Started tearing into #83 this weekend. I did some very basic cleaning, as I didn't have a whole lot of time to do anything. I put the car on the lift and just started looking things over.
I noticed a few things.
The downpipe flex joint is shot, but that's not a bad thing because I have a reason to buy a new exhaust. :P
There's a decent amount of rust on the car that I will have to deal with quickly. It's in all four corners of the body. It looks like someone put jackstands under these spots and crushed them a bit.
The front axle (or cv shaft?) boot is torn. I think that means replacement soon, but I'm a neophyte on this stuff.
I painted the two "subframes" that run front to back under the engine. I just took them off and cleaned up the road grime and painted them. It's a start and was an easy fix. Hopefully, I can work on the car and not get terribly dirty.