The truck runs, the driver makes a living. I think the truck is always a crapshoot, no matter what, Cajun. I have a Columbia, '08, DD60 14L, and it's a good working truck. I'm thinking about the same things you mention. I like what Maggard says, and I'll probably look for an inframe (if I can find a good shop) or a crate motor, not much more $.