First up, ordering parts for the 4x4 conversion. This was to be a budget build for me. I spent the money where needed but did everything I could to save my pennies.
I ordered my kit from Ujointoffroad.com. Sadly, ujoint doesn't just have a ton of kit laying around. Chris is excellent to work with and packaged up the pieces he had and got the ball rolling to get the custom springs built from Atlas Spring. It was the first week or so in August when I ordered and I got most of my kit in early September but the springs didn't come till mid October.
My biggest issue is that I live at 8500 feet in CO and winter comes a bit earlier than most places. I also couldn't really begin the work till I had most of the parts as I still needed a daily driver for as long as I could keep it.
I went about finding a set of junkyard axles that I could use for the build up and started building them in my yard while I waited for the rest of the parts to show up.
Ordered parts to refresh all the seals, new brakes, new Warn hubs, fresh coat of paint, and fresh fluids. I did check the gears and they looked ok so we will kick that can down the road.