Very surprised at just how well the decal taillights work! Have to agree with many others; it's a HUGE improvement over the kit "pieces". Black with a red office is timelessly sexy! Well done, ol' man!!
Back in the day, my uncles and their buddies all seemed to follow the same approach to hot-rodding on a budget: First, jack it up in the back, usually with Gabriel Hi-Jackers air shocks and/or extended shackles. Second followed closely behind; wider tires on chrome wheels out back. Very common then in my neck of the woods to see new 15x8(or 10)-inch Cragars and white letter tires on the rear with stock steelies up front. ( Just cheaper to buy 2 at a time, as budget allowed ) Thirdly, traction bars; Lakewood brand, please. Fourth would involve exhast, depending what your car had to begin with, you either bought Hooker headers or Thrush mufflers, if not both. Cherry bombs were also accepted. J.C.Whitney provided chrome exhaust tips. By this point, priorities shift and vary, but alot of no-name chrome engine dress-up goodies appear, as do under-dash 8-track players and Jensen Co-axial 6x9s in the rear shelf.
Oh yeah, it was very important to show your colors; that is to apply all those complimentary "stickers" the above manufacturers included with their products to the rear quarter windows of your ride, thus looking "race car-ish" without messing up your paint/primer!
I swear those boys chose Hooker headers just because Hooker had the biggest and coolest stickers!
Check some old Tom Daniels kits for some cool induction setups. I think the Pie Wagon has 3 deuces with cool custom wedge-shaped scoops on each.
Most if not all TD kits were 1/24. Cool build, great start, much luck to you!