I found this car a year ago and am starting to work on it. Many here on the HAMB have eihter bought or sold me parts for this car that I have wanted for many years and I want to Thank You! Plans after studying many, many old school books and learning a lot on this site for the last year are: Front end: the hood has been rounded and has added vents which I will keep. The headlights have been frenched correctly and they will stay the same. the molded in bumper will go and be replaced with a 53 Desoto Front Bumper and I am now building the Grille out of a 51-52 Ford F-1 center section with 7 teeth. Drivetrain: It came with a 350/350 Chevy combination and that is gone and will be replaced with a Ford 351W-C6 combination. The Chop: appears to have been done correctly with a 50' back window added EXCEPT the former owners did not know how to weld well so they filled in a lot with bondo-This will be fixed properly. The hardtop treatment: This will go in favor of a 3 window style car because I love the sinister look (Thanks for the idea Rik-see his site for the Black 3 window-its is beautiful) The Rear End: Has a 12 bolt Chevy and is being replaced with a 9" Ford-Can you tell I am a Ford Guy? Rear Bodywork: Some F*in idiot decided to actually cut down the rear fenders so they were flush wiht the body like the 49' and 50' and add late model Cadi Taillights-Really-you did this to a 51'? You are sick and demented-whoever you are! I am extending the fenders with 55' Desoto Taillights and am using the rear bumper too. Any comments are appreciated and respected except for the brave hatin' computer jockeys who don't have a Merc to build!