What's your issues with it? Headliner/seats need some lovin... Some oil leaks... Runs a bit rough... That's it really isn't it? FI will for sure clean up the rough running. I'm assuming the engine itself is actually in pretty good shape. Oil leaks are a pain but not the end of the world to fix. Labor... I'm not afraid of labor. Suck it up and fix them! LOL Leaves interior? From the outside it doesn't look that bad.
You're into it this far... IF the quirks weren't there you'd like it right? You cut your loss and loose a bunch selling it or follow thru, finish it up and enjoy it. I think it's just part of old jeeps. Between what my Dad put into the old CJ7 I grew up in and then what I put into once I took possession of it, I think we combined probably easily had $15-20K into it and in the end sold it for $7K. It's a vehicle... Opposite of what some in here seem to think, they really aren't an investment tool for the most part. They're a way to waste money and a toy. You've gotta look at it like that! If you wanted to make money you should be listening to Ramsey and doing your 15% into the roth, not your '73 Wagoneer. LOL
I was guessing about $3K to get this F150 on the road, I'm double that and still not done!
Issues remaining are:
Reliability/running issues. For example, how i cannot tow my camper up mt. charleston, how i have had to stop on trails before because of the carb, how it runs super poorly at altitude, weak on hills, etc. I THINK the engine is fine. it has good oil pressure, good compression, pulls 18" vacuum in neutral.
Interior: Headliner needs attantion NOW. its literally getting worse as the days pass. Then seat and carpet are lower priority. Those have no effect on being able to use it though.
The oil leaks are minor but are driving me nuts. I've already started that process. I wouldn't count them as a reason that I'm unhappy with it.
The two above are the last big things. But they are big, and I'm poor. It's funny. Dani is all "$1500 for fuel injection that will let you drive it anywhere? thats nothing! just do it!"
Okay, easy to say, mrs. moneybags. Give me that ring back and I'll do fuel injection, interior, buy new tires, and still have enough left over to buy a few tanks of gas on a road trip.