Mid Week Match-Up: Truck For FTB

This week’s Mid Week Match-Up is for DT regular Fleetwood T. Brougham who writes from the Nashville, TN area with the following request:. I’m looking for a beater work truck, the kind that lives in the far corners of my driveway, never sees the inside of a garage, and is used for hauling mulch, limbs (the arboreal kind, not human), runs to the dump, and kayaks.

Primary criteria:
-Would ideally like a full size truck…..Something like a Ranger just won’t cut it.

-Ideally would like an extended cab or larger, but if it oozes character, I’ll make the kids pile together in a single cab.

-I like old stuff, but when it comes to trucks, nothing older than that mid to late 60’s.

-Please….I beg you, limited to no rust. I hate rust.

-Budget, $3k tops

Other than that, it’s wide open, 2wd/4wd, auto/manual, pretty paint/ugly primer, I really don’t care.

I suggest this 1997 Ford F-250 with camper shell here on eBay bidding for $1000 with 4 days to go, located in Cleveland, OH.