First of all, what a great site! Seems to be a lot of smart people here. Well, I got a '79 Jimmy last week for under $1k. I'd wanted a pre '76, but I couldn't find one for the right price. Besides, I'm building this rig for my father-n-law. The engine was supposedly toast (spun bearing or something) so after towing it home, I figured I'd just try to crank it over. Put in a fresh battery, and it started right up! Good news. I'm not too worried about the engine, as I'm having a 383 built to throw in. But, it was nice to drive it around the block! Definitely has a knock. But the tranny feels good, brakes are ok considering how long they've been sitting. AC blows cold. Stereo works great. Can't beat it for $900...or maybe I got taken? Doesn't matter, most of the drivetrain will be new or rebuilt. Can't wait to get some new parts and really start working on it. This is my first real experience with one and it's fun stuff. Spent most of my time lately worrying about my '70 Chevelle. But this project will prepare me for the '75 Blazer that might be heading my way in a year or so. So I guess the bug has already bitten. And I love it. So tell the new student here what you guys think of the project: Have Dana 60 front and Corp 14 rear (4.56) to go in next week or so Having a 383 stroker built, not sure of specs yet...price will determine some. Having the stock HT350 rebuilt just in case (remember, it's for pops and I dont' want to hear about him breaking down on the trails in Colorado). Getting a np205 rather than the 203 that's on it. Picking up a set of H2 17" rims and possibly 37" tires. I'll have the brakes gone through. The steering wheel is looser than...well, it's loose at the tilt and all the way down. Have to tighten that up, if they didn't ruin it driving it that way too long. It already has what looks like a 6" lift or so. Could be 4", I'm not good at gauging some of them. Anything else that you'd recommend? Thanks. Here's a link to a pic I took of it: http://users.adelphia.net/~wy4tt/ Apparently it doesn't play well with others. Not crazy about the paint job on it, but who cares at this point.