Chris, I come back to this model every once in a while. I really like what you did there. I may have missed it, but have you ever done a feature on the background you use? I think a lot of us would like to know how it was done.
I'm just guessing but I bet there are two reasons. One is that street drivers don't usually wear helmets so without the front bars there is nothing for the head to hit. The other reason might have to do with modern cars having air bags in several places. Maybe the bars would interfere with these?
This is one of those kits I always wanted to see but thought would never be produced. Now I just have to get a couple. The valve covers kind of make the engine look like a 351 Cleveland. Dare we hope? I want to build one stock and then maybe another as an outback cruiser/desert rat vehicle. I figure the second issue will include the aftermarket flares and wider tires and maybe a pickup half cab or maybe a molded soft top?