If the (plastic?) roof should become an option, there are (longer?) GMRS antennas that do not require a metal ground plane. (A roof mount should at least give any antenna the greatest possible unobstructed “view”.)
A little “pitch” for Scenic Map: Pay once, download once (no computer needed), and a regional map (several states worth) with many (but not all) roads and trails is always there for you on your device.
At 207k miles, the Transfer Case on my 1997 NAS Defender 90 (A/T) has started leaking (a lot). Assuming that it will need to be sent out for a well deserved overhaul, are there any mods that I should be looking for that would improve reliability and robustness (I do NOT plan any gear ratio...
Interesting, and understandable, that the downhill traffic (heavy trucks) on the “Resource Roads” in B.C. have the right-of-way, exactly the opposite of the rules on public roads in the U.S. (at least in California).