I just got a bone stock white 4x2 with the 2.3l I4.
I couldn't be happier.
I'm not a huge ford fan (aside from mustangs.) While FOMOCO has always made great vehicles, I just never fell in love with them. I have been a german car tuner and builder for the last 10 years or so.
My last pristine VW got rear ended about 2 months after I completed work on it and put it on the road
Needless to say I was about to explode, but I was hurt when the nimrod (in a ford LOL) rear ended my stopped car.... so I reserved my explosion for later, when I could move.
I'm a machinist (soon to graduate from a tech school) and I have a few ideas for mods for the truck. I can't leave anything well enough alone.
When I figure out where the hell you guys put your "build threads" I will dedicate a thread to the truck and post up when I modify things.