for all pre 56 mopar question, i have many answeres. first, weld the hell out of them. all seems pretty much. next/ if you want pro. find a full bumper for the front, protect those fenders. third. take a good look at those fenders. see how they are nice and round in the front. hammer those dudes till they are flat on top and squared off on the sides, so how when you look they are square/rectangle looking, this keeps them from bending to easly. last if you want to derby pro with it, dont care what it looks like. make it tough. hammer the hood and drill holes in the hood,built a strong cage. sorry i dont know the technocal terms.