Well, This thread is a long time in the making. I have had this coupe project for about 5 or 6 years now. Been gathering parts for what I want to build. It is going to be a late 50's -early 60's Bonneville inspired build. I have been taking so many pictures of the stuff I have been gathering and working on that I figured if I don't start posting pictures soon I will never catch up. This project has taken a long time. Life. It seems to get in the way of our fun most of the time. I moved from Washington state to Tucson, Arizona after a divorce. I took awhile to get my shop setup for work. I lived at that house for about 3 years. During that time I met my current wife and and ended up moving to her house. That meant getting a new shop set up again. Time consuming to say the least. Now I have things set up the way I want for the most part and have been working on the frame. My vision for this car has been a little different than most. I can never just do something the easy way. I always gotta do things the hard way. This coupe will be a hiboy and chopped about 5 inches. I sold off the fenders,running boards, and bumpers that were savable but pretty rough. I have never liked the looks of stock 34 frames. They have ugly front frame horns (in my opinion) and the side rails are pretty boring. Along with the fact that this car is not going to run the stock gas tank, the rear frame horns have to be modified to look right without it. I plan to put that in the trunk behind the passenger compartment. I decided that major modifications were in order to get this frame to look like something that good old Henry would have come up with if his cars had the option of no fenders and the frames showed like most hotrods. Now I want to start off by saying. I am not the perfect welder. I get the job done. I aspire to be good like Bass,Jimmy White, and some of the other quality builders here on the HAMB. I have a long way to go before that though. I use a mig for everthing that I do. I want a tig unit but so far the funds have not been there for it. Maybe next year. I built a frame jig out of some pallet racking that I got free from work. This frame was completly straight and had never been hit. Only a few small issues to contend with . It had a lot of pitting on the side rails were the body contacted the frame and were the running boards were attached. That issue will be addressed later on in the thread. Now I have no idea how to post pictures and add text under each picture explaining every detail like some of the other build post. Maybe I'll figure that out later. I will start by posting pictures of the car as I got it and after I lost the fenders. The perameters of this build are as such: Hiboy Bonneville coupe with 5 inches or so of a chop. Think of cars like my fellow Peckerheads out of Reno and you will get the idea where this is going 1957 Oldsmobile 371 with original tripower unit 4 speed(still looking for the right unit. May go with a 5 speed out of a mid 80's Camaro if I can find a good one with the mechanical tach) Quickchange by Rodsville with late model Ford plug in axles Fully louvered decklid with seven rows Louvered top insert from Walden's in Pomona, Ca Louvered top hood by my buddies in Reno Stock side hoods and innersplash aprons Aircraft bomber seats and matching belts. 38 Ford Deluxe dash F-1 steering box 39 Ford pedals 1937 tube axle with spring on top PSI hairpins and batwings New 39 Lincoln style brakes and C4 Racing backing plates Rear 72 Ford Bronco 11 inch brakes Full set of winged SW gauges out of the original Black Widow roadster 41 Willys coupe taillights Arrow headlights Ok, enough of the details as I am sure I have left out some parts out for now. I have this thing already built in my head. Now it is time to do it and this thread should help me get ever more juiced. Hope you enjoy my journey. Care to tag along?