Sounds awesome, out of curiosity is there any reason you're sacrificing your DD's engine?
Mainly because it's a piece of junk.
Been working on it a little bit. I replaced the door lock actuators in both doors and now they both work. Need to figure out the ignition switch. I can't get the new cylinder in the column. Maybe I will just swap my manual column in now.
Decided to go a different route with the axles and suspension. I bought a 2006 F250 frame with axles and suspension. I decided if I'm going to drive it every day I want it to ride nice. I knew leafs would never provide that. These axles provide bigger brakes, stronger knuckles, stronger stub shafts, sharper turning radius, and they are much cheaper to buy.
I'm thinking I will swap to a different Sterling axle but out of Superduty.
I paid $1300 for it but drove 900 miles last night. Left at 1pm yesterday and didn't get home until 8am this morning. Fell asleep at a rest stop for about 30 minutes.
Here is my door lock actuator. I broke the mount in the door and didn't have a rivet that big. A 1/4" bolt half inch long fit perfectly. Doesn't look the best but definitely functional. Ended up scratching the door a little when the drill bit slid off the slid off.
Here are the axles and frame