The final stretch before the Mazda gets towed away, engine came out pretty fast since I did all the prep work earlier this week.
Engine out! Head will be removed and sent away for inspection before it gets bolted onto the rebuilt spare block I have.
Engine bay will get a quick scrub before the body shop does a proper clean and sand.
Every bolt that was removed has been bagged and tagged.
A friend hooked me up with these 31-pin Deutsch connectors, ordered new pins and extraction tool so just waiting for those to arrive. These will be used so I can quickly unplug the engine from the car.
Hell yeah another update! The guys finished all the repairs and high build primer has been applied. This will need to cure for a few days to let the solvents evaporate. So about mid next week they'll start blocking the primer to get everything flat and make sure there are no imperfections.
Both doors, I had them remove the factory "stone guard".
So happy seeing the car in primer, a sign of progress
The guys at the shop made the decision to paint the door jams too.
The area just in front of the boot had a lot of dents, probably from dropping the hardtop.