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Hi all, I just picked up a '50 Deluxe "fastback", or P19 fastback if my research is correct (please correct me if I'm not). The car has sat in a barn for the last eight years, and before that it looks like it was a daily driver/old fashioned days parade type car, in other words, NOT too well cared for or properly maintained. Mechanically I almost have it running--changed fluids, filed points, new plugs, new fuel pump, new wires, and going to change fuel lines too soon. The rear brake drums were locked up but I got them off yesterday and was able to get it on the lift. Getting it up in the air reveal all it's secrets, including some pretty extensive rust that has eaten through most of the body support braces where they extend past the frame rails and approach the rocker panels where they mount up to the body. Sooooo, most of the car is not very well mounted, in other words. I've been scouring the internet for "body braces", "body supports", etc since last evening, and am wondering if replacement parts exist, or whether I'll have to fab it up or have someone else fab it up. Tonight I'll be taking the grinder and wire wheel and giving it and my forearms and working over. Thoughts/suggestions? By the way--I paid $1500 for this. How did I do?