i live in abilene tx i have a 84 shortbed pick up paid 1600 for her. she is a good truck just needs a little tlc. paid a mechanic 800 for a rebuilt engine and transmission but i have nothing to show for it my truck still isnt running smooth and the trany is leaking all to hell i dont have 800 more dollars to throw away so i am thinking of trying to do the work myself. let me also mention i am not a mechanic. i draft and design for a living and know nothing about mechanics but i have to start somewhere. all help will be great so i will probly be asking alot of questions.