i had a collection of parts that would get me a good start on 2 or 3 different builds. i thought i had settled on a lakes modified after all those pics jimmyb had posted over the years. damn you jimmy. i picked up a decent 27 cowl and a flathead with edmunds heads and dual intake. at the same time, i had a deuce frame and a 291 desoto hemi. i had plans for a 30-31 model A coupe, hemi and deuce frame build, so i reluctantly sold off the T cowl and flathead. i have a 291 in my 46 and thought it would be cool to have a custom and a hotrod with the same model hemi. the spare hemi turned out to be needing a little more work than a simple rebuild. no problem i thought, i have an early virgin bore 283 i'll use and maybe i'll put a roadster body on the deuce frame instead. the parts kept growing, as nothing was getting done for over a year. then phat rat here on the hamb listed a 27 T project on a model A frame with a current title. that is when i decided to go in one direction and build this car. i sold off the deuce frame and picked up the T from jack. it's the front half of a 27 T touring. many of you might remember him posting it in the past. he already took care of any rot issue with patch panels. the doors both open nice and latch. the seat riser is in great shape. it's really a good start. i had thought about sectioning the seat riser to single seat width and mounting an aluminum tank or even the old bomber air tank i have in the cockpit beside the seat. cover it all with a zippered down the center tonneau cover and not have anything but the rear crossmember and banjo rear showing out back. plans for now call for ordering an oval gas tank from mike at the hotrod company.