Hmmm... I thought that price meant things were a little too good to be true. Good to know that the G2 D60 might be wider - they don't have much up for specs on these things. $1200 doesn't make any sense at all to dump into a D35 for sure and re-gearing a D30 might as well be an HP, I completely agree. I emailed G2 so I'll see what their answer is.
I really don't have the time to take this on so the bolt-on options were very appealing, but neither does dropping $10k on a set of G2s. Anyone around still building up HP30s or selling bolt-on-ready Ford 8.8?
I've moved to the Columbia Valley, otherwise Dave she'd be parked at your shop.
Guess I'll get it home and think about it some more. Might even post it as a project for sale. If it was a higher-mileage rig the decision would be easy, but at 124k km (with only 40k on the motor and rebuilt tranny, less on clutch and front driveshaft, etc) and all of the extras in already puts me on the fence.
Thanks for the input folks, as always.