whatever type engine (4.0, 4.3, v8, etc) you decide, look through ads on craigslist for people either selling an engine or (even better) parting out a truck (so you can get all the parts from the same vehicle) or selling a whole wrecked truck.... also keep your eyes peeled as you ride around your area. lots of times you'll come across what some call "barn finds" (even though it might not be in a barn) a truck just sitting with weeds growing up around it, maybe a flat tire or 2... even if there's no for sale sign on it, wouldn't hurt to go knock on a door and ask about it - they might be on the fence about putting it up for sale and with a potential buyer in front of them, might push them off the fence to make a decision.
[FONT="Comic Sans MS"][COLOR="Blue"]Sean B. - Schenectady, NY - 95 YJ, 350/700r4/NP241, JB Shorty SYE, 8.8 rear, 2" BDS, 1" homebrew shackles, Daystar 1" BL, TJ flares, 35x12.50 General Grabber AT2 on 15x10 Bart D-Truckers, Polyshield polycarbonate windshield, HD over/under crossover steering
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