Ok, I'm like super new to this website, I've read the forum guidelines, but I'm still not certain this is the correct spot to post in. Please move the thread if I got it wrong. I've been working on the build for my 1934 Dodge for a while now and I thought that maybe others would be interested in the project. It's not a traditional hot rod in the sense, more of a hot... tractor. Back in the depression farmers would buy kits to convert their model T's to a tractor. Often the farmer would take the project on by cutting the frame off and then grafting in a TT axle or rear frame. These were nicknamed "doodlebugs". I think the home made tractors are an incredible part of americana that I wanted to preserve. The opportunity came up for me to purchase a doodlebug from a person that I'll affectionately call a hoarder. He's got some 40 acres and well over 100 vehicles. The vast majority are prewar, some restored, some are basket cases. Some really incredible examples. Let's say that his collection is good enough that a upcoming episode of American Pickers will feature him. What's neat is that he's willing to sell. My Doodlebug is a 1934 Dodge, can't tell if it was a coupe or a sedan that I believe was cut in WWII. This would make for one of the very last doodlebugs ever cut. I included a few pictures of the tractor as I found it. It was a running car, but the prior owner had already sold the original flathead 6. The trans was still in the car, but he wanted to keep it. I'd had seen a row of hemi engines in another barn so I made an offer contingent upon it including one of the engines. Surprisingly, he was receptive to the idea and we picked out the most complete engine of the lot. He also offered to include a transmission from a 1968 Dodge pickup. I knew nothing about vintage Hemis and even less about Dodge transmissions, but that's a story for another post. With every build, I believe it needs to have a story. In this instance, I'm thinking about the farmers son who, as a teenager in the early 60's, has taken an interest in cars. He can't afford his own, but his dad has the old doodlebug that his grandfather cut up during the war. Sadly, the son isn't much of a driver because he just wrecked mom's '57 Desoto. He pulls the engine out of the Desoto and transplants the engine into the Doodlebug. He's created a "hot rod tractor".