I'm thinking you are are not quite as aware as what you are truly getting into with something like this. that isn't a shot at you, but more the unexpected shock of what maintaining an old truck entails. Working on the truck = downtime. Downtime is far more costly than the repairs itself. This is why so many realize that a truck payment isn't really as big as they thought when they once avoided it.I'm mechanically inclined when I want to be. I'm aware of the pitfalls.