Ok, so the bits of rust are starting to get the better of me ....
As I mentioned before I don't intend (well not in the short term anyway to have a full nuts & bolts restoration on the the BJ), but the rust on the underside gets me down. I went as far as trying to get a welding course, me being over optimistic and thinking I could do the metal work myself, but I have come to the conclusion that the expense and time in me doing the metal work would eventually prove fruitless.
So I have decided to get a restoration guy to have a look at the underside of the truck and see how bad or good it actually is.
I rang the guy last night, and when I mentioned I was hoping to get some metal work done to a Landcruiser he replied "you and half the country" :)
Seems the BJ's are vintage machine of choice these days.
Besides by lack of welding skills, the other reason for going the route of a professional is that the roll cage should be arriving in a few weeks and given that it is only bolted to the floor, I figured the floor at least should be right !.
Will be interesting to get his views on the truck and its overall condition ......