I had always wanted a manual but when I bought mine, there wasn't one any closer than a few thousands of miles away. ( I was probably too specific in color & body style).
I found today a cheap wrecked 2013 v6 6-speed.
I thought I could use a couple body parts (rear bumper&lights) when I noticed it was a manual too.
I have read about this guide:
and it looks like this could be done in a day (~8h), and by giving it a week end I should have enough margin to have my daily driver back on the wheels on monday.
However, this guide was written for an 80s mustang. Cars have gotten a lot more complicated and integrated with electronics since that time.
What kind of difference or added issues should I consider before spending $1k on a wrecked piece of metal ?
Everything on the guide seemed to be bolts on, plug & play part swap. Should I expect similar swaps ?
Any programming / eletronics I would need to ask my dealer to do ?
I notice not many people would actually be able to answer these questions. I would appreciate any little help possible before having to mount my bike's pedals in the shifter hole to be able to go to work on monday.