since several people asked me too...ill start from the beginning, its in progress so as I do more work ill update it.
this is my 1st time seeing the car when a co-worker found it after i told him a few different models i was interested in. took a month to get in touch with him cuz no one lived at the house.
was really dirty from sitting all them years after the owner passed away. the uncle didnt want to fool with it and it wouldnt start. he said make an offer. I made an offer for $1000 how it sits with 16,495 miles on the odometer, he accepted and i towed it home a few days later. dropped the fuel tank and put a new fuel pump in, cleaned the injectors and it fired right up the first day i got it home.
then i gave it a good cleaning inside and out
started with the chrome rocker moldings
cleaned the factory dry-rotted tires and rolled them for a few months till i had a blow-out
carpet was kinda funky so i pulled it out and cleaned it, new jute and it put it back in, good time to run some wires for the radio and future stereo
cleaned up shortly after i got it, sitting next to my lil mini truck
still had the other guys handicap plate
looks pretty nice on the underside
not long after getting the car I had to change the tires and A/C compressor was leaking out the seal.
First Day of driving it i had to clean the engine. this is what it looks like 365 a year. gets a lil dusty but i just clean it again