Makes it worse? How? I must not be following you correctly... You said your pumpkin sits a few inches off to the side, correct? So move your transmission mount an inch in the same direction. That is most definitely not making it worse.
My brake lines are a total mess (need replaced) and I have no shocks, and the e-brake lines on this axle are cut do i need to address that when I do new shoes and drums and hardware.
My exhaust is held in place off to the side with a wire hanger
My front drive shaft is unbolted and held in place with a wire hanger and duct tape (and no i still dont have an inspection cover on my torque converter)
But, it seems to ride and drive fine. Had it up to about 50 in the neighborhood, havent dared to take it on the highway with those rotted 31's and no shocks. But, no weird vibes or anything, so, hopefully upwards of 60 MPH it drives the same.
I think you addressed this, but I've forgotten. Do you plan to eventually go with a disc brake upgrade for the new rearend?
You read it. You can't unread it!
1978 Cherokee Chief - bought for parts, and sold as a runner
How many coats did you use on the rims? And what kind of rattle can?
38 coats, krylon fusion.
No, its 2 coats, and i didnt prime because I wanted to shoot white over white, and there was no rust or anything.
Its duplicolor wheel paint. I've had great luck with it in the past. Being white, it'll be super easy to touch up as well. pull the wheel and shoot another coat, done.
I just sanded down and removed any discoloration, leveled any chips, then whiped the wheels down with Prep-all, and painted away.
on my magnum the wheels had some weird clear coat from the factory that I couldnt remove, so I used self etching primer, then dupilcolor regular car paint, then duplicolor wheel clear coat. Held up perfect for a good 2 years. I had 1 or 2 nicks from like hitting it with a tire iron or something, but other than that, it was great.