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• Tires- dry rotted out

This is an obvious TODO

• Rack and pinion – dust boot ripped at tie rod

These are relatively cheap and easy to replace. Make sure there's no dirt inside when you seal it back up.

• Floor pan rotted and holes rusted through – repaired from top

It's hard to tell without seeing it

• Engine oil leaking from everywhere possible

Start by degreasing the motor and then you should be able to see exactly where the leaks are. Then you can decide what to do

• Output shaft seal leaking on trans.

cheap and easy to change

• New front brake hoses, rotors, pads

The hoses are a safety issue. The pads and rotors are cheap, though you may be able to have rotors turned. Letely I've been finding that turning isn't that much cheaper than new parts.

• Right front caliper bleeder plugged with pipe plug

IF the caliper hasn't been damaged you can just replace the bleeder and bleed the brakes.

• Right lower control arm new

These are not available new. You should figiure out what, if anything is wrong with yours. Be aware that the early and late arms are slightly different. Well the inner bushing sleeves are and they are likely fused in place.

• All suspension bushings dry rotted and cracked

Lots of people are still running original cracked bushings. You'll need to make your own judgement here. Replacing these is a real PITA, especially the fronts.

• Both upper control arms have movement

Not very helpfull desription. You'll want to figure what they meant

• Ball joint grease seals torn

If there is dirt in the joint you will need to replace the joint. If not, new polyurethane boots are available. You'll need a puller to change these BTW.

• Belt very loose and dry rotted slightly

Cheap and easy to fix. You don't want to be stranded over a few dollar belt.

• New battery no hold-down

This is a safety issue. You'll need to secure the battery

• Real axle seals look like they are leaking

degrease the rear axle and backing plate and fill the differential. Try to identify if or where the leak is coming from. Could be the wheel cylinders.

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