What to do with my trail rig? Moving off the road system
So I've taken a job in the Alaskan bush off the road system. I'm going to be up there for a minimum of a year and most likely several years (probably 5-10 years). I have a kinda hacked/ kinda built s10 blazer (44/60, 36's, doubler, high angle shafts) that I spent a year and a half working on and have wheeled once. It's to the point now where it needs some things finished up and all the bugs worked out. Right now it's sitting in my yard with a dead alternator and it needs a fair amount of work finished (new steering shaft, front shackle hangers moved/ new shackles, t-case/ doubler shifters, traction bar, the list goes on and on). When I'm in Alaska I plan on returning to the lower 48 for at least a month during every year, might get the opportunity to wheel/ wrench on it once or twice a year.
Bringing it to my village isn't an option. There are very few cars in the village, I'm pretty sure wheeling with a truck would be frowned upon, and between tow rig gas and barge fair I'm sure it would be about $3000 to get it there if not more.
Here's the options I see for the rig
Sell it whole, I'm going to take quite a hit, I doubt I could get 3 grand for it and I have that much $$ into steering, doubler, and drive shafts.
Park it at a buddies house till I get back. I've had a buddy offer for me to keep it at his place for up to 2 years. I'd still have to tow it from CO to MI. The tires leak, it has a voltage draw, it would sit in the woods rotting away
Pull the valuable parts off (axles, steering, drive shafts, doubler/ trans, tires, odds and ends) and put them in my parent's basement till I return/ move onto the road system.
I'm leaning towards keeping the parts and getting rid of the blazer body/ frame. What would you do? Anyone been in a situation like this, how did deal with your rig?