Talked to my mom's friends, husband tonight about the blazer...gave his opinion on it. And what I should do with it... I'll start from the beginning... About 1-2 years ago I recieved the 84 project blazer from my dads friend for 500 bucks. My dad's plan was to make the blazer a trail rig and not care about the body...then keep the Jimmy as the DD andkeep it clean... Time went on and this site influenced me! I decided I wanted to make the blazer the ultimate trail rig I could...I toook it all apart and was planning on replacing it with the best parts I could find. Things changed... I decided I wanted to restore the blazer instead. So I kept taking it apart, but taking extra care since I was going to clean and restore it. Then plans changed again, I was still going to restore it, but I was planning on making it entirely rust free...make it the best looking, running, etc I could...and sell it for around 4-5,000 locally or on ebay. As with my young mind I thought that was a great idea...I could learn many things...then with the money I could buy more tools, and then build up the Jimmy...which would be a DD/semi-medium hardcore trailrig. So I went with this, planned exactly what I wanted to replace on the body, wrote a list... It added up to more than 1,500$ american...which I thought wasn't too bad. I don't know why...but in my head I imagined I could finish restoring this within 1-2 years...fairly quickly. Don't ask why...but I kept thinking that...planning what tools I was going to buy, and upgrades for the Jimmy. Now this guy comes over and talks to me about it...he is an engineer, and has worked on a fair amount of vehicle. He says this is going to take a lot of money, and time...probably 5+ for me with no job and school 75% of the year. Then he says the body isn't worth trying to fix. He says I am better off selling the drivetrain and whatever I can salvage from it, and take the rest to the junkyard. At first I was stunned...what happened to my big plan about getting around 5k out of it after I sold it? But now I am thinking...am I on drugs? What was I thinking? this is going to take more work than I wanted...considering I would be doing this resto mainly from the profit I'd get after selling it. when it should be about driving it around having fun in it after. So my question is...honestly, am I over my head in this blazer project of mine? Should I really dump a bunch of money (like I was planning) this summer for thebody? Should I just put it back together and try to sell it as parts, if that doesn't work then sell the salvagable parts then? In my head I wan't too just stop the blazer project and try to sell it..I was getting sad that I would have to spend all my money on the blazer to get it restored...and not on the jimmy...what I really wanted. Seeing everyone going wheeling, getting new stuff, doing spring swaps/axle swaps...and I can't do that until the blazer is done. Wil the profit I possibly make off the blazer in a few years be worth it?,but on the otherhand when I can start working, and saving now...and get the 1 ton axles, and stuff for the Jimmy SOON...and go to the junkyard soon to scout it out (I was planning on waiting a few months to a year to go...) I guess i pretty much made up my mind...I'll try to sell it when I put it back together...but I want some opinions... the part RIGHT now that means the most to me is learning...I feel I am being VERY greedy about just wanting the money I could possibly get out of the blazer iif it sold when I restored it. I wanted to learn how the blazer works, and how the parts go together. The downside of stopping it now is I won't be rebuilding the axles, tranny, x-case, engine etc like I wanted (probably unrealistic rebuilding them all, considering I am novice still) But I could always gain that from getting a junkyard 350 SOON and rebuilding it for fun. OPINIONS please..... and don't yell at me for being greedy or whatever. I just had to let all this out...this decision will change my life...pretty much. The way I look at it right now is I can gain the knowledge I lose from not continueing (bodywork, welding, rebuilding drive and powertrain, electrical stuff, etc) in the future when I buy a old car/truck (like I was planning) and just learn on that. Although that won't be till I get out of university. But for now...I might look for a toyota/suzuki/s10 because of the small engine...(low mpg) and drive that if prices gain. My mind is really scrambled now...I don't really know what to do...putting the blazre back together is a lot of work...and trying to sell it will be a lot of work too. I got to go now...i have a test tomorrow and my mind is racing I can hardly concetrate on one thing... Hope this hole thing made sense... P.S. serious answers only...please give my your opinion semi-kindly to kind...no jackass comments... REMEMBER im young! Steve.