Decided to start a new project. Back in '62 I had a '57 Desoto Firesweep and wanted to get another. Found one in pretty good condition, but it still needs lots of work to put it right once again. It will eventually be a mild custom. I will try and keep a good account of the project on this site as well as search out needed parts from the many good H.A.M.B. members. The pictures below are as purchased. The main body work is on the passenger side of the car as well as the floor pans ahead of the front seats which are rusted. New floor pans will be installed. The engine is in running condition, but work will be needed to get it running smoothly again. The interior is in nice condition except for the drivers seat area. The only rust through area on the car is located just forward of the rear wheel opening. The rusted metal will be cut out and replaced with a patch panel. The left front fender was replaced some time back and the work done on the fitment leaves a lot to be desired. When the door is opened, it rubs against the rear edge of the fender. The bumper has been hit a couple times and will need to be straightened and rechromed. The pot metal tail light housings will also have to be repaired. The interior of the car is in pretty good condition except for the front floors and the front seat. All of the gauges and accessories are in good working order. The engine barely ran when I was taking the car off the enclosed trailer, but it did make it up the driveway. Lots of wear and tear on the front seat. I'm not sure what the new interior will be like yet, but it will be a lot better than it is now. The rear seat area is in pretty good condition, but it will all be replaced when the car gets to the upholstery shop. I think the headliner will be OK as is. Eventually, I will have the painted metal cross pieces chrome plated. Rust on the floors which will be cut out and new patch panels welded in. More rust to be cut out and replaced. Looks like the car was run up against a high curb. More work in the body shop. I think this damage happened at the same time. Looks like the metal can be pulled out straight again without a lot of trouble.