My Dad found one of these, a 76 Ford Courier, in
ratty but driveable condition that we got for $100
and towed home with a rope, which is always a bit of
an adventure. I probably drove it for three years or
so (Literally till the doors fell off from rust).
Although the body was crap. these little trucks, made
by Mazda had a pretty heavy duty drivetrain. I don't think
it ever let me down.