A year or so ago I needed a work truck for picking up materials for the renovations I was doing to my house, and picking up landscaping materials for my yard. I didn't need anything too big, especially with the price of gasoline.
  As luck would have it... my neighbour mentioned that his room mate had a small truck that he was trying to sell, and would probably let it go cheap.
It seemed to be running ok with no unusual noises and automatic transmission shifted smoothly.
Long story short I bought the truck.
It didn't start off as pretty as it looks here, and really, a work truck doesn't have to look pretty. But as I started trying to stop the rust from progressing, it just evolved into a full blown project. I've been driving nice looking vehicles for the last 20 to 30 years, so I didn't want to drive an ugly truck now.

Check out the rest of my site if you want to see what was done to it.