Brandon - Wait it out. If you are willing to spend $3500, you can buy a much better truck. I got a deal last year for a 97, auto, 4 cyl long bed, sounds like a little better on the body with 78000, for $1800. I may have got an outstanding deal, but you can find a decent one for $2500.
That's what I hate about looking for a vehicle. Some people get so invested into their trucks that they overprice them, then get insulted if you go a lot lower on the price. I was looking at an s-10 93, when I found my son's 97. About the same mileage, but not as nice, he wanted $3200, I offered $2700 and he turned it down. The best deal I never made.
He called me 3 months later offering that price after I had bought the Ranger...