Then I started hanging out with other 4-wheelers, off-roaders, and mud racers. I got an '81 Chevy 1-ton 4x4 Crew Cab with 454, 4spd, 205, 14-bolt and Dana 60, which became my main towing rig, taking over the duties of the GMC. I put a 4" lift and 33's on the Crew Cab, so it was time for the GMC to grow. The original plan was a 6" lift and 38" tires. After 2 years of waiting, saving up and collecting parts (all used stuff), the GMC finally had finished it's main makeover and drove out of my garage with a different 454, 8" suspension lift, 3" body lift, on 39.5" Boggers, with a 12000lb Warn Winch, different box and nose clip with cut-out flares, rear disc brakes, crossover steering, and a Dana 60 front.