Thanks guys for all the input
Dave - Good idea about the leafs. I never really thought about it. I was also considering adding my old stock shocks from the LJ. Not sure if thatd be a good idea or even needed.
4bangerYJ/Netpackrat/timatoe - You're right. I picked up a couple caps from HF today. Also got 2 bearing kits. Im not sure what size bearings I need since I havent pulled the old ones out yet. They had 1" and 1 1/4", I bought em both. Hopefully 1 will fit and Ill return the other.
Today Ill have the axle completely torn apart, cleaned and re-painted. If the bearings fit, theyll go in too. I also plan to blast the rims and re-paint if everything goes as well as its going to in my head.
On a side note, I took the wheels to Goodyear a minute ago to pull the tires off the rims (I tried to do that in my garage
, that wasnt happening) and they did it for free. Not sure if it was because I was in uniform or not, but that was very cool. They even disposed of the old tires for me.
Oh! And forgot to mention, yesterday while I was cleaning the tongue, I cleaned off the data plate. Not sure if its been overhauled since then but the date on it was 1991! That seems about right though.