Meet my family’s newest toy: a 1997 Ford F150!
This truck was originally a theft recovery that was put up for auction and then purchased by a family friend (Paul the Car Guy!). At some point during its history it fell prey to the old “sugar in the gas tank” trick, so Paul bought it with a blown engine and it sat around in his yard until a couple of weeks ago, when he towed it into the shop to have a new engine put in for us.
We picked up the truck on Tuesday, then I drove it out to the Bony Pony only to have the check engine light come on. It goes back into the shop for a check up next Friday, but barring any problems the next step is to have a ball/electrical installed on it for a tiny trailer!