So...here'* what I'm working with.
The vehicle is an original one owner car. It was purchased new in 1992 by my wife'* grandma, who was then 70. Grandma drove it for the past 22 years, including the past 10 when she really should not have been driving at all. Vehicle is well used and abused, having mostly gone to church, the store, and to appointments for most of its life. Almost purely city miles. Has a new trunk and rear bumper after being backed into a landscaping truck about 2 years ago. Passenger mirror has been gone for...at least 8 years. Front end was rearranged about a year ago, precipitating the loss of driver'* license for grandma. Vehicle spent most of the past 18 months sitting in a carport.
On to the pics!
Sideview. Note the 100% Natural Broken Parking Brake Alternative (patent pending):
Front view, AKA Something'* missing here...and yes, that is black duct tape holding in the driver'* turn signal lens.
Passenger door, AKA Something'* missing here part two:
More missing parts. Maybe they took a vacation together.
Also, note the 11 year old Goodyears. Only 10,000 miles on these whitewalls!
Why my radio reception is awful. Hopefully just a corroded ground bus.
The best part of the car:
Good old Series I. Note the broken oil dipstick. No idea.
Oil leaks. Any clues?
Waaaaaaait. What'* that
Aww, [profanity]. Well, this explains the low coolant. Wonder if JB Weld will hold for a while...
-Parking brake does not work.
-Rear drum brakes are shot, complete with leaking wheel cylinders.
-Suspension is bad. No creaking, but bounces a ton and nosedives badly.
-Missing front bumper.
-Missing passenger side mirror.
-AC blows warm. Will likely try a simple R134A conversion.
-Service Engine light on with DTC codes 13 and 44.
-Engine oil leak?
-Broken coolant return reservoir.
-Sounds like an exhaust leak.
-Power antenna stuck down.
-Headliner sagging badly.
-Broken center console/armrest.
-Doors will not lock by internal power lock buttons. Only manually or by the keyfob.
-Plenty of burned out lights.
-Off with the 11 year old Goodyears! On with new General Altimax RT43 205/70/15T rubber.
-New wipers, old ones shredded the first time I tried them.