Not really sure where to post this but this thread will be to document my intro into hot rodding. I'm pretty young (17) and since i'll be a broke college kid the next few years i'm not gonna have much to spend on a car. I've been into cars ever since i can remember and now that I'm old enough to actually have my own car and tinker with it when I like, i figure it would be a good time to start. My build will definitely be retro styled as i've always thought that's the best way to style a car. My main plans are as follows: sbc 283, 327 or other 50s-60s engine, possibly a 350 but i'm more interested in older power plants. I'm going to use some sort of 50s or 60s car for my build and it's gotta have chrome everywhere. Loud exhaust, thick white walls, and metallic paint. Since i'm here in illinois, a car that isn't rusted out or outrageously expensive is going to be hard to come by with a title, but hopefully i'll find a decent one soon. I've started picking up a few parts here and there. Just got some baby moons and Chevrolet scripted valve covers at a swap meet this weekend. They will definitely be used on this build. Again, kinda just a thread i'm starting for when i have questions, or need know how or opinions.