After a bit of research and planning I cant contain myself any longer so I'm into it. I'll be moving in a few months so i'll be doing a few bits and pieces now then finish the build once I've renovated two houses and built a new purpose built workshop where I'm moving to
The Plan: Strip the 98 to bear bones. interior, exterior panels, wiring looms, everything under the bonnet, running gear so all I'm left with is a shell and chassis. Prep and paint the chassis and shell properly then build up the entire truck until it is ready to go. The 2.5 litre diesel motor will come out of the 95 and be transplanted in the 98 and for roadworthy purposes and so mr plod leaves me alone i'll have to put the shock setup out of the 95 in as well if possible.
This is the second ground up rebuild I've done. My first was a Suzuki Vitara JLX which I'll be keeping on the road as a run about during this project build. I'm hoping to achieve wondrous things with the MK and I'm sure with all your help out there it will be more than possible. Here is a photo of the dream it is framed and up in my workshop as encouragement during those rough times when I feel like I'm getting nowhere.