I've been wanting to do something with this car for a long time, so the other day, took out some tape, measured, planeed and cut. Took 2" out the middle, started welding it back up. Did this all myself, was a little worried, had bracing holding it as I cut. After I finish the majority of the welds, I plan on a 3" chop. Kind of think I should have cut more, but didn't want to ruin it, don't want to look squished. Did it more just to say I did it. I had started a new firewall last year, had to cut it, its recessed for the mopar big block. I have a good 383, scattershield and 4 speed, but just picked up a running 440 and 727 trans. I put in a Dodge Dakota front stub 2 years ago, at the time it was cheaper than buying the dropped spindles, disk brakes. Don't know how fast I can get the sheetmetal done, but then its on to a C-notch, and traingulated 4 link setup. Flops thread on the HAMB was what really got me wanting to do this, hope I can do this half as nice.