Good for you, for reaching out to your father while you can.
Great letter and great story. This is more about love than trucks. I wrote an article years ago in Toyota Trails about my father and my experiences 'wheeling with him, and the awkwardness of father/son relationships. I believe my father treasures that story and my reaching back to him years later, more as a friend than a son - but still both.
Colo Springs, CO
'78 FJ40, '89 FJ62, '98 4Runner