Did some work since the last post.
In one first garage session, I ripped up the entire front end to replace the mother-loving high temp oil sensor, which had me going nuts on half of my highway trips by tripping off the oil buzzer.
Deleted the AC while I was in there, lines and condensor are gone, with all the associated brackets and whatnot. Does anybody know how much AC stuff there is in the dash? I'd probably want to take it out while doing a preventive heater core job.
Second session was paint. Got both passenger side doors, fender, upper door sill and rear bumper done.
Rear bumper was a real bitch because of the hitch... removed that and found it a nice place in the pile'o'scrap. There goes another 20 pounds.
For some reason the passenger side had very little rust compared to driver's side. DS doors had taken heavy damage near the bottom, only one slightly bigger rust bubble on the other side. Finished product (for now).
Put the bumper on crooked out of haste (bolting the god-damned doors back one alone absolutely killed my back), and while tapping it I busted open a crack on my fog shave... meh, putty work had to be touched up anyways.
The end of the fiscal year is coming pretty soon, and if I want to put some $$$ in my RRSPs I might have to postpone my order of 42dd goodies.
I'll probably be concentrating on the time-intensive but inexpensive work: shaving the passenger side mirror, getting the paint done, getting the Wolfsburg badges filled in by my body-guy cousin, prepping the non-abs booster and lines for installation, etc.
PS loops are out of stock until the end of the month, so that'll have to wait aswell.
Updates will come as they happen!