Let me start by asking for your patience, forbearance and knowledge to help me successfully rebuild my first transmission. The goal here is to combine the necessary parts from a Scout T18 (factory adapter, mainshaft and bearing retainer) with a Ford T18 from, what I was told was, a 1984 F-series 4x4. This later model Ford T18 has reverse in the over and down position, as opposed to earlier T18s where reverse was over and up. First some pictures, then to my first question, already. The Ford t18 as I received it, with tailshaft housing still attached. The Scout T18, with factory dana 20 adapter at the rear. I decided to start with getting the necessary parts out of the Scout unit. I will only take this one down as far as I need to to get the parts I need out of it. It will also serve as a place to get my feet wet. So, I huffed the weighty Scout T18 onto the bench, after draining it's blood. I shifted it into neutral and removed the shift tower assembly and set it aside. I then removed the output gear from the rear of the unit. Moving front, I removed the front output bearing retainer, exposing the 2 snap rings and bearing. First question. I gently started prying the front bearing out, after removing the snap rings (flat tipped external snap ring pliers were a big help, thanks for the tip). I quickly noticed all the gears and the shaft were also coming along. Is it okay to let all that stuff come out with the bearing, at this point or, is now the time when I need a bearing puller, to separate the bearing from the shaft, leaving the shaft and gears in place?