Hello, I need some serious help here. I have a 1973 K5 Blazer with an original 454 big block. I have put in a Edelbrock intake, edelbrock 650 cfm carb, changed from points to HEI and put in an RV cam. The engine runs well but the headers and exhaust need to be redone due to rust, holes and an exhaust leak. This truck needs a lot of work still. There is a sufficient amount of rust underneath but no frame cracking. The wiring was done by the previous owner and it looks like a 5 year old did it. The thing is, Im about to go back to school and have run out of time to finish the project (too many other projects took precedent before this). I have looked into some great places in LA to do a lot of the work for me and this is where I have run into a problem. So finally, here is my question. I can quickly see how expensive this can get to make a real reliable vehicle out of this guy. I dont want a rock crawler but a good off road, camping, street blazer. I have found several blazers in good shape for 6K and below. It seems it would be much more expensive to have this one fixed up as apposed to just buying someone elses with all the work already done to it. I know theres no fun in that, but I wont have the time for another 3 years. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.