Hi all, I've been a long time rat rod admirer but never owned anything that would qualify. I've owned some ratty cars but nothing that would get a thumbs up... For a few months I've been thinking of selling a couple cars I was attached to get one that really got my blood pumping, and my wife was on board but never saw anything that I could afford that I was willing to give up these two cars for. I was just window shopping on craigslist when I saw a 55 Merc Montclair for sale with a 352 with a 427 crank and a 4 speed and decided that I would be willing to sell those two cars to have this. It is a true rat rod in the sense that it has its share of work to be done. It is quite rattley, and pretty much nothing works except the drivetrain, brakes and brake lights, most of the blinkers, and you can have the windows in any position you want as long as you want the passenger and back windows up and don't mind that if the cracked driver's side window is up, there is a 1" gap between it and the back window! The frame is good, it has a sticker good till next April, it runs and drives and is @#$%^&* loud with the unmuffled sidepipes. I have had an absolute blast driving it and have never had the experience of getting a thumbs up every few minutes. To be honest I am not too familiar with this site and I do have a couple of technical questions for you guys- one having to do with air in the hydraulic clutch line (already tried the usual procedure) and one with the passenger door being a PITA to latch. What would be the proper place to ask those questions? I look forward to having some conversation and someday helping out a newbie like myself! No pics yet as all my pics are on my phone, and my phone and laptop (where I'm typing this from) do not get along. This weekend I will take some pics with my camera and upload them. Thanks!