Got the rocker guards bent today at a fab shop. They bent one of them wrong , but fixed it and did them for free for the screw up . Got the driver side finished, should get the other side done tomorrow.
I've been doing some thinking about my axle choices and I'm not convinced that a Dana 44 front will hold up to 37's and a V8. I'm sure it would last on most of the trails here in Florida, but I would like to take it around the Southeast a few times a year for some rocks and maybe a trip or two out west. Currie's website says their 9" front would work but it's big bucks. I think I have talked myself into a fullsize chevy Dana 60/14 bolt combo and move up to some 40's. I'm not crazy about how a fullsize swap looks but have seen some with H2 wheels (or other heavily backspaced wheels) and I think i can live with something like that. The pros seem to outweigh the cons at this point. I figure build it once and have fun with it instead of always fixing broke parts. Please post your opinions!
Is that for removability? In other words, why not weld it shut, bondo over it for smoothness, and then paint over it when you eventually do your paint, so that it's one continuous smooth surface rather than having a plate screwed onto it?
I'm not saying "you're doing it wrong" just curious.
Had to hold over for a while at work this morning so I didn't get done what I had planed. Still have to clean up the trans and transfercase. Everything looked good inside the motor so Im just going to replace some gaskets, water pump and the oil pump. It has a newer short block with low miles.