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|Cajun, in the late 70's/early 80's I learned to drive a stick shift on a 1971 F250, built for pulling a 4-horse trailer (which we also had). It had 4-wheel drive, and was geared so low, that you started it out in second gear. I LOVED that truck. There was a 2-mile long hill near our house and in 4th gear, you had to gas it to keep it at 55. The winter before I got it, my cousin used it to pull a school bus out of a ditch in a blizzard in the mountains of western Pennsylvania. It had no power anything, brakes, steering, nothing. It had a row of running lights across the top of the cab, big leaf springs, it sat really high, and at night, nobody knew exactly what it was coming towards them. Needless to say, I was in really good shape when I was driving that beast. It was named "Danny" after the cousin from whom I bought it. (Or, more formally, "Daniel T. Pickup", the "T." stood for "The"). I had a fling with a Grand Marquis, and a Mercury Sable, and my '92 Camaro, but have returned to my real love, and now drive a dark red/Arizona Beige 2004 F150 named "Tiny" I do love those trucks - I could get used to a diesel F250. They're a heck of a lot easier to get into and out of than that Camaro!
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