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Hi all, I am new to this site as well as the Desoto vehicles. I recently acquired a '59 Firedome with a 383. The good news is that the car is complete sans one piece of chrome trim. The bad news is that it has sat outside too long and not only needs floor pans from the firewall back, including the trunk, but the frame is rotten and broken just ahead of the rear spring perch. I was able to get the motor turning over last night without the plugs in it but after putting the plugs back in and letting it down from the jackstand, it refused to turn over. I then removed all the plugs and put it back on the jackstand but it still refused to do anything. Anyhow, the question is, should I mess with it at all, or should I look for a buyer for it as a parts car? I was thinking about using it as a learning car as I need to learn how to weld and fabricate floor pans and such but this beast doesn't even have rocker panels left...Any advice is apprectiated. Thanks!