I have been a long time owner of toyota's. I just recently sold my 85 4runner, which had alcan 5" springs, dual t'case, 4.88's, rear detroit locker, allpro bumpers, and 35" MTRs. I love toyotas product and have always been satisfied with them, but I want to do a new build up on an American vehicle. The other day, I went wheelin in my buddies 72 K5, and I tell you, that was one of the funnest vehicles I've driven. I have narrowed my search to three different models. A 73-90 K5 is one of the three, and at the top of my list. I just need some info about these beasts, as I don't know much about them. What kind of manual transmissions did they come with, and what kind of tcase. How reliable of a vehicle are they, and how builder friendly are they? What is the gear ratio on them and what kind of axles do they come with? My next vehicle needs to be dependable, and very trail capable, yet, a good street driver as well. I will be driving the thing every day, as well as wheelin in Moab fairly often. I also do all of the mods to my trucks myself, so, how easy are K5's to modify and work on? Thanks. Sorry, I don't know much about K5's, but I'd really like to own one of those bad boys.