I love reading stories like this: buy a brand new car, drive it home, immediately get busy with the grinder and welder! It the sort of thing that the custom pioneers like Watson, the Barris' and Starbird would do back in the day, and it's great to see the practice being kept alive.
"There are known knowns. These are things we know that we know. There are known unknowns. That is to say, there are things that we know we don't know. But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we don't know we don't know." -Donald Rumsfeld
This classic example of linguistic dexterity seems to be very appropriate to some work I'm doing at the moment.