Now if I'm going to get an older vehicle, I want one that's built tough enough to be able to stay on the road, and a pick up certainly fits that bill. Another neat thing about older trucks is if you want to haul something you won't be so panicky if that something scratches your paint job.
Of course if the older pick up is fully restored, that's a different matter altogether.
In Maryland if you are wanting to restore a vehicle, be it a car or a truck, the best Maryland auto upholstery shop I can recommend is Joe's Upholstery Shop in Frederick Maryland.
When I discover a Maryland auto body shop worth writing about I'll post that here as well.