The 1984 white Dodge Ram truck my Daddy owned is now the farm truck. (No picture available, sorry.) It's a bit banged up, but it is long since paid for. It now has earned an Antique tag, and it is HEAVY. What is the "car tag" called? State Road and Privilege Tax? Something like that?
No tailgait has EVER survived more than a year with my uncle Charles Hamer driving. Unc has added some other dings and dents and damage I just don't want to think about. "I'll think about it tomorrow!" (Scarlette O'Hara lives in all of us in some way, does she not?)
The last time Mama drove it years ago, she and a LOG TRUCK had a run in. That old truck is STURDY and HEAVY. A similar run in with a 2014 pick-up truck today would leave One Big Log Truck and one crumpled piece of aluminium foil.
SO, I'm keeping that old farm truck, and I am trying out colors on it....in my mind. It may take a while before I get around to taking it to the body shop, and I have no plans to do that while Unc attempts to still drive. BUT, you know me and my "advance visualization" by now. ALWAYS thinking ahead.
These photos are just some I have saved from browsing around the Internet. Inspiration photos, if you will, old trucks painted a vivid Happy Yellow.
If you know the make and model on these trucks please let me know. I LOVE the curved lines of many of these examples, gathered from the Internet.
Now I have been told by a car body and paint guy that Roadrunner Yellow is the name of the color I want. I cannot remember what famous car or truck was painted Roadrunner Yellow making that an iconic color!
Then we get to the interior of our farm truck. It is currently a dusky vintage red. It reminds me of the red one sees in vintage mid-century plaid thermos and wool stadium blankets.
Ok, I can work with the red door panels and floor that are in good shape, if I have to, but I really want something happy and a bit "off", you know?
Yes, I could find a vintage looking red plaid with Happy Yellow in it for the upholstery. But would it not be a better reflection of me as an individual to have a Polka-Dot covered bench seat? LOL I can just hear men, especially, groaning!
You get the idea with these pictures. Of course, my 1984 Dodge Ram is not as sexy as the trucks in these photographs, but I'm happy to have her.
Why are all of these old trucks so low to the ground? Roads were only WORSE in the day that these trucks roared over the roads as the new model of freedom on four wheels.