My 97 has treated me well but its just not what I want, I think its time to say goodbye to her. Anyway, my cousin has a truck that is damn near exactly what I want. It is a late 90s crew cab 4x4, long bed, dually. Now I don't really want a dually, but I can always remedy that later on. Good shape Crew-Cab 4x4s with all the options are hard to find around these parts, so I won't bitch about a little thing like 6 wheels, who knows maybe I'd grow to like it. It has a d.o.a. 6.5L in it. From his description the thing is TOAST. Being a 6.5L I don't really care to sink the money into a new engine, but I could easily see my way to a 6.0L gas engine swap. My question really revolves around, how intertwined is the body side of the harness and the engine harness on these new trucks? I know on my 1997 the intermixing of the two seems pretty limited. Makes me wonder how hard it would be to swap to a LQ4(9) but run the factory gauges and OBD-II connector. Any thoughts? Maybe I'd be better off just getting a 6.5L, but I know it needs a turbo and the engine, and who knows what else, and I'm just not much of a Diesel guy. The truck itself is just beautiful though, at least it was the last time I saw it.