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The floorboards are actually in pretty good shape, and thankfully, that's the truck's bad side. The rocker is rusty as well on the driver's side, but not as rusty. Also, that spot in front of the rear wheel opening isn't rust, but rather a clear plastic flap/protector that GM (or the dealer?) put on these trucks. It's gotten discolored and dirty.
Also, the windshield is cracked, the a/c doesn't work, power window motor in the driver's door is loose. Parking brake is broken. I overheated it back in October, and while the mechanic looked it over and said I didn't do any permanent damage, it's harder to start than it used to be. It actually ran pretty well before I overheated it, and it runs well once it finally gets started and warmed up. Last time I tried to start it though, it was beyond dead...even with a trickle charger on it, the lights won't come on. I probably need to pull the battery out and have it checked out, but it's just been too damn cold and nasty to mess with it.
One reason I haven't moved on it one way or another is that it doesn't cost me much $ to keep around $400 per year on insurance and $51 every two years to register. And enough room in the yard that it doesn't get in the way. Still, I need to, as Vicki Lawrence once said, "Sing or get off the pot!"1 ·
If anyone's curious, here are some of the latest pics I took of the DeSoto-in-progress, as of Friday evening...
And, here's something Lemko would like, that the mechanic is working on...