Welp I got the engine in. I almost mounted the transmission and transfer case in all the excitement but realized I don't have a clutch assembly.
I rolled the axle assemblies under the chassis to try and shrink the footprint from all the loose parts and components. I needed to reclaim some space in my garage! Next up will be the springs and axle assemblies. The goal is to get it on all fours by Christmas. Here's hoping...
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