I hesitate to even start this thread, but perhaps it will give me incentive to see this project through. I have been given a 1939 LaSalle 2dr Opera Coupe that sat in a warehouse in Detroit since 1970. It shows about 80,000 miles on the odometer. My profile picture shows it as found. It appears to have been repainted at some point in the original color. My intention is to make it into a mild period custom with the original engine hopped up with period accessories, straight pipes, fender skirts and a tail dragger stance, and everything else completely stock (probably upgraded brakes). I picked this car up in Detroit almost 2 years ago. Since then I have been through some ups and downs with the car. I just completed a 2400 mile road trip and I now have the car back in my posession in pieces. I am now at the point where I am only $60,000 away from having a $30,000 car, as they say, but I am afraid I am quite enamored of this car and I would very much like to finish it. This is the start of my story, which I will add to and update as I have the time.