I have a whole bunch of people to thank for all their help throughout my axle swap project. I wouldn't have even considered such an undertaking without their amazing support.
Chris Waterman for the initial inspiration and constant reminders of things that I forgot he'd told me. Larry Soo and Wil Girindra for all their technical guidance and help with acquiring all the big-ticket parts. Rick Reimer for helping me spend tons of money at Lordco. Rob Bryce for letting me pick his brain for all the things he learned while doing his own custom axle swap on his Jeep Comanche; for doing most of the measuring and aligning of all the axle brackets; and providing an extra set of hands where needed.
The biggest thanks, though, has to go to Wayne "Fozzie" Foster who did all the difficult mechanical work throughout this project, and whose garage I occupied for over 5 weeks. Impeccable welding and incredible attention to detail only scratch the surface of his suite of skills, not to mention his unwavering hospitality when I was over at his place to work on my vehicle.
So what, exactly, did I do during this project? Well, I took almost all of the pictures you'll see in this article... and also somehow managed to get fully coated in grease and grime whenever I was within 10 feet of my Jeep.