Well as promised, here is the start of my build thread. I thought I would start off with what the goals of the build are. 1. A reliable truck that could travel cross country in a moments notice. 2. A capable towing rig. Not looking to move mountains but a car hauler, small backhoe, RV should be no problem. 3. Needs to get reasonable fuel economy. I'm not looking for Prius numbers but reasonable. Probably only will get driven a couple thousand miles per year. 4. Reasonable power. My goal is around 500 ft lbs at the rear wheels. Not looking for a race horse. 5. I'd like to be about $12-13k all in for truck parts and any services I can't do myself. 6. Road worthy by fall, complete by next fall. 7. All the comforts of my 2001 truck. 8. Some custom touches. I have some things in mind but we will see. So here is what I'm starting with: It's the truck in my sig. We are loosing the snow plow. That's enough to get started.