Sounds like you need the toe boards. They are not reproduced, I need them too. Right now your only option is to find a junkyard or someone who has a car to part out. I bought a 1967 Chevelle repro toe board to cut the accelerator pedal and hump area from, Its fairly close and can work. The repro floor pans are an excellent fit BTW. Don S
I would check on line for a bone yard in the desert southwest. Paying freight is going to save you time and money over repairing a rusty part that might not be better than your part now if it comes from up north.
off topic. going with nothing smaller than a 427, and putting 2" drop spindles on the front. I want her low but full travel. Is this enough to get that sport aggressive look without bottoming out on everything? or do I need better springs too?
Well right now you already have a two inch drop below the factory set ride height because the original factory springs are sagging that much. With dropped spindles you will have it four inches below the factory ride height if you retain the factory springs, load another 220 pounds of cast iron over the nose and it will drop even further (about one and a quarter to three quarter of an inch depending upon the factory spring rate). All of these drops are compromising suspension travel so a custom valved shock that can control the cars suspension and keep it off the snubbers will be required in my opinion.
I wish I could have someone tell me what rim /tire sizes to get with the exact suspension setup I need to buy to have a very sporty look with good control, money is no issue, I'll work as hard as I need too, to earn what I need to do this right. I just hate having to figure all this type stuff out.
You're tire/rim question comes under the category of 'personal preference'. Do you want small rims such as the stock 14" variety or larger? The bigger you go on the rims generally the lower the profile tires. Go with the heavy duty springs and don't cut them. I'm going with stock springs and 2"drop spindles on my '64 but also have to convert to disc in front. I have a small block though so less weight. Will post pics when done. Research shocks too.
Plus, post some pics of your project, sounds fun :-)
Btw, other upgrades should be new tie rods, ball joints, control arm bushings, body bushings if bad, heavy duty sway bar (get polypropylene for the bushings) - that should about cover the front end for retaining stock suspension.
Other higher cost options would be coil overs which basically replaces the whole control arm, coil, and shock with something more modern, or last option is air bag suspension but both of these options will be minimum double what stock outlined above would cost, but if done right can give a better ride (allegedly). Budget either $1k for parts or about $2,500 for parts and you'll be good. I went with $1k old school. Add At least $1k for labor unless doing yourself. I think most guys on here go stock.
Looks like it has been air bagged to me. Nice thing about air bags is you can lower it for show and then raise it to drive the car home as that car will not work on a street as is. It is transported by trailer as you have the frame resting on the ground.