You are going to be so damn happy with that Agile kit. It'll be the best $500 you ever spent!Well... I am, in fact, out of my fucking mind.
Just put down the deposit to Agile for a TTB front end. I'll still be doing the rest of it; transmission, transfer case, OD, exhaust, drive lines and my monster rear axle but at least now it's in the works.
Don't nun'ya bastards tell my wife how much this really cost! She thinks $500 is completely fair!
The next time you're down this way Ben, give me a call. I'll let you take my van for a spin. The TTB rides like a stock van...except you don't need to slow for the dips.I am about fed up with my Quigley Straight Axle 60 in the front of my 97 Van. There is nothing you can do to not make it buck and wander. I feel like I am offroadiing the Calif. freeways. I might be down the TTB path...after a BIG project!
On my 85 van. I ground the front bumper away and cut the front wheel well back about 2" to clear in turns. I am not a body man and it was easy. I used a sharpie where I wanted the rear arch to go and then added 1/2" for the cut. Slowly using a vise grip I bent the bofy panel back to match up with the wheel well that I pushed back also. Scarry, but some tack welds, and paint to the well area made it perfect. You don't even break the paint on the body. Just go slow on a warm day to soften the paint. I did the same to my 97 to fit 33's.
460's can be anemic. Check around to a few builders. It is all about cams and timing. The short block is usually bullet proof.