Right... here goes. After searching the length and breath of country, as far as Chitral actually, I've zeroed in and selected a Surf 1997, SSR G, IKZ IC, D/AT. The engine has been changed from the original and the suspension work been re-done. It's in the best condition out of all the vehicles I've seen and researched. A few things need to be fixed and I wanted to get some expert comments on this please.
1. There's oil on the engine and the mechanic tells me the Tappet seals need to be replaced.
2. Same for the sump as the seals need replacing.
3. I'm not too sure on how a 4x4 system works in an Auto Surf. There's a green light in the middle for a Central Diff. Lock and the rest are the same L4 High and Lows. Getting back to the 2WD's has been an issue. Want to try that out in greater detail.
4. The body's excellent and in perfect condition, no dents or repairs. The paint however has been re-sprayed in a few places, so I've been told.
All in all it runs perfectly and I have all the plans to go ahead with it. Getting the papers checked from Islamabad now so any suggestions or heads up there would also be welcome.
Please feel free to give advice and comments. This is my first 4x4 project and I have no intention of re-inventing the wheel, so to say. Your expert advice on all matters will be highly appreciated.