Ok, hey all. I recently bought a 72 K5. My driver is a 98 C1500..... Needless to say, there is a bit of difference in drivablity and comfort... Here is my goal. I want to get my K5 as nice on the inside as my 98 is. 1: The Dash. Does anybody have any info about cramming a late 90's or newer dash into a 69-72? I think the newer ones are a bit deeper so it'd probably take some trimming of the depth or the seats may need to move back a few inches. 2: The Steering. I have power steering but it seems to take more steering wheel travel than my 98. can I gear it up to require fewer revolutions at my hands for the same distance of travel at the tires? And maybe a similar feel as my 98. Also, I like the thicker grip of my 98 steerin wheel.. I need to get rid of that old one and maybe find some aftermarket thick grip wheel. 3: The Tranny... bleh... I hear these 4 speeds are bullet proof.. but crap man. The range jump between gears sucks.. plus the inability to shift back down to 2nd when going over like 2mph... I was rompin around in our corn field and the engine was screamin.. if I went up a gear though, it'd be too high.. soooo.. I'm thinkin either gettin a 5spd like my truck, or going to a Th400.. having an auto would definatly be nice.. I got bad knees and its getting sore from that freaking stiff clutch.. if I stay manual, I'm thinkin of somehow swapping to a hydrolic clutch. 4: Brakes.. I've noticed braking is a bit hard sometimes.. Its power withs discs in front but stopping power is still its lacking. Solutions? .. bigger disks, disc conversion in rear? something else maybe? 5: Leaks... It seems everyone has this problem.. so apparently there's a reason. Is it just a matter of seals getting old? So if I get new weather stripping will the leak at the roof/windshield/sidewindow area go away? 6: Insulation for noise and temp. I want to reduce road noise and keep the truck warm on the inside in winter. I'm figuring adding some padding, then heavy cardboard panelling and maybe some carpet or vinyl on all the metal interior sides. .. my roof.. can I split the layers apart and pack insulation in the center? The previous owner put a small 6"x6" or so skylight in the rear passenger side of the roof.. strange spot. Leaks only a little little bit.. dont know what I'll do with that. .. maybe leave it for kicks. 7: Roll.. even with stock springs and 31" tires it rolls bad on turns.. is there something I can do to reduce this? I'm not a big rock crawler.. more just gettin though the muddy holes is my goal. However, I may be looking into a quick front swaybar disconnect. ... Is there suck a thing as a front IFS conversion on these rigs? Custom, I'm sure, but has it been done?.... successfully? 8: Suspension/Tire Plan... 2-3" lift and 33" BFG tires.. MT or AT I'm not sure yet... probably some classic alloy rims of some kind.. .. though some fender opening elongating has come to mind.. I'm not afraid of body work... maye I can get away with less lift.. that would definatly be better to sooth my body roll whinings. Do people ever drop these bodies on a newer IFS frame? Is it possible to get as good of street handling with a SFA as an IFS rig? I'm going to be driving this rig a bit on the road so thats my reason for consern.. 9: Defrost/Heater.. crap man the Defrost works, but its pathetic.... as is the heater. If I manage to cram in a new dash I'll cram in a newer vent system... otherwise, I may have to figure out to put my current pansy little dash vents on steroids. so that is my current list of things to research.. there's probably more that I've forgotten. I love this year of Blazer and have wanted one for years. Now that I finally have it, I just need to mold it to myself. I hope it actually happens. If you can give me any tips or point my into directions of where to look for any of these things I would really appreciate it. For example, I know I've seen a pic of a same body style truck put on a new truck frame.. cant remember what dash it had, but it was all nice and pretty.. and it was on Ebay somewhere. note.. the VIN is: CKE182S131151 I'll have to get some better pictures up soon, but this is what I took with my Cell after giving her an initiation with some friends in our cornfield/soppy peat ground. Thanks!