Originally Posted by sonoronos
Just above 20k for that truck is dirt cheap (IMHO). Does it have rusted out parts or no title?
I find it hard to believe that people lose interest at that price just because of the color.
Anyways, painting the hood and bonnet black isn't going to change the fact that it's an orange truck. Except it will then be an orange truck with a black hood and bonnet.
Is there something else wrong with the truck that can be fixed with potential paint money?
Its not rusted out at all. The frame looks to be original, although I think the rear section has been replaced from the spring perches back. It looks like it may be the wrong cross member because it has a hole for the PTO. The transfer box does have a PTO, but the fuel tank would be in the way to utilize it. The bulkhead is galvanized, but doesn't look like a new unit to me.
For those interested here is the original for sale thread.
Since then I've replaced the radiator (already leaks), water pump, timing belt, wheels, swivel ball seals, all new gauges that actually work, and the heater box with a used one from Doug.