Just curious, on the woodie. It's a 38, right. My first car was a 39 Merc. It was the first year for mercury and the first year for hydraulic brakes., at least that's what I remember. So, did the 38 come with mechanical brakes and then converted over to hydraulics? I too didn't know about the wooden headliner. Cool ride.
Side note, My 39 ended up with a 59AB block, Offie finned aluminum heads, 3/4 race harmon Collins cam, dual carb intake with strumburg 97's and fenton cast iron headers, which if still available would look good on that 38.http://www.kustomrama.com/index.php?tit ... Speed_Shop
Joe built my engine for me, and it was a screamer