I'm pleased to see this thread come back up. While there are really no new revelations in it, I'd like to add a couple of things that have appeared elsewhere on the HAMB that relate to this topic. So, just to have all this stuff in the same place... There's a nice thread here: http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=232506 ...that covers a nice, early, sectioned '40 convert that's very similar to the Jilek car. It has recently been shown as it nears the completion of a very good restoration: I hope we'll get to see that car in completed form soon. Next, my own car hasn't appeared in this thread in its latest form. No surprises here, but I'm very happy that it's turning out according to plan: ...and finally, a little digression: I saw this car elsewhere on the web, and it's really outside the scope of this thread because it's neither sectioned nor channeled. But, DAMN, it's a good looking '40 convert: Why include it here? Maybe just to show that there are many ways to skin a cat. This one, with only a chopped top and some surface customizing, has overcome all the faults of the stock '40 convert (except outward visibility, of course).