geezus man!! that frame is shot!! reminds me of my room mates Isuzu pickup he just bought. clean ass truck but the frame is rotting away. makes me wonder how its stayed together this long. anywho, sounds like you got a good idea of what you wanna do. how are you gonna do your fuel system? gonna use stock gas tank for now and relocate it or are you just gonna go ahead and get a fuel cell? good luck with it bro!