So I picked up this little gem from Paul a couple months ago http://www.dubsinthebuff.com/threads/1988-cabriolet-stock-2500-obo.29370/. My major house projects were pretty much done so I needed something to fill my free time. The wife agreed and she liked the idea of a convertible so let the fun begin. The car is somewhat of a anomaly IMO. It is unmolested, short of the stupid fart can muffler, which came off first just out of principle. 46k on the clock so it's barely broken in, right? The body needs some work but it will wait. I did all the basic maintenance stuff first, plugs, coil, brakes, water pump, timing belt etc. The motor an trans mounts were also shot and replaced as well. We put some miles on it and I decided to start some upgrading. I first picked up an Autotech 260 cam because it was the mildest cam which the valve springs wouldn't need to be replaced. The cam didn't really add too much pep so I opted for an Autotech cam gear which did add some top end. It's OK power wise now, meaning it's not a speed bump for other cars, but it'll eventually need more juice with an engine swap. The exhaust manifold had a pretty nasty leak so in went an ABA one with a TT dual DP. Amazingly all 8 nuts came out using an ATF acetone concoction. Wonders never cease. Next up was the suspension/drive train. One CV needed to be replaced, which caused a huge mess under the Cabby whenever the boot let go. The front struts and rear shocks were toast and their replacement has actually been a giant pain. I attempted to replace the front inserts which I gave up on. I ended up buying some quick struts but the car still has some reverse rake. Some eBay coilovers are on their way to fix the heavy rear end. I normally have an aversion to any cheap Chinese eBay stuff but I cannot justify spending 1/2 of what I paid for the car on coilovers. The 13" stock wheels had to go as well. We took a ride to to Rochester for a set of BBS RZs off a Corrado. They're a little curbed up but a decent upgrade. More to follow, including pics .