As requested, here is a look at some of the reinforcements that have been welded in. These booger welds certainly look old school. The firewall has been torched to clear a different steering column and the package tray has also had a chunk cut out of it but I'm not sure what for. To me it seems to have all the hallmarks of a rush job race car body, but it's straight and square, so I'll take it. The history is a sweet bonus. Thanks everyone for lots of pointers on multiple subjects. There's a lot to digest and I'm filtering through it all right now. To say I'm psyched about this thing is an understatement. I'm not going to start jacking with the body until I get some books in my hands, and some expert eyes on the car, but I think I know how I'm going to attack the body mount problem. In the meantime I am very interested in getting the motor to run. I was able to pull it up into the garage today - it's supposed to rain for the next week. It's cramped in there but that's OK, at least it'll be dry. As for the title questions, no, the number on the title doesn't match anything on the car. But that can be fixed. I'm told it came with the body, but in Texas, nobody really cares. The DMV told me just to put the title's number on the car somewhere, so that's what I'll do. I'm not planning to box the frame, even for the V8 - I'm not sure I could ever afford to hop up that 8BA enough to twist the stock frame. Boxing the frame is cool and traditional but ultimately pointless and puts the frame at risk of warping or cracking. Plus, it creates corners all along the length of the frame rails that will trap water and dust. I know I will spend more over time if I start with the banger and later swap the flathead in, but I want to drive this thing yesterday and since I have never driven a Model A this will help me make performance decisions when building the V8 chassis later. I have no idea how long it will take me to build up the V8 chassis - I'm guessing a long time - so I'll focus on this for a bit.