Update on my project
Took the whole truck apart,scrapped the bed,fenders,pulled the engine and tranny,removed crossmember..
Installed Beltech 3" lowering springs in the back.
Relocated gas tank to the rear.
Moved the cabin farther back cut the floor around the frame and dropped it 5" from the ground..
Since I have no garage I'm doing this outside my house,so had to built a carport roof from pressure treated lumber and corrugated plastic to keep out of the rain and sun..
It's not quite long enough so bought one of those metal frame tents with tarp to be comfy,,well until winter comes!!
Would post pics to make it more interesting but have no idea how to do that,will try to figure it when I have more time..
Now I moved the engine and tranny back in cut the floor out and trying to figure how to fab engine and tranny crossmembers for a V 8 motor to make sure the whole drivetrain is aligned properly,since the engine sits about a foot farther back which was my intention right from the start to have best possible balance and handling..
I found out that gizmo in my avatar is on the transmission to control vibration,it's just a chunk of weight so not sure how that's supposed to work..