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Our "New" 33 Year Old Homestead Truck

Some of you may have read and saw in my post about our outdoor wood furnace that our firewood truck is a little 2wd S-10 Chevy. The S-10 is a great little truck but I have often wished for something a little bigger and also 4X4 so I can get access to the wood up on our mountain. Well, I had an older Camaro just sitting around so I placed an ad on Craigslist. Just a few days later we swapped for a 1980 Ford F250 4X4 with a flat bed. I am so thankful for it because it is exactly what I was hoping to get. It has the 300 6-cylinder engine and a "granny" low 4-speed transmission so it will creep around. I've already had our 8-year old driving it out in the field (yes, train them up in the way they should go!) Anyway here's a pic:

Not exactly a yuppie-mobile but perfect for the homestead!


  1. That'll git-r-done! LOL, Gotta love craigs list! Congrats--May it run strong.

  2. Thanks! We hauled a big load of hickory on it yesterday and it does great (try putting almost a cord of wood on a Camaro and driving straight off of a mountain trail.) We've been blessed!


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