So I’m new on this forum but have been building off-road vehicles for some time now. I’m big into jeeps and build a lot of bad ass rigs for people but this time I wanted to build a crew cab small truck for a crazy overland vehicle and I’m not able to afford a new gladiator. So we are starting with a 2005 Chevrolet Colorado 4x4 I picked up for $1000 with 287k on it. I new I wanted to do a LS swap so I found one with a rod knock. But as luck would have it this one is really clean for the most part other than the back portion of the rocker panels being rusted. Also doing a front solid axle swap with a custom 3 link and Dana 60 up front and a full floater 14 bolt on Chevy half ton leafs put back. So here is the progress so far!