I am replacing a basement hopper window. The previous owners replaced an old hopper window with a too-small piece of storm window and piece of plywood: Existing window

I want to replace this with a correctly-fit hopper window. The question is: Should I

  1. leave the existing wooden frame, and get a new hopper window that fits the frame opening,
  2. tear out the existing framing and put in a new wooden frame, or
  3. get a window that fits the rough opening in the concrete?

At some point we had water leaking in through the frame because the window well got filled up with dirt and other crap.

For what it's worth, it also seems like there is some additional wooden framing outside the window which the existing window is screwed into. enter image description here enter image description here

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