The motor is either the most accessible thing in the world or the biggest pain in the ass to service ever, based solely on how the end user decided to construct the bed. Surely there were a few farmers who just blasted the last stick weld onto the headache rack only to realize when trying to reconnect the battery that he had completely fortified the engine bay.
This truck is indeed very far gone, but how difficult a restoration would it be, really? Most of the metal looks to be intact, the engine is straight BMC, and the missing parts were meant to be homemade anyway. Certainly there will be some oddball parts to source or build but pretty much anything has more pieces.
Matt, a self-proclaimed bottom-feeder of the classic car market, spends half of his time buying cars, half of his time retrieving them, and the remaining third on keeping them on the road.