HOW BOUT THIS!??
I appreciate your..umm..well thought out suggestion, but I'm too much of a snob to deal with the inherent weakness of this chassis. Again, too bad I picked up a pre-revision car. I just couldn't say no when I found that the previous owner had already built the engine and upgraded so many other things.
Although, here's a snapshot of the MN winter - this all came down in less than 1 hour.