Yesterday afternoon I was able to get the truck bed swept out. Lots of loose steel pieces and rust came out of there. I also pulled out the leaf blower and blew out the cab and the engine compartment again. I also borrowed a grinder to cut off a particularly menacing looking piece of the replacement steel bedfloor that wsa sitcking up three or four inches, just looking to bite a three year old's hand or face.
My current plan for the weekend: Pulling the seat and more cleaning the cab. I want to see how bad the rust really is in there. Also, I want to see about yanking the gas tank. I want drain it and take the old gas to the hazardous chemicals reclamation center. I might have to siphon it into gas cans, though. And take it in a little at a time, because I am thinking that it is pretty full.
After I get these done, I am going to read up on rebuilding the carburetor. That might come next. Or maybe new door handles and a door lock/ ignition key set.
Or maybe new plugs, points and wires and trying to figure out the starter system is on tap. The possibilities are endless.
Alas, the budget is not.