NOT so newbie here from Nashville TN area.
Im Donald, I was a member (strvnbutdrvn) many years back when I purchased my first MM (pic). Had NA 4G64, Mallory 685 ignition, MSD coil, Taylor 409's, Electric fan, Underdrive pulleys, K&N and full 2.5 mandrel bent exhaust. Since sold it, had many other projects and now im back. Found a "Nashville's Great Flood" victim MM project but was sold to a friend before I got anything going with it other than cleaning dead minnows from under carpet... who has since Megasquirt (MS3 +Xtra) and turbo'd (TD04 eclipse) with VERY favorable results on a junk yard (125$) 4G64 with auto. This has inspired me to begin an autocross project with a NA build MM. These trucks have fully boxed frames and are bullet-proof. I am a fabricator/hobbiest and have professional tooling such as Welding, JD2 tubing bender, CNC plasma table and have access to a personally owned horizontal lathe and 3 axis CNC, let me know if I can assist the community. Good to be back and Ill post progress on build, assuming I locate a good base truck , PLEASE HELP!
Did you do the matching headliner~door panels yourself? Kinda cool.