Yesterday I picked up my beloved Toyota Pickup truck from B-Macs. The change was amazing. Now, instead of looking almost pink on some panels, the truck is a proud red that really stands out.
The drop-in bed liner was tossed out in favour of a spray-on finish that actually give me more space in the bed area since the drop-in liner had covered up so much. It also gives me access to all of the tie-downs that Toyota put in the bed.
The guys at B-Macs really did a great job, not that I expected any different result. I just know that their standard work of this type typically involves frame-off restoration work and my pickup truck was only getting a nice quality paint job.
This was an investment, for certain, but a lot cheaper than buying a new or newer pickup truck. The mini-pickup truck is also getting harder to find. Many that are out there are 4WD or have long beds and cabins. This is not what I am looking for.
What I am looking for is just what I now have. A reliable mini pickup truck that is in excellent mechanical shape and provides me with a great deal of utility and economy.
If I had a race car to tow things might be a lot different, but what I need is something that I can take to a home and garden center and pick up twenty bales of pine needles or ten bags of top soil. With this truck I can carry a modest amount of lumber or a large screen TV without qualms.
I hope to keep this gem for many hundreds of thousands of miles.