It's 3:03 a.m. and I just came home with another K30. I traded the '83 K5 Blazer as a running driving vehicle for an '82 K30 Diesel truck non running. The K30 needs a little wiring fix by the starter, passenger side exhaust, and a tranny (the TH400 is bad). Most people would be like... "You traded a running 4x4 for one that doesn't start or drive??" But hey, it has a Dana 60... enough said. Body is ok, needs paint but is straight, it's a Silverado with the power options, supposedly 65k miles on the motor, 4" lift, 33" tires with like 90% tread, hitch, and a Ramsey electric winch. I was gonna sell the K5 for $1800 or $1500 or so... he wanted $2500 for the truck as is so I figured if a non running truck is worth $2500 then my running K5 is worth $2500. And he was happy with that. I'm sure I made his day too cause he got a running driving 4x4. And I'm happy with the drivetrain/running gear swap. I had to go back and re-calculate what I was into the K5... which involves some trading of my '88 Firebird for another K5 too that I used parts from. So it boils down to this: [- is money paid out and + is money received back] -100 Bought 1988 Pontiac Firebird Traded Firebird for Parts 1982 K5 Blazer +300 sold 82 Blazer body with axles +50 sold 305 shortblock +40 sold Edelbrock Torker aluminum intake +75 sold Rally Wheels Balance of +$365 Profit [kept TH350/208 for other ’83 Blazer, 305 heads] -200 cash for 83 K5 Blazer and -400 value 3.73 ¾ ton axles in trade for Blazer (these axles ended up coming back to me as part of another deal when I bought a '79 K30 for $1400, but I'm basing that they were worth $400... so basically $600 total) +350 sold 700R4 tranny -200 350 motor value transferred from ’81 Chevy truck I had Used that 350 motor along with TH350/208 from '82 K5 to get the 83 running +12 sold/scrapped Two catalytic converters -200 Misc fluids/Fuel for trade (drive to drop off K5 and get K30) TRADE for 1982 Chevy K30 Diesel -273 Total Cash Invested to this point I guess I couldn't go wrong with the trade.