As donor parts are specified or obtained they will be listed and discussed here
The main Donor
I had been leaning towards a Fiero donor for the reasons already covered, only ruling out an MR2 on cost grounds. A suitable MR2 was found however and for me is a good donor for the same reasons the Fiero is a good donor. As the build progresses it may turn out that some other parts are needed from different donors, but I'll cover that if/when it happens.
As you can see there is some minor body panel damage (which doesn't matter) and there had been a metal water pipe burst in the engine bay. I heard it run for a few seconds (no water!), but this told me a lot. Mainly that the engine electrics were complete and operational and the fuel system was also. It has a nice set of alloy wheels and the brakes work fine. All in all a most suitable donor.
I intend to fix the water problem and test the car thoroughly up until the time comes that I have to break it. The engine will probably need a rebuild, but will come after the initial build and test, and before the final build.
The strip-down begins
The car has now been moved to its final strip down place so that I can remove parts for final measuring, cleaning and eventual refit. The parts seem to be in good condition, but I don't know if its down to Florida weather, Toyota design, previous owners care or luck! Many of the previously taken measurements can now be revised and my computer model updated. The first part off was the rack which is shown at a trail positioning to determine the mounting bracket design. Next picture shows the hub assembly removed and fitted back into the wheel for further measurements.