12/08/07 Took front bumper off and found few problems such as bent crush bumper supports you can see where it looks like previous owner ran into a pol... Show moree Pulled the front fender off and found what looks like a crease. Could be made like that stock but i am not sure. Finding more and more problems as we pull one body panel at a time. The interior now have been striped off the carpet, panels and console. I tried to get the dent out on the door but because there is a bar right behind the dent i was not able to get to it. here is the picture of new bumper with old bumper and all the other parts. Also picture of how she sits right now Here are the pictures of the gap between fender and the body on each side. I tried to align them the best i could. And last update as of december 16th, 2007, the progress on the fender. Before and after pictures.(not done yet) December 17th the light/bumper support bar that came with new bumper turned out to be damaged. I decided that it would be faster and simpler to fix the damage. more pictures on page 2 Show Less
Took few more pictures and found where power steering is leaking.
Power steering leak and picture of how badly she needs an oil change.
Interior a... Show morend car this morning
New filter and picture of the hood
Picture of switches that been put in for unknown reason as they are disconnected and hacked up fan wiring.
Picture of the light/bumper support put in place with fixed corner. I am not finished with it yet, I will be molding in a bolt like it was originally done.
Well, had to get the bumper on to keep apartment management happy so will work on fixing the one bolt later.
I took the car to a shop today and found out few things. First is bad news. The brakes are shot in the front. Rotor, caliper, and pads. Ti-rod ends are shot too(not sure of spelling). One of the wheels has the tire mounted backwards.
Good news is that she already been to frame rack. The frame been already straightened and is in decent shape. Been told to come back after geting the tire mounted correctly to check again.
and picture of course
Been to San Antonio for few days and picked up new light/bumper support piece and valence. Pictures as of 12/30/2007
Finally got the tire mounted correctly and started on sending down the rust on the t-top bar. It needs to be replaced but want to stop the rust for time being. Also started geting the fender smoothed out
And around antenna there was some rust the trying to get fixed. Also finally replaced the power steering hose which had a whole in it. Show Less