I can only hope mine coes out that nice when it's all done...that's a sweet ride. While we're talking about old rides...I have a confession to make. My first two vehicles were a 1981 Nissan pickup and a 1978 Chevy Blazer...but I've been in remission since 1992 with a little help from the merger of Mazda and Ford.
Funny...sounds like my Nissan. I ran it for 2 months, and then had the pleasure of a head-on with a Dodge Dakota. For a 10-year old truck at the time, it held up well against the newer Dakota...but it was done once it came to rest on the embakment.