I would like to apologize, as I did not realize the web site I had been directed was one with the focus on preservation. I understand and fully respect the effort to preserve automobile history. Unfortunately there are many issues, not least of which is part availability, which make it difficult if not impossible to preserve or restore to original condition cars of this era. Plus, hot rods are cool...Good luck in your future endeavors.
Henry, My father had a '40 dodge brothers coupe built into a hot rod about ten years ago in nj. I have it out in az right now, but the business coupe is a perfect platform for building a hot rod. Let me know if the vehicle is still available, I may be able to come down and purchase on a trip to east coast in the spring.