They Just Don’t Make ‘Em Like They Used To

I’ll tell ya what.

If that happened to me I would be so mad that I would unbolt that fucking bed and flip it right over the side onto the ground right where it sits.

I would then proceed to start fabricating a flat bed for that motherfucker and turn it into a usable vehicle so that I could haul that tin fucking can of a bed to the scrap yard.

This reminds me of a guy down the street that has a Dodge 4 wheel drive that doesn’t look to be too old. The bed has completely rusted through on both sides right over the rear wheel arches.

I’d be doing the same thing to that fucker too if it was me.

Fucking newer rigs are just garbage.

14 thoughts on “They Just Don’t Make ‘Em Like They Used To

  1. That looks to be a Chevy box. You pay out the nose for the truck and aluminum cans have more metal and integrity then new trucks and cars.


  2. That truck has some major underlying issues.
    The roads up here would destroy one of those straps in about 5 miles.
    I use those to hold stuff on my shelves for when the ground starts shaking but wouldn’t think of using them to secure anything going down the road with.


  3. But Deathray, I woulda thought you’d have chopped it up or shot it long ago, like anything with snake-like features? Did the death adder and taipan that I mailed to you c/o Post Office, North Bumfuck, survive the USPS handling? I gave them some antifreeze first.


  4. Pull the tail lights out once a year (springtime) and pressure wash up the sides of the fenders from the inside until ‘the water comes out clear’. That coming from a cousin of mine in PA who worked cars going on 50yrs. If you live near a dirt road, spray used motor oil up the same hole once the water dries, and take it for a trip down a dusty dirt road. He has some 60’s era work trucks that don’t have a spot of rust on them and they’ve never had any bodywork. His dirt driveway looks like asphalt though with all the oil drippings.


  5. At one point in my life I had a 64 chevy shortbed truck. Probably one of the coolest vehicles I’ve owned, other than a ’63 I bought sometime later.

    I backed it up to an elm tree that had a limb that cracked and needed to be cut, so we used the bed to seat the extension ladder. My friend went up and started cutting. He cut a 3′ chunk that was probably 8″ in diameter that sailed down 20′ or so and smacked my truck bed right next to the tailgate.

    Got a small dent, and a hairline crack at the pillar for the tailgate.

    Tough truck. All steel and pig iron.


  6. …I’m just trying to figger out what caused it to tear like that…something that was tied down fell off the bed, got dragged, and that didn’t get noticed for about 20 miles…or maybe the strap got wrapped around the tire and it tore through quickly…but the fact that the strap survived and the sheetmetal didn’t says a lot…!

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  7. City girls need to give up a little something weight wise to be able to afford to drive back and forth to work with those wide mud tires that have never seen anything but paved roads. No like they ever really haul anything. Hell most I see use a car hauler and a 3/4 ton to tow their ztr mowers. Wife calls em little dick trucks, she knows why I drive a ranger 😱. 🏴‍☠️Bert


  8. The thickness of the metal is reduced to save weight to make up for all the extra electronic BS they add and still keep it fuel efficient. Although you end up with a vehicle that weighs approximately the same and gets about the same mileage as something 10 years older.Gimme a 48 Dodge 1 ton anyway.


  9. Some of those straps are rated at 600lb or better. What happened was the hook was in a stake hole, then the other end of the strap was caught under the wheel. I’ve seen what happens in different circumstances. If the strap is hooked inside the box, firmly attached to the box, it will accordion the fender sheet metal. It happened to a friend of mine. Always tie off loose ends.


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