I made it
i rented a f-150 from hertz, got a couple of riders from craigslist and drove out and back. the rental for three days with unlimited miles was $350. i got about $230 from the riders. all told with the rental, gas, and one night hotel i spent about $600. I lucked out with the weather and the truck pulled the trailer great. there are a million things that "could" have gone wrong but they didn't. i just kept looking at all those pics of AS being pulled by oldsmobuicks and went for it. thanks again for all the imput.