I'm starting this thread to document and share this '29 Roadster preservation restoration my Dad and I are working on. We picked up this old girl in Dec 2019 from a guy named Lee, whose dad Daniel, bought this roadster in 1931. After Daniel passed in 1985, Lee took over stewardship and faithfully stored and preserved it in honor of his father. This Model A was in their family for 88 years! When Daniel bought the roadster from the first owner in '31, it came with a blown engine. First order of business was he replaced it with a Model B & Miller-Schofield OHV. Out of necessity was the start of Daniel's hot rod. Through the late 30's and early 40's, Daniel built his hot rod while working in Detroit where he cut his teeth as a young mechanic and machinist. During WW2, he was stationed overseas and serviced C-47 Skytrains. After the war, he continued to build his hot rod while he worked for Fisher Body in Flint. His build features included the B & OHV, 3" chopped windscreen & custom vinyl top w/chopped bows, '32 steering wheel w/horn-light switch delete, '35 wires w/matching spare tire & cover, and exceptional black lacquer paint. Here's a couple pics just after we picked her up... She was a little dusty and dirty, but altogether very well preserved, having been protected by a giant 'Buick Special' car cover for at least 35 years! My Dad and I are very excited about this roadster, and we believe it to be a significant piece of early hot rod history. Our plan is to honor Daniel's build and preserve all the key elements of it's period authenticity. Also, we desire to improve it by picking up where Daniel left off. We have experience in auto restoration & preservation, and Model A's, but this is our first traditional hot rod. So we're asking for your help with understanding traditional and period authenticity. I've done a fair amount of research so far, but still have many questions. Also, we ask for your feedback to help develop a faithful approach for this project. Thanks in advance for your help and input.