I'll be putting a stiffener along the rear of the belly skid and the transmission crossmember acts as the stiffener in the front. I was going to use a 1/4" thick aluminum angle right along the back but with the driveshaft and exhaust I think I'd have to cut the profile too low to provide enough support. I'm waiting once my exhaust is in, but I'll likely use 1-1/4" DOM and make little feet to bolt down to the skid.
So that I could cycle the front to test clearance to the new skid fully I decided to bolt the driveshaft in.
Just getting the Atlas shifters in enough to shift out of neutral so I can torque the output flange using the transmission as a brake. I also replaced both axle yokes to the 1350 yokes while I was at it.
Tom Woods sold me the flange and seal which they sourced from Advance Adapters.
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