So, I recently got this 92 Montero, 3.0L Auto with a spun rod bearing. I took it on as a project because it was a great price and the rest of the truck is very clean and nice, worthy of a rebuild on the engine.
I won't bore you with the engine rebuild details, there are a few excellent threads here already that cover it well. My rebuild went without any drama, just pulled the engine, disassembled it and sent it all out, put it back together and put it back in. It's running pretty well now, apart from a couple things I am working through.
Here is a shot of the truck as I got it (basically).
Pretty used up 235/75/15's, stock, stock, stock.
Tires! Most likely some 31's that I already have, from a previous project.
Probably just crank the t-bars to level it out. I'm not a huge fan of lifting a truck with just 31's, but maybe I'll go with some small spacers or the like to lift it a bit.
Protection- probably a front bumper/winch combo, maybe a rear bumper as well, down the line somewhere.
Communication- A CB, maybe another radio of one kind or another.
Rack- I'm thinking a full length rack, but low and tight against the roofline.
I've always wanted some limb lifter/brush wires on a truck. To me it's one of the things that really makes the look of a cool adventure truck. I may never need them for any real use, but I dig the way they look.
Same with a snorkel. Maybe not required for my use, but I've always wanted one, so.....
I started a thread over on 4x4wire as well, as that's a much more heavily trafficked site for Mitsu stuff, but here at the portal is much more expedition-y, so I think I'll do them both.
More updates as they happen.