I was out today with a friend of mine. he got a flat on his bike, so I arranged a truck and waited the usual six fucking hours for it to show up. While I was there, hour 3 I decided to take a walk, and stumbled upon the PERFECT rat rod body candidate. Now this is either going to receive the Celica 20R hybrid that I built, or the Cosworth.... .... Now follow me here. Yeah yeah ... I know "Steve, how the FUCK are you going to stuff a Celica engine into that fucking 15,000 pound beast ?!" But here is the catch: I've never seen one of these in person. It's TOTALLY awesome. During WWII we made as many of these things as possible - in the hundreds of thousands. After the war, we gave them to Israel who later gave back whatever was left. Benefit realised : There are a TON of these things around. they have an inline 6, overhead spark (and damn if they don't look DOHC, which is entirely possible), a 4 speed transmission, "4 wheel drive"(Front axles are driven) and the tracks are vulcanized rubber bands. The rear is a dual locker axle that connects to the front and rear track wheel. But here is the best part: These things are unbelievable SMALL. You heard me, SMALL. like, TINY. The whole thing is less than 6 feet tall - with fully inflated tires. The body is really small, the floors are higher than my waist. And the body just sits ontop of the frame. Not even a transmission tunnel. It's all 90 degree angles, flat steel and flat glass. So if I take the body off of the frame (Of course, it's no longer "half track") I can just rest it on another frame. Instant lowering. I don't even need to channel or section it ! Another con: It's light armored. Which is why it weighs a fuckton. But I'm going to talk to the shop and see if they'll part with it. Even if they don't, there are many yards FULL of these trucks spotted around the country. Abundant parts, no guilt for cutting it up, and a good resale on the tracks and stuff I won't use. Eureeka !