My project car was imagined somewhere between my 5th & 6th birthday after seeing a roadster on the cover of a car magazine. Someday...I thought. Well, that passion has arrived after 4 years of effort funded by a lot of overtime. I intend to drive her away, with my former workplace in the rearview mirror when I retire in a few months. There is still the upholstery and HVAC phases left to complete, but "Cindy Lou" is ready for the road.
She is assembled from the ground up from individual parts from multiple vendors, including alot of support from Yogi's. I started with the purchase of two tech books: "How to Build a 1932 Ford Street Rod," by Jay Storer, and "How to Rebuild the Small Block Chevrolet," by Larry Atherton & Larry Shreib. I tried to source my parts as American made as much as possible, with the first item being the bare block. I would say I have been successful at better than 90% American made.
I am here to attest to you that you can build a car from two books, a mechanical engineering degree, dimensional drawings, parts from various vendors, and your wife operating the engine hoist!