Thursday, March 03, 2005

What does hot rodding look like? Part II

This waterslide decal was affixed to a garage sale cabinet and, ever since bringing it home, I have been trying to figure out how to build this hot rod. Stretch and swiss cheese the frame? Mount the engine far forward with a short automatic trans that would end just behind the firewall? What is the shortest pre-70 V-8/trans combo? A Ford Anglia body? Set the body up high on the axle to split the difference on the severe rake and try to normalize the drive shaft angle? How long until the drive shaft ended up in the car with you? Sure would be cool. I'd paint it dark barn red with a brush.