Hard to see right from pictures but is it not mostly surface rust ? For the year of car not too bad compared to other makes of same era ? But knowing how much of a perfectionist you are , you wont be happy till it's replaced and up to your high standards , rightly so .Keep up the good work mate , all the best .
Hi. Circled bit on the right is not surface rust. Will be coming out. Thanks for your continued support though. Stay tuned.
Now its dash removal time. And if anyone tells you that its easy, well they are a big fat liar :nono:
The main problem is that there are 2 huge bunches of wires that go through the firewall and into the engine compartment. The one on the drivers side is reasonable,
but on the passenger side the loom goes under the heater box, so that and the passenger inner fender will have to come out to get access. So move the car out of the garage a bit
and out it comes
Thats not going back!
Here's the dash partly removed awaiting loom removal
Took a big decision to remove all the AC and airbag wiring and components. For 2 reasons really. I dont know when the AC worked last and the compressor was seized when I bought it, so it could cost a fortune to put right. And the weather in the UK doesn't really justify the cost.
It will also make the engine bay look a lot cleaner. The airbag is now 22 years old and very unlikely to work efficiently - so out it all comes.
Here's all the AC stuff out so far
Here's a before and after photo of condenser removal
Looks a lot cleaner now (photo taken just before inner fender removal)