Originally Posted by hcompton
I would lay all the parts out on the floor and try to mock up where it belongs might find it all only fits in one place its the small parts that will be an issue then you can search out those parts and find out how they get installed. Should narrow down the problems to a few simple to find parts and a few small parts you have to search out to find where they go.
Hope this helps.
Welcome to the mayhem..
Nice !, a 4 door hardtop is not a common car to find and at the price you paid, could be a good investment.
I've bought several basket cases like that and laying everything out and finding their relative location is the first thing I do. Usually, all the fasteners are in 1 or 2 coffee cans and all rusty. Buying a fastener kit is a big help with assembly, as they are usually marked for their purpose and you aren't fighting rusty, stripped, cobbled threads. If you don't have a set of good taps or thread chasers, get some and run them thru all the caged nuts on the car first to clean them up. It will make the trial fitting MUCH easier.
Chevy Front End Sheet Metal Fastener Kit, 1957
Ecklers is only 1 of many source's for tri-five parts...it's just an example.
The diagrams Poncho found on the web will be a big help..