Looking at project cars, 42 chevy, 55 desoto, 59 ford truck some pictures
Went to a lot that has some old cars not too far from home, about 15-20 miles. He had a couple of cars and a truck that interested me.
The 59 has had some mods done to set it up for an unknown engine/tranny combo. It currently has no drive train. Overall looks in fairly decent shape. Tank has been removed to the bed, kind of done half ***. Might work if I go for the rat rod look. Glass is good. Needs interior and only God knows about the electrical system. On the plus side it is only 495 dollars and I could fairly easy put together a drivetrain. It is the furthest from completion. But that means I could do things right somewhat easier.
The 42 chevy 4 door supposedly runs but I did not hear it run. The guy at the lot said he has an 8 volt battery and a new coil on order. Interior is there but rough. All the glass is good. It is an inline 6 with a one BBL carb. No major oil leaks at least on the drivers side. I forgot to check the other side. The car does need some rust repair on the front fenders and I am going to assume some floorboard rust repair. But it is the most road ready. They are asking 1,950 for the 42. They do have a good title on this one.
The desoto is the most intriguing car. It is a 55 4 door. And it does have a hemi. I was told it was an s-22 hemi. Intake is off but at the lot and will come with the car, he said it was a 4 bbl intake. Basically the engine externals need to be put back on. Windshield needs replaced. Interior is better than the 42. Does not seem to have a huge rust problem aside from the unknown floor board. They are only asking 900 for the desoto. I would have to get a mechanics/lost title on it.
They also had a 50 or 51 lincoln with a buick 350 under the hood. But they wanted too much for it. It was all there supposedly, but it was all there in the passenger compartment. That and the odd motor kinda discouraged me.
They also had a nice 58 tbird that even had the original ac. It wasn't quite what I wanted and was more than I wanted to spend at 3,950(I think).
They had a 66 or 67 fastback charger(don't know them well enough to say) for about 2-3000. Had a redneck console. It was plywood with some cheap carpet poorly applied. Did not really interest me, but I thought somebody might like it.
They also had the nicest looking ranchero I have ever seen. Of course that is not saying much. It was late 70s model with a 351W, but had a nice paint job with matching color bed treatment.
I also have pictures of another car I am trying to figure out who owns. It is a late 30s early 40s ford deluxe 4 door with a flat head 8. It has been sitting for years maybe 3 miles from where I live. I would like to figure out who owns it. It might even be that I could, once I get permission, just take it.
Last edited by Wmarden; 02-08-2005 at 12:08 AM.