I FINALLY got around to starting my clutch "project" today.
Took the rear driveshaft off only to realize that I need u-joints on both ends. Had to grind off one of the bolts holding the yoke to the transfer case. NOT good. Now I have to find a way to get that out.
Got the front driveshaft out and realized the rubber boot to the cv joint is torn. CV joint is in pretty ad shape...
It took FOREVER to get the top starter bolt out! Something short of 2 hours? Finally found an easier way to remove it but damn it turns out the bolt is bent and was nearly seized into the bell housing.
As for the transfer case... forget it! Those bolts are on there WWAAYY too tight. Already rounded off the head on one and the others are impossible to get to.
LOL also found out that the crossmember holding up the tranny is broken in two places
Looks like I'll be digging out the MIG welder again...
Tranny mount is shot, too. No idea where to get one of those.
By this time, I was soaked, exhausted, and running out of light so I called it a night.
Looks like I'll be getting a TON of parts sandblasted and learning how to use POR-15.