my 78 k-5 blazer got totaled by drunk driver in a ford f-250, it was parked and he slammed into side totaled it big time:soap:. the 383 seems unhurt. 3,000 miles on it, when new dynoed at 489 hp and 540 torq. if i stuck in s-10 what kind of tranny could i put in that will hold up? prefer standard, 4 speed from k-5 held up great after a new input shaft (stripped old one in first week) and a 12 inch double zoom clutch. the tranny from k-5 is cracked from impact and i don't think it would have fit. 700r4 is too weak for that torq and 6 speed to weak. HELP need idea's also would be willing to modify floor metal to fit it in. i was thinking of turbo 400 but don't wan't 3 speed or automatic. and info on type/installing 12 bolt rear axle in s-10. friend has s-10 short bed so waiting to decide to try it or not. if too complicated may go look for another k-5 blazer ( hard to find old one not rotted to hell or way over priced) anyone with 69-74 k-5 in decent shape?