Bought my 1973 GMC longbed stepside about 4 years ago. Since then I have been restoring and updating my truck.. To date I have completely replace the front and rear suspension and all steering components For the drive train the motor was in good condition added a Edelbrock intake manifold, EFI, and headers and a complete exhaust system. Replace automatic transmission with and over drive automatic transmission. Replaced all the wiring in the vehicle with a painless system, replace the gages with classic industry gages, redid all the interior added bucket seats, replace weather stripping for doors and windows. Repaired some floor rust with new replacement panels. Replanted vehicle added a stereo and speakers. Drives and rides great, gas mileage improved from 9 mpg to almost 20 with the EFI and over drive transmission. Being a longbed stepside, I get a lot of double takes and thumbs up.