Here's my quick sketch of a roadster with a 58 Tbird-like rear.

I made the flathead engine out of plastic, with clay oil pan and bell housing.

The flathead engine parts are from an after-market resin shop. The radiator hoses are speaker wire.

The fanbelts are really intricate.

This is the stock body.

Here I start building up the trunk with sheet plastic to simulate a 58 Tbird rear.

When I test-fit the engine, it was so long that it wouldn't fit in the engine compartment.
I cut off the front fenders and glued in a piece of plastic to extend them.

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