WOW! What a day.. Thankfully everything went smooth as ever, most random wagon part out.. literately in the woods of Northern California on a sketchy one lane road that turned into a dirt road.. in the middle of all these redwood tree's. I considered driving in my wagon but a buddy offered to drive his Honda odyssey van, sure glad we did. We loaded that van to the roof!
The picture's the seller sent me didn't do the interior justice, it's actually a solid 8-9/10 condition. It ended up being a younger guy (around 18 years old) who crashed his e46 wagon into a tree. Nice guy, in fact he helped pull the interior with me and my buddy.
Took about 3.5 hours to remove everything, and I'm sure glad I have a guest room at my place.. Because this room is loaded now with black interior parts and bumpers.
I didn't break one single clip or fastener. I was worried some of the plastic part's might be brittle but with enough patience, skill and the correct tools.. I got everything removed without breaking anything 😃.
It ended up being a very strange wagon. No steering wheel "buttons" for volume/ cruse control. Didn't have wood trim. Manual sport seats.
Here's what the interior was looking like after I removed the heater core "box" to get the carpet out..
After leaving his house I decided to stop by the junkyard.. I got lucky and found a perfect condition manual sport seat also in the "rare" black vinyl. $28 bucks out the door..!
It's a passenger seat but I can remove the black vinyl material and transfer it onto the driver seat from this wagon part out, which has minor wear on the bolster (check out the pics).
(Yes I also took the head rest from the junkyard, it's somewhere in this room..)
Here's the driver seat with minor wear on the bolster, but like I said.. I can use the extra passenger seat vinyl and transfer it over to this driver seat.. to have have a solid 9/10 condition front manual sport seats.
I also found a set of very clean black door panels at the junkyard, $15 bucks each out the door due to the "50% off sale" for Thanksgiving.
The carpet is a bit dirty, but zero rips or tears. After a vacuum and minor scrub it should be in perfect condition.
Edit: He also included a full piano black interior trim set for the which was super sweet! I'm really happy I went, I don't think I could have found a cleaner wagon interior for the price.