I bought the truck in April of 2003 and worked on it all Summer, but by October the weather was turning on me, and I decided to throw it together and drive it like this for the winter.
I was also mocking up a roll bar I was thinking of putting in, but decided not to use it.
Also over the winter I found a nice Georgia Std cab short bed 2wd truck, with a blown motor. Hence the change from red to white parts. I thought the blue paint would cover the white parts better, and since I have a red 2wd with a small block on the project list next I swapped everything out.