I am considering purchasing an older rig (LR3 is just too dang reliable ) . I am trying to go with the oldest (RRC with less electronics to go wrong) but I fear parts availability will/already is drying up. This will be a long term purchase (no plans on selling for ~10-15 years). It will be mainly a fun weekend rig. I use the LR3 for the serious off road duty, but it will probably see fire trails/camping duty.
I'm currently leaning towards an RRC based on looks, but I fear getting parts is going to be a big issue in the coming years. The wear items will still be fine, but weatherstripping, trim pieces, glass, etc, can be a problem.
What's everyone's thoughts on RRC/DI parts availability? Or do I go with a newer vehicle that can break more but with greater availability of parts? DII really shouldn't be a problem for quite a few more years since they were made through 04.
Would a DI have better availability over an RRC? Is it really that hard to get parts for RRC's or am I just looking in the wrong places.