Ok, everybody. I\"m sorry. Wow. I really lit a fire under that camp, didn't I? In all the bbs's I've been to, that's the most heated discussion I've ever caused. Wow. More than 2 pages of replies. Anyway...sorry I went off. The history of the vehicle is almost completely in front of me so I knew it had been mistreated a bit. I did expect some of the brake cost, but wasn't expecting it to continually snowball. To add to it, I had to question a brake line that showed on the receipt. Turns out the rusty spot I saw when changing my rear gear oil turned out to be a hole. Stops like a champ now. I guess hydroboost isn't all that bad after all(that's AFTER ALL the braking system has been replaced). Seems to stand up well against the 35's. Even the parking brake works now. Still need to loosen up the gum buildup on the ratchet mechanism, though. No biggie there. But, man. $595.27 final tally. I coulda used that money to get the body work done. I'm jealous of all you fellas with rust free rides. If this thing were rust free, all this money I just spent wouldn't bother me. But now I have that cost hanging over me, whatever it may be. But, I'm hooking up with a fellow K5'er maybe this weekend who has a friend who might can help. I'll take all the "ease the pain" I can get now. That rear end leaks like a civ. Just leave me be. I'll get over it. What was seeming to be in decent mechanical condition with body problems turned out to have problems everywhere. Well, at least I'll have my a/c back when I put the new vacuum pod on this weekend. Guys, thanks. Sorry I had to be an ass. Your words were well taken. Girls, well, what can I say. Chicks in 4x4's are a turn on for me. And some even responded to my post!! Oh, I'm in love! Too bad they had to be Blazinmom and some guy's wife. heh heh heh A little post painful check writing humor.