Well not just yet but I thought I would update you guys (whoever is interested) in the transformation of my Roadster. Ever since I got this car I loved it but even after driving it for a bit I never felt like it was my own. It's that feeling that comes from building the car yourself or at least having a hand in it. I just felt like I was renting the car. Here it is as I bought it in October. So I have decided to slowly transform the car to how I would have built it and change a few things here and there until I felt like I had out enough of myself into it to truly call it my own. The first was the Valve Covers on the 300 Buick being painted Gold and replace the Carb. That gold paint will get me by until I figure out what I want to do as far as an engine set up goes. I am thinking a blown 303 Olds for next year but I have other things that I need to get to first so it may take a while. The next thing that I needed to do was address the wheels. I have never been the biggest fan of Radir's on Hot rods. I don't know, it seems like I always appreciate them but just not on my car. So, after much consideration I decided to relieve them of their duty. The one thing that would not be replaced is the Original 60's recapped Slicks with Tri Lined White wall. I have only seen these one other time in back of a Beach Boys promo that TRJ featured a while back. I love them! That brings me to the question of what wheels I should run out back? Originally I thought Chrome Reverse but I had this itch as that was not going to do it. In one of the Mad Fabricators Society DVD's it featured Keith Weesner and also came with a complimentary DVD insert of Keith's work. The art featured a T Roadster with "Frankensteins Monster" at the wheels and a Mummy Lady with her leg up on the tire. I did what any cheap asshole would do...I frame it! It sat on my desk and I kept going back to it. The 5 Spokes out back looked awesome and in combination with the Chrome Steelies up front that car would become my inspiration. So I started looking for Torque Thrust wheels and kept coming up a bit short or not the right bolt pattern. Then all of a sudden Kiwi Kev posted a set of old 15" x 8.5" Ansen 5 Spokes in the classifieds and I was just in time to be first in line. The deal was made and after a couple weeks they were sitting in my garage. I was super stoked to see them first hand and I started to do some research on them. It seems that the Ansen 5 spokes were rare compared to the Sprints. What I did find in and Old Alhemquest (spelling ?) catalog was that the 15" X 8.5" was specifically sold as a competition wheel commonly used on FED's so I thought that was pretty cool. This is how the wheels looked when they showed up at my house. There was extensive curb rash and a few chips taken out of the wheel through out it's history. They were worse then the image shows I think. From there I sent the wheels to an incredible fabricator and Metal Man named Scott Bagshaw to weld up the chips and file the lip bag to it's original state. When I got them back they looked awesome and I immediately knew that these wheels were the right choice. So the next few images are me taking it from the there to sanding the rim with 600 grit and working my way to 1500. I only have one wheel to this point right now but by the end of the weekend I hope to have both sanded to 2000. This is my first attempt at polishing and I am learning as I go. They look awesome so far and I think they'll turn out good after I put a little more time in. The front wheels which are Chrome steelies that I ordered form Wheel Kid and utilize an Original center. I spoke with him yesterday and he said they are at the Chrome shop so I should have them soon. I will get some pics of them as soon as I get them. Eventually there are a bunch of things that I plan on changing or adding to the car to complete my vision. A new exhaust was planned before I go to Austin with the car but I think that it may have wait till after. I also planed on getting the whole front end Chromed before Austin by a local Chrome shop but I am still waiting on a quote. Those thing probably will wait since the time it ticking and I still have to get the car tuned and running properly. Last fall the car has fallen prey to some fuel gremlins that I have not completely figured out. Perhaps next year I will look into putting on a shortened bed and the Blown Olds 303 like I previously mentioned. I also would like to build a Nerf & Roll Bar which I see in shiny Chrome! I will post as I go. Thanks for looking.