Well, that "boring AF" maint stuff really helps it make it worth it. All the cool doodads won't matter if it doesn't run well down the road or lets you down on the trail. Nice work!!
I agree the seats in these things are terrible. I had to buy an extra seat cushion on my california trip because after 3 days of driving both my legs were falling asleepI haven't been on this site in a while but I've enjoyed reading through your build. I'm also a former FJ owner now converted to a 98 troopy, same color as yours. Bought it for $3k with 150 on the clock, a little beat up but not bad. Changed the oil and took off for the Sierras, for 3 weeks not a single issue. I love the truck and that there is enough room for me to sleep in the back with the dogs. My only complaint is those stock front seats... They are like a vice on long trips.
I really like the table/rack thing you built on the back door, I've been looking for something like that!
In the first post you were talking get 15mog in the FJ.
What do you get in this one?
Do you still think of converting to a diesel powerplant?