After teenage years with no means to really get into rods, finally able to settle down and play catch-up. First real rod was 23 T-bucket (only one ever registered in Germany). After retiring from Army, finally found 50 Chevy P/U I could afford, thankfully discovered Rat Rods befor spending bucks on fancy paint. Tried out Rat look on my '90 Chevy P/U (with 340,000 miles not rally worth expensive paint), love the old school look. Still striping bikes and cars with old school mix. So, until, with the help of this forum, I can build a real rod, I'll plug olong on my '50 "Shop Rod"