Made door latches and now have fully functioning doors. It took a few hours, but turned out well. Pics are before I ground everything smooth and painted.
It literally is just a piece of 3/8 steel with a nut welded onto one end, a spacer welded on the middle and 2 tapped holes for bolts through the tub. Not much simpler than that. I'll be glassing them in eventually, so no water or moisture can find its way into the tub. I also had my grinder slip and go right into my finger. OUCH!
Oil pan notched! Here's some pics of the pickup for those who wonder where it's at. The timing chain is in the front of the engine. The other pic is the adapter I made to mate the keep oil sender to the Benz housing.
Oh ya, I have everything exposed for easy access haha
It's a 4WD hardware tub, made in 1992. Overall it fits well, everything lines up well. I've heard the newer tubs are more exact and better in terms of fit and finish. There are a few spots I need to reinforce (mainly around the door latch area and the door hinge area.) I'm running factory steel doors that are HEAVY. The fit of my full doors is a little loose, but it may be the doors themselves. Nothing shimming the doors can't fix. The hardtop and windshield for the tub like a glove, and the hood lined up great. Many, many areas of the tub are reinforced with wood, and the tub is very rigid and solid. The firewall is also solid, and doesn't deflect from brake and clutch use. The tub will never be a "perfect" fit, but not can be very, very close. Just have the old one around to take measurements from.
Hope that helped. I'd buy another tub from there in a heartbeat.