1989 Eddie Bauer 5.0
I suspect they deleted this, and that is why I have Warn manual locking hubs. I personally like the idea of not having to get out to lock hubs but, hey, I might have 4 wheel drive and it's low on my priority list to change. Thanks for clearing that up.That mechanism is part of the manual transfer case linkage. The "panel" above it is a makeshift block off plate to cover the missing shift mechanism on trucks equipped with electric shift transfer cases. As to why the PO screwed sheet metal in place of the stock cover (that you can get from any F-series/Bronco in any JY), I have no idea. If your truck does not have electric 4X4, you'll want to address this so that you have four wheel drive.