Ok, I know, this isn't much to look at and frankly doesn't make much of a thread, yet. Hell, even the work I have put in so far only really made one car look way worse than it did before I touched it, but....sometimes you have to make your room messier before it gets clean. Right? That, and Im super excited! So, took a loooong ride (traffic) up to Bethany Ct. and bought this dreamboat. The plan is to cut if off the Merc floors, which are utterly wasted, and put it on that there '79 Olds you see next to it. The Olds sports the same wheelbase, albeit a little wide in the front, and has a 350/350 I believe, with some highway flyin' gears. I got it from a friend who lives in SC but had the car in NJ, and he said I should restore the car and drive it since it was the sweetest driving car he ever drove. I tried to convey that it would be in fact, unaltered driveability wise, the same car...but I don't think it got through. The problems with these swaps seem to be the front tire clearance, so my plan thusfar is to use some '54 Ford wheel lips I bought from Ether for this very swap years ago, and use some '49-'54 Chevy wheels. I think they will bring the tires in off the fenders about 3/4" per side or so. The problem is this is a 5x5 wheel pattern car (they came in both) so Im figuring a unilug spare should correct that when I swap the rotors to Chevy pattern. As for the Merc, I am thinking some kind of headlight/tail light business, not sure what yet, and around a 3 1/2" chop, straight pillar, lengthened quarter window and maybe using the '51 back window. I really normally don't like that look but I may be chopping another Merc and donating my '50 back window opening to that car, so whatever I have left I have left. Obviously rot repair is kinda A-1 priority with this thing, and that coupled with this car being on the back burner priority wise will make it a slow growth thread, but never hurts looking at someone's crappy project! Here is the ol battle axe. Straight, nice gaps, rust free! "Mouse" rod. This is pretty nice, I think Im going to keep the 51 dash in it. It's transplant. I hope it doesn't reject any organs, or at least any expensive ones. Thats about that.