Hey everybody! My name is Tommy and I've been "lurking" and reading builds here for a few years. I'm 35, but not a huge fan of technology or social media. This is a stretch for me as I just got a smartphone back in July, but I see the old timers posting so I guess I can too. I've loved hot rods my whole life thanks to my dad. I've also been building my hot rod for what feels like a lifetime. What was supposed to be my high school car turned into an off and on build as school and other interests ( girls ) came and went. 21 years later, in July 2020, with my parents and my own 2 daughters present I finally got the engine fired. Pretty special moment. After the initial break in period, came working out a few bugs as expected. Now I've got a bunch of small details to wrap up, door panels to make, and all the interior to install. Hopefully I can get it on the road by this spring/summer. I'm trying to stay as faithful to an early-mid 60s build as possible. I'm sure some of you will pick out the obvious stuff, but it's all stuff I intend to change out in the future. At this point I'm just trying to get it wrapped up and on the road so I can actually enjoy it. Sorry for being wordy, happy to take this "step" and hopefully make some more hot rod buddies. Here's some pics of my 1960 Dodge Pioneer Dart!