Deezy--sounds like you've got some badass projects going on. Those Allstates are ubercool. Thanks for the link to your variator discussion. It confirms what I thought would be necessary. Luckily I have a good deal of patience and an inkling to peek into the Peugeot engine, just to see the way it works--so now to get myself a serious crank.
Chad, thanks tons, my friend, and I'll be calling you soon.
I've been sending some emails out trying to guage the likelihood of finding those side panels.
Andy's been a help in getting me some useful info about other stuff--since he's got a twin ped.
I would like to know people's guesses about whether or not I could ever find 19" x 2" whitewalls. Gawd would I love to have a pair of those.