Okay folks, so here is my dilemma. The blue pick-up is my tried and true, dyed in the wool, true blue, 1984 4D55T Ram 50 that I've had for several years. Although the picture doesn't adequately show it it is really starting to have some rust concerns that have only been accelerated since moving to a more humid climate. The black truck a 1986 Ram 50 with a 2.0L gasoline engine (not sure the model) and is the truck of interest that I have now with intentions to do a little swap. However, as I've laid awake at night thinking about it I'm not sure what is to be done. My blue truck (Wallace is his name) has just lost first gear recently and so I'm either in need of a rebuilt transmission or a replacement which I believe the one in the black truck will do just fine. I could use some advice on that as well. Not sure of model numbers and requirements, if any, on the diesel transmission. Anyways as I've thought about it I've considered just swapping motors to the black body (which has no rust on the body and minimal on the frame). This would be option #1, that presents potential headaches like swapping some electrical stuff and fuel tank and fuel lines, et cetera. Or I could just strip down Wallace to the frame and just get a whole face lift and transmission and keep the original frame. I'd like your advice as to what else I might could expect for speed bumps in option #1 or why you would rather lean towards option #2. Any advice is appreciated. This is a first time taking on a project like this. I've done similar stuff in semi's but for me they seem a lot more straight forward and most things can be interchanged rather easily on a peterbilt or kenworth and their both diesel. I just hope to have a clear vision before I decide on an option and so I won't wish I'd done it the other way, that's all. Thanks in advance!