Not sure if I should brag or hide, but the deal finally came to completion today for the '55 R-140 I've been looking into for a few weeks. When I first started talking to the seller it was a running/driving truck which was a big plus. About a week before I was scheduled to see it, he was driving it to the dump when the engine went south. I still looked at it when I was up north and made him a much lower offer than he had in mind, even 'broken'. He declined, so we parted company. Got back to NC to find a voice mail waiting saying that he had decide to accept my offer. Of course, getting everything done from hundreds of miles away tends to take a bit longer. Anyhow, they delivered it to the garage this morning where it will get looked over in the coming days. Not holding out a lot of hope for the engine. Unless it's something simple I'll look for a bolt-in replacement option. All the more complicated since it's in New England not NC. Hey, if it was easy, everyone would be doing it. If it has a familiar look it's because the seller had it listed on Craigslist for a while then advertised it on some online site where it got picked up by a gazillion other sites. Despite the ads, I think the combination of a very high price and marginal cosmetic condition kept folks away. Other than a few email inquiries I think I was the only one interested enough to look at it and make an offer. These are photos he sent to me. The bed is really crispy. Thought of replacing the floor with diamond plate but the sides are bowed out and beat up so it might be easier to find a replacement 9 foot bed. Will definitely be looking for a front bumper from a R-150 or 160, same bumper and more around. Don't laugh too hard, I was really excited and chose to ignore the obvious.