Hello all! I thought about posting up in the intro section first but figured a long-term build thread should be here, so I suppose I'll give a bit of an introduction. My name is Mike, I'm 22, and I'm a diehard BMW guy. Classic American metal has always been of interest and inspiration, so I decided to take the plunge. It's far from a complete car, but has what I think I need to get what I want out of it. My end goal is an unrestored hot rod, original patina, as you see. I'd like to keep the car as simple as I can. I have few prior fabrication skills but we all have to start somewhere. I suppose we'll see what happens. The build will be a long-term one, with several iterations I assume. I'm sure some of my tastes will be questionable but I think part of the idea behind what we do is putting our own flare and style on our work. So here goes!