That one looks really kool to me ! May be it's just because i've planned something very similar for my 40 delivery, kinda hardtop delivery, but with kustom treatment !
May be you could pull a early Vette grille in that mouth just like i did on my 'vert ... but V-ed to follow the mouth..
Sometimes, what kill a project, it's when you think of a very sweet '40 , something with coatchcrafting spirit, sectionned, with strongly reworked fenders , something may be Westergard could have done, and you ended with....a goofy 40 :shock: ! something that don't look kool from any angle ! :cry: