i was gonna say that looks like my 87 it's in constant repair. your steering column being intact though fooled me. i generally just have that old set of vice grips.
i've got mine down working on the center vents, pass outside mirror and driver side window motor. console apart working on the window switch. what a mess. i just hope i don't get pulled over and have to explain the mess.
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