La Tortuga has new legs!
We did the deed last week and now La Tortuga is standing quite a bit higher than previously. The install was ugly however, good thing I had two experienced mechanics that make their living restoring old cars, so this was right down their alley.
The axles were not "a piece of cake" as others have stated: the mounting holes were an inch off, old was 8", new was 9". Drilling and torching two hours later they were in (finally)!
Also new is Univolt, extra batt., new water heater, new water pump, old SubFurnace out, new cat heater in later on, LED's replaced all incandescents, rockscreen development in-process, a little gas line work and some pex-plumbing and we're good to go!