Lovin the black step side. 8500 might not be too bad if at least a 360. I might be getting the itch if it has a big block.
The missing trim in the 78 adventurer is a problem and not a small one. I also like the d200, but can’t see giving much for a super gas guzzler right now. As much as I love the 70s trucks, you’d be waaaaayyyyyy better off buying practically an 21st century truck for actual use. So I have a hard time seeing the appeal of the old heavy duty trucks when they go over a couple grand for a nice one. Half tons for fun for sure.