An explosion of progress today! I hit it hard for 12 hours and things are going good.
The axles turned into a wrestling match. I tried to use racket straps over my shoulders to move them to the Jeep. Too old for that. The floor jack approach was going nowhere fast, so I had to run down and borrow my son's engine hoist. That did the trick.
I know I already posted this pic, but I am so happy they are installed I'm gonna post it again.
Called the tire shop and the tires were done. I had my truck battery on charge most of the morning cuz the alternator stopped working 2 days ago. So it was good to make the 12 mile round trip. No time to fix the truck, this week is for the Jeep.
I put the tires on, and while I had the engine hoist I dropped the motor in, as I finished it up today too.
AND, just to prove a point I pushed it half way out of the garage, and then back in, so I can say "IT ROLLS."
Looks like a little tractor to me.
Back is aching, all tired out, but what a good day it was! Tomorrow I'll work toward getting the clutch, bell housing and maybe the trans in. Super Winch hubs came today too. I'll get them on for sure.