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richarddhoward 06-07-2011 10:25 PM

Richarddhoward and Norma (Pic Heavy)
 
So I have had my truck for a little over three years...and been on here almost as long. Might as well strike up a build thread!

http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/o...k/IMG_0073.jpg

This is the truck basically as I got her.

A little back history...

My Grandfather - Norman Dale Howard, listed in my sig, purchased the truck new. I remember when he brought it home. He passed away in 2008 in April from complications due to cancer. He left me the truck, I wouldn't take it from Grandma, so I paid market price for her 5800 bucks.

http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/o...0704101522.jpg

I needed a 4wd for Montana, as I was going to college there, and it gave me some more room, and the ability to take all of my crap with me! I got the truck with a tick over 30,200 miles on her. Mind you this is a 97...GOLD MINE!!!

http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/o...k/IMG_0689.jpg

I added a canopy, a sticker commemorating Grandpa, a cd player with Ipod attachment etc. I'll get the pics up later. But I might as well start here.

This truck has taken me through Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and hasn't so much as hiccuped.

http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/o...k/IMG_0874.jpg

http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/o...SCMeet0004.jpg

http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/o...oxMeet0059.jpg

http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/o...k/IMG_0377.jpg

http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/o...k/IMG_0391.jpg

http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/o...k/IMG_0082.jpg

http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/o...k/IMG_1289.jpg

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http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/o...k/IMG_0684.jpg

I just rolled over 100K on Friday 6/3/11, and man what a ride. In 2 years and 10 months of ownership she's lead me to FRF, great new friends, and adventures that will last a lifetime. I miss the old man, I'd trade this truck in a heartbeat to have him back. But I just remember he is always riding shotgun with me. The line in the family is he is my Guardian Angel.

http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/o...d/DSC_0463.jpg

This truck literally has been coast to coast, I'll get the other pic up here soon. The above was taken at the Dunes in Oregon.

http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/o...1/IMG_1010.jpg

http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/o...1/IMG_1006.jpg

I've been sporting these for almost a year now.

http://i363.photobucket.com/albums/o...1/IMG_1014.jpg

But that's all for tonight, you'll find me here until I get bored again and take pics of the new mods, and post some of the other things I plan to do to here. There is an evil plan...and if this weekend works out half as well as I want...I'll have a lot of it out of the way. Until then, I will see you on the road...keep cruising till the needle says E. Fill 'er up and get back at it! Thank you FRF and good night!

Bwad 06-07-2011 10:28 PM

Re: Richarddhoward and Norma (Pic Heavy)
 
Looks nice Richard!

richarddhoward 06-07-2011 10:31 PM

Re: Richarddhoward and Norma (Pic Heavy)
 
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Originally Posted by Bwad (Post 447117)
Looks nice Richard!

Thanks man

I think I left this part out...the truck is named Norma. In a weird way after Grandpa.

Bwad 06-07-2011 10:37 PM

Re: Richarddhoward and Norma (Pic Heavy)
 
That's cool man. My truck's name is Truk.

Clinton 06-08-2011 05:03 AM

Re: Richarddhoward and Norma (Pic Heavy)
 
Good lookin truck man. I like all the scenic pics dude!

dixie_boysles 06-08-2011 05:15 AM

Re: Richarddhoward and Norma (Pic Heavy)
 
Love the fact that the Ranger has been all over the nation and still trucking!

richarddhoward 06-08-2011 05:58 AM

Re: Richarddhoward and Norma (Pic Heavy)
 
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Originally Posted by Clinton (Post 447222)
Good lookin truck man. I like all the scenic pics dude!

I have seen some of the most beautiful country, no reason to not snap a pic. I wish I had more pictures of some of the stuff I have seen cruising around.

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Originally Posted by dixie_boysles (Post 447227)
Love the fact that the Ranger has been all over the nation and still trucking!

Lol and I'm not even close to done carting her all over yet. The goal is all 50 of the States in her.

DisturbedESV 06-08-2011 06:22 AM

Re: Richarddhoward and Norma (Pic Heavy)
 
Lol... nice man... I agree on the friendships made because of my truck.... I can't imagine my life without some of them ;-)

richarddhoward 06-08-2011 06:25 AM

Re: Richarddhoward and Norma (Pic Heavy)
 
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Originally Posted by DisturbedESV (Post 447264)
Lol... nice man... I agree on the friendships made because of my truck.... I can't imagine my life without some of them ;-)

Lol agreed...especially for you. I'm stealing somewhere to sleep this weekend. We should drag Corum down too

HazardousRanger 06-08-2011 06:45 AM

Re: Richarddhoward and Norma (Pic Heavy)
 
very nice man! lol for some reason i thought u were like in ur 40s lol :)

richarddhoward 06-08-2011 06:55 AM

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Originally Posted by HazardousRanger (Post 447291)
very nice man! lol for some reason i thought u were like in ur 40s lol :)

Way to make me feel as old as my mother lol I'm just barely 24 my friend. I have been told I have an old soul several times though.

Bwad 06-08-2011 11:05 AM

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Originally Posted by richarddhoward (Post 447294)
Way to make me feel as old as my mother lol I'm just barely 24 my friend. I have been told I have an old soul several times though.

That's not always a bad thing though. An old soul is full of knowledge, and I believe you're a very intelligent 24 year old.

HazardousRanger 06-08-2011 01:38 PM

Re: Richarddhoward and Norma (Pic Heavy)
 
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Originally Posted by richarddhoward (Post 447294)
Way to make me feel as old as my mother lol I'm just barely 24 my friend. I have been told I have an old soul several times though.

and im 23 :)

ranger101 06-08-2011 01:43 PM

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We should have gotten a picture of Norma and Shannon together when you were at my house.

2004xlmiller 06-08-2011 01:56 PM

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very awesome dude. subscribed.


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