Axle swap/8-lug conversion/35\'s test drive, and a few pics and P/Ns! Impressions from a first test drive after the axle surgery, rear disk brake swap, 8-lug conversion, and 35"MTRs: 1. I like the new looks, lift is 3"TC + ORD shackles//ORD 2.5" shackle flip + ORD zero rate: Front 10-bolt: caliper backing plates: GM dealer ($89 ea.); hubs/rotors: Autozone ($99 ea; w/races installed); Timken bearings and calipers: Autozone; Looked up the caliper support P/N on gmpartsdirect.com; could have gotten them for half, darn. 2. Rear end is a D60FF out of a '70 Chevy, 4.56 gears, ARB, disk brakes Just in case you're wondering: brake fluid makes a wonderful floor polish! Pedal is really soft; after a few go-stop-go cycles it seems a bit firmer. Can't get the rear to lock up, but had that problem before w/ drums. Prop valve is InlineTube disk/disk; probably change Master cylinder as well. I think I'll have the shop do that and power bleed the brakes. Still chasing a slight air leak, locker works fine; power is good with 4.56/35's; used to have 4.10/33's. 3. E-brake setup seems to hold fine; bracket cut from 1/4" stainless steel; bolted in, shape needs some work, I want the cable closer to the axle; parking brake indicator light in the dash doesn't go off anymore - any hint where that switch is? At least I'll be able now to drive it back to the shop to have the front end regeared and the ARB put in (the one from my 10-bolt rear), then I need to deal with shocks and cooling. Enough for today, it's way too hot in the garage by now.