Hey everyone. A couple weeks ago now, I picked up my new project-- 1954 Pontiac Chieftain Deluxe with 46,000 miles on the straight-eight motor. Just this weekend I sold off my F-100 to a fellow HAMBer so I've started work now. Her name is Viola. She's named after the lady who bought her brand new and drove her for almost 50 years. I'm amazed by how original the car is and how pretty much everything still works. The car was registered and driving, but after having a look at the brakes, it's getting all new wheel cylinders and shoes. A couple of Queens kids with a fistful of rocks broke the windshield and all the left-side glass. The rear window was spared. Besides those repairs, my plans for the car are pretty mild, at least for now ... lowering blocks, dropped uprights, and maybe even saving the original paint. The car's got lots of chrome on it, including all the optional bumper guards, so I'm thinking maybe a bit of a "bomb" style ... curb feelers, sun visor, etc. And I think I've made my mind up on Firestone blackwall bias-plies.