Update #1: So the car has been started on. Engine is out, tranny is out. The 7.5 rear end has been sold, and the 8.8 has been rebuilt to "new" status with some new 4.10s to go along with it. Been told the car is up on a lift and getting some stuff done to it underneath. Making plans to finishing up the mod buying, got some rear suspension to focus on. More to come!