Yeah, i kind of wish I had done what Peter here says when I started. Start with a POS and build it to wheel, but it soulds like you really just want a mild trail rig (that's how we all start <IMG SRC="smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0">)Originally posted by peterfj40:
<STRONG>lots of people will say get a '76 for the front discs and 4speed w/ lower 1st gear than the 3spd,
Not sure about this? The 4 speed came in '74 and some of those have lower geared TRANSFER cases through '75
you'll eventually go to a V8, no doubt about it..
There are a lot of 2F purists out there, he may love his tractor engine
i'd get an older truck, then swap in later axles that are either factory disk, or ones you can put mini truck discs on, then swap in a V8 and sm420 or sm465 and spring it over w/ 35's and weld the back up...cheap and easy build up</STRONG>