Welp, looks like this motor will likely be going into a cheapo Chevy 1500 I might try to snag this weekend.
After finding problem after problem and have more **** break I've decided it's better to just junk it and be done.
Replacing ball joints and axles shafts turned into needing a front axle. Doing rear brakes turning into needing a new brake line and e brake cable.
All the grille pieces and lamp socket in the front are junk. Floor pans are rotting out. Wiring's a mess. Wiper motor and linkage are toast.
Rear leaf spring are done, and all four skyjacker shocks on it are fubar.
At this point it's simply not worth the money. Likely tossing up a whole rear brake kit (2.5" shoes, wheel cylinders, hardware), front upper/lower ball joints, and new radiator in the for sale section....unless I don't have enough post count that is....