD 10.25 sterling rear and four wheel disk brakes, along with all the other HD stuff like the 4R70W tranny, and HD towing suspension. The 5.4 is beautiful, and has a ton of power. Being maintained as well as the truck has over the years; it still drives and feels like it just came off the show room floor.
August 2010 Truck of the Month
This Month's TOTM belongs to Ranger429
From Ranger429 (Scott):
Ok, I bought this 79 Bronco Trailer Special from a guy in Ca. It was pretty worn out when I got it, there was water in the oil, a torn up interior and paint that was sun baked off of it. I started with the body and did all the work myself other than the paint. I then had the motor rebuilt and sent the trans out to also be rebuilt. My next step was to get the interior looking like new. I ordered the correct seat material from SMS auto fabrics and had the high back captain chairs reupholstered. I then set out to find every available option that was put on the Bronco's. I replaced a lot of stuff with NOS Ford items, grille shell, grille, turn signal and side markers, upper body side moulding, mirrors and all emblems. Current plans for the Bronco now include putting a set of 6" coils up front and a set of new springs out back.
Thanks again, Scott
July 2010 Truck of the Month
This Month's TOTM belongs to 95F350XL
Ive had the truck for 5 or 6 years. I got it all stock, used to be a landscapers truck. Realised it sat very high and decided to see what size tires I could fit on it. 35's were the ticket. Ordered a set of 36x12.5x16.5 GoodYear RTII's and the modding never stopped.
Mods: Reman motor bored 40 over, reman trans with B&M Shift Kit, Long tubes, Custom dual 2.5 into 3" Thrush Welded Muffer out the side. Drilled and slotted rotors, 17x9 MT Classics w/ 35x12.5's Body was just redone this year, and is sportin new sheet metal, paint matched fender flares, Cervinis Stormin Norman Hood, Lund Moonvisor. Interior is stock for now.
June 2010 Truck of the Month
This Month's TOTM belongs to mustangtoby
I actually bought a jeep, first non Ford of my life. I built it up and just kept breaking it, so I bought a 69 Bronco in sad shape, with the intention of building it for off-road. So while shopping for a dana 44 for the front of it, I struck up a deal with a guy to trade him my 2003 wrongler for another 69 Bronco. He had already done a bunch to it. It had good paint, 302/C4/Dana 44/ big bearing 9"/J shift transfer case, and a 3.5" suspension lift.
When I got it, I installed carpet inside, cut the front fenders and installed Wild Horses Gorilla Flares on all four corners. Then I gave it a 2" body lift, and put on 35" BFG KM2's. Next I pulled the C4 and installed an NP435 four speed, which works great with 4.10 gears. Just about right on the highway and still plenty low for most off-roading. Next I built some plate bumpers front and rear, and put a 9500 lb winch on the front. Right now I'm running lock-rite lockers front and rear, eventually I am gonna go to ARB's. Exhaust is a dual system with cherry bombs, pretty loud (but sure sounds good when you nail the 302!)
I've always been a serious Ford nut, I even have a Ford tattoo on my shoulder. But since getting this Early Bronco, I've found that it takes attention from all my other projects, even Mustangs.
May 2010 Truck of the Month
This Month's TOTM belongs to FordF-SuperDuty
First of all it’s a great honor to be selected for the truck of the month! This is my 1988 Bronco XLT that I bought from the original owner November 14th, 2009. It was purchased at Don-Darr Ford Mazda on April 14th, 1988. Currently it has a bit more than 71,500 miles. My Bronco is pretty much stock except for 29” tires, American Racing Outlaw II wheels, and a Clarion CZ109 Head Unit. It has the 302 V8, AOD transmission, and a 3.55 Limited Slip Rear. It is equipped with the Rapid Spec 684, which is the highest package available on an XLT Bronco at the time. It has all but some trivial equipment including the trailer tow and handling package. The colors are Colonial White and Bright Regatta Blue Metallic. My next planned upgrade is new speakers to accompany the head unit. Once again, thanks for nominating me for the truck of the month. –Taylor
April 2010 Truck of the Month
This Month's TOTM belongs to 6L PWR
My truck WAS a 2006 F-250 SB CC 4x4 Lariat with an awesome 6.0L Diesel under the hood. I had bought her new in December of 2005 from our local Ford dealer. She was purchased to replace a 1996 F-250 Reg cab since I had my boys and a ParaSail boat to pull. Shortly after her purchase, my mechanic buddy asked me if I wanted to go to the Drag Strip with him and watch him race. He said he needed someone to pull his 15,000+ pound trailer to the strip. There were other diesels racing there and he talked me into running mine. She did great for a stock truck and he told me she could run better. Things didn’t stop and I wanted more as I kept adding parts to make her faster. At the end of it all, she had a Jobe Intake, Banks Intercooler, 64mm Non-VGT Turbo, 225cc Injectors, Return Regulated Fuel System, FASS Fuel System, 4” DP to 5” Exhaust, 3-disc Torque Converter, 125HP NOS, Stage III Water/Meth and Traction bars welded to her frame. Her best time ever was a 12.14 in the ¼ mile, though she had a sub 12 second run going, but her LPOP Gear failed and she quit. After that, I put a 2004 Stock 6.0L in her and baby’d her the way she should have been all along. March 31, 2010, she left for a new home. I will most certainly miss her. We went through a lot together and she was the best vehicle I have ever had.
March 2010 Truck of the Month
This Month's TOTM belongs to bucks77ford
My truck is a 1977 F250 4x4 Ranger XLT Highboy. The truck was given to me by my brother over 4 years ago. He bought it from a guy for $100 out of the trees. The truck formerly was used as a plow truck. It has taken me over 4 years to get the truck the way it looks now and still isn't completely done. It has been completely rebuilt from ground up. Some of the modifications include a 521 Stroker currently running on E85 and L&L chassis exit headers, Power Steering conversion using the 78/79 F250 4x4 setup, rear 32 gal fuel tank and 35s on 16x10 wheels. Thanks to everyone here at FTF who has helped me make this possible. Also I want to thank my Brother Denny who gave me this truck and helping me along the way because if it wasn't for him this truck would not have been possible. Lastly I want to thank my wife Mellissa for putting up with me spending countless hours on it and my Father-in-law Richard for parts that I needed out of his salvage yard. Thanks again FTF. It truly is an honor to have my truck added to the many trucks that make this site what it is.
February 2010 Truck of the Month
This Month's TOTM belongs to Bloodhound
My wifes Excursion is a 05 limited 4x4, 6.0 powrstroke with 103000 miles. it is tuned with a sct programmer with canned tunes. She gets between 18 and 22 miles per gallon.
January 2010 Truck of the Month
This Month's TOTM belongs to Stl
Model: 05 Ranger EDGE
Mods: Full length Ranger console, FX4 Level II axle w/4.10 gears, LED Tails, Explorer IRS Diff. cover, Roush thunderbolt Exhaust, 3" body lift, 31" BFG A/T, Explorer OHC, 1000watt Alpine stereo system, 2008 Ranger Chrome Grille, Dick Cepek DC-1 wheels, FX4 Front skid plate,
Misc: I bought this truck in June of 2005 with help from my mother. She passed away in 2006 and I have kept it alive in her memory. She knew how bad I wanted a brand new truck to make my own. I do take it off road on occasion. I thank everyone I have ever meet on the internet for the great ideas. I also thank my wife for putting up with me.
» Truck of the Month 2015
January 2015 Truck of the Month
The January 2015 TOTM belongs to Fellro
I have always been partial the the 80-86 body style, might have to do with the first truck I really got to drive much being my old man's 84 F250 diesel Supercab that was bought to replace a 79 F250 Supercab.
I bought this 86 F250 in 2003. It had already had a hard working life before I got it, as it was used by a local co-op. Not sure what all they had hooked up to it, as it had wiring and a mount inside the cab that I have yet to identify, and have other harnesses that I haven't quite figured out what they went to. I bought it because I needed a truck that I could hook up my 40' horse trailer-converted flatbed to be able to haul cars and scrap. It also needed to be able to haul good loads in the box as well. I survived off of hauling scrap for several years after I bought the truck, and it hauled over 4000 pounds in the bed, and I scaled in with the 40' trailer one time (total weight) at 24,500 pounds. I have a turbo for it that sometime I need to get put on... I have done a few mods, as in an intake tube that comes from the grille to the air cleaner, larger personally designed and built exhaust, and for my comfort, I added a custom seat that was taken from a parts truck. This truck has never let me down, although it has frustrated me a few times. It has surprised me on some scrap hauls how it wouldn't get stuck, and the thing is just a tank when it comes to getting through the snow. It has been my pride and joy from when I got it even though it isn't a real pretty truck. I would almost be afraid to have a pretty truck, as I still need them to do the job they were bought for.
February 2015 Truck of the Month
The February 2015 TOTM belongs to dustybumpers
This truck first met me in 2008, when I put a plow on it for a customer.
At that time, I also put new coils and leaf springs from a 94 F 250 4 x 2 diesel truck
As time, and lack of maintenance progressed, my son bought the plow, and the truck went to a new home.
In February 2010, a truck hit my 86 F 150 in the rear so I began the search for another truck to replace it with.
The young man that had bought the 94 got drunk, and ran the truck in a ditch and totaled it, I wound up buying it.
It's an XLT , shift on the fly, 5.0, with a 4R70W transmission, and a 3.55 Limited slip so I decided to keep it
After putting it back together, the transmission decided to stop working properly so I bought a replacement from Ford.
Never was happy with the way it shifted, so I put a Bauman electronic controls shift kit in it.
Man, that thing shifts great now!
Shortly after the transmission got finished, the engine got jealous. A rod started knocking so I pulled and rebuilt it.
I went with .040 over pistons, stock crank, F47TE roller cam from the larger trucks, and 1.7 roller tip pedestal mount rocker arms.
I also went with 96 Explorer GT-40 3 bar heads, so I can still pass emissions.
Truck has shorty headers, aftermarket cat, and Flowmaster Super 44 muffler with dual tail pipes and stainless steel tips.
The plenum is the stock 94 truck unit, but has been ported.
This truck sounds and runs awesome.
We use it strictly for flea market now, so it stays loaded all the time.
My wife loves when someone sees it squatting, and loaded, and tries to pass on the right, or at the light. She takes great pride in showing them the tail lights on a loaded truck.
March 2015 Truck of the Month
The March 2015 TOTM belongs to mtflat
April2015 Truck of the Month
The April 2015 TOTM belongs to 1970Custom
Was my grandfather's pickup and I inherited it from my grandmother after she passed. It was originally a Washington truck and that's where my grandfather picked it up back in the early nineties. Our currently has a blown up 300-6 and an Orion 3spd w/od. Replacing the 300 with a 460 and restoring it to its original glory as time allows. It's days as a work horse are through and it's going to spend the rest of its days as a weekend driver.
May 2015 Truck of the Month
The May 2015 TOTM belongs to kiwi f150
Thank you to the admin for doing me the honour of selecting my truck for the totm - I have had it for 5 years now and picked it up for the bargain price of $7500 (well a bargain price here anyway ) Since i've had the truck i've put a 3 inch single exhaust on it , fitted a HHO system , new tyres , six litre tuneup , redone the seat with genuine ford fabric that an upholsterer mate of mine found on a trip he did over to the States , fitted a headache rack and siderails that an engineering mate built for me plus all the other little bits and bobs that go along with owning an older truck. It's my daily driver and has been used as a wedding car (my wife had to have it for her ride at our wedding) , been used a few times for school balls and get's used as the sleigh for Santa Claus at "Christmas in the park". The old girl has just over 140k miles on it now with me having done just over 40k of those - i only do about 5k miles per year now as just local travelling and occasional road trips to collect treasure's.
June 2015 Truck of the Month
The June 2015 TOTM belongs to crazycanuck
Truck of the month.... RIGHT ON !!!!! Thanks admin, you guys showcase some really good trucks and equally good stories with them. My 1986 F150 4x4 has been an awesome truck. It has 375000 kms on it. I use it for play and work. I've lifted it 6 inches, bushwhacker cutout flares, 39.5 inch super swamper Irocks, it is a daily driver but with smaller tires. Has a 11500lb superwinch, 40" led light bar, cb, rcv front axle shafts, 9" rear end 4 speed manual and 302 efi. I love this truck and use it all the time. My girl friend and I take it to the mountains 4x4ing and she loves it too
July 2015 Truck of the Month
The July 2015 TOTM belongs to Big Jim F150
Truck of the Month!!!! Awesome really sweet! You administrative guys at Ford Truck Fanatics really rock for showing some really sweet trucks, especially the Dent sides or Dents, which I am partial to the 73 -79 F-Series trucks . What had gotten me started with the Dents is after I had gotten my Driver's License, my father had given me a 1977 F-350 Custom Dually with a 10 foot stake body with a 351M engine with an NP435 stump puller 4_Speed manual transmission. It was quite a truck for my first truck. Well long story made short, as I was looking for another 77 Ford truck , a sweet looking 78 F-150 Ranger Lariat Trailer Special had crossed my path. I belong to Car pride, in Ithaca, New York, and a friend had this truck, that I had went nuts over whenever I had seen it, so I had ended up buying this truck from my friend Butch Akers. My best friend , Ojas Shah was very supportive in my getting the truck, and he was rather happy to hear that I had gotten it, and my mother was happy to hear that I had bought this truck, knowing that I was into classic trucks.
I have a rather sweet looking 1978 Ford F-150 Ranger Lariat Trailer Special, with a 400 Cubic inch engine with a C6 automatic transmission with a shift kit, the truck itself is a regular cab with an eight foot bed two wheel drive, and I mainly use the truck for car shows, parades, cruise in and whenever I drive this truck I get all kinds of thumbs up, horns honking, and heads turning. Now the features of this truck are a 400 Cubic inch engine with an MSD GM style HEI distributor, Edelbrock intake manifold, Holley four barrel carburetor, with ACCEL 8MM plug wires, backup alarm, dual exhausts with Cherry Bomb mufflers, Goodyear Wrangler Silent Armor radial tires that are mounted on 92 - 96 chrome Ford F-150 rims. Now for the amenities. Tune are handled by a Dual XD 1220 AM FM Single Disc CD Player, with door mounted Pioneer door mounted speakers in the stock Ford mounting position in the doors, and a subwoofer with an amplifier which is mounted behind the seat, and also Chrysler infinity 6 x 9 speakers, and under dash courtesy lamps, all of which came out of a mid nineties Jeep Grand Cherokee , that another friend was parting out , all for the great price of free,
Special Thanks to Butch and Muriel Akers, Mom, Matt and Bruce Lott, and Ojas Shah.
August 2015 Truck of the Month
The August 2015 TOTM belongs to NEWFIE F-150
I just got this truck a couple weeks ago to replace a beautiful truck I lost that I have a lot of great memories with, and I want to make this truck look the way I wanted that truck to look. I love this truck, but we don't have much history together at all nor is she even close to where I want her. someday, I'll have as much to say as I would have before I lost her predecessor. - I honestly don't know what else to say.
September 2015 Truck of the Month
The September 2015 TOTM belongs to red66rider
Truck is a 1966 F100
Engine: straight six
Drivetrain: 3 on the tree
Not much to say about the truck right now other than I purchased it a few months back to be my new project. After letting go of my previous project a few years ago, I figured it was time to hunt for something new. My previous ride was a Chevy S10 and have always been a Chevy guy but I wanted to step outside my comfort zone. I did a lot of searching on the web and going to shows and one truck I didn't see around was the F100, so figured that's going to be my next ride. After searching on the web I was able to locate my truck on ebay from a guy a few hours away. After waiting out the bidding war, the truck finally belonged to me. Since receiving the truck I haven't really touched it other than washing it, changing the oil bath filter to a k&n filter, replaced the grille letters and located a C6 transmission for it.
I have plans for it such as swapping out the drivetrain, fixing up the interior, dressing up the straight 6, adding new rims/tires, and eventually adding a complete air ride system on the truck which will require a link setup in the rear and a front end swap to a Vic or 'Stang. Overall i plan on just building a weekend cruiser to take to shows and enjoy around town with the wife. First though I must get it swapped to an auto before any of the other stuff on the list gets attacked. Slow build it will be but will be a fun journey and learning experience.
October 2015 Truck of the Month
The October 2015 TOTM belongs to DNFXDLI
I bought this truck new in 2005. It is an F350 Lariat with the FX4 option. It has the trailer towing package along with the 6.0 diesel.
Color is Toreador red and the interior is parchment leather.
Presently has 80k miles on it. EGR delete was done along with an H&S XRT pro tuner set to the tow tune.
Truck gets a consistent 16mpg which I am real happy with.
A Diamondback tonneau cover was installed to carry my ATV.
This has been a real solid truck for me and I suspect I will be keeping it for years to come.
November 2015 Truck of the Month
The October 2015 TOTM belongs to CowboyBilly9Mile
I'd spent about a year casually looking for a new Ranger to replace my current one owner Ranger. Did the usual, visiting Ford dealers and trolled online, and finally, while shopping Ebay one night about 11 years ago, I came across this 2004 Ranger FX4 Level II in Sonic Blue Pearl and bid. Competition was sleeping at the wheel, and I won. Delivery required a cross country flight, with pickup on the east coast and a one-way, ~3,500 mile drive back west. It had 1K on the clock when I got it; today it's up to 113K. It's never left me stranded and other than lousy "lubed for life" suspension parts, there has been just routine maintenance and preventive maintenance.
Drivetrain is the usual 4X setup, 4.0L SOHC + 5R55E tranny, 4.10 axles and a Torsen carrier in back. This model came with Bilsteins and BFG KO's; I've replaced them with the same when needed. Other than going to synthetic in the engine and transfer case, it's bone stock in the drivetrain department. Most of the upgrads are in the inside, and include adding heaters to the OEM bucket seats, auto dn/up windows, ALL LED lights outside and inside, sans the cluster, Alpine speakers and double DIN deck with Pandora and just about anything else you would want including the backup cam, Autodim mirror, Automatic headlights w/delay off, Double lighted visors with Homelink. Outside lighting includes 06+ tail light assembles and SilverStar Ultras. Akebono ceramic pads up front and Wagner ThermoQuiet shoes in back made a BIG difference over stock brake linings. Future plans include interior upgrades in currently in work, mostly in the amenity department and those being electrical. Looks like this Ranger is going to be around much longer than I planned; maybe that's not all so bad.
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