...do you need to hear any more bad news? I have known for some time that the transfer case has a lil slack in the chain (np208). Today driving while at work see a bunch of smoke while im driving then pull over to see black oil all over the transfer case and front driveshaft. I check fluids and dont see anything low. I limp home and take it to the tranmission guy who shows me a very obvious spot in the frame where the crossmember should connect to the frame (where the x case sits) that is broken/cracked/parts of it are missing...basically looks like the transfer case has lowered itself a inch or so and the driveshaft are supporting most of the transfer case wieght...havent heard if any damage occured to the x case. Any ideas? Can my frame be cut and welded? Will this weld be strong enuff to hold the crossmember and xcase? Do i want to put any more money in this truck?(85, new: 350,paint,tranny,seats,33s lift,rear window guts,etc.etc.) Or is it time to buy that f-rd diesel excursion?