Found out what the issue was with the sending unit..... Truck was out of gas.... I felt like the biggest dumbass on the face of the earth... Whatever. It runs again. I now have a Jerry can in the bed just incase this happens again.
I did do some work on D once i got the truck running again. 1st was install my "smoked" lights. Little dark, but i don't care.
Then it was time to get the crawl box shifter mounted to where i could use it....
1st, here is the stock 1350 shifter that i received when i bought it. It is sleeved so i could use a smaller bolt in the hole i wanted to use on the Transmission Adapter
Then i cut off the shifter handle and cut out a small piece of 3/16" and test fit everything
Once i had it fitting, I burned everything in. Welds are getting much better.
Then i cut a piece of 1/8" plate and made a gusset for the shifter. cleaned it up a bit, and shot a quick coat of paint to keep from rusting
Then just installed it.
My take on the Crawl Box?
WHY THE HELL DID I NOT DO THIS SOONER?!?!
oh man, if you don't have a crawl box, and you rock crawl you RBV, go out and buy/build on ASAP. IT IS AMAZING.