Sorry for so many questions and such, its just that I'm moving into the time of the year when I have the time and money to spend on the cruiser. Ok-locally there is a low mileage (58k) 77 for sale relatively cheap ($3.5-4k.) Supposedly runs and drives well, but body is in kinda rough shape. My body and chassis on my 74 are nearly perfect but my F has low oil pressure, i suspect low compression, and the infamous 3 spd. I have considered buying this 77, doing a disk swap, using its third member to replace my worn out one, use its doors, fiberglass, and swap in its 4spd and 2f. I would use the parts from my 74 to make the 77 a trail only beater and eventually SOA and SBC it as a second cruiser. I'm asking how difficult swapping a 2F, 4 spd, 77 front axle, booster and master into a 74 is, to see if it its worth the 3.5k for a parts/beater truck. Thanks for any thoughts.