I have a '32 Confederate that is an original car but I did change out the axles and steering. Now 4 wheel anti lock discs and a Vega steering box. Also I did change out the generator for a 60 amp 12 volt and replaced the bulbs and a Volt a Drop for the gauges. 30-32 MPG; no smog and it gets a lot of looks too. I have even been offered some good money for it. I do have the original sales pares and license plates too. Nice car. My input? Look at Hemmings' Motor News and see what a stock '28 is worth vs a rat rod.