Well, it's been more than a year since I've updated but I'm at the point that I hope to document a new chapter in my RS's history.
This month will mark 10 years that I've owned my RS. It's insane to think that this machine has actually been with me that long, yet not hard to understand why the car means so much to me.
Over the last year or two I've been fortunate enough to work with 3 of my best friends on the Fervor Rally Sport GF8 build
. This build really inspired me to do a complete, top down re-build on my RS. I've always had the plans to do a "refresh" and take care of rust and other issues. But I've decided and since begun a complete tear-down restoration. My goal, whether it be a caged and fully prepped rally / track build or aggressive street car build (still not sure at this point) is to have a completely rust free, refreshed car.
Well...first things first...I had been putting off some further garage upgrades for a while. Life and Other hobbies in the way. Life Update: Got married in September of this year!
Anyways...I finally got some better lighting installed and built up a tire rack outa scrap wood to clear some floor space in my tiny garage.
I got the car positioned and on jack stands and started removing exterior panels...
Got all of the window trim and moldings off. Most of it in good shape and re-usable. I'm thinking probably a couple pieces will have to be replaced...
This revealed some A-pillar rust. Not super terrible, and certainly repairable.
About halfway into removing the interior, found some really disappointing rust damage to the drivers side floor. There was actually crystallized salt under the carpet. Thanks to Michigan winters, no doubt... I'm not sure yet If I'll try to patch it with flat sheet or buy a whole floor pan and replace the bad parts.