I'm finally done (or at least close to) with mechanical mods.
Thanks for everyone who answered my questions, both in person and in prior posts that I read.
I made a short video:
Next up, rear custom bumper, having dash pulled out to do multiple things, re-upholster
Thinking about having disk brakes put on the rear, because coming down the mountains can smoke them out if I don't take it easy.
Any comments or advice is welcome.