Okay, I decided to add a build thread for my truck. I don't plan to do a whole bunch to it except get it in good running form and then use it for what it was intended for. When I brought it home on Father's Day 2012 it rattled and bounced like crazy, had some side racks installed, and came with low 68,8** original miles. It ran a little too hot for my taste, and needed to be cleaned. Since I didn't know about this website when I bought the truck, I never thought to take "before" pictures. But this is the truck on it's way home at a cool spot to let the pups stretch their legs and do their business...Well, that pic was to be where this text is...oh well, you get the idea... First thing I did was spray down the engine compartment and under carriage to rid it of the dust and debris that had built-up on it. When I looked at the coolant it was a greyish brown color with floaties. A couple days later I flushed the cooling system, put a 160 thermostat on it, and filled it with good clean antifreeze. Second was a good washing and boy the paint that came off when I did. I need to really get the paint taken care of by getting rid of the oxidation and giving it a good waxing. Third was to figure out why it banged and rattled so badly. Tailgate felt tight and so did the bed, but it sounded like the whole back of the truck was going fall off at any given moment. Removed the spare tire hanger in an attempt to pinpoint the noise producing culprit. It wasn't the tire hanger. It was the upper rear shock studs. That and the shocks were shot! Removed the shocks and the studs and no more noise! But what a bouncy ride. A week later I bought some Monroe Gas Shocks for the rear and made sure tighten the studs. The truck rode oh so nice. When I first posted this, I forgot about replacing the modulator valve. The truck shifted horribly, quickly, and softly. So I put a new adjustable modulator valve with the red stripe and now the trucks shifts the way it's supposed to. An inexpensive major improvement!