Turns out there were only a couple of bolts left holding the body on.....
it came apart real easy.
The plan is to get the frame done first, and get it the hell out of my shop. It's in the way.
Brakes are first, everything is shot, except the e-brake cables, which are original, with grease fittings. Wild.
I'll get new return springs later................
Sand the frame by hand, then apply penetrating primer.... with a brush. This is a rat rod, not fookin' pebble beach.
one coat down, now for a coat of paint, rust-oleum. Save your bill hirsch and por-15 for those fancy pants rigs on the show circuit.
I got a new paradigm - "who you saving it for, the next owner?"
Note the arrival of the engine - I scored a chevy 250 6 cylinder, and a 3 speed manual transmission for $100 - had to pull it out of a '64 pickup. No big deal.
Everyone wants me to V-8 this thing - fuck'em, I want a six.
Master clyinder and brakelines next -
new shocks all around -