So far It's gone pretty much as I expected.
The head tube has a grand total of 3 cracks. I've not found anymore in addition to the 2 already noted in the rest of the frame or stays.
Front fork came apart with no issues and has minimal wear on the nylon sliders. I'll fab some springs(or order from Wings if I'm feeling lazy) and get that back into ship shape.
Rear fork has minimal wear but, will require a reach into my bag of tricks to wright. The long 6mm bolts were seized into the lower caps and sheered when I removed them. I'll remove the lowers from the chainstays and drill and tap them from the bottom(easy, right? ; ). Coil springs and friction film to add rebound and Bob's your uncle.
The XT group is in great shape but, a friend has most of an XTR group so I'm gonna use that.
My parts wish list;
XTR 1.25 headset
(First generation only)
If anyone has spares for sale please post up or PM.
Comments, concerns and critiques welcome.
(No need to tell me I'm retarded for taking on this project, my wife already has).