Thought you all might like to see some photos. But first you'll need to read an essay of my plan, as it has changed every so slightly.
The shell is really not very clean. So I'm going to have it painted.
Next weekend, finish breaking down the MSM and get the engine to Josh's place.
I need to buy a sawzall.
While Josh has my motor I'll be figuring out what all I'm keeping, and taking pictures/listing for sale what's left. I'll also install the dashboard and steering wheel and pedals and such in the 10AE.
Once the engine is finished I'll get the 10AE to Josh's for final installation. Will have the MSM rear subframe with bushings replaced ready to go in the car.
I need to buy a vise and a torch.
Once the car is drivable (still no interior) I'll pull the soft top, put the hard top on, and take it to the shop to have it painted. No color change so the fact that the engine is already installed won't really cause any extra work, but it WILL mean I won't have to keep towing it all over the place. I plan to install the MSM rear lip as well, which I'm excited about
Once it comes back I'll finish the bushing installation in the front, install the interior and new suspension, reinstall the soft top and enjoy.
Things I've ordered/already received:
-wheels w/lugs and valves
-new suspenders with bushings and endlinks and such
-ms2e PNP for '99-'00
-3.63 R&P (to be installed next year with boost)
-I'm sure I've ordered more stuff than this but that's all that's come to mind.
Things I still need to order:
-Mishimoto silicone heater hoses
-brake fluid and pads... still thinking about BBK. Probably will order BBK.
-tires (likely will order Federal RSRs today or within the next couple days)
-motor mounts (planning on going Mazdacomp unless someone has a better idea)
-I'm SURE there's more stuff I need to order. Please help me spend my money.
-Aluminum radiator. Supermiata is sold out. Debating between Koyo 55 or just wait for new Supermiata stock.
Would love to have feedback on this plan.
Passenger rear QP HUGE scratches. Ouchies.
Rear bumper. The only panel that was fine.. til I rolled it off the truck and did this:
Trunk lid had been pried on, likely when the car was stolen (remember it's a theft recovery vehicle):
Driver QP also has huge scratches, though not quite as bad as passenger:
Couple little dings in that QP:
In the top corner you can see the paint starting to flake. Some of that is water, just have to look closely... Driver side:
This is pretty faded too. Missed out on the repaint I guess.
Paint also flaking on the driver QP front edge by the door seam:
Hood is scratched up...
... and was apparently slammed down on top of something.
Front bumper needs some love, lip has a small crack that looks very repairable.
Interior level of strip:
Still looks pretty good from a few feet away:
Wishing I had kept this one, ha. Oh well. This new one wasn't wrecked at least...