Now that the car has safely made it back to Michigan, I think I can safely start the project thread for the Caballero. As you may know, this car was offered here on the forum: http://www.stationwagonforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=31784 Bill (moparandfomoco) offered it up and I was lucky enough to be the first to respond. I flew out to Albuquerque and spent a fun 4 days with Bill and his son, Anthony. As soon as I got a look at the car, I knew I would take it, so we got it ready for a short trip from Santa Fe to Albuquerque, where it would be easier to coordinate the transport arrangements. I arrived late on a Thursday night and we went to see the car on Friday morning. This is how it looked: Bill and Anthony helped get the car up on jackstands and I got underneath to see what needed to be done to hold the rear axle in position. This car has a "torque-tube" drive train; without the transmission in place to hold the front of the torque tube, the rear axle is free to float around. Here's Bill, clearing out the vegetation and making sure there are no critters under the car: I was happy to discover that the front of the torque tube was already chained to the frame, so all we needed to do was tie down the rear axle. We pumped up the rear tires and headed off to Harbor Freight for some ratchet tie-downs and tarps to wrap the loose parts. you can see in this photo that the rear axle was sitting too far forward in the frame; the tire was hitting the front edge of the wheel opening: We got the axle into position using 4 tie-downs (2 pulling forward, 2 pulling rearward) and re-checked the tires. The rears were leaking badly, so we pulled the wheels and went in search of a tire service shop to install inner tubes. Chihuahua Tire & Auto Repair to the rescue! After lunch at BackRoad Pizza (Bill knew it was a good "Triple-D" recommendation!), we put the rear wheels on and got it rolling! Bill, Anthony and I managed to push the car from the back of the yard up to the end of the gravel driveway, where it sat next to the home-owner's Buicks: The muscle-men celebrate our little victory: We left it at the end of the driveway. Bill had found a local tow company to pick the car up the next day and move it near his house for the cross-country pick-up. It was about 98F by the time we headed back toward Albuquerque. Yeah, it's a dry heat, but it still felt hot! Next morning, we pushed the car a little further up the driveway so the roll-back could easily got to it. Loading was uneventful and we set off for Albuquerque. The truck needed fuel, so we stopped at the first available spot. The car drew quite a crowd! Bill had arranged to leave the car at a friend's home. I truly lucked out on this deal; Bill, his wife Ruselle and their son, Anthony were SUPER hosts. We had some fun looking through the neighborhoods for old cars and trucks; they are everywhere out there! The day after we moved the car to Albuquerque, I got to the car early and started prepping it for shipment. There was a lot of dust, sand, parts and junk in the car. Bill, Anthony and Anthony's friends helped wrap up the bumpers and get everything back into the car. By mid-day, it was ready for pick-up: Here's the whole team of helpers. From left to right; Bill (moparandfomoco), Anthony, Greg, Chris and Marilyn (their Mother), who is holding a copy of "Automobile" magazine with a picture of a 58 Caballero on the cover). I can't thank Bill and Anthony enough for their help and hospitality. God Bless them! I flew home to Michigan and Bill met the transport company at the car a week later. Here it is as it arrived in Michigan: My intention was to disassemble the car and restore it, but I have been talking to a lot of people about restoration vs. preservation. I haven't made up my mind yet, but I am leaning towards getting it roadworthy and preserving it. I'll post more in a few days when we get back from visiting our daughters in Minnesota and Illinois. More to come!