The Esprit’s body is no more.

I began by making a convertible of it

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Then I cut out the package tray/trunk hinge panel (by request, though the buyer backed out I’m still saving it as it was miraculously rust-free), and started attacking the quarters.

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I did mention this car was rustproofed when new, right? It didn’t help being left in a field for 20+ years, it also didn’t help having it all gooped up above the wheel tubs either.

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Load #1 of scrap secure in the Ram, after cutting down the middle of the trunk floor and across the wheel tubs. I was hoping to save the door striker panels for my TA, as they’re thin metal and ALWAYS crack, but these were also bad. I guess I’ll be making a patch panel out of stronger stuff.

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All that was left of the front half of the body. Tipped it on the firewall and started cutting the rest of the floor and rockers off.

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The firewall was then removed and bifurcated, then the somewhat tedious job of trying to separate the windshield from the A-pillars, which were cut to a certain size by request of someone on Facebook who will be purchasing them for their T-top car that has the same amount of rust up top than mine did down below.

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I gave up trying to cut the window out with wire like I did the rear. I just started prying and yanking. 70's safety glass isn’t very safe. Large glass shards EVERYWHERE.

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That done, I loaded the floor, firewall and remained of the windshield into my truck for Load #2. I saved the dash because VIN.

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I forgot to snag a pic of the now mostly empty slab where the car was because it got dark out. All that’s left is the front subframe/engine/trans that I need to do something with still. I might need to borrow the engine hoist from work and separate the engine from the subframe, and junk it next. I’ll find room in the garage for the engine/trans and figure out what to do with it.

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Probably a coffee table/boat anchor/urinal, I dunno.

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It’s come a long way. It was also a lot greener out back then.

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