Alright so I am happy to say that as of now everything is operational on this beast and as of now nothing else needs to be done for it to be a perfectly fine functioning offroad van.
Obviously I have my list of extra stuff I would like to do but those will all be upgrades and not repairs which we all know are easier to pay for.
So the exhaust is fixed and after using the correct mount on the transmission it was a necessity but I will get into that in a minute, either way, its done.
Lets recap on the advanced solution to having less of a driveline angle.
By using such a short transmission mount, it didn't require them to put a CV Joint on the rear driveline coming off of the transfer case. Thats all fine and well except that it was compromising the way the engine mounted on the frame and oh wait it gets better.
Here is a picture of what the mount looked like after I removed it (Left) compared to what it should be stock (Right).
Yes, thats correct I pulled it out in pieces. I dont quite understand why or where this mount came from but bottom line is that it wasn't doing its job anymore and holy smokes that sucks.
Also as i was attempting to remove the stock crossmember that they had to weld a box in to fit the front driveline, because they used a shorter mount, they also stripped one of the nuts holding it onto the frame. Fortunately i was able to leave it on the one side and just jack the engine tranny up high enough to slide the new mount in between.
Here is what it was supposed to look like all along -
Here is where the notched out the stock crossmember to fit the front driveline and as you can see it no longer needs that notch and they wouldn't have had to do all that work even though it does look like they did a good job.
Another plus is that the transferase is now up under the vehicle and looks like it should, it used to hang a lot lower and I never did understand why until I saw the mount.
Thankfully that journey is over. Next up is probably a cv joint on the rear driveline, rear passenger side T slider and mounting the 55 gallon gas tank in the rear of the frame.
I am so glad no-one actually came through and bought this van, I would have felt really bad selling it to them with that issue. I am also glad I still have it because now all I literally haven't touched is the engine, tranny and transfer case. So I basically know it like the back of my hand.