Thank you guys for your responses. I posted the original thread, kept on reading, edited my original thread, got completely overwhelmed with everything and then edited the thread posting to its current state.
I have owned my 40 for 2 years, and driven it maybe 3-4 times. It was at the machine shop for the better part of a year, and is now racking up the months in paint. To be honest, I just want to get a chance to drive the thing and enjoy it before we part ways - something that probably won't get to happen for a very long time if I end up trying to transplant a 4-spd in there... Not being negative, just realistic...
I feel your worries. I was going to attempt the Knuckle rebuild and replace the axle bearings once I got a chance. was scared I would screw soemthing up and couldn't get it back together properly but was going to bite the bullet and try.
but sold my house in a day and will be loosing my garage in just over a week so now I have to pay someone to get it done cause I dont want to attempt this on the street. lol since my Van down by the river don't have a garage.
to bad you dont get to drive yours more. dont drop all that $ into it and not get to at least get to PLaY with it. I have only got to drive mine a few times due to fixing things or getting things fixed and been a Blast every time.