The HAMB... affliction of too many projects has just infected me with no cure in sight. I've had to slide my "Runnin Shine" build to the side literally. If you have read that thread or hear me blabber on other fellas. I have dropped reference a couple times that for a few years now I've been planning a second more important build. I pulled the trigger, sold some stuff in a hurry, sent the guy some money to hold it, and hopefully go in a couple weekends, trailer in tow, to bring home the new foundation. A 1934 Tudor, the most rusty pile ever seen, or up there with some of my favorite HAMB builds. Thanks to L Timo and the classifieds here that I should never be reading. The Tribute... is inspired by a tale told at my Grandparents home over dinner with my then new bride. So my Grandmother and wife were romancing over the ways that they had met their amazing handsome catches( me and Gramps) and comparing war stories of courting. Me and him were sharing one too many bottles of wine and old movie quotes. At some point Grandma chimes in with "Bill? You remember that old car you had when we first met?" Gramps returns with a slow what are you getting at response "yeah" Grandma moves the conversation deeper. "My husband there of sixty odd years once picked me up at my parents house in a junky old thing that had "Hubba Hubba" painted on the side!" My grandparents started dating just at the end of high school in 48 or 9 so they both still lived at home. Me, "What did you drive over there sir?" Gramps, "oh just a old Model A Ford","my first automobile". Me, "a roadster?" "Nagh, a two door sedan" "we called'm a Tudor". My brain "holy shit" My mouth "what! was painted on the sides?" Gramps again, "oh just something we use to say back when I was still a kid when us boys saw a nice to look at young gal" "Hubba, Hubba" "where did you paint that at grandpa, the door sides?" "No just in front of them on the hood, or no just between the hood and doors" "the hoods had vents in them" Me, "gee wiz you had a Hot Rod grampa?" "No just a cut up old jalopy" me one last time "Flathead?" Gramps "four, we all were poor back then". My brain,"Damn this guy was cool, and I love him". The Build... So I wanna do something along the lines of the Gender reassignment and a 4 door to a 5w or 3w type debauchery only from the other end. I have really wanted a 32 but you know how it goes. So I also love 3w mostly for the suicide doors. I have a whole front end and rusty closed car cowl that need sides for sure. Starting with the rustiest and cheapest junk metal I don't feel guilty about this. I'm going to cut the 34 cowl off and graft on the 32. My goal is that with replacing the side frame rails w/32s is to have something that looks like a mid transition idea type design, a 32 Tudor w/suicide doors, or a 3w with back side glass. I think 33-34 are just beautiful don't get me wrong but I love 32s a tad more, I can't help it, it is what it is. The Car... Late 40s, fender less, 3.5"r-4"f chop, flatty, open top, full hood, highboy, as another HAMB'r said" throw it together crusty then blow it apart later to make it shiny" And because we here have to have pictures or it didn't happen... Get your dustpans and brooms ready! I am leaving the paint and blending in dull and worn look with rattle can over the extensive patches that will be taking place. 16" steelies, RAKE!, Guide headlights, gas tank hangin out back, and no offense to some but a "Doane Spencer" type front end setup. Only problem is I like frame horns, oh well. I don't want to drop my 37 axle for this guy, I'm in a big hurry I want to drive this thing with the family and lure them in. My wife is semi on board because of the "seats four" angle she questioned when I started my PU. Time to take a deep breath but I'm to excited. "hello Rusty Jones good by rusty caaaaar"