I just went back through most of this thread and its so disappointing to see so many photos that are no longer viewable. Here's a couple of my '27. Walking through a car show in the late '80s I stopped to look at a T and I said to my buddy, "I bet you I could build one like that for $3500 and have some fun". He said no way, so we shook hands and the gentlemen's bet was on. A few years later I actually had it running, licensed and drivable for somewhere around $2800. No paint or upholstery. A $350 f-glas body, $300 283/auto were the big ticket items everything else I made, came from the LB swap meet or I bartered for. The Model A frame my Dad found in the Nevada desert, I used E Ford front springs for quarter elliptic springs at all four corners. He also found the Edelbrock and 3 Strombergs at a garage sale for $150! Later on I added an old Stude steering column and had a bunch of stuff chromed. I was trying for the 1958-60 look. It turned out way better than it had any right to. Sure was fun. Sorry for the pictures of pictures. I went with the '26-27 because I thought it would have more room inside, yeah right.