I can't seem to find a decent cargo van for under 3K so I've found a step van that once was a delivery van, and then a carpenter's truck. Runs, drives, needs a tuneup and the carb (yes, no fuel injection here) needs some attention. I've driven it -- it works. 1975 Chevy with aluminum body (for the most part). Ladder rack on the right side. White and very clean for its age -- cosmetic imperfections (more than a few) will get a visit from the flap-disc sander, sanding block, rag wet with acetone, and a foam roller with RustOleum Pro primer, then several coats of high gloss white 50/50 with min spirits.
Should I be concerned about MPG when most of my work is very local (radius of 20 miles)? Guy wants sub-$1000 for this van. Does anyone see downsides that I am not seeing? I'm seeing a potential mobile billboard canvas plus room for pretty much everything (if I needed it all at once). Your thoughts?