This evening my 5 yr old daughter Kaitlyn and I started working on the old 59. Kaitlyn took one of the bolts out of the front seats and vacumed a bunch of cancer out of the car. I had a lot of fun doing it with her. the seats and all floor materials are now removed. Here are the photos from this evening. the final photo showing the rusted floor. Luckily the floor is not nearly as rotted as I thought they were, but its certianly shot. next I will start removing rotted metal on the way to replacement.
Since I was a young boy I have been drawn to classic cars and hot rods. I had dreams for years of owning a tri-5 chevy wagon but financially it was never a reality. I have built many hotrods and ratrods over the years helping friends and as a teen studdying under some SAE hall of fame mechanics. My dream was finally realized a couple nights ago when on a whim I contacted a young man on craigslist that had a Rambler wagon for sale. It had the classic looks, twin headlights, fins, chrome, etc. I offered him a trade of a S&W custom 357 Mag revolver. Amazingly he was trying to get into a 1970 toyota corona and his brother wanted the gun for the ammount of cash he owed on the toyota. A circular trade deal was struck, he got his car, his brother got a gun, I got my car and everyone was stoked!
I drove the car home!!! Running and driving with working factory AM Radio. The body is super straight, the trim is all there plus extra, the glass is all good. The bad lies in the floor. the floor is totaly rotten and will require many hours of carefull cutting and welding as it is a unibody car. I cant complain though its a classic and rare car and its mine free and clear!!!