Ive got a stock rust free 79 K5 and a fairly good 79 K20 sitting in the driveway and a big decision to make. One of them will get the flick and the other will have big $$$ sunk into it to make it a very unique (well down here anyway!) and capable expedition vehicle. It will also serve as a DD. Until recently I needed the K20 wheelbase and tray for towing/hauling however 'she who must be obeyed' is all for building a C20 or C30 (nice paint,454/400, airbags, etc etc) to fill this role. So Im having a real crisis of faith, I've spent plenty of time in both rigs and cant decide which one to give up. When completed specs will read as follows. K5 6.5TD 480/205 or Nissan 5spd/t case D44/9" (3.89's and ARBs) 33" 4" lift + rear airbags 2x rear swing away spares mini exo with rack snorkel roof tent custom tanks fuel/water etc etc Pros - Short wheebase, lighter, wife can drive , better DD, dogs get the sweet taste of aircon (115deg at xmas) Cons - Packing space, soggy mastiffs end up in cab (occasional), less space for fuel (maybe 40-50 gal) K20 6.5TD 480/205 D44/14" (3.73s's and ARBs) 35" 4" lift + rear airbags Crew Cab body with flatbed (+ enclosed cage) Pros - Packing space, soggy mastiffs can ride on the tray, more space for fuel (80 gal) Cons - Turning circle, slighty PITA DD, heavy rig, marginally higher fuel use Think it over and tell me which would you want?