Unfortunately not 1 manual in this truck. I bet the old man had them filed away and didn't put them in.Unbelievable find. Especially in that part of the country.
Fix the tailgate right and drive it during the summer only.
You have a future collector car there.
Are the manuals in the glove box?
What's with the fog on the windshield?
Yes most likely that's what I'm going to do is see if the tailgate can be repaired correctly. I hope so. This truck definately saw some salt in the 31 years in Mass but thankfully the guy knew how to clean it off. There are 4 spots I have to address. Bboth rear quarters, the very bottom the paint is bubbling so I know what that means. I've had this on some other trucks. Also right after the rocker panel ends (like where the cab corner extension would be on an extended cab pickup), on both sides paint is bubbling. So I have to attack these areas ASAP because it spreads fast. It didn't help sitting for almost a year in the guys damp, wet, no concrete floor barn. Other than that she's SOLID! I just replaced the totally broken and separated steering shaft! It was totally separated at the rag joint. Guy must have originally replaced the factory rag joint with an aftermarket bolt on that just totally disintegrated after the years. I put the new one I made for my '92 on it. It's all Borgeson stainless u joints with a collapsible shaft. On to the next...When you get to it have that tail gate repaired because you'll never find one in as good condition.
Since the truck is so pristine, if you have to drop a grand at a top notch body shop, it'll be worth it.
Don't you dare even think about driving that in the winter in NY. Put it up on blocks Nov 1st until May.
I grew up in western NY, the salt there is worse than here in the Frozen Tundra. I think the fact the
weather there is closer to freezing makes the salt more corrosive. Here they use a mostly sand mix
because salt stops working in sub zero temps.
He was asking $3500 but I negotiated to $3200 considering the busted end gate and back window!!! Definately it's not easy keeping a vehicle in this condition for so long uo here with the salt in the winter! I mean it definately needs some maintenance, mostly suspension and steering, but all in all really GOOD shape!lol i live in MA im amazed you found that here good job! how much did the old man hit you in the pocket for it?