Last year I purchased a 99 dodge dakota from a family member, I made the mistake of assuming the truck was in decent condition. Shortly after coming into possession of the truck I learned it was missing the fuel filler neck, which I intended to replace asap, but then my headlights went out and that became priority.
Shortly after the headlights , the brakes started acting up, going out randomly , losing pressure. Which turned out to be a brake line coming loose, then 2 tires went flat, then the brakes straight went out, all of them, the pads the master cylinder the rotors, the lines. Oh and I forgot to mention that I bought it with a missing blinker too, and rusted out fenders. At first I thought I was getting a good deal and helping someone out at the same time, now I realize I bought a massive work in progress that I cant afford, because I bought it so I could get to work and possibly make some extra cash helping friends or using it to haul scrap metal.
The engine and transmission and all electrical work great, but I cant seem to ever afford fixing it after what little money I earn goes to my bills and necessitys. If anyone can sympathize and is in a place to help, id be much obliged and forever grateful. I dont expect much help in general , but thought it was worth a shot and wouldn’t hurt to try. Thank you for your time.