Guess I'll give this build thread thing a shot.
I started out building an '86 Bronco and while out having some fun, I managed to break the frame behind the steering box. I decided that was the time for a SAS. I started mocking it up and figured out how difficult it was going to be to keep a low COG with that stock TTB crossmember. Long story short, I started looking for a '78-'79 frame to put under the Bronco. I found a '78 for sale for $300 and had it delivered to the shop. After taking a good look at it, I decided I liked this one much better than my '86, so all the parts are going into this one instead.
What I was told was that the rear axle was making noise and the PO removed the shafts and chunk to replace them and never got around to it. Here it is as it was delivered:
Then I bolted my Dana 70 under the rear of it and set it up on jackstands to get that puny little Dana 44 out from underneath the front:
I'm currently tearing down the Dana 44 from the front and plan to use the wedges from it to mount my Dana 60 under this thing. As for drivetrain, I'm still undecided. May throw the EFI drivetrain from my '86 in there or I may just go propane on the 400 that's already in there. Either way, the carb has to go as they don't seem to care much for extreme angles.
As soon as I get the front axle mounted, I plan to do a little cutting to make room for these:
Hopefully I can actually keep this thread updated as I go. If I ever forget, please feel free to remind me!