Hey guys. I've been browsing for a couple months now and decided to join. I have an 85 Jimmy w/ factory 350/700/208 w/ 3:08's. This is my second K5 so I learned a lot of things (and things not to do) w/ my first one I had. One of the first things I'm gonna do is swap in a set of "3/4 tons" that my friend has no use for so I can have them for free. They already have 4:10's loaded in them but they are open diff. I can't complain, they are free /forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif. What's a way of IDing these things positively? Also, what's involved w/ swapping this into my K5 (brakes, steeing, ball joints, tie rods, etc.) Also, I want to have just a 4" lift to clear 33's. This truck is very nice and mostly rust free, so I don't want to hack sheetmetal at all. This truck is mostly going to be street use w/ a little off-roading. My girlfriend likes to drive it and for hardcore wheeling (moslty mud around here) I'm looking at a 2500 Burban for that. So what lift should I go with? Against what most people do, I would actually be looking for a suspension that's not that flexible do to street handling. Would shackle flips be practical? I want to build a big block w/ a TH-400 (I'm not messin w/ trying to build the 700 for the horsepower that I want). Where is a good place to find BBC parts at a decent price. I know Summit and Jegs by heart but was wondering if there are places you guys have dealt w/ that are cheaper. I am possibly looking at stroker kits as well. My one friend loves building engines and is going to build it for me. So I would be looking more for kits rather than short blocks. I've done head and cam swaps, but never built an engine. I would also in the near future be looking for a basket roof rack if somebody is looking to get rid of one. Also, as you can tell by my name, I will be doing these on a budget. Anything would be of help. I am passionate about these trucks and I got this because I regretted every day after I sold my other one (although that one is in good hands; it now has about 15" of lift on 42" TSL's w/ LOTS of room (too much). Many thanks in advance guys!!!