[When’s the last time you saw a Nissan Hardbody, complete with period-appropriate graphics? When’s the last time you saw two of these magical unicorns together, still in use? Here’s a pair of well-loved compact trucks still roaming free in Georgia.]


Okay...I’ll admit...I act like a little kid when I see someone driving a “twin” to one of my vehicles. Especially when it’s something that’s a bit obscure. So I’m not quite that bad when it’s my 2013 Ford F-150 Supercrew XLT, but if I see another ‘89 Suburban V1500 Scottsdale, rolling down the road, I’m like “Bro, you KNOW.” Especially if he’s rocking the patina’d paint (preferably white), with random splotches of missing paint, a little surface rust, maybe some dents, rolling on big tires and American Pacers that are black.

Sidenote: Have you ever found out that your key will start another vehicle? By accident, I discovered that the key to a ‘94 Ranger I owned would open the door and start the ignition of a ‘97 Ranger here in my town. They were the same color inside and out. I was pulling out of the Wal-Mart and kept thinking something felt different about my truck. It finally clicked that the dash was the wrong design. I immediately went back and had them page the owner (I didn’t want them to think I was stealing it). Me and the owner checked his keys out on my truck. They worked fine. Come to find out, Ford (and the other companies too), rotate key patterns through their vehicles. They produce more vehicles than they have combinations of keys they can use. This is why keys have gotten longer over the years. It’s also why they’re starting to move to to the “smart fobs.” His truck was parked two spots closer to the store than mine, with a big SUV between them, blocking my view. I saw a truck that looked like mine in the dark, and just loaded up like normal.