I hope to get it painted next winter. Planning on a color similar to the Lime Gold Metallic on the newer Mustangs. VW also has a similar color. I originally had the bones mounted right at the bottom of the frame, but they angled upward towards the front WAY too much -- didn't look right. We moved them up into the frame and I think they look just fine right where they're at. They are '32 bones, so I didn't want to mess with the length too much. If the mounting point had ended up right on the reveal line, we would have probably lengthened them some. I'm pretty sure the Rolling Bones' frames also mount them in a similar location. To answer your question, I'm really not sure how much the length of them affects the function, ride, and driving characteristics. Haha... thanks, man. I really don't think it's moving along that fast -- maybe it seems that way because I've been posting frequent updates. I've been planning and collecting parts for this for 2-1/2 years, so I more than ready for it to come together!