The first thing I changed was the seats and position. Luckily, a friend gave me a Miata to junk and I pulled the cushy seats and installed them. I used the rails and had minor mods to complete. I also installed new 4" Kenwood speakers in the driver's headrest, sounds great! My wife doesn't like the music up. She doesn't like the ride so she doesn't ride often!
Then only thing I had to deal with to get it on the road was the water return pipe that also supplies the turbo with coolant. It only cost $20 and took 10 minutes to install. The thermostat was changed at the same time and I still need to pull the radiator and have it reconditioned.
The next thing was the sound, I upgraded from a stock cassette player to a Kenwood MD player with a 10 disc changer. I am going to mount the changer in the rear under the roof, those pics will come when I finish. I want to keep it out of the way, never know where you might end up.
This is a good way to know that the odometer doesn't match actual mileage. The odometer reads 130,000 km (64,000 miles) and the timing belt sticker reads 87,211 km (54,506 miles) but there is still an older timing belt sticker with the mileage wiped clean. That means she probably has about 160,000 km (100,000 miles).
We have many typhoons here and I lost the hinges on my last car when the wind grabbed the door. So, I changed the rubber strap that was cracked with leather straps. Ready for Mother Nature!
One of the previous owners spray painted the Jimny spray can black over the original white. I plan to fix the rust, pull off the black and get the whole truck painted gunmetal. That is still up in the air but I may look for some diamond plate panels to replace the rusted sections.