I've posted in several different threads where I've asked questions, time to bring it all into one build thread. Lots of info up-front to get things in one place then I'll add to it as things happen. Thanks for following along. In the beginning I started selling old race parts that littered my shop. We raced for 25 years in IMCA stock cars, modifieds and dirt late models. I have also had several OT projects thru the shop in the last 30 years. Time to clean and decided Craigslist was the place to start. Once I sold for a month or so, it dawned on me that I could possible sell enough unwanted stuff to fund a '32 5 window build I had always wanted. After selling for 3 months, I had enough for an "entry level" street rod/hot rod kit. I started shopping hard. Asked a lot of questions and got some great feedback from the folks here. I went from looking at $15,000 roller body/chassis kits to working direct with manufacturers to build exactly what I wanted. The thing that was a big tipping point was selling my '55 2 door sedan. That put me over the top. I started looking at higher end stuff yet still keeping the flavor of a hot rod. The plan started to form. I noticed a lot of builders used Pete and Jake front and/or rear suspension components. I'm only 3.5 hours from P&J so I drove down and talked to them, took a tour and got a quote. Great guys to work with. Went home, poured over the P&J catalog and made tweaks. Drove down a couple of weeks later and made my changes and left a deposit. The ball was rolling! That weekend the wife had some time off and we were going to do a road trip to look at bodies. I have to touch before I buy. My intent that weekend was to drive to BeBops in Louisiana and look at their body. Something just didn't sit right with me about them and at the last minute I contacted Ed at New Age Motorsports in Connecticut and we changed the direction we were going. After meeting Ed and Chris, and feeling totally comfortable with the quality and care of the product they made, we placed a down payment to hold our place in line and wait 8 month to get the body. The big parts were ordered. I looked around the shop to see what I could use that I had. A set of coated headers, Weiand intake and Holley carb, some valve cover spacers and early valve covers, a roller 302/5.0 and a C4 were looking for a place to land so that became the engine. I made a couple trips to Yogi's in Monticello, IA to get some parts. Again a great group of people to work with. Also placed an order with Summit, Speedway and another with Brookville. Parts started rolling in!