Cripes... sounds very similar to the state my 62 Jazz was in when I bought it. Thought it was a 61 for a long time, until I took it to pieces to verify the date for a possible sale.
I'm afraid I was too young to care and modded it further and discarded/lost a lot of the original bits of hardware which had rusted.
We need to see some piccys.
Bob Hundley... Jazz Bass club #45 Fretless club #268 Leo Fender Music Man club #10 PBass club #546 MIM PBass club #33