Well no responses obviously so we went ahead and attached the skid plate to the transmission, then lined things up as best as we could using the above measurments, drilled some holes, fished bolts through the frame and dropped them through and secured with a washer and a nut. Tightened everything up and it seems pretty sturdy but it was a bit of a roadblock we weren't expecting. Just something to keep in mind for anyone who might be trying to swap an older drivetrain into a newer frame.
1979 Golden Eagle Rebuild
Originally Posted by Keith
Let's make fun of him for being assaulted by chicken so he can claim emotional distress.