I have a 99 with the rear locker and I really like it. I don't do rock crawling so I don't remove sway bars, and with just 33" tires is pretty capable off-road for what I do and rides very good on road as well. I do like daily driving mine. Good luck!
Unfortunately we didn't get the diesel engine here in the US, but if you have access to a junk yard, or if you can look it up online and if the part number is the same and/or the mounting bracket is the same, you should be good to go buy a petrol/gasoline 200 amp alternator online.
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The price of gas will leave you stranded...lol jk man sounds like you have a squared away ride to do what you normally do, you can carry a spare ICM and spare starter as mentioned above, just make sure you also carry the tools required for replacing them on the go.
Looking good! When I used to own a 96 T100 I loved everything about it, the one thing that dawned on me after selling it was that I should have tried fitting land cruiser solid axles (including all front suspension) as I think they would have been a perfect fit and easy locked solution...too bad...
Man a few people already mentioned why it's a bad idea on this specific platform, I have not read a single one explaining how it is a good thing to do on our specific vehicles with the type of IFS, and while I don't know Charlie on a personal level reading his build thread and seeing some of his...
I wish I would have logged in yesterday and I would have bid on it. Oh well, yes not a fan of the color, but I would have taken the bumper and other goodies. I don't know what was the final price anyway.
Here in the states look for an exhaust shop, they should be able to help you with aftermarket catalytic converters that will pass emissions and last you some good years without breaking the bank too bad, now if you want the exhaust re-made or custom made, that's where it starts getting expensive.
If you are in a big city you might be easier to take your busted one to a radiator shop one of those that work on 18 wheelers and have them make you one. That'll be my next step when the soldered patch I did to mine starts leaking again.
Buy a CR-V, RAV4, or Subaru (or reliable car of your choice), pay off debt, then eventually jump back into the Montero would be my goal. Specially since the market is crazy, unless you find a really good deal. Now if you already have a daily/beater (reliable) go for it.