I agree on the rust.That is a sharp truck,that is what Phil Long pulled his Sanger hull with,white just like yours.The short beds were sharp but I need the room in mine with the crossover toolbox.My '95 is a long bed too.Ron G
DOT started using salt about 4 years ago, but mainly just on and off ramps. They still use sand also, city and counties don't use it very much either.
That truck had zero rust issues. I bought it with 91,000 and sold it with 195,000 on it. It was a real reliable truck never had any electrical issues.