So this is a project that I started a year and 2 days ago. The plan was to do a quick build, but that went sideways quickly. The basic idea is that this is a rodder who is working on a budget. He has gotten the body and engine sorted but is now out of money to complete the interior. He will get to it some day but for now he is driving it everywhere.
Some of the things that I ended up doing.
The engine is a Ford Y-Block with a custom one off intake that I found a picture of on-line. The exhaust manifolds are scratch-built (yes I'm sure the spacing isn't quite correct on the center ports...). I also built some real motor mounts. That was a bit of a trick to get everything to line up correctly. And engine wiring and plumbing was added to add to the look. Also installed radiator support rods and mounting hardware.
Chassis is the kit 32 chassis, but everything except for the rails and the rear most cross member have been replaced or fabricated (the x-member is all scratch built). Front suspension has been lowered using a Model A cross member, also the external steering arm and blister. The rear is a Quick change from RCMoM, to this I added a transverse mount spring and cross member, shocks and shock mounts. The wheels are Divco's from Modelhaus. All of the chrome bits are either airbrushed with Molotow chrome or are pieces of Ni-Chrome tubing.
For the body I molded the top in. The wooden piece for the top insert was made out of bass wood and all of the cross slats have a bit of an arch to them. The windshield was hinged out and the support arms installed. The window glass was all replaced with acetate.
For the interior I was helped out by Gasser59. He told me about printable fabric and then offered to make me the correctly sized blanket material. It really brings the interior to life. I can't thank him enough. The channeled bare metal interior panels were stretched back to stock height.
I probably did some other stuff but I can't remember what.
Some along the way shots can be found here.