Pleasure To Be Here
Hello y'all and happy to be here. Pulled the trigger on my very first Ford a couple of weeks ago after much soul searching and consternation of others. The source of this insanity is truly unknown but it is possible that the decision was, in fact, driven by neurological damage sustained in the head-on collision with the Mercury Grand Marquis that took the life of my beloved '07 Dodge 2500 Crew, possibly the last hand shaker I will ever own, on New Years Eve. It might have been the shock of seeing "PowerStroke" on the lower door panel of an F150 while driving on the highway shortly there after or maybe the allure of style and elegance that Fords seem to exude.......Who can say? What I can say is that regardless of what warts have revealed themselves after the purchase of this used beauty (to quote a salesman, "I'll let some other sucker eat the depreciation."), I am enjoying the technology and luxury IMMENSELY! I have been a giddy fool gathering the parts to transform this standard 2018 Lariat Triple Black (502A) into MY truck. I gots my FORScan registration and have been gleaning the F150 spreadsheet for changes to make. I made my purchase from Titan and the casket size box lies waiting in the garage. My wife has already claimed the fibrous cocoon for the grand children; she is all about the repurpose. I will soon remove the drop in plastic bed grinder (anyone want a used Pendaliner?) from the expansive 6.5' bed in exchange for a new Sportliner (my knees will be grateful). It already has the PowerScope Tow Mirrors and they are CHOICE, although I have to wonder if these sails are responsible, at least in part, for the less than stellar fuel mileage at highway speed. Actually, by the numbers, this truck has VERY similar performance to the 1999 GMC CrewDually I had. While the Ford advertises 30lbs more rotational force, the big block monster had all of 40 more voracious ponies under the hood. The afore mentioned bloated equines insisted on 10 miles per "sweatin' or strollin'." Based on the latter, I would say that this Legacy Of Edsel has it up on the Big Jimmy. The marginally junior Super Crew has plenty of room in the aft cabin for the grand babies to occupy whilst they trash Papa's new truck and grind on his nerves (How much valium CAN one safely consume and operate a motor vehicle?). It's only eight hours to the lake, how much damage can they do?
Well, enough of my bloviation..........I am looking forward to the social intercourse promised by this gathering of intellectual similarity. Na Zdrovie!
"The farmer is the only man in our economy who buys everything at retail, sells everything at wholesale and pays the freight both ways."
President John F. Kennedy
2018 Lariat FX4, 6.5, Triple Black, 502A, 3.55, Canadian Refugee
eTBM, Titan XXL 48.......
Last edited by PercheNoir; 03-18-2020 at 12:19 AM.