Well I waited a bit to start this thread, after introducing myself and the spider-filled project in the "Introduce yourself" forum I decided to make some progress and post.The car is an 84 three-letter that's been sitting since 1994 in Fresno. In my quest for a V8 and a complete overhaul to a canyon rat I have already shed blood and sweat, though no tears per se. Anyhow, to sum up, it started with a crap interior (no original pics
) and an engine that would take some work to get running again, though it turns over by hand, and now the engine is sold, and here's how it all went down:
^The very first day, after driving for 8 hours to fresno and back to to trailer it.
^The halfway shot, I had already stripped the rear at this point (no pics of it for some reason
^Current state, that state being near-complete strippage (I'm afraid of cutting too many wires and ruining my lights or wipers...)
^Before the engine pull, after the rad pull.
^Rent-a-lift, engine coming out, but what did I not realize?
^It's a flood! Slip yoke? What slip yoke?
My friends seen here thought it was entertaining, can't imagine why...
^It's good to have assistants! Done and done.
^I have since cleaned it up more than that, and degreased plus pressure washed the driveway and parts of the car. After doing this I had to remove the exhaust, heat shielding, and tranny crossmember, and this was a huge pain in the ***.
Buildup begins in the next post...