1962 Jetfire Field Find- Rescue or part it out?

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    joe10
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    You’ve heard of the “Barn find”, well here is a true “Field Find”. This 62 sat it an eastern Washington field since 1989, before I pulled it out about 3 weeks ago. The body is straight and complete. There is some rust in holes the floor board as well as one corner of the trunk, but the rest looks surprisingly solid. The Turbo has long been removed and replaced with the 4 barrel intake and GM Rochester 4 barrel (not sure if this was a dealer service or not?). The motor (code below) turns over, and I actually ran it (after oil bathing the pistons) for a few seconds. One of the cylinders has no compression unless oil is added, and I believe it is due to stuck rings, which may loosen up with more soaking and longer run time. I am not sure of the tranny condition, but it did pump fluid all over my garage floor during my short run as the radiator cooling lines were disconnected (nice planning on my part). I also have the original Turbo exhaust manifolds, extra heads, intake and various other parts. I am including several pictures below, but I honestly think I have almost every part to put this car back together. So hears the question: I bought this with the hope it might be easy to get back on the road, or worst case sell it off for someone’s rat rod project. Well, I think this is beyond the effort I am willing to put into it, but I don’t think it deserves to be rat rodded or parted out, due to its rarity. What do you think?
    Thanks
    Joe

    note: I also have an extra set of original Jetfire side badges and double hood chrome that I will probably sell later on.

    Engine Code: HI254308

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    05A Lansing Michigan
    Style: 62-3147 BodyLA 260
    Trim 971 Paint V-1 (Charriot Red)

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    joe10
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    one more picture.

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    captiannapalm
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    where in eastern WA… im just west of seattle

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    joe10
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    We are located in Plain, just north of Leavenworth wa.
    Joe
    4253500576

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