Well, I figured out if I don't start multitasking on this build I probably won't live long enough to see it finished so today I broke down the gearboxes to see what needed to be ordered.
Someone wasn't very nice to their first gear. Looks like they were trying to free up a stuck clutch by jaming it in gear.
And this is the classic symptom of to much plowing when the reverse gear is shot.
Never did finish dissasembling the transfer case but it is perfect in side. I left his mess.
The one thing I did find that I was not expecting is the trans main shaft is shot. The splines going in to the transfer case are about
30% worn out. Tranny has gotten pretty expensive.
While washing up the parts today I also found the input spline to the transfer case is worn. Not the transmission shaft as noted above, the one it goes into which is part of
the tansfer case. It is really hard to see, you need a magnifying glass. The odd part is these 2 splines are located between the trans and the TF case and there is no lubrication in this area. So If your trans spline is bad, chances are your TF case input is worn too.