Well I guess the pic will tell all... I put it in drive and it hesitated before engaging, I pushed the gas and then let off as soon as i realized it was a no go. Too late, it decided to grab 1st and WHAMMO clunk clunk clunk. At first I though it was the U bolts on the rear end snapped again. No such luck. As bad as it looked I actually laughed pretty good. Sometimes you just have to laugh... Took nearly a week to get a shaft from the salvage yard. These old ford trucks (1988 F-250 4x4) are pretty picked over in the scrap heaps these days. 125 bucks for the replacement too, ouch.