last week i tore the fastback down and sent it to a custom builder. i looked around for a builder who would replicate the frame for me, and found Carl Strong. it's going to be made from good old steel. i'm not one of those "steel is real" junkies, but it makes sense to have it made out of a material that i can afford, and one that will inevitably last longer than most. the fastback is returning to me on saturday, but it will take another 8 weeks or so for completion.