Here's a few pics of my build that has been going on for 2 years now. Bought the truck new and started this @ 190,000 miles. My objective is light weight but tough, simple (no ECM's), fuel efficient, aluminum flat bed with FWC eventually. You can see what the salt does to vehicles here near Buffalo, NY. Totally disassembled the frame, blasted and had it hot dip galvanized, reassembled and painted with epoxy and SS urethane. Cummins 4BT with HE341 turbo, intercooler, 9" rear, D44 solid front, 4" lift necessary with the SAS, Eaton Tru-Trac LS frt and rear, 3.50 gears with the M5R2 5spd for now, BW1356 transfer and a GV overdrive to give 9 forward gears. Explorer rear disc conversion. With 3.50's and 33X10.5-15 it will be turning 1620 @70 in double over or 1740 in 4th over @55. Boxed the frame, totally rebuilt the cab, just finishing up exhaust and fuel tank installs.