...started hacking the brackets off the rear axle, in the next day or two will do the same to the front axle. Then will break them both down to be sent out for sandblasting. They are coated with a rust proofing material, and it's much easier to weld on clean steal than try removing that crap. The rear axle will get a truss, leaf spring and shock mounts. Then off for powder coating. I don't know (yet) what gear ratio are in these axles, so not sure if a rear gearing is in the future..