I gotta ask why? I mean, if your project starts with super low mileage rust free truck with none of the above mentioned issues, I get it...although maybe it should be a museum piece. That said, the rest of these trucks are in a state between well worn /out condition. I would look for a rust free truck that's reasonably complete and the wiring hasn't been a buffet for the local vermin population... or a 3 stooges project! The seats should be complete as well unless you plan a swap. That said, the rest of the problems mentioned have replacements available. Either way, your 4th gen will likely turn green with envy. Your 2nd gen will be your mistress, sucking your money up and demanding your time. I brought a new Ram home (once) which was a rental. Pretty Red 4 door 2wd with a V-6. As I got out of the truck I swear I heard a low voice snarl...."Red, this driveway ain't big enough for the two of us!"