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Hmmm, mebbe I should get some bling...

...for the Castle's F150?

Coalition and special operations forces conduct a security patrol in the mountains around the Latif district in Afghanistan's Ghazni province, April 17, 2012. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Frech
Coalition and special operations forces conduct a security patrol in the mountains around the Latif district in Afghanistan's Ghazni province, April 17, 2012. U.S. Navy photo by Petty Officer 1st Class David Frech

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Well, that's actually a Ranger (a version Ford doesn't sell CONUS)...but it would be fun.

I'd be quite happy with one of those diesel Toyota Hi-Luxes, personally.  Those things as as indestructable as VW Bugs...
 
Needs fuzzy dice hanging from the rear view mirror.
 
Rangers are sold in CONUS.  Owned a nice 1994 model, myself.  Maybe you meant "OCONUS".
   
I was just riffing on the nameplate, Heartless.  The Castle's destrier is black and not a crew-cab, either.

It'd be fun to see how long it took someone to ask me why I had an MG mount on the roll bar...

Of course, I'd prolly be in the SPLC's database before the welds were cool enough to touch.
 
Actually, I think Heartless meant that Ford does not sell that particular version of the Ranger in CONUS.
 
 Greetings:

Lemme guess, the guy in the ball cap always gets to ride "shotgun".
 
 JOhn, I'd bet a dollar to a donut you're already in SPLC's database right along with teh rest of us raaaaacist H8trs. The armory alone would do that.
 
[pushes button on stopwatch]  Three-point-five-hours.  That took longer'n I expected!
 
 Rangers are no longer made for sale in the USA. The Ford assembly plant making them closed this year after decades of making the trucks, which were decent enough in their last years. I own a 99 Madza B2500 made on that line, and it was the most fuel-efficient pickup made in USA until the last one rolled off the line.

My question: when is some smartie manufacturer (that would have to be Ford) going to wise up and sell us a diesel half-ton? This is the only place on the planet you can't buy one.
 
I didn't know Ford has shut down the Ranger line...but John understood me correctly - Ford didn't do the crew cab version here.

And I'd definitely buy a diesel half ton...well, as long as it wasn't made by the GM or Chrysler divisions of Government Motors.

Not sure what the max payload is on those diesel Hi-Luxes.