I was fortunate to meet both Bob and Matt at the Sacramento Merc gathering. Great guys. Only wish they lived closer than SoCal. Here are a few pics just for grins. You can see how high the car sat when I got it, but that it sits much better now with the rear blocks replaced and the new bubble skirts. The ghost flames, fake buick ports in the hood and hagan headlights will all disappear when I mess with the body. Hoping to put the chrome back around the front and rear windows soon, too. Surprisingly, I don't have any pics of the interior or engine other than the ones I got from the previous owner. The flamed valve covers and air cleaner have been replaced with nice finned ones. I have a factory bench to replace the 85 something or other split bench that is in it now, but that's a project for another day. Like I said, the smoothed dash is now history and being replaced by this factory one I redid and has just been pinstriped by Ron Myers in Tulsa with all the Von Dutch striping from the Hirohata Merc. Should be back in my hands this week and I can't wait to see it. Also got to dump the flamed billet wheel and am putting in a Merc accessory wheel. You can see the nice firewall I uncovered from the 1/2 inch of bondo when I "un-smoothed" it. That is my where my hands are now before I can move forward.