I have been working for a cheap 4wd truck vehicle ever since last winter and due to the fact that I do need a truck from time to time to haul stuff. This will not be a daily driver.
Recently I came across a Chevy 1/2 ton 4X4. My grand father had a 86 2wd while I was growing up so their it is a little sentimental. It would be the best option for me for that reason.
To the point. I live in Indiana and a Chevy truck without rust is almost impossible. I found this truck for $1500 new dog house painted to match. Also a rebuilt tanny and a gentle used 305 from and 1981. The body and suspension has 94,000 miles on them. The only rust is slightly above the rear wheel wells. The arch repair panels are only $22 each. I would like to be able to keep this truck for some time only driving it 20 days a year. I do not know much about body work. I was wondering what is your guys’ opinion. If I was going to try and repair these panels and spray the under body with under coating. Do you think that the body on the truck could hold up? What else could I do? Or should I even buy thi think tomorrow? What would you do?