Well, I like reading build threads as much as the next guy, so I'm gonna start one of my own, both for your enjoyment (amusement?) and to serve as motivation for me to do a nice job with my mods!
So I recently bought an older Hallmark Ute 8.5 for my truck, in hopes that it would serve as a good way to show my parents around Colorado for a week this summer, and then I'll let them take it for a week or so on their own hopefully! Camper mods will show in a different thread...
My truck is an '06 GMC CC-SB Dmax Allison. Mods will be general suspension enhancements, comfort items, and a little preparedness equipment. No big lifts, power tunes, or crazy stuff for me, KISS!
Torsion bars tweaked just a little
285 BFG A/T's on H2 wheels
Just added Air Lift bags to get the rear up off the overloads. Hoping for a better ride.
Better in bed forward tie-downs for camper
Front receiver hitch (for a motorcycle carrier)
Front winch bumper (I have an 8274 that was on my ol' '96.)
Possible 1" rear blocks and a little more bar tweaking...
Make new Trans X-member that doesn't hang down. (Mine came pre-mashed...)
Good T-case skid ??
Fix rear G80 or put in an AAM Torsen diff.
Here's a pic of the rig for posterity...