Purchased the truck new and have put 144K on it. Plan to keep until 250K
or 300K. Inline 6 300CI engine is Very Tough and reliable. Never been
touched. 5 Speed box is very good. Clutch very good. A/C, power steering,
power brakes never been touched. Body excellent but doesn't have the fit or
finish of a GM truck.
Bad Points...Brakes lousy in wet weather since day one. Hydraulic clutch
actuator is REALLY bad. Works great but is made out of plastic so has to
be replaced periodically.
Accessability to engine and components is very good.
Get rid of hydraulic clutch actuation. The aggrevation of leaks and breakage
is not worth its smoother action. Have spent over $1000 on the clutch
activation repairs only...not the clutch itself!
Upsize the wheel bearings, driveshaft, and brakes to a man-sized vehicle.