V8 swap!I'm kickin' it old school - bought a new toy today!
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89 Dakota, V6 and only 2wd, but only 100k miles and in solid shape - there's a couple bruises on the driver's side that don't show up in the pic, and paint is leaving the tailgate in the same manner as my hair from the top of my head, but pretty darn good for its age. Original owner was a neighbor who kept it garaged, and as he's now in his 80's, he was never tearing up the road with it. I have a soft spot for the late 80's / early 90's and I always liked that truck... so when I saw he was selling it, the only question was whether I'd fit in it, with my freakishly long chicken legs and all. I fit (just barely) and the test drive impressed, so now I have a new toy!
My thoughts right now are to keep it original as long as I can - hell, in 4 years I'll be able to put "historic vehicle" plates on it - but since this one is for both short-trip-driving and for fun, who knows... what do the BOTLs say - keep it original, or start down the slope with some new wheels?