never sum the receipts...
I did this once.......big mistake. Now I never look.Words to live by after buying a 30 year old Land Cruiser.
$3500. Old man said it only needed a new battery, and I believe him. He appeared to be the type to keep his farm vehicles running. He had an old WWII dodge power wagon running when I arrived.To me, that's not more than a $4K truck - hope you're paying that or less. Lots of potential, for sure!
I wasn’t gonna name names Dave.I did this once.......big mistake. Now I never look.
Really, first and foremost figure out why you want one and what you are planning on doing with it.
Then decide if this is the right one for that decision.
If yes buy it and then take a full inventory on what needs to be done. Mechanical first, then rust. Make sure it is safe.
Make a budget and stick to it and pace yourself.
It is just time......but I agree with this.at MOST, for that cuz it's gonna be a years worth of work (if you've got a regular job), and if you've got an indoor space to work in.
It will be a labor of love, at times, dysfunctional.