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    I would prefer a regular cab with a long box 8' but those are hard to find so a small cab with a 6'6 box would be OK. Obviously I want the lowest number of KM's possible. Needs to be 4x4.
    I figure anything I get I will probably need to change the plugs and maybe the drive belt and water pump to be on the safe side. What is the best Permanent Rust Protection out there?

    I figure I can wait until this fall before I pretty much need to buy something so it gives me some time to look around and get prices.
    "This is about unenforceable registration of weapons that violates the rights of people to own firearms."—Premier Ralph Klein (Alberta)Calgary Herald, 1998 October 9 (November 1, 1942 – March 29, 2013)

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    Quote Originally Posted by greatwhite View Post
    I figure I can wait until this fall before I pretty much need to buy something so it gives me some time to look around and get prices.
    If time is on your side, you should have no trouble finding a good used truck to fit your needs? Waiting until the last minute will pretty much force a person to get stuck with what's available. I tell anyone to stay away from the "little to certify" vehicles out there. My reasoning is that if its not much to certify, why doesn't the seller get it certified? There's always a hidden reason and that reason is going to cost the buyer plenty!
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    Quote Originally Posted by greatwhite View Post
    What is the best Permanent Rust Protection out there?
    From the professionals...(mechs I know and have asked advice from)....you should be spending at least $3K for a 4x4 that is certified...anything less than that it should be from a trusted/known source (family etc).

    I spoke to the head 'Body' guy at Myers (friend at Hunt camp) about undercoating in general (and for my wifes Rav4). He said it's the single best thing you can do and recommended KROWN....a "no brainer" he said.

    Last year at the Kemptville Small Business fair, the guy who owns the Krown franchise was there and they had a "Get first car done and the 2nd one is 1/2 price 'spring Special'. Worked great under $150, gave the 2nd 1/2 price coupon to my daughter for her car.

    There are a lot of older 4x4's P/Us in great shape out there GW, I see them listed all the time. That's why I never pay more than $5K for one.

    Hint.....you can get a GREAT deal on a P/U with bad tranny....practically give them away..seen them for $1500...but it only costs about $2K to have the older GM/Chevy tranny pulled and rebuilt. So you can end up with a 4x4 truck with a 'new' tranny for under $4K...
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    Quote Originally Posted by MikePal View Post
    From the professionals...(mechs I know and have asked advice from)....you should be spending at least $3K for a 4x4 that is certified...anything less than that it should be from a trusted/known source (family etc).
    I want a free breakfast
    I spoke to the head 'Body' guy at Myers (friend at Hunt camp) about undercoating in general (and for my wives Rav4). He said best thing you can do and recommended KROWN....no brainer he said.
    I want a free breakfast
    Last year at the Kemptville Small Business fair, the guy who owns the Krown franchise was there and they had a "Get first car done and the 2nd one is 1/2 price 'spring Special'. Worked great under $150, gave the 2nd 1/2 price coupon to my daughter for her car.
    I want a free breakfast
    There are a lot of older 4x4's P/Us in great shape out there GW, I see them listed all the time. That's why I never pay more than $5K for one.
    I want a free breakfast
    Hint.....you can get a GREAT deal on a P/U with bad tyranny....practically give them away..seen them for $1500...but it only costs about $2K to have the older GM/Chevy tranny pulled and rebuilt. So you can end up with a 4x4 truck with a 'new' tranny for under $4K...
    GW, Mikepal has offered you some sage advice. However, it is clear, if you read between the lines, he's after a free breakfast out of you? Jus' sayin'
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bushmoose View Post
    GW, Mikepal has offered you some sage advice. However, it is clear, if you read between the lines, he's after a free breakfast out of you? Jus' sayin'
    Our agreed repayment plan is GW is going to help me stack my firewood in the fall...LOL....
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    Buy a 2004-2006 Tundra with 200k that's been babied, has had the frame recall and the timing belt replaced, and you're good for a long while. There's plenty of them on the Kijiji!

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    I do have time on my side as I still have my Jimmy and my trailer. Watching the prices carefully. Biggest problem is finding one very clean of rust.
    "This is about unenforceable registration of weapons that violates the rights of people to own firearms."—Premier Ralph Klein (Alberta)Calgary Herald, 1998 October 9 (November 1, 1942 – March 29, 2013)

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    Quote Originally Posted by greatwhite View Post
    I do have time on my side as I still have my Jimmy and my trailer. Watching the prices carefully. Biggest problem is finding one very clean of rust.
    Maybe you can wait long enough to get an aluminum F150.
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    Yeah don't think I can wait that long, well I could I guess but nope don't want to. If I see something in the current price range that is "Good Deal" I might go for it. I stopped and look at a few trucks all extra Cabs with only 6.6 ft boxes I think I will wait it out until I at least find a Good Deal on a Regular Cab with an 8ft box. I guess I might as well budget in a ramp as well.

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    Maybe you can wait long enough to get an aluminum F150.
    "This is about unenforceable registration of weapons that violates the rights of people to own firearms."—Premier Ralph Klein (Alberta)Calgary Herald, 1998 October 9 (November 1, 1942 – March 29, 2013)

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    Why are you set on an reg cab/8' box? Personally, I've gotten used to the shorter box and I enjoy the extra room in the cab. Of course, my dog loves the back seat too?
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