Getting a M1008 to add to our vehicle collection

asteeleks

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My son and I bought a pair of M35A2's and loved them but needed smaller "toys". He bought a M1009 and I love it but like my pickup bed. I'm going to look at and pick up (hopefully) a M1008 to add to our line up. Once you get into these vehicle they are addictive and getting expensive. But the M1008 is the best of two worlds for me. I love the old Square Body Chevy's and the military trucks. Has anyone started a support group for those of us that have come down with this addiction?
 

asteeleks

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Yeah keep buying more of them. Zen is only achieved after collecting the whole set. Every man should have a minimum of two Dana 60 axles.
My wife and Daughter-In-law are getting upset. two Deuce and a half's a 1009 and now adding a 1008 plus my old '84 Square Body plus my son's S10 roller. I will post pictures when I get the 1008 home with all 5 lined up
 

Skinny

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With the price of square body truck these days, it's a sure fire investment if you are buying them right.

I'll also mention it's cheaper then therapy or a mid life crisis Corvette.

I'm lucky my other half supports my addictions. She loves driving stinky.

My limitation not owning the home I live in is space. Probably works out well because I'd be in your position. A pair of Deuces make fine lawn ornaments.
 

asteeleks

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With the price of square body truck these days, it's a sure fire investment if you are buying them right.

I'll also mention it's cheaper then therapy or a mid life crisis Corvette.

I'm lucky my other half supports my addictions. She loves driving stinky.

My limitation not owning the home I live in is space. Probably works out well because I'd be in your position. A pair of Deuces make fine lawn ornaments.
My better half doesn't like my '84 square body. "It's handles like a brick, rides rough and hard to drive" she likes her Ram. I'm not a fan of any of the new trucks. But both Dodge (Ram) with the 5.7 and Chevy with the LS have good motors. And with 3 acres with a creek and tree line splitting it in half, I can hide them from view.
 

LT67

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With the price of square body truck these days, it's a sure fire investment if you are buying them right.

I'll also mention it's cheaper then therapy or a mid life crisis Corvette.

I'm lucky my other half supports my addictions. She loves driving stinky.

My limitation not owning the home I live in is space. Probably works out well because I'd be in your position. A pair of Deuces make fine lawn ornaments.
Umm.... yeah, the price of square body trucks ain't going down any time soon...
 

Skinny

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What do you have for suspension/steering? My Burb is a bit floaty both it and the M1031 ride just as good as a modern 1/2 ton truck. They both steer precisely as well.

I will say the wind noise is way higher, the 6.2 is deafening on long trips, and driver workload is way higher then a new truck. But it can't be that bad right?

Yeah I think we have hit the peak where old stuff is fetching the same if not more then what they cost brand new. Thanks inflation...
 
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