i was concerned about welding the axle housing with the TIG. I've read some stuff and it seems hit or miss.
I'm using the Ford 8.8" from a '94 Explorer. From what I've found these units are steel instead of cast iron or something... either way, they weld nicely! I was super pumped to find that. Again, some good info from the 4x4 dudes.
I'm close to wrapping this up. Figured I'd post something that i hope you guys find useful. I've gotten a lot of information from here and i really dont want this to be 'status quo'. If you have questions or comments, I'd like to see them.
I'll post the finished lower mount, and driving results when I'm done.