About a year and a half ago I started a project which i thought would have been fun. As some of you may know i bought a 87 toyota truck with a chevy 350 v8 in it.
The truck itself is in excellent shape, Ive painted it and kept everything else working. I've run into some mechanical issues where I'm not quite sure what the issue is.
My main problem here is that I need to sell it. I'm in college, Lost my job, and as of right now I'm living off my savings to make sure I can keep my 2006 tacoma.
Before I had the issues I had the truck listed at $5500. Since then i found the running issue and lowered it to $4000.
My problem is that i had very little interest even when it was running. I have the Mechanical skills and sorta the area to replace the motor if that's the issue. but I feel that even if I invest the money to make it run again I still wont be able to get anywhere near what I have invested in this truck.
What I'm asking of the forum is to give me suggestions as to what to do with this truck.
Should I put money into it and hope that someone will want a Modded truck?
Can I even put the original motor back in it? ( I would have to buy a new motor/transmission/transfer case ) and still hope the mounts would work.
should I try to part it out? its a 87 with only 55k miles on the body.
I dont want to lower the price so much that im making a HUGE loss more than I already am with it. This truck has amazing potential and its a shame that a completely rusted out toyota can sell better than this amazing body one.
so please any and all input would be nice.