12/29/06 – Examining the chassis.
Alright. Another update. The chassis will be fine. Jeez, I don't want to spend 1500 bucks on a car that I'm going to be cutting the transmission tunnel out of anyway (more on that later).1
We pulled the dash out and the rest of the stuff from the engine bay. I will say this, the way this car is put together is so convoluted. The wiring is absurd. Any Japanese car I've worked on of the same era has always been much more organized and well-thought-out. Now I can have a better reason to hate on euros...
Looks pretty clean to me... aside from all the grease.
The pictures of the rust
seriously gross me out. I
I never want to own anything with rust on it ever again. As mentioned before,
though, dealing with
this particular shell taught me so much valuable information. Live and learn, right?
(1) I should have spent $5000 on an M3 chassis…
(2) I must have meant to type 3 months…