New to me 82 GN project basket case

Pulled the intake off and it’s super clean inside had a little sludge at the bottom of the oil pan but it’s not bad at all. Pulled the #3 main cap to inspect the crank and bearings and the wear is actually very nice. Someone has been into it before just like I suspected it has had bearing replacement and the pistons look to have been replaced will get a bore scope so I can see if we can see any markings on them from where they’ve more than likely been upsized. All in all I’m very happy with the inspection so far.
 

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Looks like it still has the turbo crankshaft in it. If the pistons are aftermarket replacements, they should be marked in the dish if they are standard, .030 over, etc.
 
I looked at the picture wrong. You have to pull a rod cap off to check and see if a turbo crank is still in there.
 
Found it on Facebook. It’s a very rough car. It has bad rust in firewall, floor pan, a pillar and windshield header. No big deal as I have a perfect firewall for it and they reproduce everything else. I’m the second owner and it was in Nashville it’s whole life really not sure how it got so rusty as it was only on the road for about 10 years
 
Cleaned the car out and getting ready to start prepping it for the floor pan and firewall removal and replacement. Also organized all the parts I’ve accumulated with my shelving from work finally. The 4.1 looks to be healthy and not that old of a rebuild so it will get a new gasket kit and just send it once it’s cleaned up and painted in wonderful corporate blue.
 

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Floor pan came in about two weeks ago I finally got it out of the box
 

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Please post lots of pictures and comments about the floor pan installation. I'm very interested to learn how straight forwardl the new replacement floor pan fits without a lot of tweeking.
 
I give you credit i did a floor pan on a 69 Camaro and it was a royal pain in the rear. Did you get inner rockers or your solid?

They are solid, I know that this pan has to be modified around the rear seat because it’s a el Camino stamping.
 
Please post lots of pictures and comments about the floor pan installation. I'm very interested to learn how straight forwardl the new replacement floor pan fits without a lot of tweeking.

I hear they aren’t that bad but they do have to be modified around the rear seat area. Hopefully it fits well.
 
First round of fresh paint went on the engine yesterday
 

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I think I’m going to do my seats like this set I saw on one of the interior threads, leather and suede I think it looks very nice and clean. Unfortunately my original upholstery is trash and I think it’s worth updating to better materials. I also was able to locate a original 82 GN radio and have purchased it complete with knobs and bracket. All of the suspension parts to make the frame a roller once it’s painted are on the way along with a set of 82 GN wheels and I ordered the new updated 82 caps from gbodyparts. I got shielding gas for the welder and set it up just need to start practicing my tacks and get the body braced and measured up and cut the original firewall and floor out for the replacements.
 

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Just opened the boxes up so far I have received both new lower control arms, all new shocks, all new spring insulators, new bump stops, new tie rod ends, and a few other odds for the engine. I ordered all new control arms and I must say the lowers I just received look very nice!
 

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Todays parts arrival we have the new upper control arms, new center link, tie rod sleeves, idler arm, new fuel pump, new wheel bearings, new brake lines and also the new updated 1982 GN center caps that gbodyparts offers and I must say the quality is super! Just as nice as the black caps they offer!
 

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Got the frame mounted up on the engine stands and got the correct wheels in today. Going to get some more dollies tomorrow to set the body on to roll it around. Would like to get the frame back inside to start working on the prep work for it.
 

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Pressure washing the frame the easy way. Also ordered this frame coating kit after doing some research it seems to be a pretty good product and should work well for what I’m doing
 

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Got a about 55-60% of the frame wire wheeled yesterday before I cooked my cheap grinder. Will pick up another one today probably and maybe continue working on it this evening. Also stripped the clear coat off the wheels but they have some corrosion that needs to be addressed. I’m going to see about getting some quotes on getting them refinished and or possibly polishing them myself undecided what I’m going to do at this point.
 

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