I've had this car for a little bit, so it's probably time that I pull together a build thread to document the work...... I started keeping an eye out for a Model 40 coupe last year. I'm impartial to a 3w or a 5w, but a '33 was higher on the list than a '34. My main goal was to find a nice car that didn't need a lot of repair work, allowing me to get started on the things I wanted to do. A friend of a friend had his '33 5w for sale in the southwest. After a call to get the details, I knew the car would be the best one I could find. Aside from some emailed photos, the first time I laid hands on it was when it was unloaded from a carrier (I bought it sort of sight unseen). Supposedly, a Southern California car, it had been updated to an Olds V8, Hydramatic, and an Olds rearend on parallel leafs in the '60s, before moving to the southwest. The front suspension consisted of a dropped stock axle, split wishbones, and a F1 steering box. The body has never been repaired, nor did it need any repair work. The only alterations were a cut firewall to accommodate the Olds. It was last configured for a sbc and a NV1500 trans. The x-member was nicely repaired from the Hydramatic, and the Olds rear end remained. For anyone who knows Model 40 stuff, grilles can be a money pit, and this car has an extremely nice grille, with what I believe is original chrome.