One of those great "Barn Finds" that you always hear about, but just missed it. This '56 Chevy Wagon was last registered in 1984. It is all here, runs and drives under it's own power.
As with any project like this, after some disassembly, dechroming, and sandblasting, we found a few surprises, but nothing too serious.
We found that the old Wagon was never in a serious crash, but does have the typical rust issues.
The rust above and behind the headlights was repaired with patch panels from Danchuk. The rocker panels were more of a challenge. You can't pick up the phone and order rocker panels for a 4-door wagon. Mick Greenway of Future Fabrication Inc. of Denison was able to build them for us. He also made the repair panels to replace the rust below the taillights and also around the rear door seals.
With the rust taken care of, the body was then sealed and primered. Block sanding brought out the rest of the scars and bruises which have accumulated over the last 50-plus years, and were all repaired.
Another coat of primer over that and now it's ready to be block sanded again prior to the final coats of paint.
The floors are still usable. A good coat of spray-on bedliner will protect the bottom for years to come.
Now the wagon is off to Jeff's Automotive in Sherman for engine and suspension work. When that is completed it will return to us for paint.