Hey, I'm Ryan. If you frequent IH8MUD or Pirate4x4 I go by GarageRat there. I'm a youngin' at 20 but I've been around the right kind of cars since day one and do it all from chassis fabrication to final paint. I'm still learning as I go but I'd like to think I've improved over the years. Once I'm done with my current round of stuff I'm planning on really testing my skills and building a 40's style sprint car from scratch since I absolutely love old racers. I currently don't have a more traditionally accepted rod since I haven't found the right base vehicle to go nuts on but I'm currently building a pair of FJ40 Landcruisers with one (a '63) being my eventual daily driver and getting as many subtle body mods as possible. It's powered by a fairly stout 400 Pontiac while still retaining manual steering, manual 4 wheel drums, and a 3 speed so that I can have all the fun of a hot rod but still drive it in all weather conditions as needed. The other (a '69) is currently a stripped body and frame with more parts than I care to count sitting around waiting to eventually be a rockcrawler with the body redone to be a clone of a '58 FJ25. I figure they're too new for your guys' tastes so I'll just forgo posting pics. Anyways, figure I should wrap this up by saying "hey" and I look forward to learning a lot from you guys.