If you could start over, what would you change? My shortbed has been through a few changes. some good, some not so good. nothing I would call bad because everything is a learning experience. I have lifted it 3 seperate times. had 3 different front axles. had an engine fire that set me back a bit. I bought a blazer a while back for $100. I got it off an over the road truck driver. it sat for 2 weeks at a time while he was out driving. I put poly body mounts and a complete dual exhaust on it when inspection came up. My father is driving it as his DD. When he find the right truck for himself it will be mine to molest as I see fit. some of the things I know I will keep are that it will stay a gas engine with an automatic transmission. I want my wife to be able to drive it. Ideally my wife will drive my 2000 sierra in 2 years when her current lease is up. I will DD the blazer, and the shortbed will stay my beater. I have never daily driven anything with tires bigger then 35's. What do you like and why? I am starting with a 1985 blazer with stock 2 leaf front springs and 31" pirelli's. Keep it budget minded as I have a young child, wife and bills to pay. The expensive stuff is for the beater.