I alway drop the windsheild in mine when I pull it (well it actually totally gone now.)
Have you found bearings for your mobile axles yet? From what I hear they are pretty hard to find.
Anway I have a 94 Dodge Ram 2500 (8,800 GVWR) it's the 5.9 with the NV4500. Dislikes is mostly gearing. Tows awesome in 4th... probably going to 4.10's.