Oh I fully agree, but this is just going to be a fun hobby vehicle that I can take camping. This will probably never take my family all together camping. It's cramped enough in our 4 door tundra, plus dogs, and our camper we tow.If you really want to use a car for off road and overlanding , I personally think that the 74 is too small .
It "could "do the job but you will be quite crapmed .
For 2 people , in 3 or 4 , it will be impossible , especially with bad weather .
Will be a pity to invest so much money ,time ,energy .for a cramped vehichle .
My suggestion would be a 75 or 78 .
The money you will be spending will be the same .
But the final result will be a complete different level.
My next step would be to get a small off-road trailer or pop-up. I don't have any plans to travel the world or live in this at this point so maximum room isn't a necessity. Having a cruiser I can run soft-top, hard top, pop top, bikini top, no top that I can swap around in an hourish of time, will be epic.
Besides, what troopy can do this?