I became one of those guys I never understood, I let my coupe sit neglected in the barn, blown engine, mice nest and under cover. The ‘39 that was my High School identity, put me on the path to my wife and a career. It’s haunted me until now, like part of my sole is missing. My 10 year old got hooked on the last two HAMB Drags and that was enough to inspire me again, possibly the same way my father (a very non-car kind of guy) helped me get my coupe on the road when I was a teenager. Occasionally I’ve posted for advice for the late 50’s early sixties redo, collected a few parts too: First, I’m not touching the paint, friends and I shot it in a barn, there is a lot of years left on the lacquer… road rash rub through have acceptance. This was a typical late 80’s 350/350 build. Pete & Jake’s had just started moving to Ruskin Auto in KC when dad and I went to visit. My frame sat in the back while new fat fendered parts line was getting transitioned, a plus which gave me time to save a little more! I’ll keep some things and cut others. My son (Chase) is a great helper and I'm making a point to include him in the work. Lets get up to speed. Body off and a kid with air tools sure has fun, lots of old oil spray and years of open header driving to deal with.