From the get-go, I always wanted a coupe. Not a Deuce - a 30/31 - and not chopped...instead, an early '50s style East Coast hotrod. I've entertained the idea that someday I'll have one; but with my focus on the '34, I haven't actively pursued the project... At least, that's what I though. My first mistake was buying a '51 Olds Selector Shift transmission off Kijiji about a year back. I put it aside, figuring "I'll use it for the coupe someday." Over the past year, my buddy NortonG and I were talking more and more about this 'future coupe' project. It was all fun, but I was secretly building it in my head, making styling choices and sorting out what I wanted and didn't want. I knew that it was going to be channeled a few inches, maroon or dark red, and Olds powered. At the most, it would get an inch and a half haircut. One day NortonG called it the FutureCoupe. One word, two capitals. I'm sure it was the typo, but the name stuck. A few months back while working on the '34, it occurred to me that I still have the stock driveline from the transmission back, and it was just begging to be put in something. After all, there's only 3/4 of an inch difference in width between a '31 axle and a '34 axle. Suddenly, that Olds transmission was out, and a 3 speed and banjo were in. I have the idea in my mind that all I need is a front axle assembly from an 'A', along with an 'A' frame, and I'll have the parts and pieces to put together the chassis. After all, I already have the '40 spindles... I'd just need an axle, wishbone, and '40 backing plates. I put those ideas aside though, as my focus and funds are still directed at the truck. About a month ago, my gal and I are waiting in line to get into the Ancaster swap. We were running late and NortonG and his lady were already inside. While walking in the front gate, I receive a text with this picture: I'm thinking "Damn it Norton! You know I want wide 5s on the FutureCoupe!" He follows it up with a text telling me they look solid. By the end of the day, all 4 were mine, along with a set of front backing plates and wide 5 drums. Double Damn. Even more recently, I was having dinner and beers with NortonG and bgbdlinc. We got to talking about the set of old bias-ply winter tires that Norton has sitting around... Long story short, Norton paid less for the tires than I did for his dinner. I still think I came out ahead: I'm starting to get nervous that my friends and family will recognize that I have two projects on the go.