Well, I got sick and tired of being sick and tired and waiting to get the car in the garage, so Friday night when I got home at 12:30am from work, I decided I needed to just get out there and do something. Ended up removing the hood and pass. fender, and all but one bolt on the driver's side. Was trying to be quiet.
Saturday went out and did some more. Got the other fender and both wheelwells off. Removed the back seat. Strange thing was it wasn't even attached AT ALL. Just sort of lying there. Removed the engine compartment wiring harness, only had to cut a couple of wires. Since I am not reusing it, I wasn't too worried.
Oh, I also got the doors off. Was wanting to either build something or at least use the engine hoist, but decided heck with that and just did it. Not as easy as it used to be, but didn't kill me either.
Sunday I figured I have to get it into the garage now. So I greased the caster bearings on the dollies as much as I could, and surprisingly the car rolled easily. As long as I didn't want to change directions that is.
So I had to position the casters for each direction change. But the car is in the garage.
So I piddled around a little more. Got the front seat and all seat belts and all carpet out. Only a little surprise waiting. Guess it could have been worse. Not sure if I have a picture here at work of it or not, found a couple of orange colored sheet metal pieces attached to the passenger side floorboard/toe area. Maybe a foot by a foot or less.
Oh, speaking of surprises, I found out that the trunk floor had been fiberglassed on the outer portions. So I will definitely be replacing the trunk floor. Not sure yet if the smaller one piece will be enough, or if I will have to replace the whole thing. Also in the trunk, I was looking at the hinges seeing what to remove since I will be using a fiberglass lid, and happened to touch underneath the panel that sits between the trunk lid and the bottom of the rear window. The visible upper side looked fine, so I was extremely surprised to find serious rust holes on the in the trunk portion of this.
Guess that is another panel to replace.
And it has begun.