A mans got to have a truck! Always something to haul or pull. I’d pick either a 61-65 Chevy or 61-65 Ford. The Chevy rides better with the ifs, but first few years were torsion bars. Both have a good choice of power from straight sixes to small v8’s. Long beds will be cheaper, but can be cut down to short beds if desired. Available in both wide and step side beds. Brakes can be updated pretty cheap using later factory parts, any engine will fit, even big blocks, with room to spare. Aftermarket support for body parts is there. I don’t see going wrong with either of them. And though somewhat more rare, there are 4wd versions, too. Great for all year driving in any kind of weather.