I know now for sure that I want a Chevy blazer and I am down to two trucks. A 1975 with a 400 with a 350 trans and 205 transfer case. Comes with 4 inch lift properly done with bfg tires and k mart rims. 33inch tires I am in California so this unit also has the bonus of no smog. Body is nasty. New dash top. The engine has a good compression reading but I have no idea how many miles are on it. Trans is crap. 205 yes a great advantage. 1987 new crat engine 350, Trans 700r4, 208 transfer case. **** Painted purple and green**** lol nasty nasty looking colors but very clean no rust. It has a very nasty 8inch lift with alcoa rims and k-mart tires. 35 inch tires. The rear lift is almost all block and the transfer case is not dropped yet they bolted the spacers under the transfer case brace. so the brace sits against the frame then comes the spacers and then the nuts....??? Makes me a little worried about the quality of the rest of the work. Rear brakes are rattling like a....rattle. The deal is killing me because the 80,s glam truck has a good engine efi and clean body but I have to paint it anyway and almost redo the entire suspension... the owner wants alot for his pretty paint job. The 75 has no smog and good engine but unknown mileage. The suspension is clean. Rusty body and crappy interior. No efi. I would like to go 700r4 on the 75 but I am not sure of the conversion cost to slip a 205 onto the trans. I am a welder fabricator so basic structure mods are no big deal. Both have bad AC and it was 110 today. I would love others opinions maybe other issues to look out for when making my final decision. I do have a budget and my list of most important to least is: good power , efi, usable suspension, overdrive, 36" tires. If I can get a fairly cheap way to efi the 400 then I may be able to make the 1975 work. Depends on the cost of the 700r4 205 adapter cost. The truck will be utilitarian use and transportation as well. Oh and I will be adding cut out flares to whatever I buy.. Thanks for any input. (Bought the 1975) UPDATE:: I now have a new choice dilemma. The 1975 comes with a TH350 and what I thought was a 205 but turned out to be a 203. I was going to get the TH350 rebuilt and get a doubler kit. Well as it so happens I bought the 205 today so instead of buying a 203 I did it in reverse. The problem dilemma for me is the 205 is attached to an old 4 speed cast iron manual trans and comes with all the parts basically needed to convert to manual shift…. I saw it on Craig’s list and I will get a pic from there. That way I don’t have to get out the camera and so forth. The 205 I now have has these numbers on its id plate. Model 205 Ratio 196 Serial 3-14-77 Assem. No. 460839 I have no idea where the trans info will be but it has a lot of 17 , 16 … numbers followed by GM on it. The bell housing is aluminum. It was in a 78 Chevy truck behind a old 350 according to the guy I bought it from. SO should I do doubler with the th350 trans rebuild meaning I shouldn’t have to change driveshafts and could keep my gearing for mild freeway driving…. Or go with the stick ..still not sure what it will turn out to be. Thanks for any help or info.