Well, as much as I hate to say it, I have left the Townwagon fold. The good news is that my truck went to a hard core Townwagon family, and hopefully it is on the road as we speak. (Here it is on the trailer ready for the ride to it's new home)
I have also stayed in the family with it's replacement, a Pinzgauer. So what's the linkage between a weird Austrian made Swiss equivalant to the hummer? Well, it's made by Steyr-Daimler-Puch. Daimler as in Daimler-Benz, as in Daimler-Chrysler. So I stayed in the family, in a manner of speaking!
So why did I make the change? Well, with kids, a farm, and a job, I had no time to complete the Townwagon or Dart projects. The Pinz was running and driving, and is a blast to play with. It is also semi-practical, and we use it around the farm as a utility vehicle. And as a 4wd, it is incredible!
I still love the TW's, and will continue to follow them. If I found a running, driving, mostly restored 4wd, I might have to get it, as I still love the look.
For now, however, I would ask that you address any Town Wagon and Panel questions to the mailing list. It can be found at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/tw-list. Currently I am not in a position to respond to direct emails about the trucks, but the mailing list is a far better resource. You will need to join to participate, but it is free, and the best experts on TW's and TP's are there on a daily basis discussing the in's and out's of their favorite trucks.