Front Bumper done for now. I may add a "stinger" of some sort later IF I get a winch.
Thanks! Not sure really. I want to rhino the tub but I need to fix some rust first and tube front fenders to get rif of the rust there. Belly up kit, winch so I can wheel alone without as much worry. New center console. LOL! big list.Loving it!
The plan is to swap the axle someday. I will probably just wait til the d35 gives up. Some local guys I wheel with have run their d35's with 33-35" tires for years without issues. They are rough on stuff too but... The one guy only swapped to the 8.8 when he started breaking shafts BUT he was running a 5.2 v8.Get used to replacing rear axle seals, especially with those size tires. Don't be surprised if you break an axle shaft. The D35 is WEAK, and I've already blown 2 seals on mine. First one was with 31" tires, the second is with smaller 29" tires, and without wheeling it hard.
It's a light duty axle, and it's just okay with stock tires. If you want something that will last, consider swapping in a ford Exploder 8.8 rear axle, especially with all the work you're doing already
Lovin' the build! Here's a random question: how did you get the soft top to fold down like that in the first post? I could never figure mine out!