What restoration project would be complete without a total accounting of the process ?

Documented, blueprints, cost totals - all timeline related details. Here it is (nothing like documenting spending thousands of dollars on a car that was bought for hundreds ).

June 1983 -
Heres where it began. High School grad gift for college from my parents.
Boy, what a car. Per my father he paid $2200.00 for it. From what I remember I bondo’d a front spoiler, side skirts, changed the interior over to black (to include new carpet), rebuilt the engine (18-RC), P185 70R15s front and P225 50R15s rear with Cragar spoke mags - 15x7 front and 15x10 rear, rear
spoiler, Gabriel air-adj shocks, stereo system with 16x9 Pioneer rear, 8" Jensen front, Pioneer GM-120 amp.

Off at college, it was stolen from the parking lot of USF. They located it in Plant City, Florida about 3 days later. Stripped many interior and engine parts, rims, rear seat, console, antenna, stereo, rear deck, even the A/C unit.
I couldnt bear to leave it in the junkyard, so I bought 4 junk rims and tried to drive it home. Broke down on the side of the road, and a guy in a mobile home on the side of the road gave me $200.00 for it as is. He said it would be for his girlfriend. He never met me to sign the title over, and about 2 months later I got a letter from another tow company stating they had towed it. I couldnt afford $75.00 to get it out of the towyard, so that was it. Game over.

These pictures are the only ones I have of the car. What a shame.

December 22, 2006 -
Purchased the car for $750.00. Merry Christmas to me :)
December 26, 2006

Spent the day cleaning it and going over the car. Trying to figure out basically a plan of action.
No money spent though.

January 1, 2007
Pulled out the interior to include seats, rear panels, center console, AC dash vent, and carpet.

Also pulled my back. What a pain (no pun intended).
January 13, 2007
Decided to put some seatcovers on and paint some console pieces. Nothing permanent but just to help make it a little more driveable. Took the boys out for a drive. Cost today included paint, front and rear seat covers, car cover, steering wheel cover - $80.00.

Total to date - $830.00

January 18, 2007
Began looking for carpet and found some at www.autocarpetonline.com . Black 80/20 molded with a jute backing. Decent price, $150.00, and I ordered it. Arrived on the 24th. An aside is that I also located some Toyota Supra OEM ma61 wheels in California via the www.classic-celica.com website. Got in touch with the guy and it went flawlessly and I should have them soon.

January 27, 2007

Carpet install. Here are the pics. Went well. 3 hours and not a lot of trimming - close to drop in. The molded aspect made it awesome to install.
Total to date - $980.00