The CB radio is pretty high up the list, it's one of the most critical items at the moment. While that's a really long list, I don't actually have any real problems yet. Bushings are pre-cracked, as for TREs, only one has just begun to leak grease. So, I don't feel bad about doing a little upgrade before the fixes.
I already have a handheld CB; it was considered mandatory by the local club if I wanted to join the trips and it's already paid for itself in chatting with/getting advice from the guys I went with. The thing is that the range and sound quality are severely compromised. Either it's constant static or its squelched so far you can't receive. And range is limited to about 500 yards if you are transmitting from inside the cab.
The way things are working out, all my close friends are picking up 4WDs and want to go wheeling. Since I bought the WJ, my rank of friends has added a Discovery series 1, LandCruiser 60-series, an XJ Cherokee, and a Land Cruiser 100 series. And none of them have CBs yet. But I'm the one showing them how it's done and I'm tired of leading the pack and then getting out to yell at everyone "all clear" or to warn them about a hazard or give advice on an obstacle. So I'm going to make the handheld the loaner CB and mount up something that really works.
I'm debating between a couple options on CBs, mounting, and antenna mounts. I don't like the taillight mount setups very much. I am thinking of matching the OEM radio antenna position with a fender-mount bracket. My garage door is low enough that if I want a permanent mount, it'll be only a 2' stick. I want to go 3' which means I'll be looking for a quick connector.
I'm not going roof mount. I can't see a reasonable way to get the wiring up there without drilling holes and going crazy with pulling body panels and headliner. And I don't care if my range is only 3 miles instead of 4. Then again, I'm now considering a ceiling mount on the CB. I dunno, lots of options.
For the CB itself, I'm debating between the Cobra 75 for hidden mounting, only having the mic in the cab or the Uniden 510XL for quality. No question the Unidens are the best in class for quality. I'd mount it on the kick panel on the right side of the driver's footwell, but that's also where I'd mount a trailer brake controller. The wife wants to buy some sort of travel trailer so we can go camping more easily with the kids, so I have to keep that in mind for next year.
As for where I want to bedline - I want to take the natural body line where where the fenders flare and the cladding bulges from the body sheet metal. I think that would give it a lot of pinstripe protection as well as highlight the muscular shape of the fenders. I also don't want black, so that eliminates the DIY spray-on. So that leaves me with professional spray-on, or looking into the DIY roll-on stuff. I'd like a charcoal grey, and keep the sliders black.