I looked at the calendar last month and realized it had been three years since I brought my project car home. What had started in earnest as a one year father/son "refresh" project quickly veered off course. My son almost immediately lost interest (as is the way at his age) and life tossed me a couple curves and the next thing you know progress slowed to a halt. Today, things are different and it looks like I can get back in the saddle and move things forward. The car is no longer destined to be my son's (although now that he is driving he is hinting he may have renewed interest!). It will be my play car and as such the plans have changed. It will be a cruiser and weekend drag car. Every component and system will be upgraded with performance in mind. All that said, let's take a look back at where it started... I bought the car in a completely disassembled state. Sight unseen. Picked it up with a U-Haul truck and trailer and 1100 miles later, it was home. All -in-all, it was in very good shape. Little to no rust with a good cowl, frame rails and sheet metal. Drivers side lower quarter was cut-out due to rust from a crease acquired in a parking lot type accident.