Very minor updates, but I needed to knock a few things out to really enjoy driving this thing. Spent all of last Sunday trying and failing to recharge the AC system. In the end, the rented O'Reilly Auto manifold gauge set was faulty. Amazoned a new set, pulled vacuum, and recharged with zero issues this morning. Ice cold AC is back baby.
Another minor but annoying setback was that I had run a tube directly below the OEM antenna mounting hole. As a workaround, I relocated the antenna to a tab off of the bedcage and blocked off the OEM hole.
Reinstalled the rear engine cage crossmember and lucked out with the hood mounting. Two hinge notches and it closes with all OEM hardware.
Lots of minor stuff left to do, which is traditionally the stuff I am least motivated to finish. The boxes of sound deadening in the corner of my bedroom? Who needs it, just turn up the radio.