Re: My new long term project, 1976 F-100
Honestly? the truck looks too nice to be a fixer upper.
If it was me, I'd knock out the dent, recenter the bed (because it's majorly misalighned), fix the brakes, make sure it steers well, and drive the crap outta it.
If you are really worried about appearance, scuff it up and get someone to shoot it on the cheap. Even if the paint job only lasts four years, that is long enough to drive the heck outta it.
The interior is really nice on that truck too.... actually with the exception of the paintjob it's nicer than my 76, which is my daily driver.