Well I bought her for $600 right after high school in 2002, with all my graduation gifts of "cash". Had to throw in a few extra c-notes for the crap in the bed, which included a good set of mud terrains on ford rims (which I later traded for a rifle), a "good" 350, an extra 203, some 52's, a used rancho lift kit, a chrome front bumper, a rear sliding window with a piece of glass missing, exhaust pieces, and many random body and interior parts. She was primer gray, and in stock form when I got her. It took four days, three fuel pumps, a 12 gallon drum of gas in the bed, 10 feet of fuel line, and some zip ties to secure it to the passenger door handle...that was an interesting trip home. Vapor locked, fuel starved, retarded, and missing. The old 305 wasn't happy, and she pissed out 1/2 gallon of water every time I shut her off. I later found some JB weld smeared all over the outside of the block. On occasion, that poor old motor did decide to respond to the laying down of the hammer, and those cherry bombs made enough noise to make a couple of dumb teenagers happy. The most unfortunate thing about this story, is that 2002 was before my days of a digital camera. I have no "before" pics to speak of. I would really like to better show how I've made this would be classic project of the PO so much uglier over the years. The PO put a lot of work into the body, piecing together panels from a myriad of different trucks, doing his bondo, sanding, and primering. I knew I had to make it ugly fast, and that the primer wouldn't do me any favors come the rainy season. So after I installed the 4" lift with little more than a hammer and a c-clamp, I went into town and got about 7-8 different colors of spray paint, and multiple cans of every color. I grabbed every kind of foliage I could get my hands on, held them up to the truck, and went at it. Pine, Douglas Fir, Cedar, Salal, Oregon Grape, Brachen Fern, Sword Fern, Oak, Big Leaf Maple, Vine Maple, Alder, and a few others. Went something like this. Here's the first ever pic of my truck; it just doesn't do it justice.