Note of Thanks
Hi, this is just a note to say thanks for putting my truck in the magazine. Nothing like this happens in our small town, so a lot of people didn’t believe me till I showed them the article. Thanks for helping me pat my own back—even for just a few days.
You are absolutely welcome. We believe in showing off our readers’ trucks in the pages of 8-Lug. We’re always saying readers should send a photo (not 120...unless we ask) and some info about the truck and the owner to Bob.Carpenter@sorc.com.
Give Me More!
Can you guys do more articles on some of the older trucks in addition to the newer? As newer and newer tech comes out, it is usually aimed at newer trucks. I have an ’88 GMC R-3500 5.7L TBI. It has a four-speed granny gear and a 4:10 14-bolt GM rear. This truck is, for the most part, unstoppable. I’m looking for replacement leaf springs (10,000-pound originals) and possibly load helpers, updated brakes, suspension, and more. I can’t find another original speedometer, and mine was the first year for the trip odometer. Mine is nonexistent now, with my GPS being used as a speedometer. I have had the truck since early 2008 and would like to update it with newer goodies. I don’t like new trucks—the most recent ones I liked were the ’98 and ’99—and would rather stick with my older, simpler, and more reliable classic. The features and tech articles would help us classic guys in more ways than you know. Anything at all (as long as it’s more than once or twice a year) would be great.
Plant City, Florida
We will try, but as you have already noted, it’s not easy to find parts for the older trucks. Plus, we have to find a truck to do the mod on (and it has to be in an area we can easily get to). Of course, we’re always open to using photos of an install supplied by our camera-owning readers. We’ve done it before, and we’ll do it again. Think about it.
Give Me My 8-Lug!
I can no longer find your magazine in this area. I have tried Walmart and Barnes and Noble—but no luck. I own an F-350 Excursion and an E-350 Quigley 4x4, both diesel. I enjoy your mag. Please offer subscriptions.
We feel your pain. And we’ve written the previous sentence far too many times. There is some hope that we will be offering a digital version of 8-Lug sometime in the not-too-distant future. It’s not cheap, but at least it’s something for the dedicated readers who can’t find the print version anywhere near their homes.
My Truck Rules, Part I
I’m curious, how can I qualify to be in Bragging Rights?
My Truck Rules, Part 2
I am trying to get into your magazine as the cover truck. How do I go about doing that? I have pictures, and I don’t know how to send them in.
Las Vegas, Nevada
That’s about the easiest thing in the world, Kevin and Scott—and the rest of you who want to get into the magazine and haven’t figured out how yet. We’re totally serious. Just send a photo or two of the truck, along with information about it and you, to Bob.Carpenter@sorc.com. We’ll get you in.