So as the story goes, I was building this for a customer of mine. He ran behind on the bill, and things got in his way. A few eamily members came down with cancer. That is enough to slow anyone down. This truck was originally being built to be a full fendered truck for him. I am changing this to fit my liking now. So I am doing fenderless with pinched rails, shortened bed, and a mild channel with a few inches off of the top. The build itself is going slower than planned. But we are having a baby soon, so that and my steadily growing buisness are not allowing me much time to get to it right now. But I am still doing a bit every week. Here is here we are so far. This is where we started at. fit in some 32 k member rails when we were building it for him, it was going to have a 4 speed. I just put my 4 speed in my family suburban, so i am going with a 700r4 this time instead. I already had the trans, shifter, and 35o laying around from another project. So I am using what I have to keep the cost down a bit. And besides, the 700r4 will make it a great cruiser. this had a drop axle and drop spring set-up but I wanted to go with a different style and get it even lower. This seemed like a great alternative to accomplish that. I pinched the rails. Here you can see they are crudely tacked together at the moment so we can get it all tacked to gether and put it back on the bench for the finish welding. and here is what it looks like with the hood and hood sides on it. the frame goes back to the blaster as soon as I have a few things tacked together on it so I can get it all clean and ready for welding and here I am now. I am in the process of fitting the motor and trans. At this point, it sits to low. With the fenders it looked fine, but i will just have to redo the trans and motor mounts to better fit what it is I am doing now. That's where I am at. What I am trying to do, is just build a cool little hot rod with it. I have 16 inch rims already so the radials you see in the photos are temporary so I can keep it rolling around till I can afford what I really want her to sit on. I am also looking to dress the SBC up to be a bit more on the traditional side. I have ram horns already and corvette vavle covers. I also have an intake but it is an edelbrock. it does have the oil fill tube though. But it is shorter than I want it. Also, have an edelbrok crab. But the photos I have seen of the SBC's in a model a truck, are all running what i think is quadrajet carbs? Any pointers on that? Like the one below.