A bumper can be replaced with a railroad tie, a barrel
welded to the front end, or simply dropped. A tailgate
more often gets in the way, best to take it off and stick
some plywood in its place if needed. A rusted bed can
be rebuilt with wood or steel or replaced with a slightly
less rusted bed. Doors can be mixed and matched or done
without. Windows are optional and may be replaced
with black garbage bags. The actual pedals for the brake
and gas are optional; likewise, rearview mirrors and rear
windows, mufflers, glove compartments. Dashboards.
Roofing nails and duct tape will fix most cosmetic issues
on the interior or under the hood. If required, feel free
to replace the engine with any that comes to hand. This
may require cutting the body to fit and removing the hood.
A wagon should never be bought, rather cut from a truck
that’s beyond repair if one can imagine such a thing.
Photo By: Pictoscribe – Vagabonding