I am purchasing a late 86' landcruiser w/ 4 speed manual trans. This biggest problem with the truck is that the front driveshaft has come completly out of the transfer case. The current owner said he was driving sown the road and heard a grinding noise. He pulled overand the front driveshaft had come completly out of the transfer case and was draging on the road. I am fairly mechanically inclined, but I have never worked on 4wd. Does this sound like a major repair, or did some sort of flange just brake off. Im sorry I am probably not giving much details, but again I just dont know much about transfer cases. When I looked at the truck, I saw where he just proped the driveshaft back on the frame, and he drove it home in 2wd. Any insight on how these work, or what I should look for would be great. I am hoping that worst case, I just find a used transfercase for replacement. I think im getting a pretty good deal on the truck. It has sat for 5 years so it will need carb cleaned and some standard tuneup repairs, but body and interior are flawless, motor runs as long as you keep pouring a little gas in the carb. He is selling it to me for 500.00 Oh, has anyone ever heard of this happening to the driveshaft?