Purchased a nearly identical 97 but with a 300tdi, so the time has come to return this to the chopping block. In total, I have put 500 miles on the truck, zero problems, all fluids changed (oil, gearbox, TC, diffs). Better than described with rust free bulkhead, galvanized chassis, clean footwells, surface rust on door lowers (see prior photos) and some bubbling on the rear door. Resto work by RN and ECR.
-Truck is available to be seen in Boston. I have a great hauler contact, and I will help arrange shipping across the US.
-Price is exactly what I have in it - $43,500. I will leave it on the board for a week or two before posting elsewhere.