Gday everyone, Its always good to see a new Daihatsu site start up. Hope it travels well. I have a 1985 F75 LWB Rocky (Fourtrak) Ive owned it for about 6 or so years. Now powered by later model DL52 factory turbo charged with even later model intercooler fitted. I run Detriot Lockers front and rear. I have raised suspension with subsequent reset and longer travel shocks fitted. Suspension travel is assisted by removal of some of the spring pack clamps, and removal of front panhard rod and sway bar. I also run a 2 1/2 inch body lift. I run 235/75-15 BFG A/T tyres as my road going tyres and 10R -15 Simex Centipede M/T as my off road tyres. Interior mods include sports seats in front, later model rear seat, CD player, UHF radio, Sports steering wheel, GPS, rear cargo barrier and bifold storage shelf. Under bonnet mods include dual batteries, continuous duty air compressor serving airtank holding up to 120psi and air horns, snorkle fitted, uprated headlights (130/90 w) plus mining industry 150w spot/flood lights fitted to factory front nudge bar, mounted over factory PTO winch. Rear bumper has been replaced with 6x3 steel C channel with Hayman Reece style towbar reciever and recovery hooks and hi lift points added. Side sills are protected by rock sliders. Front has 2 recovery hooks and hi lift points. Recovery gear carried, depending on location, can include any or all of the following, 2 snatch straps, T508 Tirfor and block, Hi lift jack, 4 rated shackles, Bull bag, axe, shovel, drag chain and grab chain. I also have another F75 which I keep for spare parts, and have a long term project underway to build a camper trailer out of the rear of another F75 body shell.
Here is a link to see my site, with plenty of pics and mods on my Rocky http://groups.msn.com/AussieDaihatsuRocky
I am also blessed with a very rare (in Australia anyhow) workshop manual for the F75, and I have just about, at some stage over the last 6 years, rebuilt, or had apart, every part of the Rocky. So, if you have any queries, I may be able to help you, just ask.