The truck originally came out of California and had all of the modifications done to it there. I am not sure who did them in California. The owner before Greg contacted us about a diesel conversion to fully complete the vehicle. He tossed around the idea of a Cummins 4BT but then ultimately settled on a Toyota 1HD-FT. He went as far as purchasing a low mileage engine with 5 speed and part time transfer case.
We had the project booked and then all of a sudden he changed his mind. First he wanted to sell just the drive train. The diesel went to a friend of mine in Denver. The drivetrain is now sitting in a really nice 1994 80 series in the Denver area.
A few months went by and the owner decided he did not want the 80 any more. He was not using it as he intended so it had to go. He sold it to Greg in Utah and the previous owner went out and bought a new Ford F150.
Greg had the 80 for awhile and used it for a few outings around Utah. We basically did some maintenance on it and cleaned it up a little. The rest is history.
That's all the information I have on it. Hope that helps.
Edit: I had originally posted that I would dig up a phone number of the original owner. This offer was to Scott and to Scott only if he wanted to know more specifics. I apologize if I had a misleading post. I am not going to give out the phone number of a customer who is a private individual who would like to stay that way. Stop Asking People! Thank you.