James, the trans tunnel is outlined on the floor. I then take measurements and draw the pieces on index card. I cut out the pieces from the index card and see how they fit on the model. Once any adjustments are made, I then transfer those measurements to the sheet styrene and cut it out. And further adjustments are handled, and the pieces are glued together.
Thanks for the kind words everyone! I tend to build my models as if they were something I would drive 1:1. Thus, some of the mods I do are referenced from magazines. If you look at the new scratch built motor mounts, you'll notice they're for a flathead.
im not super detailed like a lot of the others here on this forum, so I usually won't include brake lines, fuel lines, throttle linkage, etc........building w/ that much attention to detail is hard enough 1:1, I just build car models to relax.
Rob, I have over 24 car models in various stages of construction, in various boxes, I will no doubt find them one day. But in the meantime, I'll mess w/ this one.
To me rat rodding is more than a faded paint job, and being slammed to the ground. It's a mix of unlike materials combined together w/ "flow", and it all works out together. This project is just going to be lowered hot rod someone built.
If if I was going to rat rod it, I would have used screening for the floor board, sheets styrene for the side panels, and well worn bucket seats.