Nice work! Thanks for keeping us updated.
YRM is always on the ball.Have had to cut Nigel's cobbles off a couple cross members and welded the proper ones back on before hot dipping. Fortunately they are cheap and available enough that it makes no sense to make them.
Ted you will not have to cut or weld anything to fit what I sent you.
I wouldn't be surprised if that thing helps performance a little bit too as it is less weight for the drivetrain to spin. I imagine the Xbrake disc is lighter than that heavy drum assembly.If you have the time and coin now would be the time to replace the lt230 layshaft O-ring and all it's external seals.
The layshaft O-ring isn't accessable without removing the unit from the truck .
On the handbrake same deal...I love my xbrake disc brake. One of the first mods I did to my truck about a decade ago. Makes servicing the shafts and the tcase easier and works better with no maintenance.