My First Truck In A Ford Family

I was dating a girl and when I would take her home. I saw this old rusty truck in the front yard beside the driveway. I was young and loved to fix things, so I asked her dad if he would sell it to me. He did for $375 and I got a friend to help me get it home. After getting it home I opened the hood and there was a 232 cubic inch inline six cylinder with 3 on the tree. Grand pa helped me rebuild the engine and that was the start for me to be a mechanic. After getting it running it knocked, keep in mind this was my first engine rebuild. I did not study engine building so I did not know that the wrist pins for the piston had to be pressed in and that is what was causing the knock. Grand ma did not like the truck in the driveway. And ran out of money to finish the restoration. I deeply regret scrapping it. I keep looking the internet for one!!! Did not think of taking pictures. What can I say I was young….

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It is a shame the american vehicle has ran away from the small truck. toyota, nisssan, honda.. has the monopoly now. The ranger is and was a great small truck. Sport Trac was the answer to four door . What has happened to the sprit of the American truck, Ford Has always had a better idea, an that idea should be, to bring back it's small truck line.  I would be proud to be the first to place my order. please, don't let the american truck family down, bring back our small truck line, give america a better choice.
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