Don't see how you could go wrong for 1K.
Reminds me of a '70 F-100 I once owned. Had a 302 and 3 on the tree. Geared really high too. I've owned a number of cars and trucks over the years but I swear that thing fired up every time in 1/2 of a millisecond. Never been able to duplicate it.
Alot of people like to take off all the lettering and badges. Me, I kinda like em.
You see alot of Fords and Chevys but it would be cool to walk buy an old Merc truck for a change. Just another opinion, but it would be nice to see some chrome back on that puppy.