Here is the rear end installed.
South Side Machine lift bars all tightened up.
Old faithful. This drive shaft survived many hard launches with some pretty sticky tires. That said, it was no longer up to the task at hand.
Ribs for strength.
I never realized how much these things weigh. Still a bit surprised I lifted it into place while lying on my back with minimal space to move.
Center section, complete with Detroit Locker, Motive Gear 4.10's, and Moser nodular center.
You can clearly see the Locker and splines in this axle tube shot.
Axles in and ready to go.
Sadly, my fuel pump plate will nearly completely cover the M9 rear. No biggie though, I know it's under there.