Thought I'd post this now as the Hallowharrie weekend is coming up.
Did some 'keep it running right' work first, including;
Reman rear brake calipers, rubber hoses (front rubber hoses next), new fluid
Upper (Moog) and lower (Mitsu) ball joints
New tie-rods (Moog)
New idler arm (Mitsu; pitman arm is fairly recent)
33" procomp muds
Front diff and rear axle swap with factory locker and 4.636 gears
Replaced trailing arms with much better ones from the JY
50mm Sequoia coil spacers and t-bar crank
Rear diff protection.
Grand Cherokee ARB front bumper and beefed up the frame horns with 3/16 plate. Added some cheap lights and put the factory fogs back on with minor modification
Factory headlight washers (still need to install the relay)
Cut rear quarter panels off and relocated the drain tube
CB in a temporary location
Fish plates of the frame lift joints
I think that's it Can I call it an 'LSR' now please?
Still to come (stuff I have the materials for at least) are rear bumper, sliders, rework the rear end of the exhaust and cap the rear quarters
I made the diff protection out of 2mm plate. I'm not sure if I went far enough with it. The plate extends underneath as far as the 3rd and is fully welded in place
To relocate the drain tube after cutting off the rear quarters I used a hole saw. Easy job
Fish plates for piece of mind. I still need to drop the tank and add the inside plates. Angelo, we should do that and your truck on the same day
The old rusty rear axle out. Much easier to swap the rear axle compared to the front diff. What a pain that is
to two people, Larry for helping me source some parts and Agnelo who innocently come round to talk about skid plates and ended up lying on my driveway holding a front diff over his head for a few hours
Edit: Thanks to ncdieselwrench for pulling the trailing arms for me
'97 Montero 'LSR' - 4.6 gears & factory rear locker, 33" Procomp muds on 15x8 steelies, 50mm coil spacers, T-bar crank, Airlift, sans rear sway, 50mm rear frame & fuel tank lift, Aisins, ARB front bumper + 10k lb winch, 50mm DIY body lift, rock sliders, cut rear quarter panels...