The axles were both there, but the rear third member had been removed, probably due to a necessary rebuild. Both axles are offset to the passenger side, making them and the divorce-mount NP200 transfer case sort of unique. This was actually pretty cool, since now we could just use a 2WD tranny to get 'er moving. The C-section frame was about as stout as any I've ever seen, and it even had skidrails and attachment points for hooks in the middle of the framerails. As cool as it was, my brain was starting to give me a reality check, and the cost of parts--much less the cost of my time and labor to get this M43 running--was starting to become apparent.