Well I picked this up a few weeks ago. It has been sitting for about 14 years out in the woods of Oregon. Before that I guess it was a "drift car" throughout the late 90's. did not see much street use and from the work on it I can tell. No evidence of collisions anywhere, but it has a fair bit of rot. The worst bit is in the trunk. floor boards are sound and surprisingly there is nothing.
I am not sure what motor I will be running at this point. I am toying with the idea of a 13bMSP naturally aspirated of course, or I do have a fully built Mazda 2.0L BP that is capable of about 600hp. It was in my last project that is now no more. We will have to see. What I do know is that the first thing I will be doing is stripping the car, then refabbing the trunk sheet metal. I plan on upgrading the suspension to something a bit more modern. Duel A-arms front and rear off of a NB Miata. I have already picked up the torsen rear diff, and the front and rear subframes will be coming later in the week. This is going to be the start of a great little project. though it will be slow going in the beginning, until about August.
Until then here are some photos.
Some really sweet fabricator thought they would shave the rails... it is horrible really. Still debating on sourcing some and rewelding them on.. looks to me like they did not grind them down all the way nor did they tack weld it together properly.. just filled in with body filler..
The worst is no trunk.