The throw-out bearing is probably shot. (pics and lessons learned in future posts)
Current lesson learned: DON'T BUY IMPORTANT PARTS FROM AUTOZONE!
While I'm at it I'll introduce you to my truck since I am always fixing something on it...
custom width Dana 44 from '78-'79 Ford truck
Cragar Soft 8's rims
Rancho 9000 shocks all around
35" Cooper STT tires
Stock rear limited slip
Custom front leaf spring conversion
Axle under leaf conversion in rear
Unknown front driveshaft possibly from a superlift kit?
Rear AAL (add a leaf) kit from Superlift - one full-length leaf each pack
- added 2" lift in rear to level out truck
Front spring cross brace with class III receiver