If I were going to go to the trouble of importing a rig, I would think I'd try to find the cleanest one in stock condition. When people have modded a rig like that, who knows what else they may have done. You can always mod a stock rig, but it's hard to undo the damage a careless PO has done when they did their own version of modding.
Am I alone here or does this seem kinda weird to import rigs like this?
Really can't see how well it's fabbed/welded, but if it does not break, and everything aligns good, what's wrong with home made brackets? The lift itself might be a little too much for my taste, but if the driveshafts are "somehow" turning fine, then you can run around town all day long like that.
Nice rig. All the FZJ's are just jealous
If that thing is from Japan like most of them are, it's probably never been off road, probably has very low miles on it and probably wasn't even driven very much with that lift. Probably more just for static show. So, you're still very likely getting a nice clean rig that can hopefully be returned to a more reasonable condition.
Besides, if it's a diesel, it's worth it's weight in gold in parts alone. And apparently importing these 15+ year old rigs is a breeze for the lucky Canadians.