My wife and I are considering buying another truck. I had an 84 K5 blazer 1 year ago... The body was shot - rust in all the normal places. Now we are selling our Contour and need another winter/toy vehicle. This will be a 3rd vehicle so I have some time to work on it. I have no experience with body, but engine, and drive train I can do... With that said what are the pro's and cons between the Blazer and a shortbox Pickup? Just joined you site - this place rocks! You have put together a wealth of information for all Chevy truck owners.