I'm Levi. I live in California (High Desert are). I have a 1953 Desoto Firedome with the original 276 Hemi. I have only had it for about 2 months, but can't keep my hands off of it. It was a sad piece when I found it, but has come a long way already. I plan on the ever popular (and cheap) flat black, and nothing fancy. My favorite saying is "keep it simple stupid". The engine had 36,000 original miles and I have it running pretty good, just waiting for my carb rebuild kit. Interior wise it is rough, but leaves room for imagination. I am doing my door panels black and white plaid, as well as the headliner and dash pad. The seats are just springs now, but I will deal with that later. I just want to get it road worthy first. Thats all I guess, I love old stuff!