I looked at a 76 K10 Scottsdale today. The body is fairly straight, there's some rust on the corner of 1 door and it looked like the bottom front of a wheel well had rust as well. The tailgate has a dent in it and the driver's side bed was hit, not too bad just a couple of creases and missing trim. The floor board was replaced (covered by a rubber mat so I don't know how well) the steering wheel is a horribly small aftermarket wheel (smaller than my Civic's) it's missing the handle for the e-brake release. The engine supposedly has about 3k miles on it with an RV cam rebuilt by him. It has a SM465 which was grinding into gear. The windshield fluid pump is dead. He mentioned the rear end being rebuilt, I think he said something about it having a hole, not quite sure. The locking hubs were rebuilt 7 years ago. I couldn't move the seat forward and the clutch pedal is missing the rubber pad. The exhaust was pretty rusty, the frame around the steering box was not cracked. and the tires are probably about 40% left. I belive that's all, he's asking $2,000 for it. I think the tranny needs new synchros, is that correct? I'm also not sure how much I like the way it shifts, feels vague and loose, is that normal? I know it won't shift like my Civic which I love, but i'm hoping it's not more work than it is fun or I might actually prefer an auto. Well I hope that's easy to read, It's probably going to need quite a bit of money put into it to be nice, so what do you guys think? Is it more hassle than it's worth? I do kind of like it not having A/C, less clutter under the hood. Oh and the engine is a 2 bolt main out of a 78' I believe it had an edelbrock intake, quadrajet, HEI, RV cam, I think it had headers as well but I don't remember. Here's an old pic of it, looks pretty much the same just without the canopy. This doesn't make me feel too good about the gas tank: "Recently, General Motors (GM) has settled 297 cases in which passengers involved in pickup truck accident suffered severe burns and burn-related deaths. The company paid the victims and their families over $495 million in settlements. The type of pickup truck involved in the horrific accidents was the C/K model. Approximately nine million of these vehicles were manufactured between 1973 and 1987, and were equipped with side saddle gas tanks. Many years later it was found that GM had been aware of the gas tank defects since the early 1970's. This is not the first time GM has gone to court for defective gas tanks, the company has previously settled gas tank explosion cases, although the amounts of those settlements have not been disclosed." Is this a concern for off roading as well?