Ok, I think this buildup thread is pretty long overdue. I bought my 40 in October 2002 for $2,500. It had a fiberglass body and fenders, but everything else was pretty much total crap. At this point, I really only knew how to change my oil and install shocks, but it got my foot in the door with my wife. Two weeks later I started disassembling it, just because I wanted to get the rust off and find out all the weird things the PO did, and there were tons of them. I figured I would have it done and back together by summer, cause I wouldn't have to do that much. Obviously we're coming up on October 2006 and its not done yet. Here are some pictures from shortly after I bought it - some disassembly had already begun. I quickly discovered that the frame was shot around the rear spring hangers. Coincidentally, Shreg had a frame frame he was going to take to the junkyard, so I took it off his hands. It was already set up for a springover with thru-the-frame shackle reversal and rear hangers moved for 55 springs. And it is at this point that the blame rests entirely with him for what happened after that. At most, this was supposed to be a stock 40 with a 4" spring lift and 33-35's. Once I got this frame, things changed.