New to me 80 series - Work Ahead

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New to the forum and land cruisers in general but I have always admired them. Recently I acquired this 1993 FZJ80 from my cousin, he bought it a few years ago and did some work to it, new brakes, shocks and had a welding shop make a rear bumper. Right now the plan is just to do some baseline repairs/maintenance.

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So far I have changed the oil and I I’ve got some new KO2s (33s) that will be put on next week and there is a pretty bad exhaust leak that I’ll need to get fixed.

the interior is a little rough but not terrible, I’ve already got some cheap seat covers for now (not pictured).
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One of the harder things to figure out is some body work on the rear passenger post, it looks like someone backed into something with the hatch open. The hatch still closes and latches fine but it does not seal well…. Any ideas on this would be appreciated
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That big dent is in the worst possible spot. I would spend the money to have it fixed by a decent body shop. I would fix it and have them just blend it in as best as possible around the repair area. Don't let someone paint the whole truck it will cost too much and ruin the patina. I would find a "rough" body shop or one that specializes in lower priced repairs but still is experienced enough to not mess it up. They are out there. Maybe a retired guy who does it on the side.
 
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OOO Dat A$$! Big Girl's got a shelf!:rofl:

That dent in the back is going to take a BFH, some hydraulics and probably some heat.

Or turn it into this glorious mod from Fairgame:
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