The truck has been sitting for somewhere between five and ten years, I think. Although it has many area of rust that need immediate attention, overall the truck is pretty solid. The bed is in very good condition and had been painted with something that protected it very well. It is not beat up, as is typical for any old truck.
The truck was originally equipped with a 4-speed, but had been converted to powerglide. It does not appear to be a truck powerglide and there is no tranny cooler installed. We weren't sure what engine was installed. It had a -V block (w/ dipstick tube) and a '64-style fan, but had a road draft tube instead of PCV system. The engine was not stuck, so that was a good sign. We were hopeful that it was a 110. It had already been converted to alternator, so that was a plus
On the way over to Jim's, I had been thinking that the fuel tank was probably bad and would require removal, cleaning, sealing, etc. I was pleasantly surprised to find that ithad already been removed, cleaned and resealed. It just needed to be reinstalled.
It's got a sliding read window installed. I understand that's a pretty rare aftermarket accessory. The worst part of the truck is the crunched right rear corner. However, it's repairable. The ramp works great, although it's missing the main latches. It does have a dent, which is a continuation of the big dent. However, overall it's solid.
This looked like a solid project, so we talked terms. Jim was willing to take back the '64 monza body in partial trade. The deal ws good, but I am currently unemployed, so any purchase would merit serious deliberation. So, I told Jim I'd talk it over with Gretchen.