I finally am getting the title unscrewed on this. I was afraid I would end up with a trailer queen or parting it out to recover my costs and look for another that could be licensed for road use.
Picked it up in AZ for $4500, but the Uhaul from Phoenix to El paso, plane ticket, titling and registration cost another $1700.
It is a V6, 5speed, has 529s, spool locker in rear and 37s.
The first order of business is to box and reinforce the rear frame and add tow point, sliders and a winch.
It has a broken lockout hub and an oil leak, easy fix
Later I'll put a locker up front and add a Marlin Crawler. The spool locker may have to go so I can run it on hardball, but maybe go with an elocker.
I want to keep it street legal for now. I figure about 10k total to get it to where I want it.
Hopefully I'll have it ready for the Chile Challenge in Las Cruces in Feb.
Although I've been wheeling since the 70's, this is a little more modded project than anything I had previously.