Definitely a neat idea. Hopefully this helps keep the rubber from tearing for the rest of the foreseeable future. I plan to later on build a set of "MarMount" motor mounts since mine are still the original motor motor mounts that came on the truck.
Well, as much as I wish I could say that I got everything done on my list, it turns out I spent 4 days twiddling my thumbs because I was waiting for parts, but also I couldn't really break out the welder or angle grinder since my dad ended up having meeting all day this past week. Oh well. I'll get around to the rest of the list eventually.
I did at least dig into the crawlbox and found out that a bunch of ATF seeped in and helped spring a leak and thin out the gear oil. Seal was pretty bad as well. I also took the time to pull apart the crawlbox and complete reseal the whole thing.
Yes, I used a 3/4" bolt. It's absolutely overkill, and I love it. No, I didn't clock the t-case more, for a few reasons. 1) I personally think it's more of a wasted effort. The most I would gain would be an extra 1/2" of clearance from the spacers I used to help clearance my skid plate from my t-case. 2) I personally can't justify the amount of work that would go into making the belly completely flat. I personally would look at sacrificing some clearance for some 1/2" UHMW to throw on the skids before I'd lookin into complete rebuilding the underneath of my truck. UHMW would help me slide over anything that would cause me to get hung up on. Just my 2 cents however.