Re: Pickup info?
Actually the tanks in my 75 are 10 or 12 gallons each. I'd pull the drums and see what shape they are in (haven't found cheap replacements yet.) Same with the discs, although I think you can convert to Ford disks up front.
Rust... mine is rusted out in the following places...
Hood hinges/inner fenderwells
Cab firewall (behind the fenders)
OK, so I'll be looking for a new cab and fender wells (already have a bed and radiator support). Otherwise mine has been a joy and pain for the last 5 years. Pretty dependable in the winter, better in the summer with an electric fuel pump. Mostly just having a hard time keeping it tuned for the weather. Has the 304V8, wish it had the 345 or 392 so I could get a 4 barrel carb on it.
Around here (Indiana) I would expect to pay around $2500-$3500 or so for this truck, more during the winter. You can check out the want ad's on the Binder Bulletin to see if there's anything comparable.