I say go for it .. Phoenix Rises from the Ashes .. I know how you feel when you wanna take something that was destroyed and make it new again .
Id take the pumps and wheel motors and have them re-built if needed. Have the hydro shop make new hoses .(cheaper than buying from dealer.)
Id have it sand blasted and powder coated or painted .
New wiring harness is gonna be about $300
New seat $400 plus
Fuel tanks ??
Replace the tires and repaint rims
New engine 1500 Plus
The deck is steel and id venture to say its still fine other that anti-scalp rollers and belts , and pulleys..
Have fun and post pics.
United States Marine Corps 1833mos . The only easy day was yesterday..Semperfi .