Noman, thank you for the wonderful sentiments.
From the very day I bought this FJ, the project has slowly-but-gradually blossomed into its current shape. This has, of course, come about due to the very timely, as well as insightful input from friends (new and old, alike) who have provided technical expertise, guidance, and sometimes, even a pat on the back.
As of today, the rebuild is progressing nicely, at a fair pace. Intentionally, I am giving the Ustaads ample breathing space, for them to translate this vision into solid metal art.
To the best of my knowledge, we don't have a four door FJ40 in Pakistan, of the type that the Phantom aspires to be. And if we DO (doubtful), I'm quite sure that there are NO cab-pickup hybrids. To the best of my knowledge, we don't have any vehicle that rides on such massive wheels. Too, I'm not sure whether we have any vehicle whose suspension is jacked up as far as this vehicle, or whose gearing has been altered so dramatically. So yes...there are a lot of firsts, associated with this vehicle, which ALL have the potential to go horribly wrong. But to my mind, that is the beauty of this rebuild. If something does indeed falter...I'll have learned something new, anyways. Something which one can endeavour to rectify. And if all goes well, I'll have a decent ride built from virtually scratch, within our own country. Something that I will take a LOT of pride in.
Time will tell, Insha Allah.
Let's just hope I don't start pulling out my hair, before then!
Once again, thanks for your interest and your comments.