Love those big stake body trucks. I learn to drive in a chevy ton and a half when iI was 10 or 11 in the farm fields. it was my father's work truck, it belonged to the company he worked for but it was a take-home vehicle.
Both my father and my brother are Donald's, heard a lot of Donalds over the years. As far as makes I have bought what I like over the years regardless of make. My first truck was a 1970 chevy 1/2 ton to pull my boat then a 1979 Ford courier. Then I bought the 1954 Chevy I have now. Of course my next purchase, I hope is a Plymouth.