Enough talk and curiosities, time for the swap!
First, I wanted to thank everyone who chimed in on my previous thread, as I had numerous questions and thoughts. Finally just took the dive. Hopefully this thread can help out others contemplating this project.
Everything in my local yard is generally 2001 or older as far as LH cars go, they claim they have a few 2002+ models, but I have not encountered them (if he does, awesome as my 3.X swap interest can be fed in future endeavors).
Like I said before, unlike most yards I've been too and seen. They take care of their vehicles to a degree. This yard, not so much, pictures speak for themselves.
I know where all the cars are I've been diving around this part of the area so much, so I immediately went to this 8-98 300M. As I knew it was black (er, Slate
to be technical) and mostly stripped, of "obstacles" like the seats.
Check out the luxurious leaf-coated carpet, Mercedes-Benz, eat your heart out. Also the peal-purple painted wood trim with the always-desired Hello Kitty banging. This ride is a limited pimp trim.
I managed, by some rash of luck, getting home. After a pleasant flat during a blizzard on a 120KM trip home with a trunk full of dash components and groceries. I unfortunately could not get the door panels this trip. So that's next on the yard-run.
I chose to strip the dash entirely, and clean it thoroughly. I'm OCD about this stuff. I'll be using my Intrepid harness, as again, it was a 99 car, not compatible. But I'd be curious to see if I could splice in a ATC into my Trep later, granted I obtained the unit and regulator etc.
More to come!