Hey guys, I decided awhile ago to ditch my daily driver Ford Focus for something a little more suited to hauling some lumber home for reno's, trailering my little Austin Mini racer around to the circuit and hitting the trails by the cottage on Manitoulin Island up here in Canada. Jeep C/Y/T-J's are far too unpractical as I have the family of four gig happening. Cherokee's too unreliable from what I've heard, and Bronco's just plain boring. So I am dead set on a full-size Blazer or Jimmy. There seems to be many more Jimmys than Blazer <font color="brown"> </font color> /forums/images/graemlins/k5.gifs available up here with anything built in 1983 or before exempt from emissions testing. However as this will be my daily driver i am looking at 88-91 models. I know I want a 350 with a 700r4 rather than the 305, and 4WD etc..but I am wondering if there are any specific areas I should look at prior to purchasing one. Good body and floors are fairly obvious, but as this is my first 4WD truck...er, truck period, I was wondering if any of you professionals had some sound buying advice or tips for an admitted amateur like myself. I plan on a 3" suspension lift with some decent rubber, an onboard air compressor w/ air stored in rollcage, a winch, nice sounding exhaust and a soft top for upgrades on my future purchase. Any advice or preferences in these areas? All advice and/or opinions are appreciated, and I will update with what I find for and about the trucks I check out. Thank-you.