Really? It’s been 8 years? OMG!
So I still have all of the previously mentioned vehicles plus, my son’s 82 300D now. He stopped driving it after losing front brakes and skidding into a construction sign and wrinkling the passenger side quarter panel and bending the rear control arm (?) thus making the right rear wheel have massive positive camber. The bent one is mostly off now (only parking break cable is left) and I have a good junkyard donor part in hand. Pics to come soon. If you have this same sort of problem, stay tuned and ask questions.
I also now have a 1994 Chevy C3500 crewcab flatbed/stakebed for hauling parts (and other junk).