Hubby and I have an 82 air-cooled T3 which we were going to sell to do a lap of Oz in a few years time. Today we came up with the crazy idea of doing it in the T3. We know we need to do some mods and are seeking advise on suggestions on what to look at. It's currently running a 2lt engine with atypically loose gear box so thinking of upgrading the gear box, bigger rims (currently has 14" truck tyres), off road tyres, upgrading the suspension, cutting out the little rust it has, putting in a solar panel or 2 on the roof or portable ones ,(it's a Trakka conversion), installing another glass battery or two (has a 75amH battery in addition to the crank battery) just not sure where to put them; installing an inverter and charger (aux battery currently charges off alternator or 240v), replacing the rock and roll bed with a full width bed, changing to LED lighting. We would like some sort of cooling either 12v or misting evap type and dyna matting. Anyone who can give advice on any of these mods would be appreciated. Also, does anyone run classes in Melbourne on basic Kombi maintenance and repairs? We're also looking at buying a small trailer with suspension that'll cope with off road.