My caution about the title is simply that, if you get it running and moving, the titled owner might have a much bigger desire to have it back. Personally, I wouldn't lift a finger until I had a title in hand, otherwise you might get the ‘that was my grandfathers truck, he drove it in Korea...’ story,and it becomes more expensive. They are cool old rigs! Id love to have one for my cabin up in Crown King. What kind of motors and trans are repower options for them.