I have restored promos too. I have a 62 Galaxie convertible that needed the
windshield frame header reattached. I drilled it and pinned it using straight-pins.
It will stay together now.
Had the completely replace the frame on the 63 Sunliner twin to the 62.
Used a Prestige kit. Cut out the windshield frame area of the Sportsroof and
mounted into the the body of the 63. Also pinned it through the doors & cowl are into the frame.
Actually Scratch-built the same area on a 63 Falcon Futura Sport convert. Used a Ranchero
as a guide. Traced the frame area, and built it of Evergreen strip, then attached it to the Promo.
Would I buy an already modified Promo??
Depends on What it is, condition and PRICE!!
If I can fix any damage (If needed) or it looks good, and is one I have been looking for,
Yes I would, and Have
I got a 58/59 Chevy Apachie Pickup Promo that was Painted
I also bought a 61 Bonneville Convertible Brush painted red & Blue
Sadly, that one Softened/rubberized when I soaked it in Wesley's to strip the paint in prep for restoration.
That is why I have not bothered to try to strip the Pickup.
Again, these 2 were Cheap!!
The 3 Convertibles above set me back Less than $45.oo Total!!
Edited by Edsel-Dan, 08 March 2013 - 08:00 PM.