It's finally time to get moving on my '28/'29 Model A Roadster project! I've been gathering parts for this project for over two years now. It started with a stripped down Roadster body and stock 'A' chassis and has slowly transformed into a pile of parts that will eventually be a running/driving Hot Rod. This is my first early Hot Rod project and I've learned a TON here on the HAMB, from friends, and from others that I look up to and have talked to at numerous events, shows, races, etc... Most of what I've built and worked on in the past has been late '50s to mid '60s Fords ---- from my old '57 Ford Custom to the '64 Ford Galaxie 500XL that I drove in high school. Also, I only have a single-car garage, so that's where most of this work is happening. Since Model A's are rather small cars, it certainly helps to have the extra space around it to work!! Working on my old '62 Galaxie in the same garage was a challenge, to say the least. This is barely enough to start a build thread, but I'm pretty damned excited, so here goes nothing!!!....................... Chassis: I was originally planning on building a chassis, starting with a pair of bare '32 rails, and adapting a '37ish X-member, along with new front/rear crossmembers. I had most of the pieces collected and was really overwhelmed with the thought of building a nice square frame from scratch. Aftering doing a ton of research, I decided to purchase a perimeter frame from Gary Maxwell at Blackboard Hot Rods in Bakersfield, CA. http://www.blackboardhotrods.com/ (and sold/traded off the other parts I had collected) Gary built a perimeter frame to my specifications (and also one for a good friend of mine that is building a '30/'31 Model A Coupe). The frames arrived last week and we couldn't be more happy. Gary did a great job on the frames and did exactly as we asked him to do. Enough rambling for now --- here are some photos of the progress so far. I hope to have a rolling chassis within one month from now. Front suspension is very much like the Rolling Bones guys (Ken and Keith) build. Despite all the references to the Doane Spencer Roadster, what they build really IS different. They use split wishbones instead of hairpins and do not kick up the frame up front. Body: As it sits today. Windshield is a Sellers/Hallock frame. I'll be installing lower quarter and wheel-well patch panels, as well as doing alot of work on the doors. Wheels/tires: Front - 16x4 w/ 5.50x16 tires. Rear - 16x4-1/2 w/ 7.50/16 tires. Nick, aka 'Malcolm'