I've been looking for a small 4x4 pickup for a while, and thanks to Chargerx3, I learned the Mighty Max was offered with a 6G72. This is an engine I know really well from my 3000GT days, and it also opens up some interesting engine upgrades and swaps. I know the 4 cylinder is just as capable, if not more so. But I just know 6G7s a lot better.
After nearly 4 months of searching, I found this poor bastard on eBay. So I took a gamble and had it shipped up from Arkansas. I feel like I just adopted an abused dog
It's really, really rough on the body and interior, and it took a pretty solid hit to the right front corner, but it was put back together fairly well. The damage was almost entirely isolated to the cab. The frame is basically untouched and aside from some surface rust, there's no rust or rot anywhere on this truck. It's got AC and an LSD. The AC doesn't work, but at least I won't have to track the parts down to add it.
Just taking a power washer to it cleaned it up considerably. I've already replaced the smashed tailgate and broken light with parts off a gold Ram 50. The horrible purple window tint is now gone, I've replaced a bad flex section on the exhaust downpipe, and it's got all new brakes and belts. The last thing I need to do is replace the windshield so it can make it through the stupid Missouri safety inspection, in order to get the title transferred over.
Once I'm through that, I've got to finish re-assembling my Stealth so I can get that sold. Then I'll see what kind of fun projects I can find for the truck.