Wondering if anyone might know any history on this old coupe? It's currently owned by John Barnes and he's been driving they hell out of it for about the past 5 years all over So. California. You guys probably recognize the car from its current configuration but we're trying to find out what history it might have from 50's/60's. He's getting ready to install a Scott blown flathead so while the engine is out he's asked me to do a little work to the body. Judging by it's radical chop and other signs it has obviously been raced at one time. I believe this car was just a body floating around for years until the previous owner put it on this chassis and got it running about 6-7 years ago. We know It was radically channeled at one time and looks to have had the motor set back with the pipes going right through the bottom of the doors! Judging by the door tops and windshield it looks like it had plexy glass windows screwed to the body. Here's some pictures. The chop on the car is somewhat amateur and/or they were just in a huge hurry because the front of the roof is slightly higher than the back and slopes up at the front. This is one of things John wants to fix. I carefully sanded the doors down on both sides to see if I could find numbers but was unsuccessful. I did find signs of red and yellow paint and a couple other colors After digging around on the body I was just running into major bondo abuse so we decided to just send it to the sandblaster Here you can see it a had 4 pipes coming through the bottoms of each door Some ugly stuff under the bondo and paint The lower deck lid panel looks to have had a recessed 40's or early 50's plate at one time. Under the paint on the deck lid we found where it said "just married". And I think it was painted on after the louvers were punched so this car was probably running around on the streets as a hot rod before it was raced. So if anyone knows any history please let us know! Also we want to fix the roof and install a working front windshield so if anyone has or knows of some parts to fix this old coupe it would be much appreciated!!