OK, so I'm in the middle of an AV8 build. Car is a '28 roadster on a '32 frame with a 59AB. Car is a rumble car and the rumble area will be used by my two boys. Zach Suhr is doing the work and we are going for a mid-40's time period. Tube shocks were used as early '42, so I know they are correct for this time period, but I'm not 100% sold on tube shocks for the front. Rears will definitely get them and we'll be using shortened stock '48 forged mounts to use back there. Here's my question: I'm looking for folks who have run either type of shock to post their experiences. I'm leaning towards running tube shocks for a number of reasons: I feel it would handle better with them, it would be considered "high tech" in '44 if you ran them, and I like the fact that if they go bad they can be somewhat easily replaced. Maybe I'm missing something with the Houdaille-type shock that would convince me to use them. I have all the parts, so that's not an issue. Would it make for poor handling to run different types of shocks front and rear? Thanks, all!