Last winter i bought a 98' mountaineer v8 awd for $600, repaired the pinched thermostat that caused the massive coolant leak. My plans are to do a SAS and SOA conversion. I have already done the BW4406 manual case conversion. Here is the rig currently. My plan is to do the following modifications. HP Dana 44 narrowed from 78' bronco.(done) 4.56 gears. (done) Detroit locker in the front. (done) Replaced with Auburn Ected selectable locker 4340 chromoly axle shafts in the front. (done) Complete rebuild of front and rear axle. (done) Custom long arm radius arms. (done) Wild horses EB coil springs. (done) Bronco 2 steering gear drilled for ram assist and rebuilt. (done) Inverted tie rod with Chevy tie rod ends.(done) 78' Thunderbird calipers. (done) BW4406 manual transfercase. (done) Rear axle full rebuild, new truetrac and weld housing to tubes. (done) 33" or 35" tires leaning towards Cooper STT. Ordered 35" MT/R K's wound up with BFG KM2's (done) 64" chevy springs in the rear. (done) Dutchman rear axle shafts. (done) Solid diff cover for 8.8 rear. (done) Rancho RS9000's (done) 1st gen front drive shaft. (done) Ram assist steering. Electronics upgrades. Scangauge2 (done) Yaesu FT-8900R ham radio (done) Jensen vx7020 double din multimedia receiver with nav.(almost done) Backup camera displayed in head unit. EATC conversion. (i have all of the pieces and remade the harness just need time to install it) Prewired to the rear for Aux battery. Speed correction module.(done) Exterior upgrades. 30% tint all the way around. (done) Custom bumpers/spare tire carrier. (done still deciding on tire carrier) Sliders. (done) Winch/s. (done one winch up front) Just picked up a new to me welder to help get this done. It's a Lincoln Powermig 350MP with the Tig and dual tank options.