Coil support was welded in at the same time as the cross member so the heat could be balance on both sides of the frame to keep it straight. Fitted the shock absorbers and the bolts slid straight in. The 8 degrees the mounts were made at worked as calculated, thank goodness.


The steering rack and front diff were fitted back into their original mounts. These are un-changed and used the original bolts etc like the rest of the suspension etc as well. Next was fitting the engine, auto and transfercase.


Dropped into the new mounts and the next was to fit the transmission cross member. The 1948 next to the the donor 2008 ones. Not that much different!


Frame brackets were made up to line up with the original mounting holes in the donor cross member. It had to be cut short due to the frame rails being 2" deeper than the rails under the donor. Some angle iron was welded to the cut end to cap it off and also holes drilled so that all 4 bolts at each end could still be used. The end two pick up the mounts welded inside the frame rail before it was boxed.


The underside of the cross member had the original crush tubes fitted before some channel was welded over them. The extra thickness adds strength but also means the original fixing bolts can still be used.