I modified the sawhorses I used last year working on a CJ5. Invested in for more HF solid tire dollies. The Brat body is quite a bit heavier than the Jeep. I stacked up a bunch of 4x4 blocks on the floor jack and just as I was reaching altitude the whole thing came tumbling down. I can report there are no gravity anomalies in my shop.
So, I stopped being lazy and lifted it with the eng hoist - from the spare tire mount in the front and the hitch in the back. Got her up to a good working height.
Next, I had to clean the shop floor and pick up tools. You would not believe how many dirtdobber nest fell off that thing when I was using the air gun to pull the driveline. Got the shop cleaned up. Blew out the dust then power-washed the floor.
First thing next day was to turn the body 180 degrees so I could back the Blazer chassis under it with the engine installed. This is supposed to be down and dirty until I find out I can make it happen. Of course I will was the Blazer chassis before rolling it under there.
Pulled the tank from the black Brat. You have to lower the differential to get the tank out. It is a pain. Blew out the lines again. Cleaned the replacement tank. Replace a couple dry rotted vent line. Got everything hooked up and turned the key. A good amount of fuel came out of the engine bay fuel line into a coffee can. Yes!
Hooked up the line and fired the beast up. It sputtered and coughed and shook and spewed smoke but stayed running. I got in - brakes to the floor - about 3/4" of clutch. Dang - why can't I get lucky with these!
No road trip. So I let it run awhile. After about 20 minutes it just died. Deader than a door nail! Alternator is not alternating or another link in that chain is not functioning. The tach works. Tail light out light works. Low brake fluid light works. Emergency brake light on - but it was not engaged. No gauges work.
So I will have to go through each system and get it up to par. That's what happens with these old cars - I am sure it did not all break one day. Differed maintenance. Now I have to make up all that lost ground....