Toyota reliability and a huge aftermarket support plain and simple= you can build a Toyota pickup for pennies on the dollar compared to the others.
Plus the early model Toyota pickups had a solid front axle that the S10s and rangers/Bronco lls didn't get. everything's a one-off custom to build...
Wow that's some kind of long paint baking. Special Paint ? 😜
Seriously though, Hope everything is OK this is the longest span in between posts since the start of the build.
Or maybe your just hanging out with the new neighbors the Lite Brite Nation.