Hello!!! I am happy to announce that there has been significant progress made in the hot rod department!
Patrick, his friend, Tom, and Tom's son, Dyllan, helped move the body into the correct position on the frame. They did some cutting of metal with a plasma cutter. The circuit/breaker kept shorting, so when I was out there I wasn't able to try out the plasma cutter. Bummer. Most of the day I just kept hopping up to switch the breaker.
It is nice to see some progress, though! Here are some pictures: