I actually broke that gear by using a gear puller. I ended up ripping the counter gear for that transmission out of my "working transmission", I put quotations because I found chunks of gear and race in that transmission's oil and said to heck with it, its going to blow out anyways. So I pulled the transmission and of course the main bearing was out, but in this transmission the gears were shot, so I stole the counter gear (great shape oddly enough) and will likely end up throwing the rest away. Reassembled that transmission and I am waiting until I finish my head gasket to put it all back in, so I can put that aside for the moment...
So with the engine and transmission out of the truck, I am now able to focus on electrical issues and the interior. I did a little digging and found out that not only is my gray truck a longbed, its a deluxe model. Looks like the deluxe package came with a trip meter built into your odometer, that sweet wood accent in the dash, an extra light on your temperature controls, a tilt steering wheel, a leather shifting boot, oil and volt gauges, locking glovebox, sensors for your doors and seatbelts, and some neat little armrests on your door. There's probably more, but those are the ones I've found so far.
So besides the update, I of course have some questions:
Is it alright to add in extra light bulbs to the cluster? There's some extra slots for them, but I don't want to cause a short!
I've noticed a severe lack of cup holders, does anybody have a good solution for this?
Do plastic kicker panels for these trucks exist? Mine were both some sort of vinyl and I want to replace
And has anybody on here redone their carpet? What should I use? Mine was trashed so I had to take it all out, I'm thinking some vinyl from rock auto, and some insulation/noise dampening material of some sort?
I have the dash completely out of the truck so while I'm in there if you guys have any suggestions, as always they are welcome!