It all started because my frame went to hell. I got a "new" frame with 40k on it from South Carolina. I decided since it was essentially a bare frame, now would be a great time to upgrade to a long-arm type suspension and put in the disc braked 8.8 rear I got for $50. The build, like many others, is based on the Clayton kit.
Here is the Jeep before the "make over"
Rough Country 4 inch lift
36' TSL Sx's (33's in pic)
D35 rear with trac loc limited slip
Here is the start of my rear axle brackets
I am using Trail-Gear creeper joints
Here is my explorer 8.8