I made up a short shifter and weighted shiftrod then reassembled the entire shift linkage. I aligned everything and the car goes into gear nicely. I figured I might as well get it out of the way now.
Here's the progress on the rocker and pinch weld.
I am nearing the end of attacking the structural rot. The car now has solid floors, a complete rocker on the pass side, and with help from saddest6day66, a nice strong pass side rear beam mounting point . Tonight I will tackle the drivers side rear beam mounting point and will be able to set the car on the ground this week. I also put an order in with GAP and have all the parts I need to fire up the motor.
^^ Haha, no - not you specifically, though you really had me going!
My wife is from SoCal and it almost brings me to tears, walking through the junkyards down there. Last time we were down there, I saw a white 1977 Honda Civic wagon in the Ecology (Fontana) yard. 4 speed. Paint was mint as was the interior. Super clean - not a spec of rust. No dents, just a couple chips that likely occurred in the yard. Whoever junked that must have been seriously mentally challenged.
The car is on the ground, last night I finished the drivers side rear beam mounting point and pinch weld. I opted to finish the rocker welding at a later point to get the car back on all 4 wheels. I went and picked up my spare rear beam that I had been hoarding for about 5 years. The beam came from my 84 scirocco when I parted it out, it had new brakes and E brake cables. I threw the beam on in the dark, put the car down, and set the ebrake it still works nicely. I'll be over at the car tomorrow so I'll take some better pictures. For now here is some picture catch up, the pass side rocker 95% complete and completed rear beam mounting point.
Drivers side rear beam mounting point brace.