1971 800B V8 build. "Old Mac Donald" The time has finally come to get my last project on the road. I have been collecting parts for 2 years now, and so I pulled the 800B into my shop. My biggest worry is that my purist streak is going to get in the way of my alter ego: My rock crawler side... As many of you know from the "Alpine treasures" thread, I have a lot of NOS parts at my disposal saved for this truck. Things like all new gauges, or new springs. Problem is, I don't care much for the OEM springs on these trucks. I'm leaning towards wider and softer. I have a good set of YJ springs for a SOA conversion, but don't think they would like the weight. Perhaps I'll use them just in the rear, and go with somne travelall springs I have for the front. IDK. As for the gauges, seems a shame to use them if I'm not doing a resto. Should I sell them and use the money towards lockers? Again, IDK yet. So, untill I figure out what my true direction is, I will do some body work. First thing I did was remove the full top, and traded it for a 1/2 cab top. Saves a bit of weight if I go in the crawler direction. I plan on tube doors also. I removed the front clip so I could pound out some bent metal on the pass. side. Looks to have been hit, and crumpled up the inner fender in three places.