To answer first question:
Yeah, I have to get the core support pulled out about 2 inches just at the spot where the left headlight meets the grille. Then I have to get my clear headlight covers painted up to give the projector beam look to it. I am trying to decide between a chrome tape or painting green like the rest of the car.
Well, this particular model (1988 Chrysler Lebaron TURBO GTC Convertable) has only 1500 made, but of those less than 300 came with the 5-spd trans. It is a 1988 GTC Convertable (first year of the GTC). Otherwise the Lebaron turbo'* are fairly common, but i have to admit, this last 1-2 years has really had a kill off on them (almost all the Chrysler 2.2/2.5 turbo vehicles). They are kind of rotting away it seems. I had a 1987 Dodge Lancer 2.2 turbo with the automatic (have had 2 1987 Dodge Lancer auto'* and one 1987 Shelby Lancer) with only 48,xxx miles on it and I took it in to get the tires rotated and when they started to put it up on the lift the lift went right through the frame rails -
Needless to say I was pissed off as I had just bought the car 4 weeks earlier and I couldn't really take it back to the guy I bought it from because I had already done some major modding (enough to go from 15.7 in the 1/4 down to 13.5). They are definitely fun cars, but to build up and race, but they can be really tempermental (headgaskets, pistons, rod bearings, etc...).