I purchased this truck last September and just got it home yesterday. One thing I noticed shortly after I purchased it is the lower 4" or so has rusted away leaving the front valance panel resting on the frame rails as the only support. The radiator is also dangling by its upper bolts. For now I'm planning on fabricating a support system for whats left of the radiator support with the intention of eventually replacing the panel. One thing I'm concerned about is getting the height correct for the support I'm going to fabricate. I have no idea how far the front end has dropped since the entire bottom of the panel is gone leaving me no reference points. Although it would be better to just replace the panel now, I'm have other things that need work first like solving the oil burning problem with the engine and attatching the exhaust to the manifold with something better than a C-clamp and a big spring.