I have posted a few times in the forum, but I just got my new truck back home (and promptly to the local shop, North Texas British, for a baseline).
Anyway, it's an 88 200tdi that has some decent bolt on parts, but will need some TLC on some items. The report from the shop is that all looks decent except for a small exhaust leak, some older looking coolant and some rust. Basically the prognosis is that I should change the fluids and drive it until I figure out what I want to do with it - sort of the..if it aint broke dont fix it idea. I tend to be a little over eager when it comes to taking things apart and putting them back together so we'll see haha.
The truck is currently in Ft Worth Texas and will be headed up to Salida CO in about a month to start work on a motel renovation there.
By the way, what are some recommended shops in Colorado? Perhaps near Colorado Springs, Denver or on the Western Slope (GJ, Montrose, etc)?
For now, here are some pictures as it sits: