After eight long years of collecting parts and not having time to start this project I finally have found myself semi-retired for the moment so am taking advantage of the time to get my 30 coupe project started. My then 12 year old son (now 19) made the trip with me from So Cal to central California to pick up the 30 coupe body and associated parts. After we had loaded it up on the trailer and were heading out my son looked at me and said we should name it Clark. The name has stuck all of these years so it will always be Clark to our family. I sold a 40 Ford pickup this fall I had and made room in the garage getting rid of left over house project junk that seems to collect and started getting some of the parts out of storage. I was left with a plenty of space to start working. Then before I started a I ended up bringing home a 66 Mustang that a friend was selling and squeezed it into the garage. My wife is convinced I like to keep a certain level of chaos in my life. The basic plan is, 1930 Ford Coupe body, repo 32 frame built by Gary Maxwell, 56 Olds 324 and T-5 trans, early Bronco 9" rear, ladder bars, later 40's split wishbone, model a front axle, and 53-56 F100 front brakes. The body is not to bad. Needs the typical repairs along the bottom. This is my first major build so I hope to put to use all that I have learned on the HAMB over the years. Not sure how slow the progress will be but I will try and post updates as time allows. I have gotten most of the front axle assembly together. The 53/56 F100 backing plates I had picked up were purple and drilled. It is funny how some parts have already lived several lives. While I waiting for some front end parts I started on the rear end. I got the brackets cut off and ground smooth and decided to sand blast it in my cabinet which is not long enough. I had it setting on a pair of jack stands inside the cabinet as was able to spin it around. It worked out well. That is all for now. Does anyone have a recommendation for a machine shop in So Cal that is experienced with a 56 Olds motor?