I searched the midwest for rust free somewhat stock Dodge Dakota R/T standard cab with the 360 V8 for summer only driving and errand's . Found one finally that at first look didn't need any mechanical work and paint was acceptable for a 17 year old vehicle (2001 model). Thought to myself "I can live with that." Well I drove it one summer and the following winter my OCD took over and I pulled everything off and prepped for a repaint.....Yes attention to detail got me again. But I'm glad I did it and enjoy the truck even more now. Not to mention the hours spent prepping and sanding and buffing that a non painter person can't appreciate. Haha!
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