Yep. Found a carcass to stick all the good stuff from my old V70R into/onto. The body is straight. The paint is 9/10, the clear is pealing in a few spots, but the paint is good. Nothing that can't be fixed.
I'm going to treat this as the built thread so I'll have a place to track progress. I've found that if I don't have a build thread, I get a bit side tracked with the mods.
A List of things I plan to do:
1 - Change the "black with dark grey inserts" seat and trim with the 'black and light grey inserts" from the old car so that the center console, shifter boot and steering wheel will match. On that note, all the current seats will be for sale soon.
2 - Also change out the upper trim to grey, since the black upper trim makes the car feel small IMO
3 - Install the larger fuel pump that I bought for the old car so that this one will not suffer from low fuel pressure above 4K RPM
4 - Install the Big Brake kit with the 330mm High Carbon disks in the front (which have quite the coating of rust on them from sitting), a new set of R rears calipers for the rear, and steel braided lines all around.
5 - Repair the one rear Ohlins shock that was damaged when removing them from the old car; install the set, along with the strut brace
6 - New hood liner to evict the rodents and their damage
7 - Deep clean the interior
8 - Install the Cat back system from the old car and get a new down pipe, since I sold the old one
9 - Polish up the headlights, or find a set of Jewels. not doing the AMBs again. Sold the old set
10 - Get the paint tended to, and do some... selective vinyl wrapping. Gotta make it mine, you know...
11 - Find and stop the oil leak on the new block. Not sure where it was coming from, but It just can't happen again
12 - Figure out the issue with the VVT. Used to get errors under hard acceleration from the VVT. Would like that to stop
13 - Confident that the M66C leak from the pass side was fixed by adding in a o-ring that was forgotten by the re-builders during assembly. The Trans did, however, boil over during the last trip to IPD. I'm hoping that was due to over filling, but I might flush and refill just to make sure
14 - Since it will not be a work car, Some subs in the back and a full update tot the audio system
15 - Install the old alarm to add security and remote start; not sure if I'll install the window modules, but I really like one touch up and down windows...
16 - The old Ronal R39 Ferris 18x8 are still hanging around. They will probably get refreshed and installed
17 - New fog lights. Old are cracked. Also install the STI lip, 'cause the front end looks naked without it
18 - Now wing on the car, so my Silver one will do. If I have to repaint the bumpers (they are pretty jacked up), I'll have the wing color matched as well
19 - Oil pressure gauge with Boost installed in custom pod below ashtray
20 - Meth Injection installed as well, with guage in pod
21 - New engine and trans with rebuilt bevel gear and correct passenger side axle installed
22 - Decide whether to refine the ARD Platinum Tune for better performance, or get a new tune
23 - Replace the windshield
Probably more to come as I dig into the car, but this is a good place to start
I'll add the car in the Garage and post pics there, but here's a few from the first session: