When the weather broke a couple of weekends ago, I dove back in and removed the flywheel from the engine. I installed the flywheel lock and it came off very easily.
Then I got the rest of the car stripped. The only stuff I can't remove is:
- wiring harness - don't want to pull it if I don't have to as it snakes all over the car
- brake fluid reservoir and brake lines - again, don't want to
- drive shafts - the axle nut is frozen on both shafts. I've tried WD-40, Liquid Wrench, a heat gun and a 2' breaker bar on the socket. I hope the body shop can get these off because I'd like to clean them up.
I've found a highly recommended body shop right here in town - Rainbow Marine/Auto Body & Painting. No web site, but phone is (805)239-3791. They're going to media blast, repair the rust spots, prime, undercoat, paint and clear coat it. My buddy Gary at G-Rides does a lot of work on a Porsche Turbo that is painted "Meteor Grey Metallic". It still keeps the silver theme on my car, but a darker, more metallic shade. I think it will look really good.
Here are a few pictures to show the state of the car before it goes off to the shop. I promise I'll peel off the carpet first!