Thursday night I'm going to go look at a truck for sale by me......From what the guy told me on the phone--It is a project he bought and he has never had it running and driving, it used to have 38 inch swampers on it, so I'm assuming it has been used pretty hard. It is an original 3/4 ton, Dana 44 front (with truss), and Eaton rear, 4x4, 4 speed truck. It has a 8 inch lift, no motor, tranny or transfer case. Crappy tires/wheels. Body is pretty straight, some rust in cab and doors but not bad. Glass is all good, except winshield has crack in it. Bushwacker cut out flairs. He has an auto column and pedal assembly that goes with it as well. And he has a 1975 454 that he is selling as well, but not in the truck. All I know about the motor is that it is supposed to run and was rebuilt but there is no way for me to know that. He wants $1,000 for truck and $650 for big block. I know it is difficult to give a price without seeing pictures but what should I be looking for as far as good/bad things on the truck? How tough would it be to make it an auto? What gear ratios could it possibly have? 4:10? Thanks for any help/advice you guys can give me.