Finally decided to do a build thread for my 27 Model T roadster. I have been gathering parts for a good year and a half or so, although there was a big move from Iowa to Texas in the middle that put things on hold for a bit. When I was in Iowa, I bought some 2 x 3 x .120 wall tubing for a frame, a rear axle, and a complete '40 Ford front suspension (brakes, hubs, axle, spring, and unsplit wishbone). Then the move happened and we had a son, so things went dormant for awhile. I picked up the body at the end of April, '13 at Pate Swap meet. I was looking for a glass one, honestly, but as I was speed-walking along on mile 2 (that swap meet is huge), I spied this little beauty. It was stacked up on a trailer hidden by some '70s Chevy truck front clips, but I saw the cowl and knew what it was. This body is pretty rough, someone hacked the left subframe with a torch at one point and the right side had cancer from being left in the dirt. Looks like it was channeled at one point as well by a few torch cuts. It wasn't much, but the turtledeck sides were there so I struck a deal for it. I began working the frame rails based on Bob Hamilton's video. I love the looks of a T, especially on '32 rails, but I decided to go low buck for now. I worked over the summer cutting and welding the rails so that they will flow with the subframe/body lines. I was checking out everyone's favorite auction site and found a solution to my rotted subframe rails. The problem was that this other body was in South Dakota. Long story short, I travel for work and build up travel rewards, so I cashed in some airline miles and flew up on a one-way ticket and packed the roadster into a rented minivan and drove it home a couple of weekends ago. I couldn't be happier with the rails, except there is one portion on the passenger side I am still going to have to make that's about 10" long. I figured that it's much easier to build 1' of subframe than 4' of it. Current status is that I am still working on the frame from the rear forward. I am working on the rear kick of 6". The plan is to reuse the front '40 spring for the rear suspension with custom built ladder bars. The front frame rails will end at the grille shell similar to a Rolling Bones car. I really like the look of Pete Chapouris' car he built for his dad, SIROD2, which also has a '32 grille right at the front. So, that's where I'm at. This will be a long-term build as I do travel during the week and only get to work on things for 3-4 hours on the weekend (nap time for the kids). There are a ton of T's being built right now on the HAMB, so that has been very inspiring.