Step 1: Find the vehical version of your soulmate on ebay.
Step 2: Have the luck that the Seller is not only a merc diesel conversion master but also an incredibly nice dude all around (Josh Price in Placentia, CA).
Step 3: Have said Seller go through your new G with a fine tooth comb mechanically.
Step 4: Fly from Hartford, CT to Los Angeles, CA with the Pres of your expedition club for $109 each on Expedia.
Step 5: See, touch, feel and drive your vehicular soulmate for the first time.
Step 6: Take said awesome Seller to lunch at equally awesome authentic LA mexican restaurant to close the deal.
Step 7: Hit the road and drive 3000 miles in 3 days flat in a 30 year old G wagon all the way to Vermont with one guy driving and one guy sleeping fetal in the surprisingly comfy rear bench seat.
Step 8: Live happily ever after.