So, uh, yeah. Got the car all buttoned up and back together and then it blew a brake line. It sat for a couple months until I eventually fixed that, I got it all legal for the road and drove it from my parents house to mine once. It had nasty wobble due to the wheels needing balanced and an alignment after a fresh front-end rebuild. I never got around to getting it to a shop to get fixed up so it kept sitting until now. With a baby on the way I'm trying to save money wherever I can and discovering that in about 5 months of driving my F-150 I spent as much gas as I did in the MX-6 in two years I figured driving this car again would be a really good way to save money. I dug the car out again and started fixing the nasty bits.
Brought her in from the cold and wet to start the repairs (again)...
A year of sitting over some grass has destroyed the exhaust...
Both the windshield and sunroof apparently leaked the entire time it sat so the carpet was completely soaked. I pulled it out and was amazed at the floor is still solid and no rust anywhere.
The interior will be getting swapped out with that from the GT so it'll be back to blue. The dash will be the last portion swapped as I need to re-wire the car from 1genB to 1genA to complete the turbo swap.
The driver's door has always driven me nuts because of weak hinges. The door had some nasty sag to it and was a pain to close and was slowly destroying the door panel. Last night I managed to swap over the driver's door and new factory Mazda fender from the GT; it works perfectly!
I ran out of daylight and couldn't get more than that swapped over. Snowstorm today so no worky on car.
Due to living 40 minutes away from the car I can only work on it on weekends; next weekend I'm busy with other stuff so I won't get back to this until after then...sigh.