Thanks for checkin into the thread. Heres the deal, I own Total Performance Motorsports in Nor Cal. I have been asked to do a SEMA car by a few dealers that have participated in some of my past builds. So we said yes, but the perameters for a build like this from my shop means quite a few things; -I am a huge Ford guy, so this will be a great way to really showcase all that I love and put it out there for all to see -All the money is coming out of my pocket to promote the Shop and the manufacturers parts (yes i still have to pay for them). -EXTREAMLY long hrs in the shop -Time off my 64 Gas Ronda Thunderbolt build and the 64 Fairlane 500 H-top gasser build -Did I mention it'll be a ton of cash.... -The attention to detail is going to be huge -A bit of compromise in running newer components -Money..Tons of it.. -Time is an issue, the build needs to be in the Vegas Convention Center the first week of November 2011 -It'll need to be a trick eye catching piece that really speaks a ton to the target audiance All that and so much more, As you drop suggestions for the build know that the focus of the build is a very heritage filled Mercury that has a majority of old school infuence with a mix of new school technology. There are a few things that I do know the car will have; -A Ford Small Block -9" Ford -A Sh** Load of style All this and there still is no guarantee that it will be at the event due to any number of things that could go wrong, materials, paint, parts failure and unavailable original parts. I could lose huge but if it all goes to plan it could be great for our business. Please give me your responses, and remember, I came to you guys first because so many of you are just like me, a regular dude with a regular life. Heres the pics, Lets create an awesome ride together... THE Car! Post your thoughts and we'll get together after we have quite a few ideas in the wind.