I’ve had an itch to build a hot rod for a number of years now. A few months ago I picked up a fairly complete, but disassembled 28/29 Model A pickup that is in overall good shape. I have been lurking in the shadows here for a while but figured it was time to create a thread to document my progress and gather advice. This will be my first stab at a traditional hot rod build. I consider myself handy and tackle my automotive jobs myself but have never built anything from the “ground up”. I am constantly changing my mind but my current plan is to see if I can get the four banger going and run that for a while if all checks out. Might add on a few mild speed parts if so. It does turn over so I have that going for me. The pickup will be fender-less with ‘35 wires and bias ply tires. Big and little possibly? Tossing around a juice brake conversion as I have acquired some backing plates and drums over the past few months. I need to get a wood kit to assemble the cab and find a better bed as mine is pretty darn crusty. Other than that I’m trying to keep things fairly simple to start so I don’t get overwhelmed right off the bat. My goal is to have the pickup on the road by next year in some form or fashion. I’ll take any good advice or input that anyone may have. Biggest first question is should I try and get the motor running as it sits or pull the head and pan off first to inspect/clean? I’ve received mixed opinions on that thus far. Thanks for reading!