TRUGRIT – Dodge Powerwagon


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need I say more?
irony since I live on the Crow Reservation!

I pull into the local IGA in my new 1990 Dodge 1ton Powerwagon! (The IGA functions as a social mecca for Lodge Grass because it is the only store – well aside from the Farmer’s Union which is a gas station with free coffee for the elderly and I refuse to submit)….

One old local drunk that hangs out panhandling in front of the IGA and whom I have never seen before – yells at me! I am thinking “great, she wants money and I am always such an easy target”. I walk over and say good-morning and she says “where is the Jeep?” I am thinking ya gotta be kidding me the local drunk knows me and my Jeep? She proceeds to tell me how sweet my Jeep was and how she looked forward to seeing it every day! I was stunned – I did not think anyone ever noticed me or my Jeep! I told her I sold it to a man in North Dakota and he gave me too much money! She laughed and said she liked my new wheels – “ya blend in now”. Mission Accomplished! This is what I love about Lodge Grass – everyone says hello and waves – small town Indian Rez life!

Tru Grit is the name of my 1990 Dodge Powerwagon! Oh, it says PowerRam on the side but I prefer the old title PowerWagon! I had one just like it a few years ago but I lost it through a misunderstanding. I love this old truck! Okay, I am Old Skool or as the local IGA cashier says “dang you are all vintage” which I took as a compliment (doubtful, since she is like 20). I found Tru Grit on Craigslist and talked the guy down and down and down…he threw in the big diamond plated bed box and I drove it home from Sheridan, WY. It has the venerable 360 in her and while I was toying with buying a diesel – I just could not justify the cost. I took the bed box out and now Tru Grit looks “Vintage”. So, if ya see me cruisin Lodge Grass, Sheridan or Kirby Saloon – wave or stop on in –

The only additions are a CB radio, and two stickers – one is “Support 81” and the other 2nd Amendment…so ya know I am locked and loaded and put a cowhide over the old worn out seat. I have been thinking bout getting a stereo…I probably look like a nerd cruising down the highway with headphones on…

with the diamond plate box (for sale)
DOG is my copilot
custom interior
custom interior

 

5 thoughts on “TRUGRIT – Dodge Powerwagon

  1. “…probably look like a nerd cruising down the highway with headphones on…” I laughed out loud! I’ve done that… Glad your mission is accomplished. And you’re proving me to me I’m not insane for planning to own my Jetta for the rest of my life. She’s 13 and a half… Love the custom interior. πŸ˜€

    1. Thanks Jess – that means a ton! JETTA’s rock! You know the founder of Patagonia always would say that the greenest thing is something that is already made…

      I can not find the quote for the life of me – they gave tons of coats to Navajo Children five years ago – just a great company!

      β€œThe more you know, the less you need.”
      ― Yvon Chouinard, Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman

      1. I LOVE that quote! So true!

        I will look at that link soon. Patagonia *is* great! … Off to get the oil changed in my baby so she’ll keep on purring.

        Much love to you!

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