1990 SMB 4x4 - New member
I have been following this forum for 5-6yrs now and my wife and I finally pulled the trigger on an older rig with 56K miles. It has spent its life in Southern CA and AZ, so zero rust. I have only seen 2wd versions of this, so no examples of what others have done to their similar generation 4x4 vans. We are located in MI and will be dropping it off to my body shop to make sure any bare metal or areas of potential corrosion are cleaned up. It will not be used in the winter, as it is a time capsule and want to preserve it.
It has the stock front and rear bumpers and want to find something like the Aluminess type bumpers for mounting recovery systems and lighting. Anyone have any ideas of where to look for something like that? Is the frame of a 3rd gen van similar to the 4th gen? Just wondering if more modern bumpers would mount or if an adapter would be required to use them?
Also looking to update captain chairs. They are looking a bit dated. Not needing 6 way power seats but would like something with two arm rests and a lumbar adjustment. Maybe it is worth just finding covers for now...
I am sure as we start the shakedown process with the van, this is just the tip of the iceberg. We are looking forward to the new adventures this offers and figuring out what else would make it more reliable and enjoyable. Definately an upgrade to tent camping!
Looking forward to hearing from the group.