Dis assembly continues...
The last few days has been stripping bolt heads, screw heads etc.. Had a hard time getting any one item completely done.
Tried to label some wires, probably not enough, the PO's wiring is curious.
The PO's wadded up ziplock bag oil fill cap
After getting the driver's side fender off, the coffee can looking thing that promptly disintegrated when I got it out of the bracket from the firewall and some Arkansas pine needles...
Removing the spare tire bracket proved to be hours of frustration. The pan headed bolt indicated and the one like it on the other side, I don't know the terminology, but it has basically a nut under the pan that would secure the bolt, and the nut tightens down from the other side. It appears the PO put these into round holes with nothing for the nut to bite on, so removing the rusty nut on the other side took a couple of hours trying to figure out how to secure the pan head enough to break the locked up rusted nut on the other side...
Finally...I didn't think it looked horrible under the bracket, but what do I know. Does it look decent enough? I expected worse.
The back tub, which was under a rubber mat for who knows how long. No holes or thin spots I can find.
My first assistant supervising the spare tire ordeal
Got the passenger seat out without much trouble. No holes under it.
The driver side seat was another story. 2 bolts out easy, this one extremely stuck with very little room to move any tool I had. I could turn it less than a quarter turn with a wrench, but it finally came off.
The front outside bolt however is still there. It is extremely frozen with rust and to go along with it, the PO apparently secured the under side with some kind of odd nut, almost square like...a socket won't fit. There is little room to get anything in there, so I'm not sure what to do with this one, I planned to powerwash the tub but the seat is held up with this one bolt.
Got all of the dash torx screws lose except for two, one broke off and one hasn't moved and I don't want to break it too. Any suggestions would be appreciated. It is the driver's side, lowest screw and the stripped one is the passenger side lowest screw. Broke the head off on the lower right...
The torx screws on the roll bar I frozen as well, I haven't really tried yet on them for fear of stripping them too. I have applied PB several times and will just let them soak a while. Removed the cheap aftermarket tail lights as well
Drained the oil and got most of the coolant out, maybe in another week or so I can lift the 258 out.
Most of the screws for the snaps on the body for an old soft top are frozen, if you apply force the screw head strips. Suggestions? Can they be knocked out from the inside with a punch? Thanks for looking and any comments or help.