I have had my Monty for a few years now, LOVE this Truck. Unfortunately after some mishaps and a crappy ATL mechanic that installed then seized the new motor on it's maiden voyage, so my buddy has been sitting waiting for me to finally get him back on the road. Now I am ready. I am how ever in need of some help with a few resources. I am in search of a reasonable priced, quality (with warranty) re-manufactured (or rebuilt) engine. I am also in need the exterior weather stripping for the exterior base of the rear window.
the goal here is to keep the basic stock format with some simple upgrades;
electric cooling fan.
upgrade radiator to aluminum
upgrade front bumper to ARB w/wench mount
raise venting lines for drive train
Roof rack system
Rhino line interior
fix any little non working gadgets (headlight washers)
remove or re tint windows
Bilsteins all around
BFG A/T Tires (staying with 31in as this will be daily driver and for medium overland, light hauling and road trips.)
I believe this truck was built incredibly well done stock for most purposes a durable reliable solid truck. I am also curious if anyone has experience with a couple mods I am thinking of;
High flow Catalytic converter? what effects were found more power? lower fuel economy?
lockers of newer SR model, worth the hunt and effort?
always entertaining reasonable ideas.
I wanna budget all this for around $4500-$5000. Lucky for me I have an awesome mechanic down here working with me here in Jacksonville FL.