I'm just going to document the build here in this thread. not sure what speed this thread will grow, but i'm just gonna do it one post at a time.
the car had been sitting abandoned on an old military base for over 10 years. moderate rust. minor dents. no motor. 79 five speed from a 210 i think.
found the car at one of the local wrecking yards. they had already sold the 2.0 out of it and the car was mostly complete . it had only been there for 2 days and hadn't been picked over. all the trim was intact and window rubber is decent
towed the car home and promptly built a car dolly. pulled out the trans. pulled everything out of the engine bay and pressure washed the hell out of it. ordered a bunch of rust fighting stuff from eastwood.