Interesting conversation. I would say that the demographic of H3 people who also purchased a Rancho has an awareness of the value of the lift kit, so they aren't sitting behind a garage somewhere not running. It was sold and that lift kit is on another H3.
I can't identify the rack, but it's probably a universal mid size truck rack. I'd browse for Tacoma or Colorado headache racks. Once you find one similar, they probably also offer the bed rail extensions to make it look like the photo above.
That's kinda what I'm thinking too. This winter, I'll probably try to disassemble it to find a failed seal and/or determine what caused it to leak all of it's fluid in a hurry. I don't recall seeing damage on it when I pulled it out to replace it with a the new power steering rack. If I...
Has anyone rebuilt the steering rack in their H3 / H3T with any success? I don't recall seeing this topic discussed here. I recently watched a video of a rack from a Toyota being rebuilt, and it didn't seem too bad. I have a power steering rack that dumped it's fluid while going down some...
With the miles and rust, that looks like a parts car. I know of someone who spent a few thousand dollars having rust fixed on his H3T frame. It wasn't even as bad as this truck. That thing probably has a lot more rust that we aren't seeing.
I don't have the dimensions for those, but if you can measure them up... then check the Energy Suspension universal bushings, you may find something.
About two weeks ago, I saw a white one in the Detroit area. It was at a stoplight, so I wasn't able to see it close. Looked like an H3, side rear door welded up, and the top was cut off starting behind the drivers seat. I don't think the wheelbase was shortened.
Rather than rely on where the instrument panel gauge is pointing, you may want to add a ScanGauge (or UltraGauge or similar gauge) for more accurate temp numbers for engine, transmission, etc. See this link below for some discussion about the Alpha codes to display the info.