Starting my A model traditional style lakes modified project. I'm going to try and build what I can myself although I'lll leave the engine rebuild to someone that knows what they're doing. I bought the car as an unfinished project and I'm using it as a parts car as it had all the bits and bobs I needed to get started. It'll be running an 8BA [ getting rebuilt as we speak ] twin 43's, 48 brakes, open drive rear. Pics below but here's my photoBucket: http://s1189.photobucket.com/user/rossnaumov/library/Build up of my Traditional Rod Where it all started. The parts car It all started here! My A model frame. Cleaning up the front crossmember Made a frame to brace the chassis before I started chopping. Yes it's pretty basic and nothing flash but it seems to be doing the job. The first job was to pie cut for a 2" front sweep. I also cut the behind the front crossmember to bring the front back down. I'll make some 4mm plates and weld them on the inner rails to support the pie cuts. Here in Australia we need to have our cars inspected and engineered. It recently went through it's first inspection. The engineer was happy which made me happy! Then cut out some 4mm steel for the rear "Z" Welded, cleaned, polished and ready to weld in.