Potential 60 series exp. rig
I'm hoping to acquire a diesel 60 series rig (BJ60) in a month or two, that I can start setting up as an expedition vehicle. It's currently undergoing a body restoration by a guy I know. It has relatively low mileage (120,000 miles), and is apparently quite sound (other than surface body rust which is being repaired, along with some other upgrades - springs, tires, etc.). It's an early BJ60, which means it has a 4 speed manual transmission, and non-power-assisted clutch and steering. Very simple and rugged. Hopefully it won't prove too much of a bear to drive, but since most of my trekking will be on open roads (paved or not), the clutch and steering shouldn't be too much of a factor).
I hope to equip it (eventually!) with rear bumper, swingaway tire carrier, ladder and roof rack like the one in this picture, which was recently sold on Ebay. Plus internal storage drawers, sleeping platform, engel fridge, etc. Should be fun!
Anyway, I'm learning a lot of tips and ideas from reading posts on this forum, which is very helpful.
68 LR IIA; 83 TLC BJ60 diesel; 73 VW Bus; 73 MB 406D Camper; 87 LR 110 diesel; 82 TLC BJ60 diesel; 92 TLC HZJ80 diesel
96 Dodge Cummins 4x4 3/4 ton extended cab truck; 70's Alaskan 10ft NCO camper
Now own: 1983 Mercedes-Benz 300TD station wagon (does this count as an "expedition vehicle"?? :-)