I have learned a very valuable lesson. A 7 quart oil pan cannont be installed on an engine when you are inserting the engine and transmission. I believe that the crossmember must be removed. As I did not want to go there I switched back to the stock pan that I had on my rebuilt motor. It turns out I may have had time to remove the x-member, but I had the help then. I had the tranmission and xfer case rebuilt. The trans was cracked and there was a big pile of stuff glued to the bottom of the pan. The frictions were disintegrated. The trans guy showed me and stated that I was lucky to make it back from Nebraska. This went in with the engine. The xfer case had a shift fork that was missing an end and 1 gear that was chipped all to hell. The rear yoke had cracked and was hanging on by 3 bolts - that needed replacing. It got the bigger yoke and I had to find the u-joint that fit small on one side and big on the other. I also had a b... of a time getting the transfer case back in. I had to rip the crossmember out - the only thing I could think of. While that was out it got stripped and painted. It almost looks new. My wife and I heaved the xfer case up in there with 4 jackstands and a few 2x4's. Damm thing dropped a few times and gouged the driveway pretty good. It is now attached to the trans and supported by the jackstands and 2x4's. I will be putting in the xmember from below shortly as I have just gotten the poly mounts for the trans and torque mounts. As soon as I get that cross member in it will be time to start it up. I am waiting on naming her after she moves. I was also thinking of new colors. The stock axels will be serviced soon too. I would also love to get disc breaks - any suggestions?