I'm a little bit into this build now since I started the thread but just found my way onto this forum so I figured I'd start it here. I will date the posts that I made them so it won't be too confusing. 8-12-2012 A little back story on the truck. It's been in the family since the 60's, it was my late uncles truck. Here is a picture of it pulling his race car back in the day. After he passed away in the 70's my dad got the truck for a little while. It had 2x4's on top of a 327 SBC. My dad pulled the motor out for another project and the truck was passed on to my cousin. Another SBC was built, this time a 350 with a quadrajet on top. Sometime after this he parked it in the barn and it went way down hill. About 12-13 years ago my dad traded for the truck back. We had big plans but nothing much ever happened with it. A cheap paint job was put on it(the wrong shade of red) and a cheap interior kit was put in it, the wheels were added, but then it just mostly sat again. Until somewhere around 2007 when my dad gave the truck to me. Here is what it looked like when I took it over. The first measure of business when I got it was to return it to its 2x4 glory. Along with a few over modern things like an alternator and a basic tune up. I also went ahead and sanded the wrong shade of red(more on that later) off of it and added some hot rod black. After I got it running I quickly realized it was near undriveable at highway speeds. The old suspension was just wore out. But I still played with it for a year or so off and on before it just got too dangerous to drive. So I parked it and it has set pretty much all the time for the past three or four years in my basement. This is what it looked like before I parked it. One last piece of the back story, my uncle's prized possession was his 1966 Pontiac 2+2. It was/is a local legend, he had engine work done to it back in the late 60's that was unheard of for the area and it was a street racing king. Affectionately called "Old Red", he had the truck painted the same color. Also added a Pontiac tach like the one on the Pontiac. Here is a picture of the car right after leaving my wedding in it last year. So no fast forward to today. Last weekend while bringing the truck down to the shop to start work on I tore the transmission out of it, not sure what happened exactly, but it ate itself. Here the truck sits, not movable under its own power. So onto the project! While I'd like to make a 100,000 dollar street rod out of it I just can't afford it right now. So I am going to get it safe and road worthy and enjoy it as the vintage look that it is. Here are some of the things to come/be addressed. I have a better gear box to be installed New shocks Rebuild the suspension, tie rods, etc. Redo the brakes, hopefully add disc to the front Air conditioning Aluminum radiator Electric Fan The wiring is a nightmare, gotta fix it, or redo it Repaint er uh primer it Loose the ugly wheels and add some more period correct steel wheels Ditching the broke auto in favor of a 4-speed. The pedal is still in there, so why not?? Redoing at least part of the interior, gauges and what not I'm sure there is more to come and much more that will come up as the project goes along! But the main key is by the start of the show season next year I want to be able to drive it wherever I want, and to drive it! Wanna finally get it done so I can drive the piss out of it!