I am getting ready to start on a '34 3-window for a friend of mine. We'll be keeping things fairly traditional, though there'll be a few compromises - discs up front probably being about the most obvious. I am on the fence on a major design issue though: I am keen to not only delete the rails forward of the cross member, but also to pinch them so they run inside the line of the hood sides. Along with this there'll be some changes to the side profile of the frame (I am scratch building it) along the lines of the Rolling Bones Poteet coupe. Stance and overall feel will take cues from that and a few others. I-beam (which I will drop about 3-4") ,split bones and most likely spring behind. I envisage friction shocks and headlights mounted fairly low. The thing is that we will still be running a 34 grille and I have been searching for pics of any done this way. Besides those Streetroddy IFS Hankster things and this one: http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=555558&highlight=34+pinched+rails , I haven't found any. And I am wondering if there is a good reason for that.... I don't want the grille laid back, so it may be sectioned a little to get the hood height to flow nicely to the cowl, but the issue to me is the narrowness at the bottom, and how to have it transition backwards from there without looking too "empty' or just plain odd. All opinions appreciated.