Is Mr. Transfer Case, still in your rig?
Soaked periodically with penetrating oil?
I know, you don't want to hear this, BUT!......
What about removing, the front yoke assembly, don't lose or damage any shims that may be stuck to it or that may/or may not remain in the front bearing cap.
Then maybe sanding the shift rod ends, lubricate them, then remove the entire front bearing cap, carefully sliding it off of the shift rods.
Make or Order a new gasket for reassembly.
I haven't ever done this, if you removed all linkagesIS THERE ROOM for that foward slide?
JUST WENT OUT, Got into the "Nelsomatic Thinking Position" under mine, for bout 5 minutes.
I could not see any weld or spot weld on it, with my mirror.
Are you certain that, with flashlight and inspection mirrorthere are no bolts you have missed that hold the rod? Or broke off in it?
WHAT IF :
You remove the floor pan around your shifter, You and another victim. One IN---One under.
Take 2 propane torches ( I prefer Turbo Torches, using Mapp Gas, I'm a plumber, they get stuff hotter and faster.)
Quickly heat the cast iron collar, just behind the entrance of the STEEL ROD....top and bottom, simutaniously(sp?)......Get Hot Real Fast...In as short of time as you can....To expand the cast iron.....stay off of the steel rod with flame.....it needs to remain shrunk and cool.
Try not to flame each other!
If you do this fast, I do not think you will hurt the surrounding stuff, it looks far enough away.....do not heat forever......you might even cover bearing portion and the exposed steel rod to keep them cool, with a soaking wet rag before you begin.
Quickly tackle it with tools, twisting and pulling at the same time, as soon as you remove the flames.
Will It WIGGLE, TWIST or Move At All? Even Slightly?
Can you send me a PIC of what is broke, I am a SELF QUALIFIED ENGINEER RIGGER (or something on those same lines).....May can improvise a repair.
Will prove it, when you "PM" you Email address to me or leave it here (you can come back after I get it, And EDIT IT OUT OF YOUR POST!)
See alot of my CJ User Friendly Modifications 6-9 Walmart Album Sharing Albums many-many pics...read the captions.
I WILL Send SUB: JEEPJEEPJEEPJEEPJEEP, may wind up in Spam.........you might even......want to use my ideas on yours!
"WILLY" STILL DOES IT, BUT HE STOPPED TAKING NAMES, IN THE MIDDLE OF THE 20TH CENTURY
Sunday, April 4th, 2010 AT 2:22 PM