I don't like boxes. A traditional car "has" to have this or that,"has" to look a certain way,etc etc. I think what has happened is that the best looking vehicles of a time period have over the years become the standard that re-creators build their cars to appear as.I respect that. At the same time if you look at any of the little magazines from the mid to late 50's there were many hot rods built with engines other than flatheads,drivetrains from other donors.Kudos also to those who didnt follow the norm. A vehicle built to the builders idea of what they want gets points from me as opposed to building a car as they are told it should be. Many of the items used in a traditional styled build simply were not available 'back in the day'. Just a guess but as many of the OG builders thought outside the box had radial tires,alternators or even seat belts been common these guys would have used them.Is a roadster built in 1958 using a fuel injected 283 with a 4-speed out of a '57 Corvette less traditional than a roadster built at the same time with a flattie and 3-speed? One was built with a eye to the future,the other with a nod to the past. I guess my line is wavy.Whatever floats your boat. Good conversation going on here.Enjoy following it.