Hello, My name is Leonard and I live in the Kansas City area. I'm an auto upholsterer, specializing in custom interiors. I work at Hot Rod Express in Blue Springs,MO. I was raised in the auto trim business, and have done custom work exclusively for close to 20 years. For most of that time I have not been in a position financially to build or buy a rod for myself. That has recently changed. I didn't hit the lottery or the like, mind you, but have gotten to a point that I actually have a little extra now and then. So I started a roadster pickup build that will be done in an old school style. I have gotten a little grief from others about some aspects of the build, so I will refrain from speaking about it for now. I have enjoyed reading the posts here, and signed up to hopefully contribute and garner ideas and info.