I used a couple tubes of silicone in a caulk gun, apparently it did not work tho! ha
I was only like 17 at the time and didn't really know alot about modding, trial and error at that point in my life.
I also did my first 4x4 conversion on that truck, it was easy because they have straight 2wd axles in the front. Bought a donor truck for 100, put in the front axle, 5 spd trans, transcase. didn't think about checking gear ratio tho!
Coming home from x-mas in 2001 I BLEW apart the transfercase!!! LOL It was a good little truck tho, 4cyl 5spd 4x4, I had built cutom exhaust for it to, Built a custom header with 4 straight pipes. Thing sounded like a harley lol 4 1" pipes ran from each exhaust port all the way back!