Tom Waites has a song titled "What's He Doing In There" about a guy with a neighbor that does odd things at all hours. This project might be what the neighbor is working on. It started as a 41 Cevy pickup and the more I worked on it the more ideas came along. I wanted a straight eight and imagineered a DOC set up. The base is the engine from the Mercedes 540K (also found in the Rommel Rod). It needed to be low but done old school so the frame was "C ed". The front is a suicide set up with a Model A spring grafted onto the kit axel. Next came the wheels and tires. The rear tires are also from the Mercedes kit (nice snap in whitewalls) and the rims are from the 77 GMC wrecker. The front are artillery wheels and tires from Replicas and Miniatures (good stuff to be found there). The boom also needed to be old school so it's scratch built. The winch is from the 77 GMC too. The grill has one horizontal bar removed to keep it from sticking above the engine too much. Now the interior is calling.There's still lots of work to be done but this project is building it's self. I had one of these back in the day and i liked it a lot except for the enclosed drive shaft.