We have been building the new roadster for about 4 months now but the idea was in my head for over a year.The plan was to build a channelled 32 roadster along the lines of the Tom Branch car.See the trhread here. http://www.jalopyjournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=615030 In the last 20 years in Australia there has only been a handful of channelled cars done.We headed off to the Yamba hot rod run on Thursday(there will be a separate thread on that later). My heart sank when the first thing I saw was "my" car drive by. Same look,same colour.It is like someone picked my brains.I feel like the girl going to the prom in her new dress and when she gets there the first thing she sees is another girl in the same dress. Apparently the car was built for one of the rodders girlfriends who saw the Branch roadster and wanted "one just like that".They have done a good job on it too.Different wheels and steering wheel to my plans and thermo fan and disc brakes whereas I am using 40 Ford front brakes a 50 Ford steering wheel and 57 lincoln wheel covers on gennie rims. Anyway can't cry over spilt milk.Have to put the brain back into gear and come up with a different colour but all my other plans stay the same. Maybe a candy red or blue?The hot rodding community in our area is too small to do the same colour and we would both be turning up to the same runs all the time. Now I am off to cry in my beer!!!