My name is Weston and I've been an avid Toyota 4Runner off road builder for the past 10+ years. Past and current builds pictured below. The G-Wagen has always been a bucket list item of mine and have begun the very preliminary steps of understanding what to look for in a somewhat modest build. I will start combing through the threads, because after so many years as a resource in the Toyota community I know how draining the same questions over and over can be. In the meantime, if anyone has any recommendations at all as far as what to look for, what to avoid, recommended mods, and most importantly reliability/maintenance insights as that is going to be the biggest change from Toyota, I would sincerely appreciate it. I've heard good things about the W463 and heard reliability is better prior to the refresh in terms of dependability. Interested to see how easy some of those things can be upgraded like the head unit if I were to go with, say, a 2009ish. My budget would be around 60-65k for the base vehicle and would figure out the suspension, etc. afterwards.
Thanks in advance and if any changes happen officially I'll certainly post up. Here are a couple shots of my old 2000 4Runner and current 2019.