Recently I refreshed my 3 speed floor shifter on my '76. When I was taking the old on off I realized the even though the rear support bracket (the one that is curved and bolts to the back of transfer case to shifter) was bolted to the transfer case, it wasn't long enough for PO to bolt it to the shifter. I have run into the same problem with the new hardware. It is a bolt hole to short for the bolt to slide in from shifter. Is this a 'regular' thing?? I thought I followed instructions pretty well. I find it weird that me and the PO has the same problem. Transmission/transfer case seems stock.