Today I picked up a super clean 1987 S10 frame from Rockford, IL. Shortly after getting it back to the shop I pulled the original rearend out of my Metro Mite and swapped it for the rearend out of the S10. Switching the rearend from the original position of below the leaf springs to above instantly dropped the KandyVan about 3". Now I plan to go with a triangulated 4 link setup in the rear, but for now it is hooked up to the original leaf springs and able to roll around. Eventually I will order a set of rims and the backspace is perfect, allowing me to run a 2" wider rim and tire setup.
Tomorrow I will start to tackle the frontend.