So, when we last saw the Laser on the road, we screwed another transfer case due to what we believe was faulty carrier bearings. So, five months later, we finally ordered the parts we need to do the carrier bearing replacement, and last night I finally dropped the exhaust and driveshaft. What a PITA; I didn't originally think I'd need to drop the exhaust, but the only way to get the transfer case and driveshaft down was by undoing almost every attachment on it, so it just ended up being easier to pull the whole thing. (Now to convince Erica to let me put a real exhaust on the car, rather than that POS back on.) Next up: see what's needed to get the bearings off, and the new ones on; it looks like we're basically going to have to take the entire driveshaft apart, so I'll have to keep my eyes open for parts that need replacement.
One fun thing I discovered when separating the shaft from the rearend: only three bolts holding the shaft to the rear differential, instead of four. Goddamnit, I keep finding stuff like that on this car; someone really enjoyed ghetto-rigging things on here. :-P Good thing I never launch the car hard or anything, right? Grr.