I bought this body about 3 years ago and have slowly worked on it over that amount of time. Packing up and moving to Austin and then back to Georgia in the same year didnt help get the progress any farther along. I bought this car along with the 29 sedan in the back ground from the rufus ranch in brainerd, MN for a total of $1800. The rear end of the coupe was pretty much rotten off so I cut it off and sold it to a guy in Oregon and thanks to him, that gave me enough money to buy the wish bones, front and back and the rear differential. I chopped the top 7" and then bought 2 sticks of 2x4 tubing and channeled the car 2" so there was still some sort of room inside. I am not trying to remake or copy the PPE!! I took the tubing and pie cut 2 " in the front and welded it back together then cut the top of the frame off so that the part under the body is only 2 " that way I didnt have to cut the floor and braces out. I searched endlessly for a good deal on an engine and transmission and finally found a 1964 260ci ford engine out of a falcon with only 10,000 original miles on it and a top loader 4 speed for the great price of $1500.00 It has a F-100 steering box set up for cowl steering. All of my wires, brake lines and fuel lines are inside the frames so there will be nothing showing. The battery will be under that dash and I am using a set of floor mounted pedals out of a dune buggy. I am running drum brakes at all 4 corners. I am now waiting on the funds to finish the back end of the body and get my front end set up and my tires and wheels. I am searching for a dropped and drilled axle and the usual 1937-41 spindles for cheaper than new.