This is a looooong term project that began in the early 2000's and I fully expect it to at least go on for another ten years. This was my first car. When I was in junior high, Gone in 60 Seconds had just come out (the nick cage one), and for my personal finance merit badge in boy scouts, I was going to save up for and buy a Mustang just like Elanor. My parents came home one day and joked about an old car on the side of the road, but I was intreaged, so we drove out to see a rusty old 54' chevy 4 door in ugly hunter green for $350. I decided Mustangs were just not quite as cool and bought it after talking the owner down to $300. A friend with a wreaker towed it over to our family's machine shop and I started tearing into it. I found it had been repainted in the past and they had stripped alot of the stainless off, but otherwise it was still very complete and original. The motor was stiff and wasn't going to start until it had alot of work done. All together, I decided to go for a full body-off restoration. This car is a 1954 chevy 4 door 2100, with the old 235 straight 6 and three-on-the-tree standard trans. Very basic options. No radio or heater but it has a clock. The color scheme (which I want to keep cause its frickin beautiful) is "bermuda green" with "fiesta cream" on parts of the dash. The bermuda green is a mildly metalic medium sea green color, and the dash accent is a light green. As I got older, I played with some different custom ideas like building it into an Aerosedan or an El Camino, but today, I've settled on it being a restoration with custom upgrades. I'm a details guy and like my customs mild and built like they started with a mint condition car. My upgrades will include 12 volt electrical, engine upgrades, red steel rims (against the original green body), and I'm toying with some custom stainless trim ideas. I'm going to scan the photo's I have and get caught up to where the car is today.