New guy here (to the 80 forum). I’ve been in the 60 forum for a while now, but I had an itch for an 80 that I just had to scratch. I was shopping for several weeks waiting for the right deal to pop up. I learned pretty quickly that you have to pull the trigger pretty quick on these trucks, because the good one go quick. The good thing is, that there’s always another deal the following week. Another mudder @FishTown pointed me to a White 97 in Lake Havasu, and after a quick phone conversation with the seller, I had agreed to purchase the truck. That was two weeks ago. Today I went to the airport to fly out to Phoenix to pick up the Cruiser. The plan is to drive it back home to San Antonio via the Grand Canyon. About a 1200 mike trip. Maybe a crazy idea, but I brought my tools... Lake Havasu is about a three hour drive west of Phoenix, so tomorrow I’ll head out in the morning in the rental truck to meet the seller. I’ll try to chronical the trip in this thread. Anyone that happens to be along I-40 through Arizona, keep an eye out for me. Here’s a pic of the 80, I’ll get more after I actually lay eyes on her tomorrow. The long term plans are to restore/refresh and build an overland rig. Anyway, thanks for having me. I’m looking forward to hanging out in the 80’s forum with you all.