As you may know, my job of working on the lift turned into a nightmare with a crack in the centre housing that holds the pinion bearing and a damaged differential. I almost felt like just putting the Old Girl back together and using her until she just failed completely. I found the centre housing at a salvage yard within driving distance but the price was $400.00 and the guy was not moving off the price. Shipping such heavy parts was rather prohibitive as well.
Kirk-NJ came to my rescue. He donated, free of charge, a centre housing and a differential. My friend made the trip out and picked them up. Currently they are still in NJ but I am hoping my friend will make the trip down before too long so I can get back to working on the Old Girl.