Oh, heck no ... that's one of those kind of vehicles that really needs to be brought back to showroom stock; or at least only minimally upgraded where current tech can supplant old tech in a much better, but very subtle, way.
Don't get me wrong, I'm all for chopping and modding and painting, but if she wants a bedlined/flat black Hardbody, there are better (less unique) starting points than an original Desert Runner.
Save that truck!
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