So I just got a new vehicle. Well "new" being a relative term. It's a 1991 Chevy S10. After 6 months of scouring Craigslist and checking the local paper I had finally come across something that might work. My mechanic came into possession of the S10 with a bad 5-speed transmission, and a Blazer with a good auto tranny but bad everything else. So he frankensteined them into 1 truck, using the best parts of the Blazer to fix up the S10. New catalytic converter, new exhaust, new starter, new radiator, rebuilt alternator, new plugs wires caps. He even switched out the dashboards because it's now an automatic. I'm not entirely thrilled about the change but he sold it to me for a steal and a warranty you can't beat. If it breaks he'll fix it, I just buy the parts. Now I know this isn't diesel, and it isn't a jeep, and it isn't a super old school japanese truck, but it has 4x4 and a good motor. What kind of modifications would be best suited for a vehicle like this to make it more of a BOV and less of a POS Or is it even worth it with a vehicle like this, or should I just try to save up for something more rugged? Some basic additions I've looked into would be rhino lining (whats the real value this provides? Is the cheaper stuff still effective?). Maybe putting a heavier duty bumper on her (it'll kill gas mileage) and then maybe a winch. Would it be better to put a topper on it or are they effective at preventing theft? What about just a toolbox in the bed that is stocked with emergency supplies? I think if someone is determined enough they can get into just about anything, but what I learned from owning a 1987 Acura Integra is that if you vehicle looks ****ty it's a lot less likely to get broken into. Oddly enough I lived in one of the seedier parts of town when I owned the Acura, and I never got broken into, but I go up to my fiance's parents house on the rich side of town and it gets broken into twice!