Well I didn’t hear from the seller so I gave him a call yesterday. Since we’ve only made an agreement over the phone and I haven’t put any money down yet, I was wondering if he’d found someone else to sell it to. That wasn’t the case. He’s spoken to the DMV and is trying to contact the previous (and still registered) owner to get a bill of sale since his title is lost. It seems like the transaction will happen. I just don’t know the time line.
Once the deed is done and the truck is here, we’ll be able to do a real inspection to see what I’ve got myself into. It looks pretty cool from about 20 feet away, hopefully there’s some strength still in the structure.