OK, since the beans were spilled in Fireside Chat, here is the new Monty and its official build thread. It's a 2001 Mitsubishi Montero XLS with just over 80K.
The build wish list and the order in which it is planned to be done:
Remove rear tire cover = DONE
Optima Yellow top - DONE
CB = Need coms - DONE
OME heavy suspension = 1.5" lift (Have to get that 109.5" wheelbase up a bit more). - DONE
Paint the wheels flat black = They are just to shiney from the fatory. = Scrapped this idea.
New tires (265/75/r16) = DONE. 5 new Pathfinder A/T's.
2M = Need better coms.
Skid plates = It doesn't have any right now.
Sliders = Long rockers begging to be bent. (These two I'll have to find someone local to fab up for me)
Bull bar = Need front recovery points = DONE
Winch = Need to be able to self recover
Lights = Never know when you'll be on the trail in the dark. = DONE
Herculine plastic trim panels = I think it'll look cool. = This idea has been scrapped too.
Snorkel Farkle = For safety.
Dual battery set up
Fridge/Freeze - DONE
Drawer System/Kitchen - In progress
Rear bumper = Gotta match the front.
Am I missing anything?
Here it is. Sorry for the driveway pics:
And my favorite feature:
That sunroof is HUGE