Some of this is just copy-pasted from my intro. About the car: it's the worst X8 ever. Low VIN, high miles. No ABS, no leather, and no a-lot-of-other-things now as well.
Abridged list of bullshit I wasted on this car:
-Early Z30 1JZ-GTE
-Went with a Driftmotion 6262 kit. It's whatever.
-XM trans mount
-XM single piece driveshaft
-XM diff bushings
-MA70 3.7 LSD. Ugh.
-Mishimoto MA70 radiator
-Z32 front brakes
So first thing's first. This car has a little rust:
I'm using V20 Camry replacement dog legs and Ford Crown Victoria outer rocker panels, which aren't nearly tall or wide enough:
So I got pissed off and bought IS300 side skirts to cover up this atrocity that should never have been touched except by a forklift on its way to the top of a stack of crushed Chevrolet Caprices.
The right side is pretty much finished. Still have to seam seal everything.
This is my first time welding anything or making sheet metal templates. I'm not going to show much of the stuff I welded because it's gross. The left side might get done this weekend, but probably not. At this point my car is basically just hopes and dreams scattered across concrete.
And that's about it for this year. After this bullshit is done, car is getting stowed before more snow/salt. Clutch is slipping, but that will have to wait until post-tax return.