May 30, 2012
figured id check back in a few years later. truck is still running strong with minimal problems i guess you can say. last year the transfercase broke on me on the trail. still had 2wd to get me home. come to find out too my center pin in the front axle came lose and was banging the pinion. welded that thing in place to fix the problem
this year after winter checking out the front end, both outer bearings were rusted solid, both wheel joints were stuck and one of my front shackles had a small crack in it. also went ahead and replaced brake pads and shoes all the way around as they were close to being on the rivits.
finally got around to rigging up a permanent winch switch inside the cab so i dont have to mess with the corded one
and heres how the truck looks today. a little more banged up but still in one piece