The driver's seat is finally out, which proved to be somewhat interesting to remove without any power available; the trick is basically unbolting the power seat mechanism, removing the drive shaft/gear, and manually sliding the seat where you need it so you can reach the attachment bolts. The carpet came out next, and I can't believe how much sound deadener is glued all over the place; that ought to be a few pounds saved after it all comes out. I also pulled the remote opener for the trunk lid and the gas door; there's no tank, so it's not like I'll be opening the gas door very often, and the trunk was purely a security issue (it's incredibly easy to fish something between the glass and the chassis to grab the pull-handle for the hatch on a DSM).
The metal for the fuel cell cage has been ordered, and should be here on Friday; I also have even more fittings on the way, for plumbing the fuel lines to the pumps. I have a bit more carving to do on the rear floorpan and some minor trimming around the existing opening before I can really get started on that part, but for the most part the prep work for the fuel system is done.
Which leads me to...oil delivery. I have most of the major components already, but there's some plumbing questions I've bounced off of the only guy I know who could probably draw out the oil passages in the 4g63 block and head in his sleep. My current thinking is that the accusump will plumb off of the return line on the oil cooler, giving the benefit of both clean and cool oil, and the oil filter relocation will just be a standalone thing; the other option is to hang the accusump off of the filter relocation return line, which saves the cost of a check valve (the filter and oil pump do a good job of filling that purpose), but subjects the accumulator to uncooled oil fresh from the pan (but filtered).
And, at some point, I really need to get around to wiring in some of the electronics I have waiting to go on the car; specifically, the boost controller, turbo timer, and new gauges. Most of that can wait, though; what I really need now is the engine, for test-fitting a few things. But, that's still delayed, waiting on pistons the last I'd heard. I really don't think this is going to be done by this year's shootout. :-P