I had to edit my post,lol. name is ray. I am from the gateway of east tx(terrell, or hell hole as i call it). I drive a 61 falcon with a 302. Its a dirty rod, not a rat rod. Rat rod to me is a trendy thing, and trends are not what i follow. I am more of a fundamentalist than a tradionalist. I do as much as possible with hand tools. It makes you appreciate your car more. I will post pix of my car when i get a chance, but enjoy the pic of a coe truck i enjoyed seeing this year. a little background on my stages in life-owned imports for 4 years, and got a ford truck and never looked back. Thank god for domestics. I have owned 3 vintage cars in 3 years, but this falcon is the only one that grew on me. i should have kept the 50 chieftain though(had the rare flathead 8 in it). but time and space killed that project. bought my falcon from the original owner and swapped in a v8 after the weak i6 tranny blew. It is weird that I am the only guy in my family that likes old, non muscle cars. I think the falcon was what god wanted me to have. My dad's first car was a falcon. I have been low key as far as getting out into the car show stuff. I work crap ass hours, and have sundays and mondays to myself. My long term goal is to have a successful car crew, and one day own a car shop that people will know by name.