I have just recently finished a rather longer term than expected project. You can check it out here............. http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=685236 Like any hot rodder worth his salt I have another waiting in the wings. This will be its story. A couple of years ago a friend of mine tripped over a 1939 Ford coupe that had been sitting in a shed near here for 20 plus years. He is a mechanic and decided that it would be a fun project. He hauled it home and had it sitting on the trailer. We went out to their place to have dinner one night. He mentioned that they were thinking of packing their stuff and moving to the USA (his wife is a US citizen). I asked him whether he would sell me the coupe. Long story short he said yes. Part of the deal was that there was a 1939 sedan sitting in a field that had to go with it. I figured there may be some parts I could use from that too, so, what the heck, I'm in! I dragged the coupe home on the trailer and he went to pick up the sedan from the former owner, and dropped it off to me. Unfortunately the sedan had been sitting out with the cows for 20 plus years. I tried to salvage what I could from the car. All I ended up with was front and rear axles, engine (probably solid) trans, the tops of all the doors. The rest all went to the scrap metal dealer for $27.00! The chassis was completely see through on the right hand rail. The coupe was being driven 20 years ago by the former owner with a flathead. they took it off the road and started to set up for a SBC. The mounts got done and a new open rear axle fitted on parallel leaves. It was at this point that for some reason interest was lost in the project and things ground to a screeching halt. I was digging through a box of new parts that had been bought for the car and found a docket with a name on it of the previous owner( before my friend) I looked up a phone number for him to try and find out some history of the car. I spoke to him and he was most helpful. He said that he bought the car from a local identity that is into HD bikes now. He gave me his name and it turns out that he is married to my daughters current school teacher!! Small world. I spoke to her and asked about the car. She used to drive it as an everyday car. Sometimes with 7 on board to a party! I asked her if she has any pictures of the car from back when they had it.......here's hoping she finds something. I am planning to set up a cubic metre plastic pod with molasses and water to strip all the major panels before any major work starts. I have some non car related work to catch up with after my last project (9 years), so will be happy to let the parts sit in the pod for weeks at a time while I do other things. I know my plans for this wont be exactly up everyone's alley, but I want to make things simple and functional and most of all fairly quick! Not like the last one! My plans are to have it low, but practical ( I live on an unsealed driveway), economical (Gas is over $2 a litre), 5 speed manual box, Body not to show car standard so I am not afraid to use it anytime or anywhere. I want it to handle well so I can drive it hard and not be afraid of it. I am on the lookout for a Mk10 XJ6 Jag/Daimler as a donor car, from which I will use; IFS complete, IRS complete, Power steering and pump, brake cyl and booster, possibly seats (if not they will be workshop furniture) Electric window units, E brake. A friend just did a similar swap on his 37 Chev sedan in 8 weeks! I may not be quite that quick but hey! To keep as many components from similar cars makes certification at the end of it all much easier too. I am not big on shiny stuff so there won't be a whole lot of fancy chrome and stuff on this car, probably not even the paint! Don't get me wrong, it will not be a r@t! I can't stand rattles and bad fitting parts so it will be quality, but not designed to meet the requirements of a show judging sheet to gain maximum points! No fancy braided hoses, just good solid engineering. I don't have any pictures of the coupe at this stage, as it is buried in the back of the shop at the moment, but I will be digging it out over the next few weeks while I am at home for the summer. Follow along and join the fun!