Do you guys think this is worth doing? How much ground clearance can be gained here, shaving a rover axle housing with a toy third in it?
Use at least the same thickness as the pipe cover, or your efforts there are wasted.I just might do that. I have a bunch of little projects to finish up on the disco, and one of them is to cut off and reweld the pipe cap diff covers (amateur leaky welds, plus I want to rotate them to get the fill plug up a bit higher). That would be the time to do it. The drain plug would probably have to be moved too.
Think 1/4" plate will be thick enough for the bottom?