I think the parts collecting process of a build may be my favorite part! Towards the end of the build of the 29 RPU in my avatar, I had started to contemplate my next build. I wanted to do a lakester/modified project with a Flathead, banjo rear, torque tube, etc. I had a fiberglass 27 tub set aside for the project, and was plenty excited, but always kept my eyes peeled for a steel body. So I came across a steel 1927 Ford Roadster body on Craigslist not too far from me. It didn’t have the turtle deck, but I wasn’t going to run one anyway. The glass body had always been a bit of a compromise for me, so I put that body up for sale and started negotiating with the guy selling the steel body. As luck would have it, I sold the glass body pretty quick, and worked out a deal on the steel body for a few bucks more. Quick trip across the state on my homemade roof rack and the steel body was in my garage in the same spot the glass body had been. It certainly needs a good amount of work, including a firewall, subrails, and general stiffening/support, but I couldn’t be happier with the new centerpiece of this next build. The doors look real good and open and close fine (although the whole body is a bit flimsy). This is uncharted territory for me, however, as my last project was a Brookville body and I got spoiled by that I think . Although parts of this body look rough, I think if I build a new subrail structure, and tie in some supports to stiffen the body up, I could conquer this task without extreme difficulty. Of course, I will rely on the invaluable help and feedback that the HAMB is legendary for. So take a look at the pictures and let me know what you think. All comments welcome. Even those blasting me for getting in over my head!