I came across two different listings on the bay that might be of interest to the DIY folks here. I'm not connected/related/benefitting from these.
This first one I thought about putting in the Canon forum with some humorous title ("GOOD CHEAP CANON?" or something equally dumb)but figured it really belonged here. The seller does say it's "in good conditon" though...
Canon camera--assembly required!
. Maybe useful and not too pricey.
The second one is a store with a bunch of repair manuals--lots of stuff and the camera related ones seem to be mostly National Camera re-prints: Manualsdotcom
. Anyway, I thought I'd pass them along.
If somebody does get that Canon together into a working camera I'd sure love to hear about it!