My first car ever was a 1973 Datsun pickup truck. I don't know the model number. My dad bought it for me when I was 15, I think he paid $1500 for it and another $200 to have it painted (the paint was all faded). It was a good little truck, I went a lot of places in it. I wrecked it twice before I decided to stop putting money into it. I sold it to a junk yard back in 1996.
It had no carpet or upholstery, just rubber and vinyl on the interior, so when I was washing it, I could just hose out the inside and not worry about ruining anything.
Once I let it get so dirty that I had so much dirt on the floor that grass was growing out of it.
I put a bed liner in it, but never actually attached it down. Sometime when I was driving and had nothing in the back, the wind would catch it just right and blow it out of the back.
I used to have a magnetic rotating yellow light, kind of like the magnetic red lights you would see on old police shows and movies. I drove with it on every once in a while, and sometimes people would pull over in front of me.
I liberated a mannequin from a 76 gas station once, and kept him in the back of my truck. I named him Styles, and every time I went somewhere new I would take him out and take pictures of Styles on vacation from his gas-station duties.
When I got it, it had a 4-speed transmission in it. I had a 5-speed put in, but it was kind of funky. Instead of being like the 5-speeds that I am used to, it was like this:
Here's some pictures:
That's the back of my truck, full of inner tubes that we went floating on the Kings River with. That's my friend Keith, and of course Styles is back there too.
That's a picture of a couple of hitch-hikers I pickup just outside of Pismo Beach. I think that they were going up to Berkley. And of course Styles in back there to keep them company.
Here's another picture of the back of my truck, with Styles just hanging out, as usual...
After I wrecked this truck for the last time, I bought my Caddy, "Happy As Shit" is what I called it, and it was and still is the ugliest car I ever owned - and I've never been so proud!