Hi guys, here'* a short update on the Parisienne:
I had bought her through the internet and last weekend she arrived by truck freight (pic below).
Technically she seems to be in solid condition. The engine starts and runs with no problems and the transmission shifts smoothly.
However she'* awfully rusty and this will be the main sticking point for her restoration. Basically the whole underfloor and the chassis frame on both sides (below the doors) are rusty to the point of near breakthrough and need to be replaced.
So if anybody here knows where to get a matching frame or underfloor pan, i would highly appreciate it.
From what i read here http://www.uniquecarsandparts.com.au...parisienne.htm
the Parisienne is built on a Chevy fullsize frame of the same era.
Judging from this i assume i can just use a 66 fullsize Chevy frame and floorpan for the restoration, which should be a lot easier to get than specific Parisienne parts. But is there only ONE Chevy fullsize chassis available from 1966 or are there different ones for different fullsize models?