for the past yr and half my daughter put in a lot work at school to finish early. as she says "i'm ready to start my life" so she finished high school at 16 and is starting college. i was going to buy her a honda civic for transportation. but then she said "she didn't want a car that could get lost in the parking lot". she told me "dad, you've worked on cars everyday for over 17 yrs. let's build something together". i nearly fell off the chair. the she goes on to say "i want it low, semi gloss and that glittery stuff on the roof. i'm working her to make it shiny but we'll see. it is her car. so we started looking for cars. something fun and practical. she wanted to skip the crawling stage and jump into something in the late 40's early 50's kustom. i said why don't we start off small and work our way up the food chain. we came across a 62 falcon. something she can have fun with and not be scared to park at campus all day. i wanted her to know the ins and outs of the whole car so incase anything happened she knew what to do. where the journey begins.... first order of business. get a solid drivetrain and clean the engine comp. i picked up low miles 200 motor that was rebuilt. our race engine builder at worked checked it out and gave it a very clean bill of health. the trans is a C4 from a 66 Fairlane V8. swapped the bellhousings. time to install the motor. i learned that it would have been easier to put the car on a lift and put the motor in from underneath. either way it's in and ready. before she painted the trans she needs to know how much work goes into building something. so i show her how to use the machines and let her do her thing. there's only one way to learn,right? got the trans in and all brackets painted.