I don’t know if you will be able to use these photos, as they were taken in 1937. This is a car my dad built when he was 17 years old. He bought an old, beat-up Model T pickup and stripped off the body to make his hot rod. Dad used the hoops off of wooden barrels bolted to the frame to get the basic shape. He then ran wooden stringers over the hoops and covered it in canvas. With a couple of coats of shellac, it was on the road. Dad also cut off the muffler and ran a straight pipe. That was a bit of a problem, as his girlfriend lived at the top of a hill. With the gravity fuel system he had to back up the hill, so he would awaken her parents when he was taking her home.