I think a built set of 9s would bring the awesomeness much more. I've been talking with the guys at my local shop and he has me convinced on the Spider 9s. The Spidertrax axles are sweet, yo can get them with all 3/8 tube. Not sure what r&P they use and I know it was mentioned Currie's use the 8.8 so I'm assuming Spidertrax does as well. I'm still in the brainstorming process, but he worked up a price for me of about $6,000, pretty sure that was excluding labor but I can't be positive. He's the guy who did my gears for $300.
Heres the outline of what we worked up so far...
Spider 9 fabricated axles front and rear, 1 ton inner and outer knuckles, 5.13s, and ARB lockers, 35 spline cromoly inner and outer shafts with 1480 U Joints
And we are thinking about using a Currie high steer arm, and possibly the Currie heavy duty steering set up
This phase of my build is about a year or so out, so I've got time. I'm still working on finding permanent employment and a place to live that is closer to the city (Philadelphia). But until then, I've got plenty of time for my plan.
1972 Commando on Tons & 40s