Thought I'd bump this post.
My Brumby has been going for a few years now and it has been totally reliable. I've had a few wanting to buy it............they never come back when I tell them what the offer has to exceed, the wife says I'm not allowed to sell it anyway........too handy in the snow.
Being permanent AWD it is awesome in the snow, I can get home without diff lock or chains, and most 4wd require chains to get to my place in the snow & ice.
One thing I've been looking for is a straight rust free bonnet (hood to US citizens) but they are about like chicken teeth...........the only ones I've found seem to be attached to Subarus.
I would also like to fit a decent steering wheel but cant seem to loacate a boss that will fit the Subaru splines, does anyone know which boss to use??
One modification I did was raise the seat 25mm, still feels a tiny bit low but is a lot better on trips now than before.