One of bodyshops went bankrupt and today was the auction. The only thing I was really interested in was an older Weaver long frame floor jack and they went for a lot more than I had to spend, so I bought a desk to make a welding table and a chunk of railroad track to make anvil out of. There were a couple vehicles that were up for auction as well, a beater chevy truck, a wrecked 90s Riv, a full size van and a Buick ragtop. As I was done spending what little cash I had I went out to watch the cars go up, first thing was the Buick Ragtop. Bidding started low for the shape the car was in so I jumped in figuring that soon I would be outbid and I wouldnt have to face up to the LOVELY CARING WONDERFUL GREATEST WIFE ON THE PLANET with the story of how I bought another car........... Well things kinda went way off the planned track as the bid topped out at less than half of what I thought the car was worth. And, of course, I won. Whoopsie how am i gonna payfor this..... Made a phone call to one of my favorite people on the planet and that was taken care of too. Had he turned me down that "favorite" part would have been changed though. So my BEAUTIFUL LOVING WIFE of nearly 20 years will hopefully forgive me for buying yet another crappy old car. You kinda have to tilt your head and close one eye to see the potential on this one though, its pretty rough...... Not sure what I'm gonna do with this one,,, gonna take a lot of work to make something of it. Floors need patched full of pinholes, but there are still floors in it. Interior is a bit shabby but with a seat cover and some duct tape it will be fine. Wheels really arent my speed but unfortunatly they are perfect so I guess they will have to stay,,, its got a cute little nailhead too. All the chrome and bumpers are nearly perfect and the paint is great. Really really straight body, couple small rust bubbles, no dents or dings. not sure what shape the top is in, but thats no big deal I prefer roadsters anyway. Plans are to get it running and driving, and go from there. I figure we could rattlecan it flat black, paint the wires red, pull the fenders and hood, replace em with a tractor grill and some smokestacks, weld some spiderwebs and skullz on it and be right in style...... Anyway, if you dont hear from me for a while, she has me tied up in the basement awaiting inspiration on which way punish me.