This is my first post on this site......well I was a member about 4 or 5 years back and lost interest sort of. My first vehicle at 16 was a '79 K10, then I owned a '87 K10, and a '85 K5. I've since had a couple of kids and have stepped up to my current civilized '98 Yukon....nice truck but I have always missed having a solid axle GM truck. This past weekend I found a '79 K5 in just about the most perfect rust free condition you could find here in NH. I have not been able to keep this truck out of my head....it hits a sentimental nerve being a '79 like my first truck of 8 years (hated to see it go!!!) but could still accomadate the family being a K5. Now the problem...I also have a fully restored '71 Nova that the old man and I restored back when I was in high school. It's never been a driver, just a show car and nice weather cruiser. Hasn't even been on the road the last 2 years, just sits in the garage. Obviousily would break my heart to see it go, but I can't have both. Problem with K5 is money is tight in the household right now and it would have to be a daily cruiser for me as the wife usually uses the Yukon for soccer mom duties. All my older rigs have been from New England and needed rust repair, so it was no big deal to me to always be doing body work on these to keep 'em on the road. This one must be a southern truck, what would be the best way to protect it now if I were to get it and have the body last a few years of NH winters (i.e. salt destruction!!!) until I could get a winter rig and retire this one to summer duties???? My old man is a retired body man, so I'm quite experienced doing the work. I just am lazy and have always said I'd still be driving a solid axle chevy if it weren't for the constant rust repair. Sorry for the long post......I'm just torn and looking for advice. I hate to be the guy that kicks himself in the butt after getting rid of my Nova when I'm older I just miss my '79 so much too.