I could use a new project but honestly I lack experience wheeling in these tight woods. Please school me. I've been to Browns Camp with my dirt bike and my current/running 4x4s are a 2000 S10 and 1970 K5, neither one needs any more branch marks. As a kid my old man was a trailboss for a 4x4 club but he sold that rig and built a series of sandrails so my experience is hare and hound desert running and for many years EVERY weekend at Glamis in sandrails and dirtbikes. Thankfully I've inherited my dads and granddads fabrication skills. I want something good looking, light and torquey. Wheeltravel and a low center of gravity are positives but I'd also like to keep it cheap. I have a couple of 4x4s sitting in the blackberry patch, an 85 rustbucket K5 and a 83 slow-rollover Toy longbed. Since moving here the DEQ boundry has moved outside of me, BASTARDS, but I've found a 72 Chevy Luv on craigslist which would solve the problem of running it with any drivetrain I want. The Toy has the weak 21 spline tranny that's not strong enough for the 350. The Toys 22R ran great but it's low on power. Honestly I'm not sure the iron 350 and SM465, 205 T-Case is what I want to run either. Might rum either for a while cause they are bulletproof and free but way too heavy or underpowered IMO, could be wrong. Besides, my questions here are more about running gear than motors. Option 1. Mount the Luv cab on the 85 Blazer frame, cut, weld and bondo the bed to fit and call it a day. The K5 axles are 10 inches wider, suppose I could find some positive offset wheels for the street to avoid tickets. Option 2. Bob the rear of the longbed Toy frame at the leaf spring mounts, cut and weld the Luv bed. The bobbed longbed still leaves me room for the dirtbike. Run the Toy axles and either the Toy or Chev motor/trans/tc for now and keep my eye out for a late model aluminum v6/tranny/tc. I've never figured out why Chevy hasn't built a V6 or V4 OHV LS torquemonster motor. I have a LS1/T56 but it's going in the 240Z this summer. Or 3, for some reason my favorite. Do the same as #2 but use the bulletproof K5 axles. While I'm at it, what do you think about using a front axle at the rear? Useful or overkill? I happen to have a hydraulic rear wheel steering setup from a GVR4 sitting in the shop. I'm spitballing here, experienced opinions welcome. Edited to add: I'll be shooting a bolt action 260, a 300WSM or a BAR -06.