Cool! Good to hear you got the third speed working again!!
I hear it quite common, since these vehicles are getting up there in age now..
What did you do to fix it, in case I ran into this problem down the road??
If you experience very cold climates, I would recommend looking at the carpet that lo-range off road . com sells. It would serve as GREAT insulation for the cold.
Also I would look for a removable hard top. I'v seen them goes for as cheap as $200 on craigslist.
1987 SAMURAI HARD TOP W/ PETROWORKS 40MM CV CARB!