I have a friend who is far more gifted at working on vehicles than I am. He decided to buy a junked 1980s dump truck and bring it back to life at my place.
He rebuilt the carb and put a new fuel pump and cleaned out the fuel tank and drove it to my house. Since here we've pulled the tires and front hubs and today I changed the oil, coolant, brake fluid, and figured out the alternator is bad. Oh, and I had my kids clean out the back since it was full of junk when it arrived. The plan is for me to work on it in exchange for using it to haul gravel that I desperately need for my driveway.
If it were my money I think I would have looked for a diesel but it's still been a fun project.