Long story short, I bought it from a guy who had it in his back yard for 17 years. I have had it for 8. I would go into a work frenzy for 2-4 months here and there but the rest of the time it just sat there waiting. Decided 6 weeks ago it was time and I used the All GM car show (Apr 28 and 5 miles away) as a target to get to. I got there, no mufflers, no wire harness, no door or back glass, no seat belts, no alternator, but I got there, no shit! Tires are junk, been rolling around my shop all this time and flat most of the time. LOL I've done a lot of stuff to it, 350/700r4 ford 9" rear end W/ late model Chevy 1/2 ton brakes, disc front, air bags, frame boxed, x'd, moved the steering box etc. Everything under, in and around is clean and pained except the exterior. Its 78 year old paint and seemed OK to me. The only visible sign that its not stock is the exhaust coming out of the side of the side just ahead of the fender. People asked "whats going on?" pointing at the slash cut exhaust. LOL Now to finish it.