With the looming ten-year anniversary of the day I bought this car, I thought it's time to start a build thread. I always wanted to make a mild custom out of a '57-58 Mopar coupe. Those Christine clones are good looking cars but you see a ton of 'em. I wanted something a little more unusual, and Hemi powered. So I started looking for a '57-58 Desoto or Chrysler. I found a '57 Desoto Firedome and bought it sight unseen. Hey, it was pretty cheap! Dad was not impressed. He said try again, and this time find a rust free car if I could. Some of you may be aware that Chrysler had a reputation-destroying rust problem with the 1957 cars.