I just purchased a 73 K-5 Blazer with a 383 Stroker, a NP-203 full-time transfer case, Turbo 350 tranny, Dana 44 up front and the 12 bolt rear with 3.08 and positraction for $900. The tranny (rebuilt 2 years ago), transfer case (rebuilt 2 years ago) and engine (rebuild with about 20k on it) seem all in good shape, it runs and drives just fine. The body however is shot, there is hardly anything left of the rocker panels and underneath the layer of metal before you get up to where the seats are mounted is as flimsy as cloth. The floorboards are not rusted but I need to knowwhat I can do with this rust on the body such as underneath and along the rear quarters. Should I just cut that crap out and start with the metal thats still good? I know a lot of guys that are cutting off sheet metal and putting bars and such underneath for protection on trails and such, and eliminating all that flimsy metal. Any opinions would be appreciated as this is my first fullsize Blazer, I want to build it up into a trail rig and need advice on getting started with asthetic beauty, i.e. I HATE RUST!! And this thing has a ton!