Here's a quick rundown of the last few days:
Got the 8.8 set and gutted. Waiting on my MORE mounts to weld on, first I have to grind it all down and weld the tubes, then prime and paint.
The interior mostly gutted.
Taking a quick break, before breaking my back.
It was just me and one other dude pulling the tub by ourselves. It involved a few floor jacks, a high lift or two, lots of wood, some steel sawhorses, and a complete disregard of personal preservation. If anyone from OSHA saw any of this, they'd have shat bricks. Well hey, after it all I can still count to 20 on all my fingers and toes, so no harm done.
In accordance with Murphy's Law, as soon as we finished dropping a nut lifting the tub off, a family friend showed up with his big hoist. Oh well, that's just the way things go sometimes.
Ready to rock and roll.
Yanking the old tired heart.
At some point you have to just walk away and let sleeping dogs lie.
From here, waiting on the 8.8 mount kit from MORE. Still have to figure out wtf I'm going to do for motor mounts, AA and Novak are readily avaliable, but both are constantly flamed for quality and strength. I'm contemplating building my own, the garage has a really really nice new MIG and I have an old stick welder in the shed, but I really have no idea on even where to start with that kind of build, maybe I'll just wing it, that seems to be how this is all going anyway haha. After work today I'm going to head over to Harbor Freight and grab an el-cheapo sandblaster to clean the frame and really see where I need to do some welding patches. I'm really on the fence about doing a shackle reversal kit at the moment too, there won't ever be an easier time to do it, but I've heard mixed reviews. I have to blast, weld, prime, and paint the 8.8 as well, just waiting on the perch kit. Oh, and two shock towers are shot, so I've got to deal with that too, lame. I'll keep JF updated as best I can through all this, It'll inevitably begin to slow down as I have to wait for parts to come in and things like that, but progress marches on.