This great car along with most of her counter-parts for that era is constructed of heavy gauge steel, and we do mean "heavy"! She has some rust in the usual places for a car of this age and the main concern will be removing all traces of that rust in the lower doors, rocker panels and the lower quarters. As you can see in the pictures, she has been preserved remarkably well and the rust is at a minimum! All rust holes will be patched with heavy gauge metal welded to cover the holes.
The car was brought in with all of the mouldings, door handles, bumpers most of the emblems in place. A real blessing for a vehicle this age as finding some of those items can be a real chore. The window glass is also in great shape, again saving a lot of footwork trying to find original glass for a car of this vintage. However, window glass can be made by most glass companies to fit vehicles like these, so if your project is missing any glass work, you can call any large auto glass company and get something to fit the bill if you're not having any luck on the Internet. Original mouldings and emblems are usually available on the Internet. However, there are some aftermarket suppliers that can provide you with substitues. A list of these suppliers will be posted in our next article.
The tail lamps, head lamps and even the marker lights are still on the vehicle, again saving a lot of time in having to procure them elsewhere. But, once again, although finding these parts as originals can be somewhat of an exhausting search, replacements are available through some suppliers, so don't give up if you're having some trouble locating what you need. We'll be supplying some links here that should prove useful if you're looking for some hard to find parts for your own project.