I got both cars out today to do a little cleaning in the garage. After cleaning the garage I got this one on the lift to have a good look at the bottom side. I still have not determined what course of action I will take with this car. Till then I am not touching much of anything on it. I did spray the 4 speed shifter with lots of Kroil and got the reverse part of it to start working again.
The bottom side of this car is very heavily pitted everywhere. Nothing on the floor pans are through but I fear that it will be in places when cleaned up. I have a 28,000 mile parts car that have perfect floors and inner front fenders so at least I have sheet metal to fix it if I need it. The entire front suspension is by far the worst condition for rust pitting. I know I will want to use the front suspension/crossmember out of the parts car.
This car is invited to the MCACN show in Chicago for the barn/garage find section. I can not take it this year because we are taking the W-30 this year and listing it for sale. If I clean this car it will disqualify it from there barn find section. It has to be “as found” I want to clean it but not going to till I know what we are doing with it. I think I will attempt to at least get it to run next summer and go from there.