I wanted to share a car we have been working on here at Austin Speed Shop. It belongs to customer and good friend Steven Boschma aka RoadFarmer. He has been collecting parts for a few years now and I think he finally has enough cool stuff to get started. This project isn't a full fast paced build. We are going to help Steven in stages. Here is what he picked up complete with faux military paint. Body seems pretty straight and the floors and chassis held up really really well making this a great candidate for his build. We started by sanding the body down to bare metal to get a better look at what he had (also because bare metal is cooler than army drab). We uncovered a few small bad patches, repairs and some bondo but all in all he really has a great car. The front fenders seemed to be the worst.. but not an issue since Steven decided on a full fiberglass front end. Now to start slimming her down starting with the heavy independent front suspension. Before we start we used several jackstands and shimmed them leveling the car out. It would have been ideal to put this on a frame bench but it is occupied for a while. Once the car is level and properly supported, I inspected and measured the chassis for damage and squareness. I laid out the axle center lines and also laid out a frame center-line to use for future reference.