They use to do this stuff to SUVs such as the bronco and blazer. Unfortunately, due to primarily to government fuel economy regulations, these vehicles don't exist anymore and pickup trucks make up the vast majority of body on frame 4x4 vehicles. That is why these mods are being done to pickups. » 10/21/14 8:21pm Tuesday 8:21pm

Wow congrats. I applaud you. If you change out the fenders you will probably have to swap the front bumper as well since its made to line up with those factory fenders. Body armor is pretty fun to make yourself if you are the DIY type. Definitely lose those wheels. Do you plan to keep her on 35's or go bigger? » 10/20/14 8:48pm Monday 8:48pm

I have an 80's series land cruiser - 260,000 miles and no major issues so far. Great truck love it to death, extremely capable offroad (has factory locking differentials). The one big down side is fuel economy. In stock for you are looking at ~13 MPG highway. Let me know if you have any other questions. The 100… » 10/20/14 10:41am Monday 10:41am

I think this would be cooler than anything from Europe. Sounds like you can put off the engine swap for a while as well since the thing is running. I'm with Montego on build plans. It could be your version of the infamous farm truck. » 10/20/14 9:23am Monday 9:23am

I want to echo hammerhead - get that book he suggested. First thing I did the first time I went to moab. Made things a lot easier. As for the testing... Try not to get any body damage and have a blast! » 10/16/14 7:06pm 10/16/14 7:06pm