Just got a matching numbers car.
Gear Box JL22447
Story on car is it was delivered to UAE, then brought to California, then purchased by the father of the woman I bought it from in mid 60’s. She had driven it to nurseing school in early 70’s. Car got parked in early 80’s and has been garaged since. Found original paint under tail lights. Old English White? Tear down for restoration started before I bought it. Seems quite complete and bagged and tagged. Have one broken headlight spear. Few minor dents here and there. Only rust is behind headlight rim gaskets. Bottom of what I think you refer to as “B” pillers. on drivers side. Both battery boxs are solid but gas corrosion on plate behind them.( Already cut out) about 2"x7" on both sides. Right wing vent frozen up. Front and rear bumpers will need some work but not bad. Right wing above bumper looked to have had a light parking misshap. (knocked out 99%) with rubber mallet already. Little hammer and dolly and will be hard to even feel where it was. Have dropped fuel cell but need to find a place to dispose of old fuel before getting further into it. Feels solid though. Floor boards need replaced but good for a pattern. Same in boot. Boot lid needs a few pieces of wood replaced and skin smoothed out or reskined. TBD. Both doors will need some minor work but quite nice.
Have been told there is someone on this forum who can tell me more on this car from the numbers? The more I learn now the better I can do on this frame off nut and bolt build over. Have British standard tools will turn! Any ideas on nut and bolt Id?