My first questions I guess are in the 'what to avoid' area-
Which repair jobs are an absolute nightmare, and which parts are impossible to find.
Where are they most prone to rust (front floorpans seem common but an easy repair?)
What's the technique for extracting the motor?
I've been keeping an eye on these, I noticed your man Bubba has put links to them on here too....
I'm looking around the $3000 mark, plus it'll cost me $2-2500 to import.
I don't mind patch welding floorpans, lower 1/4s, etc but don't want to get into complicated stuff like rotten drip rails, doors, windshield pillars, etc.
I'd prefer a V8 auto. A runner will be easier to ship but not essential.