Tore the bumper and skids off the front and under the front end..and I will be welding a ruff stuff winch plate in between the frame after removing the skid portion of the bumper there is no reason to keep the winch on the bumper.
Also found out that a front driveshaft for a 99 Durango is the perfect fit for this application. The 1500 ram one is 4" too long. I was hoping to slide the 1500 slip yoke on the Durango shaft but no go. The d44 has 1330 joints and the Durango has 1310 joints luckily a 1330x1310 joint is readily available at all parts stores.
I’m still at this point. I did get the center line figured out but in other news I started a lawnmower/go kart build for my boy and it’s almost done so it won’t be long before I’m back at it. Here is a teaser on the mower.