I would sell that truck, turn a profit and get some wrecking yard parts personally... Just seems like a nice truck to strip for half ton running gear? I think you will have to stretch the wheelbase to get that tranny and stuff in it. All that work and you might as well go with tons off the bat. And personally I prefer an auto in my wheelers. I always ran 5 speeds till my last couple toys. I will never go back to a stick shift wheeler. Im sure you will get input from people with a lot more experience than me. They will probably make me look like an a$$ but thats my 2 cents. lol. Good luck and have fun!. It looks like you've already got a nice start on that jeep, keep up the good work!
91 Laredo, 4.0ho, TF999, Magnaflow exhaust, Yukon rear axles, Spartan Lockers, Posi locker, 3.5 inch springs, 1"MML, 1"BL, 1"shackles, trimmed fenders, raised flares, 35x13.50s.