I bought a solid enough '30 Coupe but due to my total inexperience, I hit a wall pretty quickly. People on here warned me about making sure I had a plan before moving forward but I kinda zig zagged my way into a dead end which wasnt helped by the fact I have little time to devote to the car. I had a vision but few skills to get me there. Fabrication was the biggest hurdle... Really the only good thing I did back prior to meeting Bob was happen across Jack and Drew at Dropped Axle Productions who put together a really nice 32 frame to slide under the car. The front crossmember has been moved forward 1.5 inches to allow for the loooong nailhead. A local guy ("professional welder") then pretty much butchered the rear of the car, warping panels and leaving it in a sorry state. It was at the point that I had almost decided to call it quits when a HAMBer down the road from me (thanks 61cad!) connected me to Bob Hilton over at Hilton Hot Rods. Bob drove up the following weekend under the guise of buying the Model A from me but he had other ideas... He brought one of his creations with him and I was hooked. This was the tease he drove over to me in. The car headed to his workshop the following weekend... We initially talked about his building me a roller but I bit the bullet about 2 months ago and we agreed on a full build, to be unveiled at the Detroit Autorama in early March 2015. I already had a vision for the car but Bob really helped bring that vision into focus. An old school chopped coupe, cowl steering, nailhead powered, Buick drums etc. Where it might be a little different is the underlying feel...a slightly more refined car. Less flames and noise and more speed but with finesse...."A Gentleman's Coupe" as Bob termed it. It didn't take much convincing from Bob for me to pull HAMBer Tony Lombardi (GoatRoper02) over at Ross Racing Engines into the project. I have been following his Miss Chevious (Hot Rod of The Year) build for some time and their work is amazing. Tony will be completely reworking a '55 322 nailhead I had from an old Roadmaster, setting it up to run a Spalding I managed to track down and a half dozen Strombergs. The car will be on the receiving end of a 4 1/2 inch chop, 36 Ford dash, '48 Ford steering wheel, cowl steering as well as see some other additions to set it apart from the crowd. Bob had the body completely stripped to see what gremlins were under the paint. It was fairly solid with a few battle scars... As of today the car has rear rails back together, a Steadfast kit installed to mate the 30 body to the 32 frame, beaded floor pans and a 32 firewall. I will post any future updates to this thread...counting the days till Detroit! Having seen some of Bobs's other projects I know he really will nail it!