Sounds good. How will you keep the wires from unraveling? I'm going to school on your approaches. Looks easy enough to do, but I'm wondering if there might be commercially available wire in this small size for a lazy guy like me.
Well, Jean Shepherd was already mentioned, and his work encompassed so much more than automotive. Anyone remember his PBS series, "Jean Shepherd's America," plus lots of radio... Not to mention "A Christmas Story"?
If that's what you want, get Revell's "Museum" edition, which already has the chrome parts plated gold. Usually available on eBay. This kit version also has pre-cut white top fabric and wood dash veneer, plus museum-style rope and post for display, plus plastic wire wheels (NOT plated) instead of the original kit's covered wheels.
"Car & Driver" (originally "Sports Cars Illustrated") has featured the best automotive journalists ever, whose work was often brilliant and transcended the category. Among my favorites were Ken Purdy, Brock Yates, David E. Davis and Csaba Csere. OOPS -- almost forgot about the great Denise McCluggage, a former race car driver and photographer who contributed often to the magazine. She passed away just a year ago.