This is the best answer. I did this, pretty much, but used a Waggy front, the J-truck front would have been a better choice. You’ll want the front perches 27.5” apart, on center. This type 44 build has been covered online repeatedly. I did mine, you can do it too.
Been there and done this. I never got it perfect, but better. Install the MORE mount, you’ll need it. I used a pitman arm from an Astro van (had to ream the small end and cut out the indexes). I’ll try to find some pictures, but I’ve posted them before when this has been covered before.
When I clocked my transfer case up halfway, I did cut the bulge off of the skid plate. I welded a piece of flat steel in its place and have run it that way for years. No problem and I gained some clearance.
I wasn’t aware of that mod or what it accomplishes, I’ll look at the video again. I put in the rockcrawler gate, so I could go straight between reverse and drive (T400) in tight situations. I’ve got a Tuffy console going in too. I raised it a bit on blocks, 1.5”, to clear the shifter cable and...