Post #14 has a close-up of the passenger side mount I made. Basically I just made them from a piece of 4x6 rectangular tubing (5/16" thick). Cut out two 'L' shaped brackets to tie into the frame, then cut my 45 degree pieces to weld on and set the height. Scott from Tennessee Diesel Conversions hooked up the motor side mounts for me (great guy, highly recommend). When mocking it up, I just put the motor and trans into position with the engine crane and floor jacks, when it was where I wanted it I made templates from cardboard of what the mounts would look like and then transferred it to the steel. I did had to add some gussets to the driver's side mount because of the extra length (I'm using a Dodge bell-housing so the starter is on the driver side). I don't have any other good pics because my shop is too dark to get good resolution; when it warms up a bit I can get the rig outside and I'll take some much more detailed pics.I know this thread is old. Do you have any close up pics of your engine mounts? Just trying to get some ideas before I get the engine swinging on the cherry picker. Thanks
What year model 60 rear did you use and where did you get the 8 lug outer swap? Thanks!So far I love my 79.
I agree with David and install the zf. I have no trouble with my t-18/435 but having a OD will help greatly when on the highway.
My truck has been upgraded with a rear dana 60 and the dana 44 upgrade to 8-lug outers.
If you would like any information, please let me know.
Below is the link to my build thread.