wow mate this is a killer truck and an awesome read
took me ages to get through it all but it was worth it...
here is my j10 australian spec d44/d60 np208 and 4spd man sd33
when i bought it i dragged her out from under a tree where she sat for 12 years
and as it sits now 2 weeks later cleaned up on 33" maxxis bighorns
pretty much only 1 rusted corner in the floor pan thats it and after 12 years changed all the fluids filters and fuel she fired straight up and ran great
sorry to hijack your thread though lol keep up the awesome work