So, the wifey got fat and decided I needed a new truck to haul our little bundle of joy around. haha. My beloved ol' Z71 regular cab that I built and drove for 10 years was getting rusty. So I actually bought (two) ext cab trucks like mine to swap over all my good stuff (9.7:1 Vortec 357 with roller cam and DIY tuned TBI, NV4500 5spd swap and 14-bolt rear). Auto trans is a deal breaker for me, so I figured swapping all my stuff was easiest. First truck ended up being a lot rustier than the pictures and the second one I had transported all the way from Cali and it was amazing. But, the wifey found this 496/6spd In Colorado near her sister's...so I snatched it up and then sold all the other trucks. It needed some work, but altogether I'm into it for about the same money I sold the other trucks for, and it's 9,200gvw instead of 6,100, and 15,600 tow rating instead of 7,000. And Tiffany's big thing is the fact that it has 4 doors, and I bet the 2 door ext cab would have been a bigger ass ache than I realized honestly. It's been mostly cosmetic work and general maintenance, but I did put a new intake tube on it, swap to efans, DIY tune the PCM, add a helical LSD out back and put louder mufflers on. It doesn't really need crazy mods, because it handles heavy trailers awesome as-is...and these BBC/LS bastard-child 8.1s are pretty damn pricey to build. I was amazed at what just a tune did though. Stock these things have no power enrichment and the spark is only 18 degrees at WOT!?