I talked with a guy semi-locally that sells minis. He has several junk parts trucks in the back, so I ask him about them. He said that they either had an electrical or engine and he has been using parts off of them. Anyway, he had a 2wd unit, missing the engine and tranny that looked to be rather complete. I looked it over with the idea or dropping a Chevy V8 in the bed area. Of course the rear end would have to be changed. I haven't been able to crawl under one of these yet to check frame rails and all related do-able stuff. But I have done harder convertions before. I would just have to wear a diaper went I drove it. Could put new life to an old dying truck. We'll see what happens. Milt, you up for long weekend down in southern Mississippi? greg BTW: what is the width of the rear axle?