Well, pretty much it's personal preference; 87-up are fuel injected, and
most you'll find will be power windows, etc. later the model the better
the 700r4 4 speed auto tranny. most all you'll find that are 80's and up
are going to be 10 bolt rears with either 28 or 30 spline..neither are
great, but not too awful. mid 80's also had a lot of 305 v8s, and if you
plan on using your truck, stick with a 350 instead. the 75(?) down are full
convertable tops; while the newer ones were only rear convertibles(front
seats covered by metal roof). Pretty much the cons are all the same, watch
for a crack on the frame near the stearing box, all of them rust fast.
other than those two problems (the frame thing only if you're harsh, i've
never had it happen to me personally) they are great vehicles that are easy
to take care of and will last forever.
I've purchased two in my short 19 years.
I'd look for the hardest thing to find in one - a rust free body. The
rest is so easy (and fun - unlike body work) to find that I'd take a
rust free rolling chasis over a (stock to mild) running rust bucket.
The latter I'd only consider to make the prior whole.
my first (Mad Max)
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my second (Papa Smurf)
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