Originally posted by oldslowchevy
the truck not me i'm just feeling the lost of such a great friend.my 1991 chevy 1500 was such a great truck,no one belives that it had the miles on it that it did(just ran out side to make sure 493,369.2)that is on the factory motor and trans neither of witch were ever rebuilt it was just a base model W/T1500 with a 305 and 4 speed automatic.this truck helped me start my own frameing company back in 92(olde tyme carpantry)i had this truck 5 years before i met my lovly wife it has been in all 48 contintenl (bad spelling i know)states.i have had up to 100 sheets of 3/4 t&g plywood loaded on the truck(only had to go 1 mile and that was 1 mile to far like that)it was only a 2 wheel drive but has gone though things that alot of off roaders would have to think about just to get the job done.it sure wasn't much to look at anymore as i had painted with house paint and a roller 2 years ago.and the seat was dead along long time ago.it never let me down. well my goal when i bought the truck was 500k miles and it almost made it.i change my oil every 2500 miles havolin 5-30 since new trans fluid ever 6 months. it was wore out. when the truck was new it was getting about 19-20 mpg in mix driving and here towards the end it was ony getting 5-6 mpg on the highway at 50-55 mph.i never knew i could get so atached to a car or truck,i have heard people say things like that but always just thought they were nuts guess i know better now.well now it is time for something new.and wife and i have been thinking about this for some time now and since the time has come and gas is so high we have desided to to get two (we hate her town car)she is going to get a scion xb a box of a car but it gets over 30 mpg and i will be on the hunt for a chevy s-10 ex cab as i do not need a full size any more but nothing will ever replace my old slow chevy,it almost feels like a family member has past but i can say that it has never let me down even yesterday it took me every where i needed to go and as soon as i pulled in the driveway and put it in park it reved it just alittle then two rods at the front of the motor slamed though the oil pan.it never knocked banged rattled or anything it even had 30 psi of oil pessure but still it just went.sorry that this this is not tool or wood related in any way but i know 80% of you guys depend on your trucks to feed your familys so i just thought i would share my pain.