I drew up some plans, and it has come together that we need about 80 feet.
Oh, well, so much for that plan.
We have approximately 38 feet from the garage to the street. No sidewalks to bother with but the city will harass me if it sticks into the road, so it has to fit within that space. I don't anticipate it will be out front full time, we can probably find a rental place for it the rest of the time. Living on a hill, and no side yard means it can't go out back. Besides, as I write this I am looking at the dozen deer standing on the lake/pond/swamp that is our back yard. Nothing heavier than a lawn mower can go back there.
It's got to be a front engine, 5.9 liter Cummins, 1995 or newer. Lift or not, no matter.
No rust. I am really hoping to start out with little to no rust. I am unwilling/unable to repair exterior rust, or holes in the floor.
Living in Michigan, I have had my share of vehicles with road signs for floors, and we simply cannot start out like that.
Outside of that, I am open to suggestions. Hoping for something that I can drive back to Lansing, Michigan within one day.
I was pretty sure we want a Bluebird, but it's not critical. A Thomas would probably be okay too.
Budget it $4000 or less, to purchase. Less is more, as they say. Need to have a few things before we hit the road. Have to make it quiet, well, relatively quiet anyway. Don't want to have to shout to hear eachother. Hah!
So, if anyone spots something, please let me know.